Robbie Ropper was a dual-threat quarterback who measured 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds. His cumulative grade point average was 3.9. The next season, he led the Hornets to a 10-3 record, but they were eliminated by Grayson in the Class 7A playoffs.
On November 19, Roper led Roswell to a 46-43 away victory over North Cobb in the High 5 Sports Game of the Week.
About His Death
The father of Roswell High School quarterback Robbie Roper, who passed away at the age of 18 the previous year, claims that his son suffered from an undiagnosed medical ailment that contributed to his tragic demise.
Initially, it was assumed that the renowned athlete had passed away as a result of complications following a shoulder operation in December. However, in an interview with USA Today Sports published on Wednesday, James Roper, the victim’s father, said that medical workers neglected a medical problem.
“All I desired was for everyone to perceive him as the perfect child. I did not want anyone who considered him to conclude that he was odd in any way. James responded as follows when asked why he had delayed so long to confront the cause of his son’s death:
According to James, the news source has been notified that the 2022 college football recruit has urea cycle disease (UCD). According to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UCD is a rare genetic disorder that causes dangerously high blood ammonia levels.
Patrick Moore, the Roper family’s attorney, told USA Today Sports that corticosteroids or a surgical procedure combining “fasting prior, anesthesia, and physical trauma” might trigger the disease. Robbie underwent shoulder surgery on Dec. 14. He died eight days later.
What Robbie Roper’s Father Said About the Cause of Death
Robbie Roper’s father revealed his son’s previously undiscovered medical condition during an interview with USA Today Sports. The disorder had never been recognised previously.