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Alabama transfer safety Jaylen Key arrives for summer training

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Alabama’s second defensive player from the NCAA transfer portal for the recent signing class has arrived on campus.

RELATED: BREAKING: UAB DB Jaylen Key commits to Alabama

Jaylen Key, a former safety at UAB, is ready to start summer training with the Crimson Tide. He posted photos and videos to his Instagram story upon arriving to the University of Alabama.


Key, a South Florida native, is competing against Malachi Moore, Kristian Story, Caleb Downs, Jake Pope, and Devonta Smith for an opportunity at safety. He has 44 games of experience, including a breakout season in 2022. Key posted 60 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and three interceptions — earning Honorable mention All-Conference USA honors.

RELATED: What does the addition of Jaylen Key mean for Alabama’s secondary?

Nick Saban wanted to have more experience in Alabama’s defensive secondary, and he has it with Key and Trey Amos. 

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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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