ClxTSWqWYAAfXlpThe HBCU community as a whole is in mourns the loss of former Alcorn State University receiver Tollete ‘Tonka’ George. He was shot to death in New Orleans late Friday night.

George played five years with the Braves, where in 2013 he led the team in receptions with 52, totaling 637 yards and three touchdowns.  He is also known for his game tying touchdown in the Inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl last December, according to SWAC

In a release from the university:

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.