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Deonte Brown, a 2016 Austin graduate, is a redshirt freshman offensive lineman who played in the national title game in January on Alabama's special teams. He's progressing toward potentially moving into a starting position on the offensive line. [DEANGELO MCDANIEL/DECATUR DAILY]

TUSCALOOSA — Before Deonte Brown ever landed in Tuscaloosa, Alphonso Pettus sat his youngest son down and explained the reality of what is commonly referred to as “The Process” at Alabama.

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