Tragedy has struck the Maryland football program. Offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was hospitalized following a recent team workout, has passed away.
McNair was listed as being in “critical but stable” condition after being hospitalized. According to a GoFundMe page established by his family, McNair was airlifted to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
He underwent a liver transplant and was “fighting for his life.” Specific details regarding what medical event McNair suffered have been scarce.
Maryland has yet to release a statement, but McNair’s high school football coach confirmed his passing on Twitter.
The world lost a great person today. We will never forget the impact that @TheRealJMcNair had in our lives. RIP Jordan ?. Please keep the Wilson/McNair family in your hearts ♥️ tonight. pic.twitter.com/mP6RUOBzji
— Hakeem Sule (@McDCoachSule) June 13, 2018
As news of McNair’s death circulated on social media, friends and teammates paid their respects.
Rest In Peace Jordan McNair ??? Gone To Soon
— DJ Moore? (@idjmoore) June 13, 2018
Rest easy big fella. You’re in a better place now may you watch over me and protect me I love you brother❤️
— Pj Mustipher (@KingPJ55) June 13, 2018
Man I’m speechless! I’m broken into pieces! Never thought this day will happen. You will continue to be with me at all time, I love you forever?!!!. I will continue to talk to you everyday I can see it too!. Fly high and GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU?? pic.twitter.com/GHSzkhjRsF
— Eric Burrell (@EricBurrell_) June 13, 2018
Lost for words and heartbroken, didn’t see this coming…I lost a teammate today and all I can do is pray and continue to talk to you everyday ????this only gonna make us stronger and another reason to go even harder for you bro..RIP to my guy Jordan ? pic.twitter.com/qgXY637mxh
— JLeake (@ny_king20) June 13, 2018
This one hurt…. RIP big Jordan ??
— Stanley Hubbard III (@__stvnchizze__) June 13, 2018
Lord, words cannot explain anything right now. Thank you for allowing me to know a great friend, teammate and a man who was truly a brother. Watch over us all Jordan and rest in peace, Love you forever. ?❤️
— Kasim Hill (@Khillqb11) June 13, 2018
Rest In Peace Jordan! ??❤️✊?
— Boy Dawg (@bigeazy95) June 13, 2018
McNair was a four-star recruit in the class of 2017 out of Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School. He chose the Terrapins over Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and others.
Our thoughts and prayers are with McNair’s family and friends, and the entire Maryland football team.
Rest in peace, Jordan.