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Alabama football has two players on Senior Bowl All-America Defensive Team

Alabama linebacker Henry To'oto'o during the second half of the Iron Bowl versus Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium for 2022
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Some college football players have started accepting invitations to the Senior Bowl.

Nothing has been reported on an Alabama player accepting an invitation; however, a pair of Crimson Tide players have been named to the Senior Bowl’s All-America Defensive Team. Henry To’oto’o (linebacker) and Byron Young (defensive end) were the honorees as both are draft-eligible players. To’oto’o is second on the Tide for total tackles (89) and totaled 201 stops in two seasons with Alabama. He has seven tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and a quarterback hurry for Alabama in 12 games this year.

Young leads all defensive linemen with 46 total tackles. He stands with 5.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, six quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble. The native Mississippian earned Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against Ole Miss. He posted a career-high 11 tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup in a 30-24 victory for Tide. Young came to Alabama as a four-star in the 2019 recruiting class as a top prospect.

To’oto’o and Young are considered Day 2 picks (second to third round) for next April’s NFL Draft.

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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 10+ 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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