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Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey nurses toe injury

Marvin Gentry - USA TODAY Sports

Defending a quarterback like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson can take a lot out of someone.

Evidence of this statement occurred during Alabama’s national championship parade last week, when star cornerback Marlon Humphrey was spotted on crutches.

The former five-star recruit emerged as a redshirt freshman with 45 total tackles in 15 games this season. He recorded eight pass breakups and three interceptions (second on team).

According to John Talty of, Humphrey sustained a toe injury in the Crimson Tide’s 45-40 win over the Tigers on Jan. 11. Alabama head coach Nick Saban updated the media Wednesday on his status. “It is not surgical,” Saban said per Talty. “He’ll [Humphrey] be in a cast for a couple of weeks and then they’ll rediagnose and see what he can do from there.”

Humphrey is one of three players that participate in two sports. He was a member of a productive 4×400 relay team last season for Alabama’s track and field group.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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