San Jose State helmet

San Jose State confirmed that Camdan McWright, a freshman on their football team, died early Friday morning after being struck by a bus while riding a scooter. McWright was 18.

“We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning,” said Spartans head coach Brent Brennan in a school statement. “Camdan 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.”

According to NBC Bay Area, McWright was riding an electric scooter around 6:50 a.m. PT when he was struck by a bus.

The university said in a statement that they were working with the San José Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, SJSU University Police Department, SJSU Student Affairs, and SJSU Athletics regarding the accident.

“We are all crushed by the tragic loss of Camdan McWright,” said 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.”

San Jose State is currently scheduled to play New Mexico State on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET, but the school says the game is now pending.

“SJSU will do what’s best for the student-athletes,” the school said, per The Athletic.

McWright, a native of Panorama City, California, played in one game for San Jose State, rushing for six yards on three attempts against UNLV.

[San Jose State Spartans, NBC Bay Area, The Athletic]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to