Morgan State University Football Player Dies After Collapsing

Morgan State University says a football player who was hospitalized following a workout has died.

Marquese Meadow died Sunday. Morgan State University spokesman Clint Coleman says Meadow, 18, had been hospitalized since becoming disoriented during a workout two weeks ago. Coleman says Meadow had been improving but took a turn for the worse Saturday.

"Marquese was a great young man and a member of this family who was highly respected and loved by his teammates and coaching staff. He was an unselfish kid and had an incredibly bright future and will be deeply missed," the university said in a statement released Monday.

A freshman defensive lineman, Meadow was from Washington, D.C. He was a graduate of Friendship Collegiate Academy.

Funeral plans have not yet been announced.

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