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Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner selected to Freshman All-American team

Dallas Turner sacks Stetson Bennett Alabama sec championship
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/ SEC Media Portal

Dallas Turner arrived at the University of Alabama as a five-star linebacker from South Florida in the 2021 recruiting class. 

The Crimson Tide witnessed a dominant freshman season from Will Anderson in 2020, but Turner surpassed some of Anderson’s numbers last year. He played in 15 games – three starts – and totaled 30 tackles, ten tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, and five quarterback hurries. Turner was one of four players that finished in double-digits in tackles for loss. 

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He posted 1.5 more sacks than Anderson as a freshman. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder collected 5.5 of his 8.5 sacks in matchups versus Auburn, Georgia (SEC Championship), Cincinnati (CFP Semifinal), and Georgia again (CFP National Championship). 

Turner made the Freshman All-SEC team and earned Freshman All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America. He is prepared to have a huge spring and a dominant sophomore year.

Turner learned a lot from Anderson, and now he’s ready to take the next step.

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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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