No. 5 Dont'a Hightower


Alabama junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower has 17 quarterback hurries in his two-plus seasons with the Crimson Tide. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Published: Friday, July 15, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:18 p.m.

No. 5 Dont'a Hightower

Alabama junior linebacker

Why he's No. 5: Hightower could have gone pro after his redshirt sophomore year but chose to return to Alabama. He can run and he can hit and has bounced back fully from a serious knee injury that ended his 2009 season after four games.

Key number: 17, the number of quarterback hurries for Hightower in his two-plus seasons at Alabama.

Fun fact: A YouTube hit from last season was a video of Hightower blowing up Florida offensive tackle Xavier Nixon on a bull rush. Google it.

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