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A veteran Alabama wide receiver expected to return for 2023 season

Jermaine Burton warms up prior to Mississippi State game
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Alabama lost Traeshon Holden, Christian Leary, and JoJo Earle to the NCAA transfer portal, but the Crimson Tide is expected to return a veteran wide receiver for next season.

According to credible sources, Touchdown Alabama Magazine has learned that Jermaine Burton will return.

Instead of the NFL Draft, he chose another season at Alabama

As a California native, Burton transferred to Alabama from Georgia after helping the Bulldogs capture a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2021. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder finished the regular season tied for second in receptions (37) and totaled 590 receiving yards with six touchdowns. He recorded three touchdowns, including two versus Austin Peay, in Alabama’s final three games of the season. Burton collected his first 100-yard outing (128) for the Crimson Tide against Austin Peay.

The Tide will have two veteran names with Burton and Ja’Corey Brooks leading young talents.

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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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