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NFL draft prospect Michael Jefferson — widely considered one of the 30 best receivers in the 2023 class — was involved in a fatal car crash on Sunday night … one that reportedly left him with significant injuries.
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials tell TMZ Sports … the accident occurred on U.S. 43 in Mobile County, Ala. at around 7:55 PM — when a 55-year-old man who was driving a 2014 Dodge Charger collided head-on with Jefferson’s 2019 Chevrolet Impala.
Authorities say following the initial collision, a 2008 Nissan Maxima also struck the Dodge. The driver of the Dodge, officials tell us, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Jefferson’s agent, Jon Perzley of Sportstars, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday his client was injured in the wreck … and “required multiple surgeries.”
It’s not clear yet how it will impact the 23-year-old’s football career.
ALEA officials, meanwhile, tell us troopers are still investigating the accident.
Jefferson, who began his college career at Alabama State, was a star Louisiana last season — logging 51 catches for 810 yards and seven TDs. He showed up to the NFL’s combine in Indianapolis last month and performed well, running a 4.56 40-yard dash.
Some experts had the 6-foot-3 wideout projected to be a mid-round pick in this month’s draft.
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