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Alabama kicker to declare for NFL Draft after Sugar Bowl

Will Reichard attempting a field for Alabama versus Miami
Photo by Crimson Tide photos

The kicker position left Alabama fans in fear, but Will Reichard changed it for them.

In four years, the Hoover (Ala.) native became one of the most consistent specialists in the Nick Saban era.

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He earned the status of all-time leader for points in school history during the Crimson Tide’s matchup against LSU. Reichard stood at 388 career points, despite the Tide taking a 31-32 loss in overtime. He has scored more since Nov. 8 at Tiger Stadium as Reichard finished the regular season making 21 of 25 field goals (84 percent) and all 58 of his PAT attempts. He accepted his invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl and confirmed the news to reporters Tuesday in New Orleans that he will turn pro.

Reichard is looking forward to playing against Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

He was a dynamic specialist for the Tide and fans are excited to see what he does at the next level.

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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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