Alcorn expresses sympathy for former wide receiver Tollette “Tonka” George

Alcorn State University sends its deepest sympathy to the family of former wide receiver Tollette "Tonka" George, who died late Friday night in New Orleans.

?Tonka graduated from Alcorn in May and was a member of the Braves football team for five years.

"Tonka was a talented student and athlete," Athletics Director Derek Horne said. "The Alcorn family is deeply saddened by Tonka's death and we are praying for his family and all who knew and loved him."

Grief counselors will be available to assist students, faculty and staff next week.

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