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Jordan Wiggins honored at Georgia Southern game

Posted at 11:50 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 16:47:33-04

STATESBORO, Ga. — Georia Southern held a moment of silence Saturday before their game against New Mexico State. Players' helmets and fans had ribbon stickers on, in hopes of getting a conversation started on suicide awareness. It was all to honor Jordan Wiggins, an alumni of Godby High School, who died Monday night.

The coroner who examined the young athlete said Jordan died from an overdose.

This week has been a tough one for not only Jordan's family and friends, but those who knew him from Godby, as well as Georgia Southern.

Wiggins was a WTXL Scholar Athlete last year while at Godby, and eventually got a scholarship to play football at Georgia Southern.

Finding the right words after Saturday's win over New Mexico State wasn't easy for head coach Chad Lunsford. "I'm so proud of those guys. From off on Monday night, to nothing on Tuesday, going back to work on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, to playing in a football game. There's no playbook for this situation," said Lunsford. "God's got his hand on this football team. I'm not talking about wins and losses, I'm just talking about in life."