Prayers go out to the family of Darius Minor. The freshman defensive back and political science major from Locust Grove, Virginia, collapsed and died during a preseason football workout in Alfond Stadium on the campus of the University of Maine. He was 18 years old.
“The Athletics Department, our student-athletes and the entire campus mourn the loss of this bright and promising member of our community. We ask all to keep him, his family and his friends in your thoughts,” says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.

“UMaine Athletics is devastated. We extend our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time and ask that their privacy is respected,” says UMaine Interim Athletics Director James Settele.

“Words cannot express the grief we have following this tragic loss,” says UMaine head coach Joe Harasymiak. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Darius’ family and friends during this terrible time.”
Minor as one of 17 freshmen taking part in the workout. He collapsed on the field at approximately 1:15 p.m., 15 minutes into a supervised light workout.


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