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Alabama defensive end accepts invitation to Reese’s Senior Bowl

Byron Young pumps up the crowd against Vanderbilt
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Alabama football has its second senior to accept an invitation for the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Byron Young, a defensive end, joins Emil Ekiyor to showcase his talent for pro scouts.

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Young, a native Mississippian, arrived in Alabama’s 2019 recruiting class as a four-star. He’s produced every year, especially in the last two seasons. Young led all defensive linemen for the Crimson Tide in tackles (46) and had 5.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, six quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble. His best performance came at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in his return to Mississippi to battle Ole Miss. The 6-foot-3, 292-pounder had a career-high 11 tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries, a pass breakup, and a  forced fumble in Alabama’s 30-24 victory. He earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week and Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week honors. Young could be a late first-round to an early second-round draft selection.

The Senior Bowl will be on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at Whitney Hancock Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

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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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