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FOOTBALL: Titans assistant Vincent hospitalized in DFW area

Memorial assistant football coach Kary Vincent Sr. has been placed in intensive care at a Dallas-Fort Worth area hospital.

Vincent, 48, was traveling to Arlington for Sunday’s Miami-LSU game at AT&T Stadium when he dealt with a case of pneumonia, Memorial head coach Brian Morgan said. Vincent’s son Kary Jr. is a sophomore starting cornerback for the Tigers, who won 33-17.

Morgan said Vincent, who coached in Memorial’s 48-20 home win over Deer Park on Friday, had a bout with pneumonia in July, but was unsure if the latest symptoms were a continuation of that.

“Appreciate all the calls and texts, my Dad is currently fighting for his life rn [right now] but he is a FIGHTER nonetheless,” Vincent Sr.’s son Kameron tweeted. “Please continue to pray for him, we gone overcome this.”

Vincent Sr., a Thomas Jefferson graduate who was a football standout at Texas A&M in the early 1990s, also coaches track at Memorial. Vincent Jr. won two state 200-meter championships with the Titans (2016-17).

Memorial (1-0) hosts Houston Madison on Friday.

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About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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