4/9/18 MFB vs Practice
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The Crimson Tide holds first of three practices this week on Monday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team wrapped up day nine of spring practice on Monday afternoon with a two-hour session in full pads on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

Monday’s practice was the ninth of 15 spring practice sessions that will include two closed scrimmages and the annual Golden Flake A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 21 at 1 p.m. CT. The game will air live on ESPN with Adnan Virk, Joey Galloway, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe on the call.

Following practice on Monday, the Alabama players, coaches and staff wished a happy birthday to long-time practice official Eddie Conyers. Conyers, who turned 90 on Monday, has served as an official the Crimson Tide practices since the early 1960s.

The Tide returns a total of 10 starters, including seven on offense and three on defense. The UA offense welcomes back junior quarterback Jalen Hurts, senior running back Damien Harris, four offensive linemen, including Jonah Williams, Ross Pierschbacher, Lester Cotton Sr. and Matt Womack along with junior tight end Hale Hentges. Senior Isaiah Buggs and junior Raekwon Davis return to anchor the defensive line, while redshirt junior Anfernee Jennings will lead the linebackers.

Alabama will travel to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to be recognized at the White House for its College Football Playoff National Championship Game victory earlier this year.

The team will return to the practice field this week on Wednesday, April 11 and Friday, April 13. The Tide will hold its second scrimmage of spring on Saturday, April 14 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.