Citadel football player hospitalized after collapsing during spring practice

Our thoughts and prayers are with DeSean and his parents.

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, SC – A Citadel football player is hospitalized after collapsing during practice yesterday. Freshman DaSean Daniels collapsed on the field between plays. He was taken by ambulance to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on the skull. Daniels is currently in stable condition and progressing well in the MUSC intensive care unit. His parents, who are from Lawrenceville, Georgia, are by his side.

“DaSean is an outstanding young man from a great family,” said Citadel Head Football Coach Mike Houston. “The entire Citadel football community is praying for him and his family. He is an important part of The Citadel and our football family. We’ll support DaSean and his family during this difficult time.”

Daniels graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian High School in 2012 and joined The Citadel football program in the fall of 2014. He plays fullback and is majoring in business administration.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with DaSean and his family,” said Citadel President John W. Rosa. “The Citadel is a family, and we will ensure that DaSean receives the best possible care and that his parents are fully supported.”

No further details are being released at this time.

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