Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant in critical condition after shooting in Florida

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By: Associated Press

FILE - In this Sept. 13 2014, file photo, Purdue safety Taylor Richards dives for Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Bryant and Tarean Folston represent potential and promise. Coach Brian Kelly is hoping the sixth-ranked Irish can turn that promise more into production as the season wears on, starting against North Carolina (2-3) on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

UAB’s Bryant in critical condition after shooting in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — UAB coach Bill Clark says running back Greg Bryant was shot and wounded in South Florida.

Clark says in a statement that Bryant was surrounded by family Saturday as he received treatment for gunshot wounds suffered in West Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach Post reported that Bryant was in critical condition at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Police say Bryant and passenger Maurice Grover were found shot early Saturday in a car along southbound Interstate 95. Grover had minor injuries.

Bryant, a former Notre Dame player, was the biggest name in UAB’s first recruiting class since restarting the football program.

He played in 15 games for the Fighting Irish, rushing for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 57 carries, and catching five passes for 50 yards. He also returned eight punts for 94 yards and four kickoffs for 85 yards, according to ESPN.

In 2015 Bryant was ruled academically ineligible to play for the fighting Irish, according to ESPN.

He spent last season living in hotel rooms in Miami with friends while attending classes at ASA College, playing in only one game.