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Ohio State WR Carnell Tate's Mom Killed in Drive-By Shooting: 'Incredibly Saddened'

The college football world came together to offer condolences to Ohio State's Carnell Tate, who lost his mother to gun violence.

College football fans are offering their condolences to the family of Ohio State freshman wide receiver Carnell Tate, who's mother, Ashley Griggs, was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood.

In addition to Griggs, four others were injured, though they didn't face life-threatening injuries. As of now, no suspect has been identified, though eyewitnesses confirmed it was a drive-by shooting.

Tate grew up in Chicago but played his last two years of high school football for IMG Academy in Florida. His mother was heavily involved in the recruiting process.

On social media, Tate received an immense outpouring of support.

This support included his 7-on-7 team from high school, along with fellow Ohio State players and commits including Brandon Inniss, Tavien St. Clair and Nolan Baudo. Baudo grew up with Tate in Chicago.

Tate appeared in the All-American Bowl last year, and its official Twitter account also offered condolences, as did many of his teammates.

Ohio State also issued a statement: "Our coach and coaches are aware of this terrible tragedy, incredibly saddened and they, along with our players, will support Carnell in any way they can during this most difficult time."

As you can tell from Griggs' Twitter account, she was an incredible support system to Tate.

Tate came to Ohio State rated as a five-star prospect. He caught 30 passes for 777 yards and eight touchdowns last season at IMG Academy.

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