From The Tribune staff reports
The Alabama football program is mourning the death of a former player.
According to reports, former Crimson Tide defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington died on Sunday. He was 34.
Washington was a senior on Nick Saban’s first national championship team at Alabama in 2009. He played for the program from 2005-09, signing with head coach Mike Shula and later graduating under Saban after an undefeated 2009 season.
“We are devastated to hear of the passing of Lorenzo Washington,” said Saban in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Zo’s family, friends and teammates. He was an integral part of our 2009 national championship team, a wonderful son, father, friend and a loved teammate.”
Washington, a native of Logansville, Ga., recorded 69 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six quarterback sacks in 46 games played at Alabama. He went undrafted in 2010, but played three season in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Detroit Lions.
Details of Washington’s death have not been released.