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Jaylen Waddle wears a John Metchie shirt to support him as he fights leukemia

Jaylen Waddle (#17) returns a punt for the Dolphins in second half of 2021 game versus New York Giants
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Wide receivers that have played at the University of Alabama have a special relationship.

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Jaylen Waddle and John Metchie shake hands

Oct 17, 2020; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8) and Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (17) celebrate Waddle’s 90 yard touchdown during the second half of Alabama’s 41-24 win over Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

DeVonta Smith and John Metchie celebrate Smith's TD versus Ole Miss

Oct 10, 2020; Oxford, MX, USA; Alabama receivers Jaylen Waddle (17), DeVonta Smith (6) and John Metchie III (8) celebrate during the game against Mississippi at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kent Gidley via USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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