Former Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter was shot over the weekend at a gas station late Saturday night or early Sunday morning in Chicago, Ill, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.
The other victim in the incident has died and Carter is in critical condition at an Oak Lawn, Ill., hospital.
“It’s devastating,” Grand Valley State coach Matt Mitchell said. “He was a good person at heart. He had some highs and some lows. My heart goes out to his family and what they’re going through right now.
“He was very motivated by the dream of playing in the NFL,” Mitchell said. “He was a ferocious competitor when he was carrying the ball. He was the all-time leading rusher at Grand Valley State, which says a lot with the football tradition here.”
Carter was one of three supplemental draft prospects to go undrafted a few weeks ago.
The Chiefs reportedly brought Carter in for a workout, but didn’t sign him to a contract following the session.
Carter was a late entry to the 2019 Supplemental Draft and didn’t hold a Pro Day. Expectations were that he was going to be an undrafted free agent.
During his two years at Grand Valley State, Carter rushed for 2,797 yards on 391 carries (7.2 YPC) to go along with 19 receptions for 125 yards receiving and 28 total touchdowns over the course of two seasons and 27 games played.