ATLANTA — Robbie Roper, the Roswell High School quarterback who was considering his college options after a successful major season, has died after complications from routine surgery. He was 18 years old.
“Football is family,” the Falcons said in a statement. “We are saddened by the passing of a member of the local high school football family. May he rest in peace while we keep his family, friends and everyone who mourns his loss in our prayers.”
And Rober Roswell led Hay to a record 10-3 and finally a top ten position in the 7A class of Georgia. He threw for 3,010 yards and 37 touchdowns and had offers from Massachusetts, Morehead State, Morgan State and West Carolina, According to 247 Sports.
Upon announcing his death, Roper’s family said, “It has been our biggest joy to our family. We are so proud of the young man he has become. His friends and family will miss him very much.”
Roswell coach Chris Pruitt He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Roper was taken to hospital on Sunday for an operation that was deemed routine.
“Ruby has done everything in life with an infectious, positive and energetic behavior that everyone who knew him will miss,” Prewitt told the newspaper. “Ruby fought hard and fought to the end like he did everything else.”
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