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.