NFL rookie shot in face outside his Ohio home

Damond Powell, the rookie Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, was hit in the face by gunfire Friday night outside his home in South Toledo, Ohio, The Toledo Blade reported.

Powell, who had 19 catches for 317 yards and three touchdowns last season for the University of Iowa, is reportedly recovering after being shot while sitting in a car with some friends in his driveway, according to a police report.

Powell, 22, was taken to the hospital, and police told the paper his injuries are not life threatening.

``We are aware that Damond Powell was the victim of a shooting last night in Toledo, where he remains hospitalized,'' the Cardinals said in a statement on Saturday.

``We have been in communication with his family to offer whatever support and resources we can provide. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as appropriate.''

The Cardinals signed Powell as an undrafted free agent.