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Hightower Emerges In New Position

Dont'a Hightower

Mark Ingram didn't exactly smirk when asked about Dont'a Hightower's high school career as a running back. "Yeah," Ingram said. "I saw some of that." Ingram may not be impressed with Hightower as a tailback, but he has great respect for Alabama's middle linebacker as a defensive player.

Mark Ingram is one of the most dedicated players on Coach Nick Saban's Alabama football team, one reason that Ingram was the Heisman Trophy winner for the Crimson Tide's national championship team in 2009. One player who missed much of that 14-0 season is Dont'a Hightower, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game last year. Hightower spent the rest of 2009 on the sidelines... Recommended Stories