USU football player improving after suffering cardiac arrest at spring practice

Josh Davis is a redshirt freshman wide receiver from California.

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah State Aggies football players and students celebrate with the Old Wagon Wheel after the game at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium Friday, September 29, 2017. Utah State Aggies defeated Brigham Young Cougars 40-24.

A Utah State football player has been upgraded to fair condition after suffering a non-traumatic cardiac arrest during practice this week.

Josh Davis remained in the intensive care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, but has been taken off life-sustaining devices and is breathing on his own, USU officials said Friday.

Davis was practicing at Merlin Olsen Field on Thursday when he collapsed. Athletic training staffers immediately began treating the redshirt freshman wide receiver from Carlsbad, Calif. Davis was taken to Logan Regional Hospital in critical condition and was transported to Ogden after being stabilized.