Auburn RB Brian Battie in critical condition after shooting

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 19 May, 2024 at 07:52 PM

Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn running back Brian Battie is in critical condition following a shooting in Sarasota, Florida, multiple outlets reported.

An Auburn spokesperson confirmed the news to

Multiple people were victims of a shooting that occurred in Sarasota early Saturday morning. Local police confirmed that Battie's 24-year-old brother, Tommie, was killed in the shooting, with several others taken to the hospital.

Brian Battie was Auburn's primary kick returner last year, totaling 645 return yards to lead the team. He also ran for 227 yards on 51 carries (4.5 yards per carry) with seven catches for 52 yards.

His career began at South Florida, where, in addition to returning kicks,, Battie became South Florida's primary offensive weapon in 2022, rushing for 1,185 yards and eight touchdowns.

--Field Level Media