A former Alabama football player football and award-winning TV journalist in Birmingham has died in an apparent suicide.

Christopher Sign was found dead Saturday morning, according to Carol Robinson of AL.com. Per the report, Hoover 911 received a call at 8:13 a.m. Saturday of a person down at a Scout Trace residence. Police arrived to find Sign dead.

AL.com’s report states that the death is being investigated as a suicide, per Lt. Keith Czeskleba.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Vice President and General Manager Eric S. Land issued a statement.

“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Chris’s loving family and close friends. We have lost a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity. We can only hope to carry on Chris’s legacy. May his memory be for blessing.”

Sign, 45, played football for Alabama in the 1990s under coach Gene Stallings. He returned to ABC 33/40 in Birmingham from Phoenix in 2017.