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The Navy football team was honored at the White House on Friday. Pres. Obama spoke about Will McKamey, the Grace Christian grad who died after collapsing at Navy football practicew

At the White House on Friday, President Barack Obama talked about former Grace Christian and Naval Academy football player Will McKamey.

McKamey died in March, days after he collapsed during a spring football practice.

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The Navy football team was in Washington, D.C. to meet the President as he awarded the team the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. The trophy is presented each year to the winner of the football competition among the three service academies.

President Obama talked about the team's success, and how they came together to honor McKamey.

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"All of us were mourning the loss of Will McKamey. Two bus loads of classmates made the eight hour trip to Knoxville to attend his funeral as did coach Ken. I understand your motto for this season is 'I Will' in memory of him and that's what camaraderie is all about," said the President.

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