Minnesota Gophers football coach Jerry Kill is now resting at home after suffering a seizure right before halftime of Minnesota's victory over Western Illinois on Saturday, his fourth game-day seizure in three seasons.
Kill was taken off the field on a stretcher and brought to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
Kill has epilepsy and has now suffered four game-day seizures in three seasons with the Gophers. His most recent seizure occurred in the locker room at halftime against Michigan State in the last game of the regular season. He also suffered a seizure after a loss to Northwestern last October and on the sidelines in the last minute of a 2011 loss to New Mexico State.
The Gophers (3-0) trailed 12-7 until late in the third quarter and pulled away with a 29-12 victory on Saturday.
Senior associate athletic director Chris Werle published the following statement after Kill's episode to GopherSports.com:
"Coach Kill suffered a seizure at the end of the first half of today's game against Western Illinois. He was attended to by medical personnel on the field and was then driven to a local hospital as a precaution to ensure proper medication levels. He is resting comfortably. Coach Kill's staff, which is the most tenured in the nation, and his team are well acquainted with his condition and are prepared if a situation like this arises.Coach Kill's epilepsy has been documented by both local and national media and our fans are aware that situations like this can happen."