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Former Conerly Trophy Winner Juan Joseph Shot and Killed in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La.–Former Conerly Trophy winner and Millsaps College football standout Juan Joseph was shot and killed Sunday about 2 a.m. outside of a night club in Baton Rouge. Joseph was shot after an argument with some men outside the club.

Joseph was the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2006. From his time at Millsaps, he went on to play in the CFL and played arena football before returning to his hometown and becoming a non-faculty coach at West St. John High School.

The Conerly Trophy is awarded to Mississippi’s most outstanding college football players.

The argument that resulted in his shooting happened at the Allure Night Club. Paramedics took him to the hospital after he was shot, but he died there.

“Juan Joseph was not just an employee of this school system, but an important part of the community,” said Superintendent Kevin George in a statement. “Our prayers are with his family, as well as the entire West St. John High family.”

The school was expected to have grief counselors there Monday to help students and faculty deal with their grief.

Police were still investigating the killing.

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