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Former Alabama DL Byron Young signs rookie contract for Raiders

Byron Young (#47) tackles Texas A&M receiver Ainias Smith
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

The Las Vegas Raiders have a former Alabama football player on a rookie contract.

Byron Young, a Crimson Tide alumnus, got selected at No. 70 overall in the third round of the NFL Draft. His contract is four years, $5.67 million via Spotrac. Young has a $1.12 million signing bonus and his cap number for the fall is $1.03 million.

As a native Mississippian, he totaled 48 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, six quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble.

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Young helped the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2020 and two Southeastern Conference titles in 2020 and 2021.  

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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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