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Speeding Driver Leaves ACU Football Athlete in Critical Condition

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

By: Savannah Stutevoss

On the evening of Thursday Oct. 8, a speeding vehicle at North Treadaway and Ambler injured four individuals, including ACU football player Sema’J Davis from Midland.

Davis has been the No. 2 quarterback for the ACU Wildcats’ last two seasons. Now a junior, he is also the team’s top returning rusher.

According to the release, the incoming vehicle was traveling "at a high rate of speed" and "disobeyed the red light" at North Treadaway Boulevard. The vehicle struck Davis’ Cadillac after striking another car. Davis was left in critical condition, with ACU Sports tweeting, “He was airlifted from Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.”

Davis suffered a broken clavicle and femur, as well as brain hemorrhaging . He also tested positive for COVID-19 and has only been able to communicate with his family through FaceTime. He has now been stabilized but continues to be monitored and is in critical condition. A GoFundMe, titled “Medical Expenses for the Davis Family” was created by a Davis family friend, Kylee Nunez, in order to help offset medical expenses.

Nunez wrote on the GoFundMe page, “The Davis family is overwhelmed with the amount of love and donations from both Midland and Abilene and feels extremely blessed to have everyone's prayers…their only request is that we focus on the positive and continue to pray in one accord for Sema'J’s ultimate healing and remain steadfast in support and love for the family since they have a long road ahead and are in it for the long run until God says different.”

According to Nunez, the GoFundMe is about $5,000 away from its $50,000 goal. “[The funds] will be used for medical bills, traveling expenses, meals, and any other purchases the family deems necessary during these unforeseen circumstances.

Prayers for Sema’J’s ongoing recovery and for peace for his family are greatly appreciated. Donations are still being accepted on GoFundMe. HSU wishes Sema’J a speedy healing and many blessings, and reminds all to drive safely.


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