HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Coroner confirmed to WHNT that Hazel Green football player Julian Jones died Monday morning.
The coroner ruled the cause of death to be suicide.
Jones was a junior defensive end for the Trojans. He was being recruited by South Carolina, Auburn and Mississippi State.
Jones was the youngest son of former Alabama A&M University football head coach Anthony Jones.
Alabama A&M University released a statement Monday afternoon:
The Alabama A&M University family is saddened to learn of the passing of Coach Anthony Jones’ son, Julian Jones. Losing a loved one is always difficult, but the loss of a child is extremely difficult. Having spent a decade at the University, Alabama A&M University still embraces the Jones Family as members of our AAMU Family. We extend condolences to Coach Jones and his family and that you keep the Jones Family in your prayers at this most difficult period.
If you, or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach out to Crisis Services of North Alabama at 1-800-691-8426.