Texans WR Tank Dell Wounded in Florida Nightclub Shooting

Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell
Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell was shot in the early hours of Sunday morning while at a nightclub in Sanford, Fla., the team announced.

Dell was not seriously injured, though he was taken to a hospital for treatment on what the team described as a "minor wound." He was released from the hospital later Sunday.

Dell was reportedly a bystander when the shooting occurred at a private event at a nightclub. The shooter, who police say is a teenager, opened fire following an altercation, injuring 10 people. None of the individuals suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

"We have been made aware that Tank Dell was a victim of a shooting in Sanford, Fla. last night. He sustained a minor wound but has been released from the hospital and is in good spirits. We are in contact with him and his family and will provide more updates when appropriate but we ask that you please respect his privacy at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the incident," said the team in a statement.

Dell, 24, played college football at the University of Houston before being drafted by the Texans in the third round in 2023. As a rookie, he caught 47 passes for 709 yards and seven touchdowns across 11 games before an ankle injury cost him the rest of the season.

Karl Rasmussen


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