Former Alabama WR John Metchie healthy for 2023 season with Houston Texans
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John Metchie III, a University of Alabama alum, did not play his rookie season in the National Football League for the Houston Texans. The native Canadian was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia last summer. He missed the season but attacked his treatment well. Metchie has participated in the offseason workouts for the Texans, and head coach DeMeco Ryans says he’s ready to go for the fall. He got selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft after a good career for the Crimson Tide.
This is great: #Texans WR John Metchie is back on the field for offseason workouts.
Metchie was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in July and missed his entire rookie year. Houston traded up to get him in the 2nd-round.
Looks like he’s on his way back. 🙏
(📸 @HoustonTexans) pic.twitter.com/CZURYyEHTX
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 26, 2023
Awesome: WR John Metchie returned to the field for #Texans offseason workouts after missing his rookie season with leukemia ❤
Coach DeMeco Ryans said he’s healthy and ready to go for the 2023 season 👏 pic.twitter.com/bVJTl7ReAJ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 26, 2023
Metchie caught a team-high 96 passes in 2021 for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns.
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As a former four-star in the 2019 class, he helped Alabama to two Southeastern Conference Championships (2020, 2021) and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2020.
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