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UAB, former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant found shot in his car

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Former Notre Dame and current UAB running back Greg Bryant was found shot in his car early Saturday morning by Palm Beach, Fla., police on the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. The discovery occurred around 4:45 this morning, the Palm Beach Post reported, and a suspect has yet to be identified.

Bryant, along with another victim found shot in his car, was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

Bryant was a five-star running back out of American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, Fla., when he joined Notre Dame’s 2013 signing class. He carried 57 times for 303 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons before departing for ASA College in Miami, a junior college, where he played one game in 2015. Bryant had been living out of a north Miami hotel room while back in South Florida.

Bryant then returned to the FBS ranks to join UAB’s re-started program.

“I’ve had a ton of people ask me why UAB,” Greg Bryant told Bleacher Report. “They really don’t know my background and what they’re doing for me. Once I went on a visit and met them in person, I knew I was safe. I knew I was in a safe environment. They’re basically giving me a second chance.”

Tony Alford, Bryant’s position coach at Notre Dame, offered a word of support for his former pupil on Twitter.