William Wayne Jones III dies

Updated: November 8, 2012, 9:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

William Wayne Jones III, a freshman defensive back at Tennessee State, died Wednesday after collapsing during practice.

Jones, a 19-year-old from Smyrna, Tenn., was a walk-on and was redshirting this season, The Tennessean reported.

The school said Jones collapsed about 4 p.m. and was taken by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center in Nashville, where he died nearly two hours later.

According to The Tennessean, coach Rod Reed said Jones was participating ...

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