WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — UAB running back Greg Bryant was shot and killed Saturday in South Florida, the school said. He was 21.
Bryant, a previous Notre Dame player, and traveler Maurice Grover were discovered shot in an auto along southbound Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, police revealed to The Palm Beach Post. Grover had minor wounds, police said.
“We lost an individual from our Blazer family today with the silly going of Greg Bryant,” Blazers mentor Bill Clark said. “We were so eager to enroll Greg, welcome him to Birmingham and to UAB football, and become acquainted with him in the course of recent months. Greg was an exceptionally uncommon ability and young fellow. He generally had a grin all over. While he was with us for a brief span – too short – he was a major piece of an energizing and verifiable time for our program and will dependably be a Blazer.”
Clark said in a before articulation that Bryant had been encompassed by family as he got treatment for gunfire wounds.
Bryant was the greatest name in UAB’s first enrolling class since the school restarted the football program.
He spent last season living out of a lodging room in Miami with companions while going to classes at ASA College, playing in just a single amusement. Bryant left Notre Dame after one season when he was governed scholastically ineligible for the 2015 season.
“Greg worked amazingly hard this spring on the field and in the classroom,” Clark said. “He revealed to me his GPA this semester was the most noteworthy he has had in his life, and he was exceptionally pleased. The light truly continued for him here, and he had a splendid future in front of him.”
Since UAB won’t play again until the 2017 season, Bryant was permitted to select in January 2016 rather than potentially waiting an additional year to get qualified somewhere else. He could wind up noticeably qualified to contend in the wake of putting in a scholarly year at UAB.
“Mentor Clark, he truly helped me out, on the grounds that I was living in lodgings in Miami,” Bryant disclosed to The Associated Press before national marking day in February. “He said I could come in when the semester was finished. Some other school I would have needed to hold up another semester and likely be selected by December. I just became tied up with what mentor Clark was stating and I got in with a 2.0” GPA.
He communicated positive thinking for his future in an April 18 post on his Twitter page: “Achieved approach to (sic) much to stop here. Got a lot more to achieve.”
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