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Our love and condolences go out to the loss of 19-year old Robert Grays, a Hightower High School former football player, who passed on Tuesday. Robert passed away due to the injuries that he sustained on Saturday after a tackle play during the Texas A&M University- Kingsville.
Robert Grays played cornerback for Midwestern State University Mustangs and on Saturday he suffered a major injury during the Texas A&M University- Kingsville game.
Gray was originally taken to a local hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, but later was transported to a Houston hospital, where he later died.
“Today we mourn the loss of one of our own,” Midwestern State president Suzanne Shipley said in a statement. “Robert Grays died yesterday from critical injuries suffered in Saturday’s game. I know you will join me in expressing the sincerest condolences of the MSU community to Robert’s family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the coming days. 
 
Robert touched many lives while attending the university, but perhaps he will be remembered best for his smile. He was an inspiration on and off the field to those around him, and he will be remembered with love and affection by his friends, classmates, coaches and teammates.”
The assistant coach Donte Ellington posted to Twitter saying, “Thank you for blessing this earth with your smile @_RobGee. This FAMILY will fight for you FOREVER!!! #24Strong #WeAllWeGot #WeAllWeNeed.”
The assistant coach wasn’t the only one posting on Twitter… the NCAA Division II posted, “We join Midwestern State in mourning the loss of football student athlete Robert Grays. Our condolences to his family, friends and teammates.”
Robert Grays was a sophomore at MSU who was majoring in general business. While on the team, Robert registered 24 total tackles and two passes defended during his freshman season.

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