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Former Alabama WR John Metchie healthy for 2023 season with Houston Texans

John Metchie runs after the catch against Texas A&M
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Alabama fans have a second person to cheer for that has cleared cancer treatments.

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.

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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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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