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West Lincoln football coach Justin Sawyer passes away

SOURCE: WLOX SOURCE: WLOX
BROOKHAVEN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Tragic news in Lincoln County.

Former Ole Miss Rebel Justin Sawyer passed away Saturday morning. According to the Daily Leader, he suffered a heart attack.

Sawyer was hired earlier this month as West Lincoln's head football coach. He spent the 4 seasons at Lawrence County, serving as defensive coordinator from 2014-2016.

Justin played center and tight end at Ole Miss from 1999-2003. He was a part of a offensive line that didn't allow a sack in the 2004 Cotton Bowl. Sawyer found the end zone in 2002, catching a touchdown pass from Eli Manning in a loss against Arkansas.

Justin Sawyer was 36 years old.

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