Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant, who transferred to UAB earlier this year, will be buried on Saturday. Bryant was 21.
Bryant was shot in the head while driving on I-95 in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Mother's Day weekend. He died days later after being removed from life support. A passenger, Maurice Grover, was shot in the hands.
Police have not made any arrests.
WPEC reported Bryant's organs were donated according to a family friend.
Grover told WPEC he and Bryant were at a club in West Palm Beach, but on their ride back to Delray Beach they were ambushed on the interstate. "We were just at the wrong place at the wrong time," Grover said.
"When we got on I-95, we had the music up because we were listening to music. I heard the first shot. I thought it was in the song but then I heard the second and third and I saw glass flying so I just put my hands up and my head down," said Grover. "That is how my hands got taken off."
Grover lifted his head only to find his friend suffering from a bullet wound to the head.
"After they finished, I tried to give him CPR but my hands were messed up," said Grover. "I tried to stop someone. One of the guys tried to give him CPR and another guy called the cops."
UAB head coach Bill Clark said he want to take the team with him to the funeral. Clark told AL.com Tuesday that he's checking with compliance officials to see if UAB can provide transportation for the players to the funeral in Florida.
“He was really one of those guys that just gets you excited," Clark told WBRC in Birmingham, Ala. "He always had a smile on his face. He actually loved practice. This guy was a guy in the locker room, said, ‘I can’t wait to practice,’ and he practiced like that."
On the cover: Running back Greg Bryant runs against Syracuse in a 2014 game. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Above: Video courtesy WPEC