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Report: Greenville football player dies after breaking neck in game

He broke his C1 and C4 vertebrae in a game against Madison Central.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2018 4:29 PM
Updated: Nov. 9, 2018 4:38 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A high school football player from Greenville has died, a week after he broke his vertebrae during a game.

WLBT-TV reports Jeremiah Williams, a junior defensive back from Greenville High School, died Friday.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson confirms with WTVA 9 News that Williams died at 11:56 a.m. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. 

He broke his C1 and C4 vertebrae in a game against Madison Central.

Greenville coach Sherrod Gideon told the TV station that Williams was injured attempting to make a tackle.

CPR was performed on the field and Williams was airlifted to UMMC.

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