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RIP Robbie Roper: 'Unbelievable' quarterback dies after reports of surgery

Yasmine Leung December 22, 2021
RIP Robbie Roper: 'Unbelievable' quarterback dies after reports of surgery

A condolence tweet directed at Robbie Roper had fans concerned for the promising quarterback’s health following reports he had suffered complications after undergoing surgery. Now the sad news has been shared that Robbie has passed away.

Friends and fans of 2022 QB star Robbie Roper were left confused after messages “praying” for him circulated on Twitter while there was no clear confirmation of his situation.

What happened to the promising athlete?

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Tweet has fans concerned

Christian Robinson, University Of Florida’s football coach, had Roper fans praying for the athlete after tweeting about the quarterback on Tuesday night (21 December 2021).

Since he has 33.2k followers, concern over Roper’s health soon circulated the internet.

Confusion over Robbie’s condition led to a number of reports claiming he had passed away, which was not the case at the time.

Nick De La Torre, Florida Gators writer, debunked the rumours, stating Robbie’s condition was “grave” but reiterating the quarterback was “still fighting”.

Robbie’s sister, Breanna Roper, later confirmed the quarterback was “still very much fighting” and thanked people for their prayers.

Another Twitter user tweeted they had spoken to Robbie’s father and further reassured fans of his condition.

Unfortunately at the time of writing, Robbie’s personal Twitter announced the 18-year-old had passed away.

The Focus sends condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

What happened to Robbie Roper and reported surgery?

Robbie Roper was taken into an intensive care unit (ICU) where he was reported by Distractify to be “fighting for his life”. Robbie received well wishes from those who knew him after he entered the ICU.

Sadly, he experienced complications during a medical procedure, according to WSBTV in Georgia.

Fans send condolences on social media

As news of his passing becomes known, Robbie’s friends are reflecting on the star athlete and the bright future he had ahead of him as the rising sportsman was set to enter college football,

A career with the Florida Gators seemed to be on the horizon after reports claimed coach Billy Napier was looking for a new quarterback, with Roper a candidate.

Sports Illustrated reported Napier gave his contact details to the 18-year-old with the intention of further discussion.

Robbie’s first game of the season saw him pass for 450 yards with “about 70 on the ground”. Only two days ago (19 December), Robbie told All Gators many colleges were interested in picking him up, with Florida being one of them.

Here are just a few of the tributes to Robbie on social media:

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.