Hell Week is one of the most rigorous training sessions in the world. Unfortunately, former Monmouth and Yale football player Kyle Mullen died during an underwater demolition class near San Diego, Califonia on Friday. Another candidate for the elite military squad was hospitalized during the training exercise, according to a report by USA Today.
Mullen was a standout at Yale University where he was second team All-Ivy League. He also played at Monmouth University.
Hell Week is “part of the first phase of the Navy SEAL assessment and selection pathway,” according to Naval Special Warfare Command. It is considered the pinnacle of training for Navy SEALS and consists of five days in which trainees are constantly cold, hungry, sleep deprived and wet.
The last SEAL candidate to die during training was Seaman James Derek Lovelace, 21, who drowned in 2016.