Last week, UNLV running back Darran Williams reportedly suffered a heart attack during a team workout. He had to be placed in a medically-induced coma.
Keith Williams, Darran’s father, went on social media to thank everyone for their support during this time, saying “This past week has been extremely tough for my family and we’d like to thank you for your prayers and continued support.”
It turns out that Williams has an enlarged heart that will require the use of a defibrillator. Unfortunately for the UNLV tailback, his collegiate career is now over.
UNLV will honor Williams’ scholarship moving forward despite the fact that he’ll no longer play. The team will find a new role for him next season.
Williams is most likely going to be released from the hospital later this week.
Here’s the full post from Keith Williams:
— Mark Anderson (@markanderson65) February 3, 2020
Williams originally began his career at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. This past season with UNLV he finished with 25 carries for 79 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Hopefully, Williams can make a full recovery and thrive in the next chapter of his life.