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Alabama’s Christian Barmore to turn in an All-American year this season

Photo of Christian Barmore comes via his twitter account

He has not stopped working since the Citrus Bowl. 

Christian Barmore is one of many reasons why Alabama fans are clamoring for a football season in the fall. Even with the coronavirus pandemic, the redshirt sophomore has put in countless hours of work with a local high school coach.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Barmore and Coach Troy Gore have trained on core strength, agility, hand strike, quickness and power. 

Gore has posted videos of Barmore’s progress and after excelling in limited action in 2019, the four-star anticipates having an All-American year. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound defensive lineman collected 26 tackles, including six for loss with two sacks last year. He also had five quarterback hurries and two pass breakups through 12 games. Supporters of the Crimson Tide first noticed Barmore’s energy and production versus Southern Mississippi at Bryant-Denny Stadium. 

He came off the bench and recorded three big tackles – including one for loss that ignited coaches and players on Alabama’s sideline.

His desire to be on the field was felt by everyone and Barmore would win Defensive Player of the Week via the coaching staff against Western Carolina and Auburn.

He also impressed the coaches in the Southeastern Conference, earning a spot on the SEC’s All-Freshman Team.

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With his return, Alabama has a marquee leader on its defensive front and Barmore expects to get this unit back to being well-respected by its peers. 

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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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