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Ex-Pitt star Jaylen Twyman injured in D.C. shooting

NCAA Football: Miami at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Former Pitt defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman was the victim of a shooting in Washington, D.C., on Monday. However, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Twyman, he is expected to make a full recovery.

Twyman was in Washington visiting an aunt when he and three other people were shot on the 300 block of 50th Street in the nation’s capital. Twyman was shot four times, but he will not require surgery, as his wounds were superficial. In addition, Rosenhaus noted that Twyman did not suffer any broken bones.

“Wrong place, wrong time,” Rosenhaus told Adam Schefter of ESPN on Monday. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be OK – that’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s OK. He will make a full recovery.”

Washington is Twyman’s hometown, and he was a star at H.D. Woodson High School, which is less than a mile away from where the shooting occurred. The defensive tackle came to Pitt in 2017 and rose to national prominence during a breakout 2019 season.

Earlier this year, Twyman was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the NFL draft. In a statement, the Vikings said that they had been in contact with Twyman and reiterated that a full recovery is expected.