Missouri Tigers DT Harold Brantley Seriously Injured in Car Accident


Missouri Tigers defensive tackle Harold Brantley was involved in a car accident on Sunday afternoon near Columbia, Missouri. While driving a 2000 Chrysler Concorde on Highway 63, just south of Columbia, Brantley veered off the left side of the highway, then overcorrected and slid off the right side, at which point his car flipped over after making contact with a guardrail. According to reporter Ashley Zavala of KRCG 13 in Columbia, Brantley was stuck in the car for 10 minutes because rescue crews could not open the door. Brantley suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

Mizzou women’s basketball player Maddie Stock was riding in the passenger seat in the car, though she was quickly released from the hospital and has no serious injuries. Neither Brantley or Stock was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Zavala tweeted photos of the wreck:

Brantley, a redshirt junior who was listed on Mizzou’s spring roster at 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds, is projected by many to be a first-round prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s arguably Missouri’s best returning player, having collected 54 tackles, five sacks, and seven tackles for loss over 14 games, 10 of which he started. He was projected to be the Tigers’ only returning starter on the defensive line, with ends Shane Ray and Markus Golden and tackle Lucas Vincent having moved on to the NFL.

Stock, a 6-foot guard from St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis, has played the past three years for the Tigers women’s basketball team and will head into her senior season in 2015-16. Over 33 games, two of which she started, Stock averaged 7.2 points per game and had 48 assists.

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