ROSWELL, Georgia. – Roswell High School quarterback Robbie Roper died of complications from surgery on Wednesday, Family and school officials confirmed via social media. He was 18 years old.
In a tweet about the high school students Twitter, the Roper family confirmed the high school student’s death.
In their tweet, the Roper family wrote that Robbie “was our family’s greatest joy. We are proud of the young man he has become. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family. We are still working on the arrangements. funeral, and update everyone on the date, time and location. “
Roswell High School, where Roper was in his final year, is about 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta.
What surgery did the Roswell quarterback perform?
News of the teenager’s condition became public Tuesday night.
According to social media posts, complications arose after the teenager had shoulder surgery in Florida, and he ended up on life support.
Fulton County Schools athletic director Steven Craft said the district was “heartbroken” for the Roper family and the Roswell athletic community.
In a tweet, Craft wrote: “Please keep raising this family and community in prayer. Robbie Roper will be remembered as a fierce competitor, amazing son and great friend. We will miss you. “
In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Roswell High principal Robert Shaw said his heart was breaking for the family.
On Twitter, Dr Shaw wrote: “My favorite memories are watching him on the sidelines cheering on his teammates. He was always quick, smiling and respected by all. Please keep his family in your prayers.”
Roswell High head coach Chris Prewett made a statement, saying “broken hearted is an understatement”.
“Robbie was a fantastic young man and a fighter to the end !! We will miss you in so many ways !! Prayers to this grieving family and our community.”
Who was Roswell High School quarterback Robbie Roper?
According to his Twitter, Robbie was a 6’4 ”, 215-pound double-threat quarterback with a 3.9 GPA.
He led the Hornets to a 10-3 record in 2021, losing in the Class 7A quarterfinals to Grayson.
On November 19, Roper led Roswell to a road victory over North Cobb in the High 5 Sports Game of the Week, 46-43.
Which colleges were recruiting Robbie Roper?
247 Sports Listed Roper had offers to play college football in Massachusetts, Morehead State, Morgan State and West Carolina, as well as interest from other schools. He had recently received interest from the University of Florida.
Other colleges interested in high school were Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, TCU, Michigan, and North Carolina.
The Roswell High School quarterback, who describes himself as a double threat, had a tall 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame.
Roper hadn’t made a college commitment, but a playoff run during his senior season had caught the attention of college programs. Roswell High School advanced to the quarterfinals of GHSA Class 7A before losing to Grayson High School.
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