Alabama didn’t have a prominent tight end last season comparable to O.J. Howard in years prior.
Miller Forristall was a name who could contribute last season in fall camp but fell to third on the depth chart behind Hale Hentges. His season ended early when he tore his ACL against Colorado State.
It now appears he won’t lose any eligibility, even though he played last season. He received his medical redshirt, according to Matt Zenitz of Al.com.
A third-year Alabama player has gained another season of eligibility.
Tight end Miller Forristall has received a medical redshirt after missing most of last season due to a knee injury, AL.com has confirmed.
Instead of being a junior this season, the Georgia native will be a redshirt sophomore.
Forristall will certainly be able to provide some depth after catching just 1 pass for 12 yards last season.
He’ll have to jump Hentges for more playing time. Hentges had 7 catches for 75 yards and 3 touchdowns last season.