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Alabama’s Jordan Battle and Byron Young confirm they are back for 2022 season

Jordan Battle pumps his fist after getting a stop against LSU
Picture comes via Crimson Tide photos

Alabama’s defense will be stacked next fall.

Jordan Battle and Byron Young confirmed on Twitter their decision to return to the Crimson Tide.

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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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