San Jose State running back Camden McWright died at the age of 18 on Friday.
McWright passed away after being struck by a bus while he was driving an electric scooter.
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The team’s statement
“We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning,” San Jose State coach Brent Brennan said in a statement.
“Camdan had a bright future ahead of him, and everyone in this community that had the opportunity to spend time with him knew that. We are still trying to deal with the news of this tragedy and appreciate everyone’s support during these difficult times.
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Saturday’s game against New Mexico State was postponed after news of the young player’s death.
“In light of the tragic circumstances involving Camdan McWright, the decision has been made to postpone the game,” stated New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia.
“All of Aggie Nation’s thoughts and prayers go out to the McWright family, the Spartan football program, the San José State athletic department and university.”
WATCH – NM State’s game vs. San Jose State tomorrow was postponed after the tragic death of Camdan McWright.@MarioMocciaNMSU was emotional discussing the tragedy, and offered up options for rescheduling, though that won’t happen right away.
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Camden was a former star running back from Panorama City in Los Angeles. He has been selected as MVP of his school’s league twice during high school.
The tragic loss of Camden’s life has come as a shock to his team, family, friends and community. More details are pending following an investigation, with initial reports stating that the bus driver was moving through a green light and that Camden was not wearing a helmet.