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Ex-player of Aggies rival loses leg to bullet wound. What shot him wasn’t human, per report

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Things are getting weird in the deep south.

Matt Branch played for offensive line for LSU from 2008-11.

On Dec. 28, he and a few friends went duck hunting in Mississippi.

At some point during their hunt, a Labrador retriever hopped into the bed of one of the group’s vehicle and accidentally fired Branch’s shotgun.

The news was first reported by the Mississippi Clarion Ledger.

The group took the former Tiger to the hospital. Eventually, doctors had to amputate Branch’s left leg.

Despite having major surgery and the loss of his leg, he’s expected to make a full recovery.

Friends have created a GoFundMe campaign set up to help pay for the costs of his medical care moving forward.

Caden Davis, one of the top kickers in the nation and a Texas A&M commit, kicks the game-winning 57-yard FG to send Coppell past Sachse on Friday August 31, 2018. Video credit Friday Night Glory

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