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Alabama OLB Christopher Allen signs with Barstool Sports

Christopher Allen tackles Stetson Bennett of Georgia
Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

He has a chance to become a high-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, but Christopher Allen has recently picked up an endorsement for his name, image, and likeness.

Allen, a fifth-year senior from Baton Rouge, La., has signed with Barstool Sports.

RELATED: Alabama DB Josh Jobe signs marketing deal with GSE Worldwide

He becomes the second Crimson Tide player, joining Pierce Quick, to be a Barstool Athlete.

The 6-foot-4, 252-pounder led the Southeastern Conference in tackles for loss (13) and totaled six sacks, five quarterback hurries, and two forced fumbles.

Allen, an outside linebacker, was named second-team All-SEC for his efforts from the league’s coaches.

Since last week, several players have inked endorsement deals to capitalize on their likeness.

Tracking Tide players with partnerships for their likeness

-Bryce Young: QB, Cash App

-Evan Neal: OT, YOKE gaming company

-Traeshon Holden: WR, YOKE & College Football Edits

-Javion Cohen: OL, YOKE

-DeMarcco Hellams: DB, YOKE

-Christopher Allen: OLB, YOKE & Barstool Sports & PSD Underwear

-Agiye Hall: WR, Playmaker & College Football Edits

-Malachi Moore: DB, Milo’s, My Gameday Shop, PSD Underwear & Official Crisp Athlete

-Pierce Quick: OL, Barstool Sports & My Gameday Shop

-Tommy Brown: OL, My Gameday Shop & Rama Jama’s

-Paul Tyson: QB, My Gameday Shop

-Phidarian Mathis: DL, The Familie (NIL representation)

-Josh Jobe: CB, GSE Worldwide

The likeness conversation is not going away. More players from the Crimson Tide will get involved, as the NCAA is finally allowing this opportunity. Despite the excitement, Nick Saban will still have a way to not allow it to become a distraction.

Alabama is seeking back-to-back national championships for the first time since 2011-12 seasons.

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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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