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A veteran Alabama DL accepts invitation for Reese’s Senior Bowl

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Alabama has its second senior on the defensive line to accept an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

DJ Dale, a native of Birmingham, Ala., joins defensive end, Byron Young.

Dale, a former four-star defensive tackle in the 2019 recruiting class, started four years for the Crimson Tide.

He battled through some injuries, but Dale produced a good senior campaign for the Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder totaled 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup, and a quarterback hurry. Dale has an opportunity to increase his NFL Draft stock with a good performance during Senior Bowl week. He helped the Tide to two Southeastern Conference Championships (2020 and 2021) and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2020.

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. 

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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