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Mother Of Alabama Star Says He's Returning For Senior Year

Alabama fans cheer after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 29: Alabama fans cheer after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Next year's Alabama Crimson Tide team will have a familiar face leading the linebackers corps.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the mother of Alabama star LB Mack Wilson, Sandra Wilson, revealed that her son is planning to return to the team in 2019 so he can get his college degree and win an unspecified award that eluded him this past year.

“His plan is to return for his senior year because he said he has unfinished business,” Wilson said. “...meaning he did not get the award that he was aiming to get, so he said he’s going to focus on his degree as well as the award he’s trying to get his senior year.”

In returning to Alabama, Wilson misses out on an opportunity to be a potentially high draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Bleacher Report projected Wilson to be drafted No. 11 overall by the Green Bay Packers in upcoming draft, while Tankathon projected Wilson to go No. 24 overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wilson's junior season included 63 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, two interceptions, and 5 passes defended.