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Alabama QB Ty Simpson continues crafting his skill set ahead of spring practice

Alabama freshman QB Ty Simpson (#15) executes a hand off against Utah State at Bryant-Denny Stadium for 2022.
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Alabama football has a quarterback returning with starting experience, but a talented player is continuing to craft his skill set ahead of spring practice.

Ty Simpson, a redshirt sophomore, is in his third season with the Crimson Tide. He came as a five-star prospect from Westview High School (Martin, Tenn.) in the 2022 recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 203-pounder has been perfecting his accuracy and mechanics with his father, Jason Simpson. Ty was the Tide’s primary backup quarterback, seeing time in six games in 2023.

Simpson came off the bench in Alabama’s week three matchup against South Florida, leading the Tide to 17 unanswered points for a 17-3 victory. He completed 11 of 20 passes for 179 yards and had two rushing touchdowns last season. Simpson looks to put himself in perfect position to possibly become the starting quarterback. Spring practice begins on Monday, March 4 for Alabama.

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Tide fans look forward to seeing how Simpson does in practice.

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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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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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