Report: Cardinals WR Damond Powell shot

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Damond Powell was reportedly shot on Friday night in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

According to the report, Powell and some of his friends were sitting in the driveway of his home, when all of a sudden, shots were fired from a car just down the street from them. The report says Powell was shot in the face, and an unknown driver took him to the University of Toledo Medical Center. Toledo Police say the injuries aren’t life-threatening.

The report also says several shell casings were recovered from the scene. A home and a vehicle were also struck.

The Cardinals have released a statement on the matter via Darren Urban from azcardinals.com: “We are aware that Damond Powell was the victim of a shooting last night in Toledo, where he remains hospitalized. We have been in communication with his family to offer whatever support and resources we can provide. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as appropriate.”

Powell played his final two years of college ball at the University of Iowa after starting his college career at Snow Community College in Utah. With the Hawkeyes, Powell played in all 26 games and had 31 receptions for 608 yards (19.6 yard avg.) and five touchdowns, along with three carries for 23 yards.

As a sophomore at junior college, Powell had 41 receptions for 1,231 yards and 14 touchdowns. He led the nation in yards per reception (30.0) while being an honorable mention All-American.

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