Jordan Battle

Alabama safety Jordan Battle (9) earned his first career start against New Mexico State. Content Exchange

TUSCALOOSA — The play that served to introduce Jordan Battle to the masses also may have solidified him a role in the Alabama secondary moving forward.

In the closing minute of the season opener, with the second-ranked Crimson Tide holding a commanding 42-3 lead, Duke quarterback Quentin Harris went for broke and lofted a 40-yard throw to the left side of the end zone for 6-foot-4 senior receiver Aaron Young.

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