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Dial Wants To Earn Role As Tight End

Preston Dial has begun to fill one role of last year's graduated Alabama tight end corps. Dial is one of the more vocal players on the Crimson Tide football team. "Nick had a big mouth," Dial said. "Someone had to pick up where he left off."

No one questions the importance of leadership in a football team. Many leaders are vocal, so Preston Dial may be on to something. He certainly says the right things. Dial, a 6-3, 245-pound junior from Mobile, is in a crowded field, even though the two main tight ends from last season are gone. Nick Walker and Travis McCall were last year's Bama tight ends, frequently in the game at the same...

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