BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Michigan football coach running backs Mike Hart collapsed on the sideline during the first quarter of Michigan’s game against Indiana.
With 4:54 left in the quarter, after Indiana scored a touchdown to tie the game, 7-7, and Michigan’s special team units were ready to go to the field Hart, standing near the middle of the field, suddenly collapsed and the team gathered around him. .
During halftime of the televised game, Fox host Rob Stone announced that Hart had suffered a seizure.
His team rallied around him and everyone in the stadium, on both sides, took a knee. The medical staff tended to Hart and formed a barrier around him holding towels up to block the view from the side. After about 10 minutes, Hart was brought to a stretcher and placed on a cart that took him off the field.
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Video from the broadcast showed UM running backs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards visibly upset on the sideline, crying as the Michigan staff comforted them. Hart appeared to respond as he left the field, moving his head; several Indiana workers walked up to the wagon to talk to Hart as it moved.
Fox sideline reporter Jenny Dell reported that Hart was joined by his wife on the sidelines before going to the hospital and that Hart was awake in bed.
Hart, a former Michigan running back from 2004-07, was Indiana’s running back from 2017-2020 before taking the same position in Ann Arbor in 2021.
After three years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, Hart moved to the coaching staff as the head coach for Eastern Michigan. He then coached for two years at EMU, one year at Western Michigan and one year at Syracuse before moving to Bloomington.