By Don Kausler Jr. | firstname.lastname@example.org
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Senior linebacker Nico Johnson, one of the leaders on an Alabama defense that ranks No. 1 in the nation, has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
He's the first Alabama player to be announced as a 2013 participant, and he's unlikely to be the last.
The former Andalusia High School star ranks third on Alabama's defense in tackles with 54 (23 solo). He has forced two fumbles this season while rotating at inside linebacker with junior C.J. Mosley and sophomore Trey DePriest.
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