KNOXVILLE (WATE) - On the day their best player was released from the hospital, the Grace Christian Academy football team returned to practice.
Will McKamey, a senior running back for the Rams, collapsed during last Friday's game at South Pittsburg. He was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga with a serious brain injury and he there remained until Tuesday.
With McKamey now home and on the road to improvement, his teammates started to focus on their next game-- in the playoffs.
"He wants nothing more than for this team to be successful and he'll be a part of that too," said his father Randy, who is also the head coach.
"When he's healthy enough he'll be out here for practice and help getting some these wings and tailbacks ready and he'll be a coach on the field."
The Rams missed the postseason the past two years. They finished this season 9-1 and received a first round bye in this year's playoffs.
"Knowing that even though he's not out there next to me on the field that his spirits always going to be there," said Grace linebacker Bryson Shelton.
"He's going to be on the sidelines but all of us are going to be playing for him and hopefully get a state championship for him."
The Rams will play their first postseason on Nov. 9.