UAB football player Greg Bryant in critical condition after Florida shooting – CBS News

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Last Updated May 7, 2016 5:33 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — University of Alabama at Birmingham running back Greg Bryant was critically wounded in a shooting early Saturday in South Florida, Blazers football coach Bill Clark said.

Clark said in a statement that Bryant was surrounded by family as he received treatment for gunshot wounds he suffered in West Palm Beach. A police spokesperson told CBS News that Bryant was in critical condition at a hospital.

Bryant and passenger Maurice Grover were found shot in a car along southbound Interstate 95 in West Palm around 4:45 Saturday morning, police told CBS affiliate WPEC reported. Grover had minor injuries, police said.

Investigators were seeking witnesses to the shooting and so far, no suspects have been identified.

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

He spent last season living out of a hotel room in Miami with friends while attending classes at ASA College, playing in only one game. Bryant left Notre Dame after one season when he was ruled academically ineligible for the 2015 season.

Since UAB won’t play again until the 2017 season, Bryant was allowed to enroll in January 2016 instead of possibly having to wait an extra year to get eligible elsewhere. He could become eligible to compete after spending an academic year at UAB.

“Coach Clark, he really did me a favor, because I was living in hotels in Miami,” Bryant told The Associated Press before national signing day in February. “He said I could come in as soon as the semester was over. Any other school I would have had to wait another semester and probably be enrolled by December. I just bought into what coach Clark was saying and I got in with a 2.0” GPA.