Alabama Football 2021 Season Preview: Quarterbacks

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Paul Tyson

Class: Redshirt Sophomore

HT/WT: 6’5, 228 LBs.

Hometown: Trussville, AL

High School: Hewitt-Trussville

Number: 17

Entering year three with the Crimson Tide, Paul Tyson did not appear in a game last season after only appearing during one game in 2019 while redshirting.

Tyson was a highly-rated in-state quarterback in the Class of 2019 from Hewitt-Trussville, one of the best high school football teams in the state of Alabama. During his high school career, Tyson finished his career with a 19-5 record as a starter while throwing for over 6,500 yards and 69 TD’s with the Huskies, while also completing 68.2% of his passes, second-most in AHSAA 7A history.

Tyson will most-likely serve as the primary back-up to Young to begin the 2021 season, and should very early-on see his first notable on-field collegiate action. The redshirt sophomore is an exciting player to watch due to his size and arm talent, and the former four-star recruit should provide some much-needed depth at a young Alabama quarterback position.

Prediction for 2021 Season Stat Line:

20/35, 250 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 8 rushes, 10 yards, 1 TD