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Alabama offers Pinson Valley running back

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — Alabama offered a scholarship to Pinson Valley running back Nick Gibson at Junior Day in Tuscaloosa today.

Gibson, the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A Back of the Year, rushed 293 times for 2,205 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior last season. Gibson also caught 25 passes for 266 yards and three scores. Gibson was widely recognized for two games this season. He rushed for 460 yards and six touchdowns against Mortimer Jordan, and for 369 yards and six more scores against Moody.

Pinson Valley junior running back Nick Gibson rushes the ball against Hartselle in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
file photo by Ron Burkett

As a sophomore, Gibson rushed 137 times for 938 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 15 passes for 260 yards and three scores. As a freshman, he rushed 66 times for 581 yards and five touchdowns.

The 6-foot, 195-pounder also has scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida State.

“(I’m) happy for him, but he still has work to do to reach his potential,” said Pinson Valley head football coach Matt Glover.

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