Terrible news to share from Alabama as UAB as freshman football player Jamari Smith was found dead recently in Lee County lake.

According to AL.com, Smith was swimming with his friends at the lake when he went under and could not be found. A 911 call was immediately made and Smith was later found by local EMS workers.

Attempts to revive Smith were unsuccessful. No foul play is suspected in Smith’s drowning accident.

Following the news, UAB head coach Bill Clark issued the following comment on Smith:

β€œOur hearts are broken to learn about the tragic passing of Jamari Smith. We want to send our deepest condolences to the entire Smith family. Jamari was an upstanding young man with an extremely bright future. He’ll always be a Blazer.”