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Walk-On Brought His Gift To Alabama

Rob Ezell

It's a gift, one shared with a national television audience earlier this year, but now only reluctantly even discussed. Understandable, since it's a fine line to parody The Man, perhaps his future boss.

Sportswriters covering Alabama first heard about the Rob Ezell imitation of Nick Saban from Saban last August. "You need to get him to do it," Saban said. But with few exceptions--notably for an ESPN special on Alabama in the pre-season--Ezell is unwilling to perform. Rob Ezell is a 5-10, 172-pound senior wide receiver from Athens. The walk-on hasn't been seen much in Crimson Tide games. A play...

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