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Alabama football updates its roster, Markail Benton has been added back

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UPDATED: It was simply a site issue, Markail Benton has been added back to Alabama’s roster.

Some interesting findings have taken place at the University of Alabama on Tuesday, as one of the linebackers for the football program is no longer listed on the roster. 

According to, Markail Benton’s name is no longer there. 

A former four-star via Phenix City, Ala., Benton came to the Crimson Tide in its 2017 signing class from Central High School.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder was one of the top inside linebacker prospects in the state of Alabama and has played in 33 career games – including nine last year.

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Benton wears No. 36 and it may be a situation where the roster needs to be updated.

After redshirting his initial freshman season, he totaled 14 tackles in 2018 and has 33 stops in two years of playing.

Benton was on the Tide’s 2017 national championship team. 

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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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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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