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Former Godby football player died on Monday

Posted at 10:29 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 17:22:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — We're learning more about the death of former Godby student Jordan Wiggins.

The Bulloch County Coroner says that Wiggins death appears to be due to an overdose.

Wiggins was a freshman at Georgia Southern University, where he played football. The school shared news of his death Monday on its social media pages.

People who knew him are remembering the stand-out student and athlete.

"Jordan was just a young man who was full of life, just talking with the coaches at Georgia Southern and he had a great practice yesterday and he was his normal smiling self so this comes as a surprise to all of us," said Brandon McCray, Godby Head Football Coach.

"The passing of a student is never easy but I've known Jordan for a really long time so it was really hard," said Jackie Burkette, Godby School Counselor.

The football team will honor Wiggins at their game Friday against Live Oak. They're hoping to do it through a balloon release.


A former Godby football player has died. Jordan Wiggins, a freshman at Georgia Southern, died on Monday.

A statement from Georgia Southern says:

"The Georgia Southern Athletics Department has received a report of the death of student-athlete Jordan Wiggins. Our thoughts are with the student's family, friends, and classmates. We will provide further information when it becomes available."

Wiggins was a former Scholar Athlete of the Week while he was at Godby, where he maintained a 3.4 GPA.

During his senior season at Godby he graded out at 88 percent with 73 pancakes and just two sacks allowed. He was also ranked as the number 251 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 304 player in the state of Florida by 247Sports.

Wiggins was majoring in electrical engineering while at Georgia Southern.

At this time there is no word on how he died.