Wide receivers that have played at the University of Alabama have a special relationship.
DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and John Metchie all were impactful playmakers on Alabama’s undefeated College Football Playoff National Championship team in 2020. Before this NFL season started, Metchie shared a message through the Houston Texans that he had been diagnosed with a curable form of leukemia. Support came from all over the league, but especially his brothers from the Crimson Tide. Smith wore a Metchie t-shirt during the Philadelphia Eagles’ matchup against the Texans and embraced Metchie in pregame. On Sunday, Waddle rocked a Metchie shirt and played well for the Dolphins versus Houston.
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He caught five passes for 85 yards in a 30-15 victory for Miami, but Waddle is all about love for his brother. Metchie got selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by Houston. He finished last season with a team-high 96 receptions for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns at Alabama. Crimson Tide fans are looking forward to his return next year to start his professional career.
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