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Former Alabama DT signs three-year extension with San Francisco

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Defensive tackle Quinton Dial was a huge presence on Alabama’s front line in 2011-12.

He totaled 46 tackles and 2.5 sacks in two years, while helping Alabama win two national titles in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Dial was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round (157th overall pick) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He helped the 49ers reach an NFC Conference title game against Seattle in 2013, despite losing the match-up. Dial became an asset last season, totaling 59 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pass defended.

San Francisco has decided to keep its hand on the former Crimson Tide standout, signing him to a three-year extension according to ESPN staff writer Paul Gutierrez.

Dial’s extension is set to go through 2019.

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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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