Georgia HS quarterback, 18, dies from complications after routine surgery: report

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A high school quarterback in Georgia died after undergoing routine surgery, his family announced Wednesday.

Robbie Roper, 18, had a successful season at Roswell High School and had been giving thought to where he wanted to play college ball. His death prompted many in the state to offer their condolences. 

(Robbie Roper, 18, had a successful season at Roswell High School. (Fox 5 Atlanta))

The Atlanta Falcons posted on Twitter that it was clear what Roper meant to his community and Gov. Brian Kemp also wrote that he will be praying for the teen’s family and “all those who knew and loved him,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

FILE: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp offered his condolences on Twitter after news of the teen’s death. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
(Megan Varner/Getty Images)

In announcing his death, Roper’s family said “He was our biggest joy to our family. We are proud of the young man he has become. He will be missed by his friends and family dearly.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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