Crimson Countdown: Denzel Devall 

June, 19, 2013
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During the summer, TideNation will analyze each of the scholarship players on the Alabama roster -- excluding the Tide's 2013 recruiting class -- in our Crimson Countdown series. Starting with No. 1 Dee Hart, we will go through the roster numerically, finishing with No. 99 Brandon Ivory.

No. 30 Denzel Devall
Sophomore linebacker

Expectations for 2013: He wasn't the highest-rated linebacker to sign with Alabama in 2012, but he wound up being the most effective on the football field as a freshman. Devall played in all 14 games, racking up two sacks and three quarterback hurries in what amounted to a third-down pass rushing role for defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. As a sophomore, he'll be asked to do more of the same at outside linebacker, backing up starters Adrian Hubbard and Xzavier Dickson.


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