Alabama Coaches, Former Players Show Support for Stacy

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The family of former Alabama running back Siran Stacy received calls and visits from former Alabama players and coaches following an automobile accident that seriously injured Stacy and one of his children.

His wife and four other children were killed in the accident Monday night near Dothan.

Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore said he could not express in words the heartache Alabama athletic officials shared with Stacy's family and the family of his wife, Ellen Bible Stacy.

Ellen Stacy was a native of Lafayette, Ind. She was co-captain of the women's volleyball team at Alabama in 1991 and a four-year letter winner from 1989 to 1992.

Former Alabama quarterback Steadman Shealy said Stacy had turned his life around in recent years. He said Stacy and his family had become involved in church activities.

Shealy spent part of Tuesday at the hospital with Stacy's family.

He said former head coach Gene Stallings also visited the hospital and that current head coach Nick Saban was among a number of former players and coaches calling the Stacy relatives.

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