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Alabama DE suffers shooting injury, could be out for Peach Bowl Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 10: Tyler Ferguson #7 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers prepares to be sacked by Dakota Ball #44 and Jonathan Allen #93 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama redshirt senior defensive end Dakota Ball reportedly accidentally shot himself in the finger while hunting, and head coach Nick Saban has no timeframe for his return to the field.

Ball has been a rotation player along the defensive line this season after spending last year as a tight end/h-back.

He has 12 tackles on the year, with one for a loss and 0.5 sacks.

After playing one game as a redshirt freshman, Ball played in 12 games as a sophomore at tight end. He was mostly a reserve player/blocker during his junior year, but did register two starts at tight end.

He was recruited as a three-star player out of Lindale, Georgia.

Alabama plays No. 4 Washington in the semifinal of the College Football Playoffs Saturday, December 31, at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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