Jerry Kill suffers seizure right before halftime
Jerry Kill returned home Saturday afternoon following a trip to the hospital for an epileptic seizure suffered during Minnesota’s 29-12 victory over Western Illinois. Kill has a long history of game-day seizures, including one in the final seconds of Minnesota’s 2011 home loss to New Mexico State.
David Benedict, Minnesota’s deputy athletic director, updated Kill’s status early in the fourth quarter from the Big Ten Network booth. Benedict said: “Coach is resting comfortably at an area hospital now,” and added that his vital signs are “great.”
Benedict said the condition is not life threatening.
“It’s really more of a precautionary measure that he’s at the hospital right now,” Benedict said.
Defensive Tracy Claeys served as head coach in the second half.
Here’s the video of Kill being taken off the field that we showed on our halftime show: