Raiders star wide receiver Henry Ruggs III — the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft — was involved in a serious car accident in Las Vegas Tuesday morning.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports … 22-year-old Ruggs was in a wreck in the central Las Vegas Valley area around 3:40 AM.
No word on if cops believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the accident. It’s still unclear what Ruggs’ condition is. There is a local report that says there was at least one fatality in the crash.
Ruggs was a superstar for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 2017-19 … winning a national championship in 2017. The Montgomery, AL native is having a breakout year for the Raiders … with 24 receptions, 469 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Ruggs has previously spoken out about his inspiration to play football … saying it was a childhood friend who encouraged him to try out. The friend tragically passed away at 17 years old, and the receiver has honored him with a salute after every touchdown.
We’ve reached out to Ruggs’ camp and the Raiders for comment. So far, no word back.