Alabama in the NFL: Rookie C Landon Dickerson Signs Deal with Philadelphia Eagles

The former standout center of the Crimson Tide is the last rookie of Alabama's draft class to sign an NFL contract.
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Landon Dickerson is officially a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, as of Monday afternoon, per the team's Twitter.

A second round selection, 37th overall, in the 2021 NFL Draft, the former Alabama standout was the last of the Eagles' draft class to sign a professional contract. 

The agreement comes one day before preseason preparation begins, with Philadelphia set to begin training camp on July 27.

Dickerson, the 2020 Rimington Trophy winner for nation's top center, was a unanimous first team All-American in 2020, as well as a finalist for the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman.

He was a significant piece of the Crimson Tide's offense on its way to winning the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship last season, before suffering a torn ACL ligament in the SEC Championship to Florida in December 2020. 

The All-American center joins fellow Crimson Tide teammate and reigning Heisman Trophy winner, DeVonta Smith, as the first two draft selections of the Eagles and part of the newest rookie class in Philadelphia.

Depending on how much Dickerson takes part in Philadelphia's training camp, he will be snapping to former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. Though the second-year signal caller didn't play with Dickerson at the Capstone. 

Arriving to Alabama as a graduate transfer from Florida State prior to the 2019 season, Dickerson started all but one game for the Crimson Tide in his two seasons with the program. 

Philadelphia finished its 2020 campaign with a 4-11-1 record, and missed the playoffs after sitting in last place at the end of the regular season.