Midshipmen celebrate win over Army with son of fallen Navy SEAL

The Navy Athletics department shared a video of Brian Bourgeois’ youngest son being hoisted in the air as the players cheered on. According to the team, the entire Bourgeois family was in the locker room and his wife spoke to the players.

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN UPSET ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS, 17-13, SPLITTING MANDER-IN-CHIEF TROPHY FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1993

Bourgeois, 43, fell while fast-roping down from a helicopter in Virginia Beach, Virginia la semana pasada. He died from his injuries days later at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk.

Bourgeois graduated in 2001 from the Naval Academy, where he played as a safety on the football team for four years, earning three varsity letters, de acuerdo a Task and Purpose.

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER MÁS COBERTURA DEPORTIVA .

He’s just one of the greatest human beings you have ever met in your life,” former teammate Justin Jordan told WAVY. “He had a way of lighting up a room. He just had this way infectious personality that everybody wanted to gravitate to and he has a way of putting you at ease in the most difficult situations.

Navy Midshipmen in the stands with an American Flag during the 122nd Army/Navy college football game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen on Dec. 11, 2021 en el MetLife Stadium de East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Navy Midshipmen in the stands with an American Flag during the 122nd Army/Navy college football game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen on Dec. 11, 2021 en el MetLife Stadium de East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Rich Graessle / Icon Sportswire a través de Getty Images)

The circumstances of Bourgeois’ fall are still under investigation. A Navy official said it was not clear if the rope separated from the aircraft. The findings will be made public at a later time, the Navy said.

Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8.

Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8. (NOSOTROS. Foto de la Marina)

Bourgeois leaves behind his wife, Megan, and five children — Barret, Allie, Piper, Callen and Jonathan.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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