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Texans signing former Alabama DB, Shyheim Carter after successful rookie minicamp tryout

Nick Saban coaching Shyheim Carter on the sideline during 2018 SEC Championship between Alabama and Georgia
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Shyheim Carter is headed back to the National Football League.

According to a report from Aaron Wilson, who covers the Houston Texans, the graduate assistant on Alabama’s coaching staff turned in a successful rookie minicamp tryout. The Texans are signing Carter, and he gets another chance to pursue his dream.

Carter, a native of Kentwood, La., was a defensive back for the Crimson Tide from 2016 to 2019.

RELATED: Houston Texans invited former Alabama defensive back, Shyheim Carter to rookie minicamp on tryout basis

He was the starting nickel back for Alabama in 2018 and 2019. Carter totaled 87 tackles, six tackles for loss, 17 pass breakups, three interceptions, and two touchdowns during that span. He had 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, seven breakups, and one interception as a senior in 2019. Carter was on two Southeastern Conference title teams (2016, 2018) and one national championship team in 2017.

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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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