Transcript for College Football Star in Coma After Collapsing in Practice
star college football player in a coma this morning following emergency brain surgery. The player, who place for the naval academy, suffered the injury after a collision on the teeld. John muller has his story. Reporter: This morning, U.S. Naval academy football player will Mckamey is in critical condition after he was knocked unconscious on Saturday. The football team, the program. Reporter: The 19-year-old seen here after signing with the naval academy last year. We're told he's in a medically induced coma after he underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. The father tweeting please pray to the father. Those prayers came in full force in Knoxville, Tennessee. The red-shirt freshman suffered a serious head injury in 2012 wile playing for his high school but was back on the field a week later. It was an awful accident. A scary thing. Just blessed to have the ability to come back and play. Reporter: The two-time all-state selection went on to be named Mr. Football for the state of Tennessee and signed with the naval academy. Now his family, desperate for another miracle recovery telling Navy sports.com on Sunday, we still have only small responses from will. In a statement, the U.S. Naval academy saying the entire naval academy family is shaken by this turn of events. We're providing all the support we can to will and his family. For "Good morning America," John muller, ABC news, New York. We wish him the best.
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