Entertainment Sports College Football Star Convulses During Game, Collapses on the Field Cincinnati Bearcats safety Kyriq McDonald's mother told ESPN that her son has a history of seizures By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 7, 2019 06:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A Cincinnati Bearcats player collapsed on the field and began convulsing during the first quarter of a game against Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday. Sophomore safety Kyriq McDonald, who transferred from Alabama this summer, was in the middle of a play before he fell to the ground as Buckeyes wide receiver K.J. Hill came to block him, the Washington Post reported. Before Hill could set his block, McDonald was seen on the ground shaking near the midfield. When the play finished, medical personnel from both Cincinnati and Ohio State rushed onto the field for assistance. According to USA Today, McDonald was on the ground for almost five minutes before being able to stand on his own with assistance. Ohio State fans in the stadium stood to give McDonald a round of applause as medical staff carted him off the field. McDonald is said to have a history of seizures, according to his mother, who spoke with ESPN reporter Allison Williams, the Post reported. It is unknown if that was the cause of McDonald’s collapse. Louisville Cardinals Cheerleader’s Nose Broken by Football in Bad Pass from Notre Dame Quarterback The player remains in stable condition, the Post reported, and was transported to the Ohio State University Hospital for further assessment. McDonald collapsed on the sideline as a freshman for Alabama during the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2018 with what a team spokesman described as a “non-athletic medical issue,” according to ESPN.