Saturday, June 25, 2016

Former Alcorn State WR Tollette George killed in New Orleans

Tollette George
Tonka graduated from Alcorn in May 2016 and was a member of the Braves football team for five years.

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – Former Alcorn State wide receiver Tollette George was shot and killed late Friday night in New Orleans.

George reportedly lived near where the shooting took place in Algiers. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported George’s family said he was the second fatal shooting victim in Algiers on Friday. On Saturday morning, the SWAC released a statement on George’s death.

George, also known as “Tonka,” finished his Alcorn career in 2015 after catching 22 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns. In the inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, George had six catches for 63 yards two touchdowns (one receiving and one passing). He played five years for the Braves and led the team in receptions in 2013. He graduated from Alcorn in May.

Below is a press release from the New Orleans Police Department:


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