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Ty Flournoy-Smith, Alabama’s 2016 Pro Day

Alabama TE prospect Ty Flournoy-Smith (No. 83): Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

He was not a prominent name, yet Ty Flournoy-Smith knew his role at Alabama.

The former Georgia Military tight end (JUCO) transferred to Tuscaloosa in 2014. He blocked for 206.6 rushing yards a game, while catching two passes for 18 yards and a score.

Flournoy-Smith’s touchdown reception came against Texas A&M on a 14-yard strike from quarterback Jacob Coker.

Alabama went on to win the contest 59-0 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

He saw action in nine games last season, after playing in just four games during the 2014 season. The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder blocked for 199.9 rushing yards and helped running back Derrick Henry secure a Heisman Trophy. Flournoy-Smith set the edge for Henry’s 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns.

He improved a little on the receiving end, collecting three passes for 48 yards.

He participated in the broad jump, 40-yard dash and 3-cone drill, but his hands during pass-catching sessions were good. Whether Coker threw on the run or in the pocket, Flournoy-Smith had no problems snatching passes with his hands.

No NFL team has a dire need for a tight end in this year’s draft class, but Flournoy-Smith’s size, playmaking abilities and success under head coach Nick Saban could land him a free agent contract and a practice squad role.

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.

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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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