Alabama football: Mike Locksley rejoins team following death of his son

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Mike Locksley rejoined the team at practice on Tuesday following the death of his son over the weekend.

Locksley was back coaching the wide receivers and working with the quarterbacks along with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll on Tuesday.

“I just want everybody to understand that our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike, Kia and the entire Locksley family over this tragedy,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday. “We’ll do everything we can to support Mike and his family in this time of tragedy.”

Locksley’s son Meiko Locksley was killed on Sunday. Meiko Locksley was 25 years old. According to a news release from Howard County Police Department, Meiko Locksley suffered a single gunshot wound and was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead overnight. Police are still investigating.

Locksley was hired as a full-time assistant coach during the offseason after spending 2016 as an offensive analyst. He was promoted to wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator once Alabama set its staff.

Locksley also was Maryland’s interim coach for six games in 2015, after serving as the Terrapins’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012-15. He was New Mexico’s head coach from 2009-11.

No. 1 Alabama host Fresno State in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday for its home opener. The Crimson Tide is a seven-touchdown favorite.

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