BIBB COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Joshua Avery has been identified as the Southwest High School football player who died Monday night during practice in Bibb County, Georgia.

Avery, 15, collapsed during Southwest Patriots football practice and was transported to an area hospital where he died in the emergency room.


According to reports, Avery was participating in football practice at Southwest High School on Monday night around 9 p.m., when for unknown reasons, he collapsed.

He later passed away at Atrium Health Navicent around 10:30 p.m.

An autopsy will be scheduled for the teen.


Geo quick facts: Bibb County is located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 155,547. Bibb County is geographically located in the Central Georgia region, and is the largest county in the Macon metropolitan area – Wikipedia.