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Malachi Moore gets snubbed for preseason Thorpe Award watch list

Malachi Moore is about to take his game to another level.

Before the start of the 2020 season, he was the least discussed freshman on defense. Moore taught himself the system and recorded an impressive year. He captivated Alabama’s coaching staff with his instincts, and fans enjoyed his big plays.

A native of Trussville, Ala., the former four-star led the Crimson Tide for interceptions (three) and had six pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one touchdown, and four tackles for loss to pair with 44 stops.

An injury sidelined him during the College Football Playoff, but Moore did enough to garner SEC All-Freshman Team, Freshman All-American, second-team All-SEC honors.