DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama DB, shares plans for 2022 season
DeMarcco Hellams completed his third season at Alabama in 2021. On Friday, Hellams shared that he plans to return for a fourth season in Tuscaloosa.
Hellams shared the news in a note posted to his Instagram account:
“These past three years at Alabama have been special to me. I’ve worked with some of the best coaches and staff that have helped mold me into a better player and a better person. I’ve also gotten to play with teammates that will be lifelong friends and made memories on the field that I will never forget.
“But when I chose to come to the University of Alabama, I had three goals — get my degree, be a leader for my teammates, and win multiple championships. I still need time to take care of all three, and I can only do so by staying one more year. I can’t leave now, knowing that I didn’t stay true to my goals.
“I realize that staying for my senior season provides me with the best opportunity to grow as a player, as a student and as a man. This season did not finish how we would have liked. We have unfinished business to take care of in 2022.”
Hellams suffered a lower leg injury in fall camp, which limited his playing time early in the 2021 campaign. He still managed 3 interceptions, which was tied for the Crimson Tide team lead and ranked fifth in the SEC. Hellams recorded 87 tackles on the season, third on the team, including 2.5 for loss.