Ex-Notre Dame player Greg Bryant brain dead after weekend shooting

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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Greg Bryant #1 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a touchdown in front of C.J. Prosise #20 as Everett Golson #5 signals the score against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

4 Fast Facts

  • Ex-Notre Dame player Greg Bryant declared brain dead after shooting
  • Bryant was found shot inside car along I-95 in Florida
  • Bryant’s college football career began at Notre Dame
  • He had transferred to UAB as college works to restart its football program

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

Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino said in a statement that 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.

A passenger in the car 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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