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Can a 5-star freshman wind up being a dynamic return specialist for Alabama?

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Alabama fans will look at several aspects of the Crimson Tide in the annual A-Day Game on Saturday, April 13.

Kickoff return and punt return specialists is something Alabama has lacked since Jaylen Waddle in 2019.

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We saw playmakers such as Waddle, Eddie Jackson, Cyrus Jones, Christion Jones, Javier Arenas, Tyrone Prothro, Freddie Milons, and David Palmer become game changers as return men for the Tide. Alabama fans held their breath with anticipation any time these guys touched the football on special teams because they knew a big play was bound to happen.

Kalen DeBoer has talent on this Tide team, but who emerges as the primary kick returner and punt returner for Alabama?

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Stephen M. Smith is the 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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