Since he first arrived on campus, there may not be another player who became a fan favorite as quickly as Landon Dickerson.
Whether it was his viral on-field clips of massive blocks and other antics, Dickerson was a model of what an Alabama player strives to be.
In 2020 he took a major step forward and became one of the leaders of a Crimson Tide team that trampled past its competition in route to its 18th national championship. Anchored by Dickerson, Alabama’s offensive line was amongst the best in college football and constantly on the receiving end of shout-outs from the likes of Mac Jones and Najee Harris.
Unfortunately for the Florida State transfer, his season was cut short with the finish line in sight in the SEC Championship game. In the fourth quarter, Dickerson suffered a leg injury which was expected to end his season and not be able to play in the College Football Playoff.
But that’s not how Dickerson wished to end his career and after Alabama defeated Notre Dame in the opening round of the playoff, he suited up for the championship game against Ohio State.
Once the game was in hand, head coach Nick Saban rewarded his senior as he sent him on the field for the final kneel-downs of the game.
During an appearance on “Good Morning Football,” Dickerson talked about this moment and what he felt during the last snaps of his college career.
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“It’s been difficult to find words to describe that moment,” Dickerson said. “I honestly think the best way I can describe it is a Disney movie moment. You know it’s just one of those moments where everything worked out in the end it was all just happy. I got to be out there with my guys one last time.”
“It was just a phenomenal way to cap off my career at Alabama.”
The versatile lineman also gave an update on his health as he prepares for the 2021 NFL Draft where he aims to be amongst the first interior lineman off the board through the initial rounds.
“I’m doing phenomenal when it comes to recovery and just kind of getting over this,” Dickerson said. “I’m right on track with where I need to be. We feel comfortable, the medical staff and the training staff, feel very comfortable that I should be ready this coming season.”
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77