Alabama’s Jordan Battle and Byron Young confirm they are back for 2022 season
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Alabama’s defense will be stacked next fall.
Jordan Battle and Byron Young confirmed on Twitter their decision to return to the Crimson Tide.
Let’s run it back😈!! #GodsPlan #Divine9ine pic.twitter.com/E5JrzAdyaY
— Jordan Battle™️ (@JordanMBattle) January 15, 2022
Run it back #year4 pic.twitter.com/9BgSTIwY2N
— Byron Young (@ByronYoung19) January 15, 2022
Both players were draft-eligible juniors, but they want one more season at Alabama. Battle had 87 total tackles from his strong safety position and totaled three pass breakups and three interceptions. He returned two picks for touchdowns.
Young, a defensive end, had 40 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and two quarterback hurries.
Alabama’s defense started slowly in 2021, but it finished strong. It wants a national championship, and the players returning expect to get it done. The Tide has Battle, Young, Henry To’oto’o, DJ Dale, and DeMarcco Hellams back for the 2022 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.