TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Alabama true freshman defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson hasn’t played this season while he recovered from knee surgery.
The 6-foot-2, 266-pound Tomlinson needed reconstructive surgery after an April injury while playing for his high school soccer team.
But if he hadn’t gotten hurt, he likely wouldn’t be sitting out the season as a redshirt.
“Just watching him day-to-day, he has really good quickness,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said this evening. “If he wasn’t hurt he’s probably a guy who can help us because he’s one of those quick-twitch guys.”
Tomlinson came to Alabama from Henry County High in McDonough, Ga., and was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com.