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Div. II player dies from in-game injury

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(TSX / STATS) -- Midwestern State football player Robert Grays died following injuries while making a tackle in last weekend's game, the university announced Wednesday. He was 19.

Robert Grays, a sophomore cornerback from the Houston area, suffered a neck injury late in the fourth quarter in the Mustangs' 35-13 Division II home win over Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Midwestern State athletics department spokesman Trey Reed told ESPN that Grays was hospitalized in Wichita Falls on Saturday night and then flown to a hospital in Houston, where he died Tuesday.

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