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Alabama DB Malachi Moore preparing for a monster senior season

Malachi Moore signals incomplete pass against Arkansas
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Alabama’s defensive secondary could be the team’s biggest strength in the fall if everything falls into place.

Malachi Moore had an impressive freshman season in 2020, but injuries limited him in 2021.

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He bounced back with plays last season, including 31 tackles, 1.5 sacks, five pass breakups, and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. The 6-foot, 198-pounder is healthy going into his senior year and has added nearly 20 pounds to his frame.

Moore looks like a linebacker, but he possesses the coverage abilities of a defensive back. He had Crimson Tide fans excited during the spring game. Moore displayed his athleticism on the edge, touching the quarterback three times for a sack. He posted nine tackles, three stops for loss, and a quarterback hurry — earning the Dixie Howell Memorial Award for Most Valuable Player.

He brings experience to the back end and is training with former Tide safety Justin Woodall. 

Woodall, a 2009 BCS National Champion for Alabama, has Moore perfecting his lateral quickness.

He could start at ‘Star’ (nickel), free safety, or Money (dime linebacker) in the secondary.

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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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