John Metchie III Likely Out For Season With Leukemia


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After learning of John Metchie III’s leukemia diagnosis, Alabama football coach Nick Saban offered his support for the former Crimson Tide star. He was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia, the Houston Texans announced in a statement released through the organization on Sunday, after being taken in the second round.

An NCAA college football game between Alabama and Mississippi State on Oct. 23, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., saw Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III sprint during the second half. On Oct. 23, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III ran during the 2nd half of an NCAA college football game.

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To put it another way, “John has surmounted every challenge put in front of him in his life with tenacity and determination,” Saban remarked. “His location in Houston, which is known for its high quality of medical care, and the support he will receive from the Houston Texans throughout this ordeal is a blessing. In the midst of his battle, we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.”

Metchie hauled in 155 receptions for 2,081 yardage and 14 touchdowns in three seasons at Alabama. His greatest year with the Crimson Tide came in 2021. He has 96 receptions for 1,142 yards, with eight touchdowns, during the season. Each one was a career-best. He ranked third in the SEC in receptions and receiving yards for the whole conference.

John Metchie III smiles during an NFL football rookie minicamp practice
John Metchie III smiles during an NFL football rookie minicamp practice

On January 11, 2021, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban greeted Alabama Crimson Tide wideout John Metchie III, #8.

All-American wide receiver John Metchie III of the Alabama Crimson Tide is greeted by Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during the 2021 CFP National Championship game between both the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes in Miami Gardens, Florida.

“My most treatable kind of leukemia, APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), was discovered in a recent biopsy. I’m in excellent hands right now, and I have high hopes for a speedy recovery in the future “he stated.

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“As a result of this news, I doubt I’ll be able to participate in any football activities this year. Health and rehabilitation are the key priorities for me at this time. Thank you in advance for your kind words and well wishes……. I can’t wait to go back to my best. God’s blessings to you all.”

He had a chance to make the College Football Playoff after catching a TD pass in the SEC Conference championship against Georgia, but he tore his ACL.

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