Former UAB Blazers offensive lineman Lee Dufour transferred to South Alabama after the Blazers’ football program was initially disbanded, but now it looks like he’s going home. Dufour took to Twitter over the weekend and announced that he would be returning to UAB and would be on the field once the football program was officially reestablished in 2017.
Dufour also spoke to Drew Champlin of AL.com and discussed a pact he made with teammate Nick Vogel, the kicker who became the first player to re-commit to UAB earlier this summer.
“We made an agreement that if there was any way possible we could come back, that’s what we wanted to do,” Dufour said. “We were roommates during the season and we fell in love with the place.
“I liked being back in Mobile and at South Alabama, but I decided I wanted to be away from home and do my own thing. Once I found out UAB was bringing the program back, I pursued it.”
Dufour will have two years of eligibility remaining once the program restarts, so he has plenty of time to get into game shape, reconnect with his teammates and the like. Once UAB football is back, expect Dufour and the rest of the team to play with an extra bounce in their step!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Birmingham Metro