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There Are Numbers At Safety For Tide

HaHa Clinton-Dix

Until a few years ago, the only teams on which a safety would rank among the leading tacklers would be a Vanderbilt type. Times have changed, at least at Alabama where the safeties are involved in many tackles. In fact, four of the Crimson Tide's top ten in tackles last year were safeties.

Vinnie Sunseri and Robert Lester were tied for fifth in tackles for Alabama in last year's 13-1 national championship season, both involved in 54 tackles – Sunseri with 30 primary, Lester with 19 primary. Sunseri was involved in six tackles for loss and two sacks, Lester four tackles four loss and two sacks. Nick Perry was ninth in tackles, 38, and HaHa Clinton-Dix 10th with 37. And the...

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