Damion Square will have a chance to make a lasting impact in the NFL.
The former Alabama defensive lineman made the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster, despite going undrafted in last April's NFL Draft.
His versatility is his greatest value as Square can play a number of spots on the Eagles defensive line.
Square was a three year starter for the Crimson Tide. Former Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, who is now an Eagles assistant, convinced him to sign a free agent deal with Philadelphia.
"Coach Stoutland was one of the people who called me and told me what a great place Philadelphia was and how I would fit in there," Square told NJ.com. "I trusted him because I knew him so well. It all worked out."
Philadelphia opens the season next Monday against the Washington Redskins.