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Alabama DB Shyheim Carter drops hype video for senior year

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He emerged as a leader by example during the latter portion of 2018 and as a returning senior, Shyheim Carter wants a second national championship ring. 

Hailing from Kentwood, La., the former four-star in the University of Alabama’s 2016 signing class finished tenth on the roster in total tackles (44) and collected 3.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups – tied for second on the team – three quarterback pressures and two interceptions. 

The 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back stepped his game up versus Auburn and Georgia for the Southeastern Conference Championship Game, as he totaled a combined 11 tackles and six pass breakups against both programs.

Carter was a force against the Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, tying his career-high in breakups (three) and posted five stops with one quarterback pressure in the Crimson Tide’s 35-28 win. 

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Both of his interceptions last season were returned for touchdowns, including one versus SEC West foe in Arkansas that was returned for a 44-yard score.

With the hire of Charles Kelly as safeties coach and associate defensive coordinator, Carter will have the best teaching to position him for individual accolades and potentially a first-round draft grade for the 2020 venue. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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