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Fund for deceased Terps football player who collapsed after workout breaks $20K goal

Jordan McNair (#79) at the Maryland Spring Game. (Photo, ABC7)

More than $27,000 has been raised in support of the family of Jordan McNair, the University of Maryland football player who passed away after he was hospitalized following a team workout.

McNair was taken to the hospital in critical condition after an organized team workout, the team announced on June 4. A GoFundMe page was created the next day, with a goal of raising $20,000.

"Many of us have witnessed (McNair's parents) Tonya and Marty’s strength and faith during this experience," a post on the page said. "This is something no parent should ever have to bear."

The university announced McNair's passing on Wednesday.

"Jordan was a fighter," Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin said. "Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter. Please continue to pray for Jordan’s family during this difficult time.”

McNair hailed from Randallstown and was part of Durkin's 2017 recruiting class, which was regarded as one of the best in Maryland football history. McNair came to College Park as a four-star recruit rated as the 23rd-best player in the country at his position by ESPN. He played in one game, against Towson, during the 2017 season.

McNair's college teammates and numerous other current and former Terrapins athletes posted tributes to the 19-year-old all over social media.


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