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As we reported earlier this morning, two former Auburn University football players and one current player were involved in a shooting at an off-campus party on Saturday night.
According to Alabama.com, it has been confirmed that Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips have both been shot to death, while current Tigers offensive lineman Eric Mack is recovering from his gunshot wounds in the hospital.
Mack has since tweeted, presumably from the hospital.
Eric Mack. WE @Mr_Showtime60 I appreciate all the love and prayers for me and my two lost homies. May god be with their families.
— WarBlogle.com (@WarBlogle) June 10, 2012
To learn a little bit more about the three victims involved in this tragedy, keep reading to see the profiles that the Auburn University website has provided.
Eric Mack, sophomore, offensive line
High School Coach: James Stokes … Ranked No. 78 in the ESPNU 150 … No. 2-rated offensive guard by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. … Rated the No. 6 offensive guard and the No. 10 prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com … No. 10-ranked offensive guard by Scout.com … No. 7-ranked offensive guard/center by Tom Lemming on Maxpreps.com … Named an All-American, the No. 4 offensive lineman and the No. 2 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep … Named to the PrepStar All-American team … Member of the 2009 Associated Press All-State Team … Was a participant in the 2010 Under Armour All-American game … Selected to play in South Carolina’s North-South All-Star game … No. 50 on the Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast 120.
Ladarious Phillips, sophomore, full back
High School Coach: Mike Battles … Named 2009 Class 4A First Team All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a defensive lineman … Named to the 2009 Dandy Dozen by the Anniston Star … Four year starter played multiple positions … During his final three seasons, rushed for a total of 2,982 yards and 49 touchdowns … As a senior, rushed for 1,145 yards and 16 touchdowns on 141 carries while guiding his team to the state semifinals … Collected 59 tackles including 13 tackles for loss and eight sacks while forcing two fumbles … Won the shot put for class 4A at the 2009 ASHAA state track meet and finished second in 2008.
Phillips was granted his unconditional release from the program in April.
Ed Christian, freshman, offensive line
High School Coach: Randy McPherson … Ranked 18th among offensive tackles by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. … No. 20-ranked offensive guard by Scout.com … No. 34-rated offensive tackle by Rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 26 player in Georgia by SuperPrep … Named to the All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar … Played in the 2009 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic…Selected to the 2009 Class 5A All-State Team by the Georgia Sports Writers Association … Ranked 39th on the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 50 … No. 120 on the Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast 120.
— Tyler Pugh (@Tyler_Pugh) June 10, 2012
Just heard the news…my prayers go out to Ed Christian Ladarius Phillips and Eric Mack sad day down on the Plains…God Bless AU,,
— Jason King (@JayKing038) June 10, 2012
This Auburn situation is absolutely horrible. Pray for the families of Ladarious Phillips & Ed Christian & pray for Eric Mack to make it
— Law & Whiskey (@LawAndWhiskey) June 10, 2012
Keep @Mr_Showtime60 (Eric Mack) in your prayers tonight. He is fighting for his life right now in the hospital. Confirmed by AU player.
— كامبل سكوت (@BushidoNole) June 10, 2012
Current and former #Auburn players are tweeting they went to the hospital and Eric Mack is doing well.
— LivingTheCrimsonLife (@LivingCrimson) June 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims.