TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban released a statement Sunday afternoon regarding defensive lineman Raekwon Davis.
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.
“Our concern at this time is for Raekwon and his health,” Saban said in a statement. “While this does not appear to be a serious medical situation, Raekwon is still being evaluated.”
At 6-foot-7, Davis is one of the tallest players on the team.
In seven games, Davis had 4 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble as a true freshman last season.
This fall, Davis has been pushing for a starting spot along Alabama’s defensive line. He’s worked with the first defensive line group for much of fall camp. Davis is a mountain of a man who is expected to have a big season as the Crimson Tide looks 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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