TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban wasn’t ready to comment on whether or not defensive lineman Raekwon Davis will be available for the opener against Florida State on Saturday.
Davis was listed as a co-starter at defensive line along with Josh Frazier. Da’Ron Payne and Da’Shawn Hand are the other two starters.
Davis was shot in the leg outside of a Tuscaloosa gas station early Sunday morning. According to multiple reports, the bullet grazed Davis and his injuries are not thought to be serious.
Saban said Alabama’s players weren’t guilty of anything other than being out too late, which he isn’t happy with. Saban said Davis’ status for the game would be a medical decision.
At 6-foot-7, Davis is one of the tallest players on the team.
In seven games last season, Davis had 4 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble as a true freshman.
This fall, Davis has been pushing for a starting spot heading into his sophomore year. He’s worked with the first defensive line group for much of fall camp along with Da’Ron Payne and Da’Shawn Hand. Davis is a mountain of a man who is expected to have a big season as the Crimson Tide look to replace Jonathan Allen and Dalvin Tomlinson.
Alabama and Florida State open the season in a Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sept. 2. It’ll be the 51st time Alabama will play a game as the No. 1 team under Saban.
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