Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier has been shot and is facing life-threatening injuries. Collier is a former Tyler Junior College Apache.
Officials say Collier and former teammate Kenny Pettway of Gilmer were outside an apartment early Tuesday morning waiting for some women they met at a club when a gunman fired several shots into their car.
Collier was shot several times but it was not immediately clear where he was hit. Tuesday morning he underwent surgery. Pettway was not injured.
A motive for the shooting was also not known. The sheriff's office is investigating.
Pettway was cut by the Jaguars on Saturday.