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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 2:14pm

Football Player's Death Linked To Tumor

The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner says a brain tumor caused the death of a northeast Georgia high school football player.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 17-year-old Jordan Bracken-Howley died suddenly Monday morning at his father's house in Lawrenceville.

Bracken-Howley would have been a senior at Apalachee High School in Winder, where he played as an offensive and defensive lineman.

Coach Shane Davis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he complained of a headache on Sunday and just wasn't feeling good. Davis said that when his father tried to wake him early Monday, the teen was unresponsive and could not be revived.

Ted Bailey and investigator at the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's office says Bracken-Howley had a tumor at the base of his brain.