Reports: UNLV RB Williams recovering from heart attack

Field Level Media

January 30, 2020 at 3:51 pm.

UNLV running back Darran Williams is recovering after reportedly suffering a heart attack during a team workout earlier this week.

Williams, who turned 22 on Monday, was warming up for a workout on Tuesday morning when he had a “medical episode,” according to the school.

KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported Williams had a heart attack and was placed in a medically-induced coma that is expected to last for 72 hours. He was listed in stable condition.

His father, Keith Williams, confirmed the reports on social media, according to The Oklahoman.

The school released a statement.

“A UNLV football student-athlete had a medical episode during the warm-up of a team workout Tuesday morning. He is being treated by doctors at a local hospital with his family at his side. The thoughts and prayers of the entire UNLV community are with him and his family.”

A junior-college transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Williams carried 25 times for 79 yards and a touchdown in his first season with the Rebels in 2019. He caught two passes for 11 yards in five games. He has one year of eligibility remaining.