More defensive starters in Alabama have returned for the senior season
DJ Dale, a defensive lineman, and safety DeMarcco have decided to not enter the NFL draft in 2022, and they will return to Alabama for their senior seasons.
Dale made the announcement on Friday, citing that We did not finish this season as we wanted to, and there is still work to be done.
Hellams wrote, When I came to the University of Alabama, I had three main goals get my degree, be a leader for my teammates, and win multiple championships. I can do so only by staying one more year.
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Henry To'o To'o, who like both was a junior and eligible to enter the NFL draft, decided to return for his senior season. Two other juniors on Alabama's defense, linebacker Christian Harris and safety Jordan Battle, have until Monday to decide whether to enter the draft.
Dale, who played at Clay-Chalkville, will return to Alabama in 2022 as one of Alabama's most experienced players.
The Hellams, from Washington, D.C., was named starter last season and continued in the role this season opposite Battle.
Seniors entering the NFL draft: RB Brian Robinson (Senior Bowl/eligibility exhausted), DL Phidarian Mathis (Senior Bowl), OLB Christopher Allen, CB Josh Jobe, and OL Chris Owens (eligibility exhausted).
Juniors are entering the NFL draft: OT Evan Neal, WR Jameson Williams, and WR Slade Bolden (redshirt junior).
ILB Henry To'o To'o (junior), DL DJ Dale (junior), and S DeMarcco Hellams (junior) are the players that will not be in the NFL draft.
Scholarship players have entered a transfer portal: QB Paul Tyson, WR Javon Baker, TE Jahleel Billingsley, OL Tommy Brown, ILB Jaylen Moody, ILB Shane Lee, OLB Drew Sanders, and OLB King Mwikuta (Arkansas State).
Mike Rodak is an Alabama beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter.