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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Alabama confirms Aaron Douglas' death

By Chris Low


It's been a tragic stretch  for Alabama, the latest blow coming early Thursday morning when offensive tackle Aaron Douglas was found dead in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Douglas, 21, had transferred to Alabama from Arizona Western College and was competing this spring for the starting left tackle job. He started his career at Tennessee and earned Freshman All-America honors in 2009.

Both of Douglas' parents, David and Karla, were athletes at Tennessee. David played on the Vols' 1985 SEC championship football team, and Karla played on the Lady Vols' 1987 national championship basketball team.

The details surrounding Douglas' death aren't known at this point. He decided to leave the Tennessee program after Lane Kiffin bolted for USC and later admitted to struggling with depression issues.