Trey Sanders enters transfer portal after three years at UA

Trey Sanders, a University of Alabama running back from Port St. Joe, is entering the transfer portal.

Sanders was the highest ranked offensive recruit in Alabama’s 2019 class. He spoke on his signing day about hoping to contend for the Heisman Trophy as a true freshman, but ultimately, a series of injuries rendered him unable to play for several seasons.

The running back suffered a knee injury early in his time with Alabama, preventing him from playing in the 2019 season. In 2020, he was seriously injured in a car wreck in Clarksville while visiting home. 

“You appreciate everything a whole lot more,” Sanders said in an article for the Alabama Crimson Tide following the incident. “I say that – since I’ve been going through this process of not playing football – I actually learned a lot about myself outside of football. I realized what I want to do one day after I’m done playing the game. And hopefully, when I’m done playing football, I’m able to do the same thing I was when I was playing the game: inspiring people. That’s the main outlook I’ve had the past couple years.”

A broken hip was among the many injuries that could have ended Sanders’ football career, but he was back on the field for the 2021 season.

Sanders had 116 carries for 528 yards and three touchdowns in his three seasons with Alabama.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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