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Alabama awards scholarships to 3 players

TUSCALOOSA – Alabama coach Nick Saban has awarded three scholarships to walk-on players.

He said Tuesday placekicker Leigh Tiffin, punter P.J. Fitzgerald and defensive back Tyrone King were given scholarships.

Saban said the three had played the most significant role of any of the Crimson Tide’s walk-ons.

Tiffin and Fitzgerald were starters last season. King played in 12 games mostly on special teams.