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Former Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs has his high school jersey retired

Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs (#1) scores a long touchdown against Arkansas
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Dalton (Ga.) High School honored one of the most electric players of its football program this weekend.

Jahmyr Gibbs, a former four-star running back in the 2020 recruiting cycle, brought fans to feet every Friday night playing for Dalton.

He generated excitement as a back, wide receiver, return specialist, and wildcat quarterback when he touched the football. Gibbs frustrated opponents and opposing coaches with his explosiveness and versatility. He spend two seasons at Georgia Tech after dominating high school, but Gibbs made his biggest splash at the University of Alabama. 

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He transferred to Alabama in the spring of 2022 and had an impactful, long touchdown run on A-Day.

Gibbs became a star in one season for Alabama, totaling 926 rushing yards, 444 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns — helping the Crimson Tide to an Allstate Sugar Bowl victory over Kansas State. He was selected in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and had a great rookie campaign. In his return home to Dalton, Ga., Gibbs had his high school jersey retired.

His family, close friends, marketing agency, and coaches from the Lions came to support him. 

Alabama leaned on Gibbs a lot in 2022, and he did not disappoint. He is enjoying this time being honored as Tide fans look forward to seeing how he does in year two in the National Football League.

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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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