by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:
BARROW COUNTY, Ga. - The Gwinnett County
medical examiner says the sudden death of a Barrow County high school football player was the result of a brain tumor.
His sudden death has devastated the Apalachee High School community.
The medical examiner made it clear to Channel 2 Action News that football did not contribute to his death.
On the field and the classroom, Bracken-Howley pushed himself to succeed. His coach said
"He wasn't going to do anything that was going to bring any attention to himself. He was just going to do whatever he could to help make things better," Coach Shane Davis told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.
Jordan was a rising senior at Apalachee High School in Winder. The school district said he was an
"He didn't miss workouts. Anytime we needed a scout team out there to run the other teams'
According a Lawrenceville police report, Jordan told his father he wasn't feeling well Sunday night. He had a headache and felt
"Around 7 the next morning, on Monday morning, his dad went to wake him for our morning practice. His dad found him non-responsive," Davis said.
On Tuesday, the Gwinnett County
Davis said he always told his players the scoreboard does not define the player. What's most important is how you live. He believes Jordan will always be the example of how to live right for his team.
"I don't know how it's really going to affect us until we get back out there, and he's not there."
The team will meet Wednesday morning for the first time since Jordan's death.