UAB running back declared brain dead after shooting

Greg Bryant #1 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a touchdown at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014, in South Bend, Indiana. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/CBS News)
Running back Greg Bryant is dead at age 21 after being shot early Saturday morning, May 7, 2016 on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (CBS News)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they are searching for clues after a shooting that killed a University of Alabama Birmingham football player.

Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino says in a statement 21-year-old running back Gregory Bryant was declared brain dead Sunday afternoon, a day after he was found shot in a car along Interstate 95 near West Palm Beach.

The passenger in the car Maurice Grover was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Detectives are looking for witnesses.

Bryant started his career at Notre Dame and spent last season attending ASA College in Miami, where he played in just one game. He was the biggest name in UAB’s first recruiting class since the school restarted its football program.

Because UAB won’t play again until the 2017 season, Bryant was allowed to enroll in January 2016 and could have become eligible to play after spending an academic year at the school.

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