SJSU’s Camdan McWright Passes Away

by | Oct 21, 2022 | Athletics

Editor’s Note: The story first appeared on the SJSU Athletics website

San José State is deeply saddened by the death of Camdan McWright. McWright would’ve turned 19 this December and was a freshman on the San José State football team.

The university is cooperating with the California Highway Patrol, SJSU University Police Department, SJSU Student Affairs and SJSU Athletics in the aftermath of this tragic accident.

SJSU President Steve Perez said: “The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating for our San José State community. We grieve for Camdan, his family, friends, teammates, and the Spartan family. We grieve together and will provide all of the support that Camdan’s family, our students and our football program require to help move through this tragic time.”

SJSU Football Head Coach Brent Brennan said: “We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning,” said SJSU football head coach Brent Brennan. “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.”

SJSU Athletics Director Jeff Konya said: “We are all crushed by the tragic loss of Camdan McWright,” said SJSU 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.”

Counselors will be available to students and staff through Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) and to our student-athletes through SJSU Athletics to assist them in dealing with this tragedy. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and his Spartan football family. 

Editor’s Note 2 (added 5:04 p.m. Friday, October 21)

The football game scheduled between San José State and New Mexico State for this Saturday at 3 p.m. PT has been postponed, announced by Director of Athletics Jeff Konya on Friday. It will be  rescheduled at a later day in the 2022 season.

“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. 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.”