NMSU vs. San José State football game postponed after death of player


San José State Athletics released a statement about the passing of one of their athletes early Friday morning. (Photo: Jackson Moore, 247Sports)

New Mexico State’s Saturday’s homecoming football game against San José State University has been postponed after the death of a Spartans player.

SJSU freshman football player Camdan McWright died in an accident Friday morning. He was 18 years old.

“We are all crushed by the tragic loss of Camden McWright,” according to a statement from San José State’s Director of Athletics Jeff Konya. “The San José State community is a very close one, and the campus is devastated. We lost a very bright, talented young man too soon. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the McWright family.” 

According to a San José State press release, Saturday’s game on Oct. 22, being held at Aggie Memorial Stadium which was scheduled for 4 p.m., is now postponed. There has been no make-up date announced yet.

“In light of the tragic circumstances involving Camdan McWright we have made the decision with New Mexico State to postpone the game, originally scheduled for this Saturday to a future date in the 2022 schedule,” Konya said. “I want to publicly acknowledge Mario Moccia (NMSU AD), Jerry Kill (NMSU football coach) and Braun Cartwright (NMSU Deputy AD) for their efforts in accommodating this request during this very difficult time.”

“We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning,” head coach for San José State Brent Brennan said. “Camdan [McWright] 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McWright family and I want them to know we are all here for them. Camdan will always be in our hearts and he will be profoundly missed.”

All NMSU homecoming events are still on plan for this weekend.

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