Road to the NFL Draft: Dont'a Hightower

Former Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower

Former Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower has been working out at the Athletes' Performance Institute in Phoenix, Arizona in preparation for the NFL Combine and Draft.

Linebacker Dont'a Hightower ended his career with the University of Alabama on a note that most players can only dream of.

Though his career at Alabama may be over, Hightower remains a "big brother" figure to his future teammate and knows that the future looks bright for his alma mater.

With the Tide's National Championship win behind him (one of two championships he was a part of during his time on campus), Hightower has been hard at work training for this year's NFL Combine at the Athletes' Performance Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

His hard work has paid off; he left Phoenix for Indianapolis in the shape he was striving for, crediting the API's nutrition and recovery programs for helping him achieve his weight goal.

FOX Sports NEXT had the chance to catch up with Hightower to talk about his football roots, his intense training program, and more:

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