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A’Shawn Robinson and Reggie Ragland: UA alums to participate in All-Star Challenge

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Prior to training for the NFL Combine and Alabama’s pro day, former Crimson Tide standouts Reggie Ragland and A’Shawn Robinson will compete in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge this week. ESPN 2 will air the event Friday at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

Ragland and Robinson were catalyst on an Alabama defense that allowed 15.1 points, 276.3 total yards and 75.7 rush yards per game, all of which were among the best nationally.

Ragland led the team in total tackles with 102, while both of them anchored a unit that generated an FBS-leading 52 sacks in 2015. Ragland was a finalist for Butkus, Chuck Bednarik and Bronko Nagurski national honors, while Robinson was a finalist for the Outland Trophy (nation’s top interior lineman).

Both players have been projected as first round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. Ragland and Robinson were important factors in the Crimson Tide’s run to a national championship.

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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