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Paul Tyson & several other Alabama players enter NCAA Transfer Portal

Several Alabama players entered the NCAA's transfer portal after the team's loss to Georgia. Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of Bear Bryant, was one of the players

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama had seven players enter the NCAA's transfer portal a day after the team's loss in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T. in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T.

Alabama quarterback Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of legendary Crimson Tide coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, announced Tuesday he will enter the transfer portal. 

Tyson thanked Alabama coach Nick Saban as well as the Crimson Tide assistant coaches and team staff for his opportunity to play for the Crimson Tide over the last three years and being a part of winning a national championship.

Also included was reserve tight end Jahleel Billingsley.

The group of Alabama players appeared in the portal late Tuesday afternoon. Billingsley, a junior from Chicago, had 35 receptions for 543 yards and six touchdowns the past two seasons. He was a preseason All-SEC selection but played behind Cameron Latu at the end of the season. After recording a total of nine receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown in wins over Southern Miss and Florida, Billingsley had seven receptions the rest of the season.

Other Alabama transfer portal entrants included linebacker Drew Sanders, who had 24 tackles, 1 sack, 4 quarterback hurries and 2 pass breakups. 

Also entering the portal was offensive lineman Tommy Brown, who started one game this season.

Georgia, which beat Alabama 33-18 in the championship game, had two players enter the portal Tuesday: defensive back Ameer Speed, who started three games and recorded 13 tackles this season, and wide receiver Jaylen Johnson, who had three receptions for 29 yards in 14 games.