Son Of 33-Year Old NFL 1st Round Pick Commits To Alabama

Dre Kirkpatrick

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A move that’s sure to ignite excitement among both Alabama Crimson Tide and NFL football fans.

The son of former Cincinnati Bengals 1st-round cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick Sr, Dre Kirkpatrick Jr. has committed to joining the University of Alabama, under the mentorship of coach Nick Saban.

The elder Kirkpatrick, now 33 years old, concluded his NFL journey in 2021 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

This commitment marks a special moment for Coach Saban, who celebrated the landing of his first legacy player of the year.

The young defensive back from Gadsden, hailing from Alabama, made the decision to join the Crimson Tide over other enticing options like Arkansas, Auburn, and Missouri, per ESPN.

Dre Kirkpatrick Sr., notably donned the crimson jersey from 2009 to 2011, shining as a two-time All-SEC team member and clinching two national championships during his time with the Tide.

Coach Saban, the driving force behind Alabama’s football dominance, is entering his 17th season at the helm. With an impressive resume boasting six national championships and eight SEC titles, Saban’s legacy as a coaching legend continues to grow.

As Dre Kirkpatrick Jr. embarks on his college football journey with the University of Alabama, all eyes will be on the young prospect, eagerly anticipating the new chapter he’ll write in the legacy of both his family and the Crimson Tide.