Former University of Alabama football star Siran Stacy and his family were involved in an auto accident late Monday night near Dothan, Ala. Stacy’s vehicle was struck by a pickup truck at an intersection, killing six people, including Stacy's wife and four of his children, state troopers said Tuesday. Trooper Sgt. Tracy Nelson said the driver of the pickup was on the wrong side of the road when it struck Stacy's van on the passenger side.
Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said the Stacy van, going north on Alabama Highway 123, had stopped at a red light at the intersection of the four-lane U.S. 84, about six miles west of Dothan. Dorris Teague, a spokeswoman for state troopers in Montgomery, said the driver of the pickup truck also was killed and Stacy and his 3-year-old daughter were injured.
Stacy, 39, was listed in stable condition in surgical intensive care at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. His 3-year-old child, Shelly Stacy, was air-lifted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, where her condition was not released by the hospital. The county coroner said those killed in the wreck were Stacy's wife, Ellen Bible Stacy, 36, and children: Lequisa, 18, Bronson, 10, Sidney, 8, and Ellie, 2, all of Newton in southeast Alabama; and the driver of the pickup, Adam W. Wayman, 29, of Dothan.
An account has been opened at Wachovia Bank in Geneva, Ala., to deposit funds made payable to Siran Stacy to account for expenses associated with this tragedy. The account will be administered by Siran’s brother, Patrick Stacy. Individuals wishing to contribute to the fund can do so by sending a donation to:
Patrick Stacy or Siran Stacy
The Siran Stacy Fund
P.O. Box 892
Geneva, AL 36340
For questions regarding donations, contact Amy Bunton at 334-798-5000.
“Words cannot express the depth of the heartache we share with the Bible and Stacy families at this tragic time,” said UA Director of Athletics Mal Moore. “I am sure I speak for all the members of the Alabama athletics family in expressing our shock and sadness for the tragedy that has befallen these two families. I also want to let both families know that we stand ready to assist them during this time of need and ask all Alabama fans to keep the Bible and Stacy families in their thoughts and prayers.”
SIRAN STACY ATHLETIC BIO
Siran Stacy was a football letterman at UA from 1989-91, who joined the Crimson Tide after spending two seasons at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, came to the Capstone from Geneva, Ala. He was a two-year starter and two-time All-SEC performer in 1989 and 1991. During his Alabama career, he had 429 rushing attempts for 2,113 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also had 62 pass receptions for 574 yards, one touchdown and 2,787 all-purpose yards.
In 1989, Stacy played in 11 games and ran 216 times for 1,079 yards (5.0 average) and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 98.1 yards per game. The 1,079 yards is just one of twelve 1,000-yard seasons in school history. His 18 TDs and 108 points that season were single-season school records at the time and currently rank second to Shaun Alexander in Crimson Tide football history. Stacy had 14 rushing attempts for 169 yards and four TDs in his Crimson Tide debut against Memphis State on Sept. 16, 1989. He also added 28 rushing attempts for a career-high 211 yards and three TDs as Alabama clinched the 1989 SEC Championship with a win at LSU on Nov. 11, 1989.
His senior year ended prematurely when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Southern Mississippi on Sept. 8, 1990. Before the injury, he rushed 13 times for 67 yards and one TD and caught three passes for 25 yards. He came back in 1991 and turned in another All-SEC season, rushing 200 times for 967 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 89.9 yards per game. He accounted for 1,144 all-purpose yards that season. Stacy recorded 100-yard rushing games against Vanderbilt (16-180-1), Tennessee-Chattanooga (17-109-2), LSU (19-102-0) and Colorado (26-111-0) in 1991.
Stacy was a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1992 National Football League Player Draft, the 48th player chosen overall. Stacy played for the Eagles that season, seeing action in one game that season. He enjoyed success with NFL Europe’s Scottish Claymores from 1995-97 and in 2000, leading the team in rushing in 1995 with 785 yards and five touchdowns and in 1996 with 780 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He rushed for 785 yards and four touchdowns for the Claymores in 1997. He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
ELLEN BIBLE STACY ATHLETIC BIO
Ellen Bible Stacy 1993 was a co-captain of Alabama’s women’s volleyball team in 1991, and a four-year letter winner from 1989-92 for head coach Dorothy Franco-Reed. A native of Lafayette, Ind., Ellen earned the team’s “Rock” Award three times during her career (1989, 1990 and 1992) in recognition of her hustle and determination. A hitter for the Tide, Ellen led the Tide in digs in 1990 with 273. In 1992, Bible had a team-leading 30 service aces and was fourth on the team with 140 digs. As a junior in 1991, Bible was ninth in the Southeastern Conference in service aces with 48.