The Alabama Crimson Tide as well as the college football and NFL world is in mourning this week after news that a former player has lost his life at a young age.
Former Bama running back Ahmaad Galloway has died, according to WVTM.
Galloway was most recently an English teacher at a middle school in St. Louis. The school’s principal stated he was found during a welfare check at his apartment.
“Ahmaad was always on time, very responsible, so we knew something might be wrong,” Compton-Drew Middle School principal Susan Reid said. “There wasn’t anything disrupted at Ahmaad’s apartment, so we are thinking that it could have been a medical issue. The medical examiner is working to find out how Ahmaad died.”
The former athlete arrived at Alabama in 1999 and racked up 1,540 and 13 touchdowns during his sophomore and junior seasons. His senior campaign in 2002 was limited due to a knee injury.
He would be selected by the Denver Broncos in the 7th round of the 2003 NFL Draft, and he also played for the then-San Diego Chargers and in the now-defunct NFL Europe.