LOOK: Maryland Honors Jordan McNair On First Snap Of Game

The first play of the 2018 college football season carried some emotional weight for the Maryland Terrapins. When they lined up for opening snap of the game, the Terrapins left an opening at right guard, a position that would have been filled by offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

McNair passed away after a workout earlier this year and the Terrapins used the moment to honor their late-teammate.

After taking a delay of game penalty, Texas declined and the game was officially underway.

Great stuff: @TerpsFootball honors late Jordan McNair on first play, and @TexasFootball declines penalty. pic.twitter.com/uEefAgX5IX

— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 1, 2018

McNair passed away from a heat stroke after being forced to finish a workout despite complete exhaustion in the summer heat. The 6-foot-4, 325-pounder was hospitalized on May 29 following an organized team workout. McNair was airlifted to the local hospital after the session, though the university has remained quiet about the exact details that led to his hospitalization. While in the hospital, McNair received a liver transplant and was “fighting for his life.”

About Jordan McNair

Jordan McNair was a four-star recruit for the Terps out of McDonogh High School. McNair had long been on the radar of Division I programs from the moment he was named to MaxPreps’ Sophomore All-American team. During his time at McDonogh, McNair was a two-time All-Metro offensive guard. As a true freshman at Maryland, McNair appeared in one game.