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Roydell Williams is preparing to have a big impact at Alabama this season

Roydell Williams running through a Kentucky defender
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Alabama football has a lot of sophomores that fans want to see create an impact.

Names such as Bryce Young, Jase McClellan, Javon Baker, Traeshon Holden, William Anderson, Malachi Moore, Tim Smith, Brian Branch, Drew Sanders, and Chris Braswell will be under a microscope.

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Roydell Williams is another player for the Crimson Tide who is preparing for a massive second year.

Nick Saban was pleased with his efforts throughout spring practice, and Williams totaled 108 yards (65 receiving, four catches) in the A-Day Game. He recorded his first career rushing touchdown in 2020 versus Kentucky, but Williams was a stellar athlete in high school.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder totaled 5,929 career rushing yards with 92 total scores (84 rushing touchdowns) at Hueytown High School.

He has the physical tools and playmaking capabilities to be a premiere back in college football.

Williams has been training with Leonard Stephens of Step By Step Performance in Birmingham (Ala.) this offseason.

He’s been working on balance, agility, and evading tacklers in space.

The Crimson Tide lost Keilan Robinson to Texas and Kyle Edwards to the transfer portal.

If Edwards finds a new school, Alabama will down to five scholarship running backs. Williams is in contention to be the third rusher in the rotation, behind McClellan and Brian Robinson Jr.

Fans are looking forward to seeing what he does this season.

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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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