USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams made headlines on Saturday when he reacted to a video of TCU quarterback Max Duggan crying.
Max Duggan : Crying | What was heart condition
Max Duggan is an American football quarterback for the TCU Horned Frogs.
|Born:||March 12, 2001
Council Bluffs, Iowa
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
Duggan attended Lewis Central High School, where he won the Iowa Gatorade High School Player of the Year Award.
A 4-star prospect ranked the nation’s number 5 dual threat quarterback, he committed to TCU to play college football.
Max Duggan crying
Duggan was seen visibly upset after the upset loss, the Horned Frogs’ first setback of the season.
After going into overtime and coming up just inches short of an undefeated season, Duggan was teary eyed as he answered questions from the media.
Caleb Williams appeared to take a shot at TCU quarterback Max Duggan on social media Sunday afternoon.
Williams threw a jab Duggan’s way for his emotional postgame press conference following a loss in the Big XII Championship Game.
And expectedly so. The quarterback laid it all on the line in the loss, throwing for more than 250 yards and running for another 110.
He scored a pair of touchdowns and nearly led his team to an incredible come-from-behind win.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t finish the job in overtime, and the Kansas State Wildcats became the 2022 conference champs.
After the game, the emotions got the best of Duggan.
Robert Griffin III posted the video of Duggan’s postgame interview with the caption, “How can you not root for Max Duggan?”
What was heart condition
A four-star recruit from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Duggan started as TCU’s quarterback as a freshman in 2019.
TCU finished that season 5-7 under head coach Gary Patterson, but the foundation for years to come was merely being laid.
Then came the 2020 season. Given the coronavirus pandemic changed protocols, Duggan was required to get a health screening prior to the season in August 2020.
That included an EKG, which records a heart’s electric signals. Doctors found that Duggan had Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of times.
It’s potentially life-threatening, as 24-year-old pro surfer Kalani David died from a seizure caused by the condition in September.
Duggan needed surgery. He needed another surgery after a blood clot formed, too.
“It put catheters through my neck and groin,” Duggan told Texas Monthly. “I had a nine-hour procedure.
And then two days later, I had a blood clot from the surgery, so I had to go into emergency surgery right after that. It kind of just puts a stop in your life.”
Two months later, Duggan came off the bench to throw three touchdowns in his team’s season opening loss to Iowa State. A week later, he marched into Austin and took down the ninth-ranked Texas Longhorns.
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