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Birmingham News Feb 24, 2015
New England Patriots don't expect Dont'a Hightower to be ready for training camp

New England Patriots don't expect Dont'a Hightower to be ready for training camp

The New England Patriots aren't expecting linebacker Dont'a Hightower to be ready for the start of training camp, and the former Alabama standout's recovery from shoulder surgery could push his return right up until the start of the 2015 regular season.
Birmingham News Feb 3, 2015
Dont'a Hightower becomes Alabama's 26th Super Bowl winner despite torn labrum

Dont'a Hightower becomes Alabama's 26th Super Bowl winner despite torn labrum

Linebacker Dont'a Hightower became the 26th former Alabama player on the active roster of the Super Bowl winner when the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in the NFL championship game on Sunday night. Hightower made five tackles, including stopping running back Marshawn Lynch just short of the goal line on Seattle's next-to-last snap of Super Bowl XLIX.
Birmingham News Feb 2, 2015
Dont'a Hightower to have shoulder surgery after helping New England Patriots win Super Bowl

Dont'a Hightower to have shoulder surgery after helping New England Patriots win Super Bowl

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower will have shoulder surgery now that the Super Bowl is over. The former Alabama All-American made five tackles in the Patriots' 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night, including bringing down running back Marshawn Lynch at the New England 1-yard line on Seattle's next-to-last snap.
Tuscaloosa News Jan 31, 2015

Dont'a Hightower set for first Super Bowl

PHOENIX | Dont'a Hightower hasn't had much time for reflection lately
Birmingham News Jan 29, 2015
Nick Saban, Bill Belichick 'are 2 peas in a pod,' Dont'a Hightower says

Nick Saban, Bill Belichick 'are 2 peas in a pod,' Dont'a Hightower says

Linebacker Dont'a Hightower is in his third season playing for coach Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots. That followed four seasons playing for coach Nick Saban with the Alabama Crimson Tide. Under Saban, Hightower was a member of the 2009 and 2011 BCS national championship teams. Under Belichick, Hightower will try to become a Super Bowl winner, too.

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