Navy slotback Will McKamey, who passed away on March 26, three days after collapsing during a Midshipmen spring football practice, is now an honorary member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly visited Navy practice last Saturday and made the announcement to the team.
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “That Coach Kelly wanted to do something special on behalf of Will, something to uplift his family, shows what a class act he is.”“It really means a lot that someone of Chip Kelly’s stature would take the time to come to Annapolis and honor Will in that way,”
Kelly presented Niumatalolo with a No. 41 Eagles jersey that had McKamey’s name on the back. McKamey wore No. 41 for the Midshipmen. The jersey will ultimately be shipped to McKamey’s parents in Knoxville, Tenn.
McKamey, a sophomore, was going through normal football drills when he collapsed. He was immediately airlifted to Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he underwent surgery to relieve bleeding and swelling inRead More »from Fallen Midshipman Will McKamey becomes honorary member of the Philadelphia Eagles