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THIS IS ALABAMA Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Athletic Department Directory . . . . . . . . . . 2 2018 Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Team Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Athletics Communications Personnel . . . . . 3 President Dr. Stuart Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The University of Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Director of Athletics Greg Byrne . . . . . . . . 6 Senior Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ON THE GRIDIRON 2018 Spring Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Position Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 THE CRIMSON TIDE Player Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-43 Non-Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-47 COACHING PERSONNEL Head Coach Nick Saban . . . . . . . . . . . 48-55 Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-66 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-71 2017 SEASON IN REVIEW Stats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-89 Game Recaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-96

2018 ALABAMA COACHING STAFF Nick Saban (Kent State, 1973) Jeff Banks (Washington State, 1999) Dan Enos (Michigan State, 1991) Josh Gattis (Wake Forest, 2006) Pete Golding (Delta State, 2005) Brent Key (Georgia Tech, 2001) Craig Kuligowski (Toledo, 1991) Michael Locksley (Towson, 1992) Tosh Lupoi (California, 2005) Joe Pannunzio (Southern Colorado, 1982) Karl Scott (McMurry, 2007) Scott Cochran (LSU, 2001) Burton Burns (Nebraska, 1976)

Head Coach Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Associate Head Coach/Quarterbacks Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Co-Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Offensive Line Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Running Backs Defensive Backs Director of Strength and Conditioning Assistant Athletics Director, Football

2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL DIRECTORY Director of Athletics Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Financial Officer Executive Associate Athletics Director Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator Senior Associate Athletics Director, Development Senior Associate Athletics Director, Student Services Senior Associate Athletics Director, External Operations Senior Associate Athletics Director, Compliance Associate Athletics Director, Sports Medicine Associate Athletics Director, Ticketing and Tide Pride Associate Athletics Director, Sports Technology Associate Athletics Director, Alumni Relations Associate Athletics Director, Compliance and Chief Diversity Officer Associate Athletics Director, Strategic Marketing Associate Athletics Director, Communications Associate Athletics Director, Equipment Operations Associate Athletics Director, Development Faculty Athletics Representative Director of Football Operations

Greg Byrne Finus Gaston Kevin Almond Marie Robbins J Batt Jon Dever Jeff Purinton Matt Self Jeff Allen Chris Besanceney Troy Finney Tommy Ford Tiffini Grimes Brad Ledford Jessica Paré Jeff Springer Aaron Vold Dr. James King Ellis Ponder

2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

Opponent #vs. Louisville Arkansas State *at Ole Miss *Texas A&M Louisiana-Lafayette *at Arkansas *Missouri *at Tennessee *at LSU *Mississippi State The Citadel *Auburn

Time TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

*SEC Game • #at Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Fla.) Bold denotes home game

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE #65 DEONTE Brown #97 Joseph BULOVAS #5 SHYHEIM Carter #7 TREVON Diggs #87 Miller FORRISTALL #22 NAJEE Harris #84 Hale HENTGES #4 Jerry JEUDY #81 Derek KIEF #24 TERRELL Lewis #93 PHIDARIAN Mathis #26 KYRIQ McDonald #25 XAVIER McKinney #72 Richie PETITBON #71 Ross PIERSCHBACHER #13 TUA TAGOVAILOA #14 DEIONTE Thompson #12 CHADARIUS Townsend

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Department Phone: (205) 348-6084 Department Fax: (205) 348-8841 Assistant Athletics Director, Football Communications: Josh Maxson Office: (205) 348-3631 e-mail: [email protected] Associate Athletics Director, Athletics Communications: Jessica Paré (Logistics/Credentials) Phone: (205) 394-5985 e-mail: [email protected] Assistant Director of Athletics Communications: Alex Thompson (Football Players) Phone: (440) 666-7615 e-mail: [email protected] Assistant Director of Athletics Communications: Todd Bell (Notes/Game Program) Phone: (972) 825-6686 e-mail: [email protected]

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Director of Athletics Communications: Aaron Jordan (Football Stats) Phone: (205) 913-1979 e-mail: [email protected] Associate Director of Athletics Communications: Roots Woodruff (Football Credentials) Phone: (205) 394-2758 e-mail: [email protected] Assistant Director of Athletics Communications: Nathan Sheehan Phone: (847) 846-9894 e-mail: [email protected] Athletics Communications Intern: Nia Barnes Phone: (205) 348-6084 e-mail: [email protected] Athletics Communications Intern: Zach Rhodes Phone: (205) 348-6084 e-mail: [email protected]

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . Nick Saban (Kent State, 1973) Collegiate Record . . . . . . . . . 223-62-1 (.782) Alabama Record. . . . . . . . . . . . 132-20 (.868) 2017 Overall/SEC Record . . . . . . . . 13-1/7-1 CFP Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . . Allstate Sugar Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . def. No. 1 Clemson, 24-7 CFP Championship . def. No. 3 Georgia, 26-23 (OT) Basic Off./Def. . . . . . . . . Pro Style (Multiple) Basic Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 (Multiple)

RETURNING OFFENSIVE STARTERS No. Name Pos. Class 66 Lester Cotton . . . . . . . . . . OL . . . . . . Sr. 34 Damien Harris . . . . . . . . . RB . . . . . . Sr. 84 Hale Hentges . . . . . . . . . . TE . . . . . . Sr. 2 Jalen Hurts . . . . . . . . . . . . QB . . . . . . .Jr. 71 Ross Pierschbacher . . . . . OL . . . . . R-Sr. 73 Jonah Williams . . . . . . . . . OL . . . . . . .Jr. 77 Matt Womack . . . . . . . . . OL . . . . . . .Jr.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Specialty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

RETURNING DEFENSIVE STARTERS No. Name Pos. Class 49 Isaiah Buggs . . . . . . . . . . . DL . . . . . . Sr. 99 Raekwon Davis . . . . . . . . . DL . . . . . . .Jr. 33 Anfernee Jennings . . . . . . LB . . . . . . Sr.

LETTERWINNERS LOST: Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Specialty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

STARTERS LOST No. Name 28 Anthony Averett . . . . . . . 75 Bradley Bozeman . . . . . . . 32 Rashaan Evans . . . . . . . . . 29 Minkah Fitzpatrick . . . . . . 1 Robert Foster . . . . . . . . . . 20 Shaun Dion Hamilton . . . . 9 Da’Shawn Hand . . . . . . . . 15 Ronnie Harrison . . . . . . . . 6 Hootie Jones . . . . . . . . . . 12 Andy Pappanastos . . . . . . 94 Da’Ron Payne . . . . . . . . . 3 Calvin Ridley . . . . . . . . . . 10 JK Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cam Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Levi Wallace . . . . . . . . . . .

STARTERS RETURNING: Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Specialty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 STARTERS LOST: Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Specialty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Pos. Class DB . . . . . R-Sr. OL . . . . . R-Sr. LB . . . . . . Sr. DB . . . . . . .Jr. WR . . . . . Sr. LB . . . . . . Sr. DL . . . . . . Sr. DB . . . . . . .Jr. DB . . . . . . Sr. PK . . . . . . Sr. DL . . . . . . .Jr. WR . . . . . .Jr. P . . . . . . . Sr. WR . . . . . Sr. DB . . . . . . Sr.

Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,563 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 12, 1831 Conference . . . . . . . . . Southeastern (West) Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson and White Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson Tide President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Stuart Bell Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Byrne Faculty Athletics Representative . . . . . . . Dr. James King Stadium . . Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821) First Year of Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1892 Overall Football Record 892-328-43 (.724) 1,261 games over 123 seasons SEC Record . . . . . . . . . . . 401-168-20 (.698) 589 games over 85 seasons National Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 SEC Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 1933, 1934, 1937, 1945, 1953, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1992, 1999, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 First Team All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 players, 145 times First Team All-Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 players, 336 times Bowl Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65* Bowl Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37*-24-3 *NCAA Record

CREDITS: The 2018 University of Alabama Football Spring Media Guide was produced by the staff of the Alabama Athletics Communications Office. The publication was written and edited by Josh Maxson, Jessica Paré, Todd Bell and Alex Thompson. Photography by UA Director of Photography Kent Gidley, Robert Sutton, Amelia Barton and staff. Thanks to Crimson Tide Productions for the cover and page designs. Special thanks to the Crimson Tide coaching staff, teams of the NFL for photography assistance and the staff of the SEC office. Copyright 2018 by the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama. “Roll Tide,” “Crimson Tide” and “Bama,” along with the primary and secondary logos, are registered trademarks of The University of Alabama.

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On Your Campus... Alabama president dr. Stuart R. bell Dr. Stuart R. Bell became the 29th president of The University of Alabama in July 2015, bringing with him 30 years of experience in higher education. He had previously served at the Capstone for 16 years as a faculty member and department head of mechanical engineering. During this time, he also founded and directed an interdisciplinary research center, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, which continues to thrive today. Since his return to the Capstone, Dr. Bell has led the University to develop a strategic plan that maps out the aspirations of the campus for the next five years and beyond. Renewing UA’s commitment to its students and the campus community, and with a focus on significantly increasing investments in faculty and research, the plan promises to improve the quality of life for citizens across our state, nation and world. Already, several of the plan’s initiatives are underway, with multiple research institutes formed on campus, creating an interdisciplinary approach to address national and worldwide challenges in the areas of water, transportation and lifespan research. Prior to returning to UA as president, Dr. Bell was executive vice president and provost at Louisiana State University. Before his time at LSU, he served the University of Kansas as dean of the School of Engineering. Under his leadership, both institutions opened new facilities and saw great success in student recruitment and retention. An Abilene, Texas, native, Dr. Bell earned a nuclear engineering degree from Texas A&M University in 1979. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the same university in 1981 and 1986, respectively. It was also at Texas A&M that he met and fell in love with his wife, Susan. They have three adult children, Stuart, Stacy and Stephen, and they are the proud grandparents to one granddaughter.

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introduction Legends have been made in our academic halls, on our athletic fields and courts, and through our endeavors to shape a better world through our teaching, research and service. UA legends earn prestigious honors, such as Pulitzer Prizes, Emmy Awards, Heisman Trophies, Medals of Honor and Lifetime Achievement Awards. They wear names like inventor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, pioneer, CEO, founder and national champion.

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The University of Alabama knows a thing or two about legends.

Here are just a few of our legends: Best-selling authors: Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird”; Winston Groom, “Forrest Gump”; Kathryn Stockett, “The Help”; Mark Childress, “Crazy in Alabama” and T.S. Stribling, “The Store.” CEO/Chairman of the Board/President: Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin; W.W. Clements, Dr. Pepper Company; Sam DiPiazza, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Thom Rainer, Lifeway Christian Resources; Vicki Hollub, Occidental Petroleum. Pioneers and Founders: Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity; Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia; Joe Gibbs, The Golf Channel; John Hendricks, The Discovery Channel; Janet Gurwitch, Laura Mercier cosmetics; Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center. Science: Dr. Edward O. Wilson, biologist, researcher and twotime Pulitzer Prize winning author; Robert Jemison Van de Graaff, scientist and inventor. Film and Television: Chuck Gordon, producer of “Die Hard” movies and “Field of Dreams”; Sela Ward, television and film actress; Joe Scarborough, talk show host; Jim Nabors, actor; Tom Cherones, director of “Seinfeld.” It matters where you go to college. The University of Alabama is the fastest growing flagship in the country because of our commitment to excellence and the success of our graduates. For the last 10 years, UA has ranked No. 1 in the country in the number of Goldwater Scholars, with Harvard University in the second spot. We also rank in the top three nationally for National Merit Scholars. Learn more about how you can become a legend at gobama. ua.edu. You can also visit ua.edu/legends to read about more legends from The University of Alabama.

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Greg Byrne D I R EC T O R O F ATHL E TICS One of the most acclaimed and respected administrators in collegiate athletics, Greg Byrne was formally introduced as The University of Alabama’s Director of Athletics on January 19, 2017, and officially began his tenure leading the department on March 1. Byrne’s role at Alabama is his third venture at the helm of a major collegiate athletics program. Prior to coming to Alabama, Byrne was Vice President for Athletics at the University of Arizona from 2010-17 and was Director of Athletics at Mississippi State University from 2008-10. With more than 20 years of experience as an athletics administrator, Byrne has fashioned an impressive administrative career hallmarked by consistent success in fundraising, innovative strategies and competitive success with a strong emphasis on academic excellence. Throughout his career, Byrne has been consistently more impactful and successful with each step up the administrative ladder. As a fundraiser, he has been directly involved in raising more than $200 million in gifts during his career. As a leader of competitive athletics programs, he has fostered major improvements across the spectrum of sports at both programs he has led. A proponent of developing student-athletes into productive people after college, Byrne has led programs that have attained academic success at levels not reached prior to his tenure. He also has deep experience working in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), having spent 2002 to 2005 at the University

BYRNE FAMILY Greg and his wife, Regina, with sons Nick and Davis.

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of Kentucky as Associate Athletics Director for Development and Fundraising before a four-year stint at Mississippi State (2006-10). From 2006-08, Byrne served as Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at MSU before becoming Director of Athletics. Under Byrne’s leadership, Arizona Athletics underwent more than $140 million in construction and renovation of athletics facilities. That work was highlighted by the $72 million Lowell-Stevens Football Facility, the addition of two video boards in Arizona Stadium (football), and a new scoreboard in the McKale Center (basketball). Additionally, Byrne oversaw a $30 million renovation of the McKale Center, a project that included upgraded locker rooms, seating, restrooms, concessions, enhanced lighting and a new playing floor. At Mississippi State, where he was the youngest athletics director in the SEC and the youngest to lead an athletic program at the NCAA Division I-A level, Byrne oversaw the hiring of head football coach Dan Mullen and former head baseball coach and current Director of Athletics John Cohen. As the son of veteran athletics administrator Bill Byrne, one of the nation’s most prominent college sports administrators with 30 years of experience as an Athletics Director, Greg Byrne has been around the enterprise of running successful athletic programs for most of his life. A native of Pocatello, Idaho, Byrne earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in 1994 and his master’s degree from Mississippi State University in 2009. Byrne is married to the former Regina Misa of Junction City, Ore., and the couple has two sons, Nick and Davis.

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FINUS GASTON

KEVIN ALMOND

DR. JAMES KING

MARIE ROBBINS

J BATT

JON DEVER

JEFF PURINTON

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS/CFO

EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR/SWA

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, STUDENT SERVICES

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, EXTERNAL OPERATIONS

MATT SELF

JEFF ALLEN

CHRIS BESANCENEY

TROY FINNEY

TOMMY FORD

TIFFINI GRIMES

BRAD LEDFORD

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, COMPLIANCE

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, SPORTS MEDICINE

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, TICKETING AND TIDE PRIDE

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, ALUMNI RELATIONS

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, COMPLIANCE/ CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC MARKETING

JESSICA PARÉ

JEFF SPRINGER

AARON VOLD

JUSTIN BRANT

CHRIS DARLING

MICHAEL DEAN

JESSIE GARDNER

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, CRIMSON TIDE PRODUCTIONS

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, COMPLIANCE

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, STUDENTATHLETE ENHANCEMENT

RAND HARRIS

ALLISON JEFFREYS

RED LEONARD

DANIEL LYERLY

RYAN MAJERCIK

JOSH MAXSON

BRANDON SEVEDGE

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, EVENT MANAGEMENT

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, FOOTBALL VIDEO SERVICES

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, MARKETING AND FAN DEVELOPMENT

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, FOOTBALL COMMUNICATIONS

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, FACILITIES

KYLE VASEY

AMY WOODS

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PLANNING

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, FINANCE

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Alabama Roster 2018 ROSTER

NUMERICAL ROSTER 1 Ben Davis LB 2 Jalen Hurts QB 3 Daniel Wright DB 4 Christopher Allen LB 4 Jerry Jeudy WR 5 Shyheim Carter DB 5 Ronnie Clark RB/TE 6 DeVonta Smith WR 7 Trevon Diggs DB 8 Josh Jacobs RB 8 Saivion Smith DB 10 Skyler Delong P 10 Mac Jones QB 11 Henry Ruggs III WR 12 Chadarius Townsend WR 13 Nigel Knott DB 13 Tua Tagovailoa QB 14 Tyrell Shavers WR 14 Deionte Thompson DB 15 Xavier McKinney DB 16 Kyle Edwards QB 16 Jamey Mosley LB 18 Chris Howard QB 19 Xavian Marks WR 21 Jared Mayden DB 22 Najee Harris RB 23 Rogria Lewis DB 23 Jarez Parks LB 24 Terrell Lewis LB 24 Brian Robinson Jr. RB 26 Kyriq McDonald DB 29 Slade Bolden WR 30 Ryan Burns LB 30 Mack Wilson LB 31 Keaton Anderson DB 31 Bryce Musso WR 32 Dylan Moses LB 33 Anfernee Jennings LB 33 Kendall Norris RB 34 Damien Harris RB 35 De’Marquis Lockridge RB 36 Markail Benton LB 36 Mac Hereford WR 37 Donavan Mosley DB 38 Zavier Mapp RB 40 Giles Amos TE 40 Joshua McMillon LB 41 Andrew Heath DB 42 Keith Holcombe LB 43 Parker Bearden 43 VanDarius Cowan LB

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No. 86 4 40 31 78 43 36 97 29 50 65 49 97 30 5 67 5 49 66 43 1 99 10 7 54 95 16 45 87 34 22 41 84 36 42 18 2 8 44 33 4 10 56 81 98 13 76 70 24 23 35

Name Pos. Connor Adams WR Christopher Allen LB Giles Amos TE Keaton Anderson DB Elliot Baker OL Parker Bearden DB Markail Benton LB Mike Bernier P Slade Bolden WR Hunter Brannon OL Deonte Brown OL Isaiah Buggs DL Joseph Bulovas PK Ryan Burns LB Shyheim Carter DB Joshua Casher OL Ronnie Clark RB/TE William Cooper DL Lester Cotton Sr. OL VanDarius Cowan LB Ben Davis LB Raekwon Davis DL Skyler Delong P Trevon Diggs DB Trae Drake LB Johnny Dwight DL Kyle Edwards QB Thomas Fletcher SN Miller Forristall TE Damien Harris RB Najee Harris RB Andrew Heath DB Hale Hentges TE Mac Hereford WR Keith Holcombe LB Chris Howard QB Jalen Hurts QB Josh Jacobs RB Kedrick James TE Anfernee Jennings LB Jerry Jeudy WR Mac Jones QB Brandon Kennedy OL Derek Kief WR Preston Knight P Nigel Knott DB Scott Lashley OL Alex Leatherwood OL Terrell Lewis LB Rogria Lewis DB De’Marquis Lockridge RB

Class Jr. So. Jr. R-Jr. R-Jr. Sr. R-Fr. Sr. Fr. R-Fr. R-So. Sr. R-Fr. Jr. Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr. So. Sr. So. R-So. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. R-Sr. Jr. So. R-So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. R-Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. R-Jr. So. R-Fr. R-So. R-Sr. Jr. R-So. R-So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Ht. 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-4 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-5 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-5 5-11 6-7 6-6 6-5 5-11 5-11

Wt. 203 242 244 201 305 218 233 221 200 290 350 287 218 214 195 291 230 236 325 236 240 308 180 195 236 301 201 223 242 213 228 189 249 211 236 219 218 212 255 262 187 199 314 204 215 183 310 314 256 196 202

Exp. Hometown/Last School SQ Sugar Land, Texas/Austin 1L Baton Rouge, La./Southern Lab School SQ Perry, Ga./Westfield 2L Florence, Ala./Florence RS San Francisco, Calif./Riordan/City College of SF SQ Bessemer, Ala./Bessemer Academy RS Phenix City, Ala./Central SQ Madison, Ala./Bob Jones/Eastern Illinois HS West Monroe, La./West Monroe RS Cullman, Ala./Cullman 1L Decatur, Ala./Austin 1L Ruston, La./Ruston/Miss. Gulf Coast C.C. RS Mandeville, La./Mandeville SQ Dallas, Ga./Hillgrove 2L Kentwood, La./Kentwood 2L Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s 3L Calera, Ala./Calera SQ Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville 3L Tuscaloosa, Ala./Central 1L Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Palm Beach Gardens SQ Gordo, Ala./Gordo 2L Meridian, Miss./Meridian HS Fort Mill, S.C./Nation Ford 2L Gaithersburg, Md./Avalon School SQ Roanoke, Ala./Handley 1L Rochelle, Ga./Wilcox County SQ Springfield, Va./Lake Braddock 1L Georgetown, Texas/IMG Academy 1L Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville 3L Richmond, Ky./Madison Southern 1L Antioch, Calif./Antioch SQ Pell City, Ala./Pell City 3L Jefferson City, Mo./Helias SQ Birmingham, Ala./Woodberry Forest 3L Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest SQ Gainesville, Ga./Atlanta Sports Academy 2L Houston, Texas/Channelview 2L Tulsa, Okla./McLain 1L Waco, Texas/La Vega 2L Dadeville, Ala./Dadeville 1L Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach RS Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School 1L Wetumpka, Ala./Wetumpka 3L Cincinnati, Ohio/La Salle SQ Prattville, Ala./Prattville SQ Madison, Miss./Germantown 1L West Point, Miss./West Point 1L Pensacola, Fla./Booker T. Washington 2L Washington, D.C./St. John’s SQ Birmingham, Ala./Gardendale SQ Columbia, Tenn./Lawrence County

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Alabama Roster Name Preston Malone Zavier Mapp Xavian Marks Phidarian Mathis Jared Mayden Kyriq McDonald Xavier McKinney Joshua McMillon Scott Meyer Christian Miller Dylan Moses Donavan Mosley Jamey Mosley Bryce Musso Houston Needham Kendall Norris Chris Owens John Parker Jarez Parks Ryan Parris Richie Petitbon Ross Pierschbacher Daniel Powell Kendall Randolph LaBryan Ray Galen Richardson Tucker Riddick Brian Robinson Jr. Henry Ruggs III Brannon Satterfield Joseph Sewell Tyrell Shavers DeVonta Smith Irv Smith Jr. Saivion Smith Cam Stewart Tua Tagovailoa Major Tennison Deionte Thompson Chadarius Townsend Dallas Warmack Cole Weaver Jonah Williams Quinnen Williams Jedrick Wills Jr. Mack Wilson Taylor Wilson Matt Womack Daniel Wright Stephon Wynn Jr.

Pos. LB RB WR DL DB DB DB LB SN LB LB DB LB WR SN RB OL WR LB SN OL OL DL OL DL DL LB RB WR P DL WR WR TE DB TE QB TE DB WR OL LB OL DL OL LB DL OL DB DL

Class So. Sr. Sr. R-Fr. Jr. R-Fr. So. R-Jr. R-So. R-Sr. So. Sr. R-Sr. So. So. Sr. R-So. Jr. Fr. Sr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Jr. R-Fr. So. So. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. R-Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Jr. So. Jr. R-So. So. Jr. Jr. R-Jr. So. Fr.

Ht. 5-11 5-9 5-8 6-4 6-0 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-3 5-10 6-5 5-9 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-4 5-11 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-6 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-8 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-2 5-9 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-7 6-1 6-4

Wt. 226 212 174 308 196 195 197 243 237 244 232 185 248 168 218 212 313 184 256 233 308 301 246 309 280 293 223 220 179 226 270 213 173 244 198 265 218 248 194 196 314 222 301 289 312 237 258 327 185 308

Exp. Hometown/Last School SQ Northport, Ala./Northside SQ Thomasville, Ala./Thomasville 3L Rosenberg, Texas/George Ranch RS Monroe, La./Neville 2L Sachse, Texas/Sachse RS Madison, Ala./James Clemens 1L Roswell, Ga./Roswell 1L Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven 1L Alpharetta, Ga./Blessed Trinity Catholic 3L Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley 1L Baton Rouge, La./IMG Academy SQ San Antonio, Texas/James Madison 2L Mobile, Ala./Theodore SQ New Orleans, La./Jesuit SQ Chelsea, Ala./Chelsea SQ Centreville, Ala./Tuscaloosa County 1L Arlington, Texas/Lamar SQ Meridianville, Ala./Westminster Christian HS Sebastian, Fla./River SQ Madison, Ala./James Clemens 1L Annapolis, Md./Gonzaga 3L Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls SQ Aliceville, Ala./Pickens Academy RS Madison, Ala./Bob Jones 1L Madison, Ala./James Clemens SQ Marietta, Ga./Walton SQ Alcoa, Tenn./Webb School 1L Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest 1L Montgomery, Ala./Lee SQ Austin, Texas/Lake Travis SQ Murfreesboro, Tenn./Blackman RS Lewisville, Texas/Lewisville 1L Amite, La./Amite 2L New Orleans, La./Brother Martin TR St. Petersburg, Fla./IMG Acad./Miss. Gulf Coast C.C. SQ San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian 1L Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/St. Louis 1L Flint, Texas/Bullard 2L Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark RS Tanner, Ala./Tanner 2L Atlanta, Ga./Mays SQ Florette, Ala./Brewer 2L Folsom, Calif./Folsom 1L Birmingham, Ala./Wenonah 1L Lexington, Ky./Lafayette 2L Montgomery, Ala./Carver SQ Huntington Beach, Calif./Mater Dei 2L Hernando, Miss./Magnolia Heights 1L Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson HS Anderson, S.C./IMG Academy

NUMERICAL ROSTER 44 Kedrick James 44 Joseph Sewell 44 Cole Weaver 45 Thomas Fletcher 47 Christian Miller 48 Phidarian Mathis 49 Isaiah Buggs 49 William Cooper 50 Hunter Brannon 51 Tucker Riddick 52 Scott Meyer 53 Ryan Parris 54 Trae Drake 56 Brandon Kennedy 56 Preston Malone 58 Daniel Powell 59 Dallas Warmack 60 Kendall Randolph 62 Houston Needham 65 Deonte Brown 66 Lester Cotton Sr. 67 Josh Casher 70 Alex Leatherwood 71 Ross Pierschbacher 72 Richie Petitbon 73 Jonah Williams 74 Jedrick Wills Jr. 76 Scott Lashley 77 Matt Womack 78 Elliot Baker 79 Chris Owens 80 John Parker 81 Derek Kief 82 Irv Smith Jr. 83 Cam Stewart 84 Hale Hentges 86 Connor Adams 87 Miller Forristall 88 Major Tennison 89 LaBryan Ray 90 Stephon Wynn Jr. 91 Galen Richardson 92 Quinnen Williams 95 Johnny Dwight 95 Taylor Wilson 96 Brannon Satterfield 97 Mike Bernier 97 Joseph Bulovas 98 Preston Knight 99 Raekwon Davis

TE DL LB SN LB DL DL DL OL LB SN SN LB OL LB DL OL OL SN OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR TE TE TE WR TE TE DL DL DL DL DL DL P P PK P DL

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OFFENSIVE LINE No. Name 78 Elliot Baker 62 Hunter Brannon 65 Deonte Brown 67 Joshua Casher 66 Lester Cotton Sr. 56 Brandon Kennedy 76 Scott Lashley 70 Alex Leatherwood 79 Chris Owens 72 Richie Petitbon 71 Ross Pierschbacher 60 Kendall Randolph 59 Dallas Warmack 73 Jonah Williams 74 Jedrick Wills Jr. 77 Matt Womack

Pos. OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL

Wt. 302 290 350 291 324 305 310 322 307 308 303 309 308 301 314 324

Hometown San Francisco, Calif. Cullman, Ala. Decatur, Ala. Mobile, Ala. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wetumpka, Ala. West Point, Miss. Pensacola, Fla. Arlington, Texas Annapolis, Md. Cedar Falls, Iowa Madison, Ala. Atlanta, Ga. Folsom, Calif. Lexington, Ky. Hernando, Miss.

QUARTERBACKS No. Name 16 Kyle Edwards 18 Chris Howard 2 Jalen Hurts 10 Mac Jones 13 Tua Tagovailoa

Pos. Class Ht. Wt. QB Jr. 6-2 201 QB Jr. 6-1 219 QB Jr. 6-2 218 QB R-Fr. 6-2 190 QB So. 6-1 219

Hometown Springfield, Va. Gainesville, Ga. Houston, Texas Jacksonville, Fla. Ewa Beach, Hi.

RUNNING BACKS No. Name Pos. Class Ht. Wt. 5 Ronnie Clark RB R-Sr. 6-2 224 34 Damien Harris RB Sr. 5-11 221 22 Najee Harris RB So. 6-2 227 8 Josh Jacobs RB Jr. 5-10 212 35 De’Marquise Lockridge RB Sr. 5-11 202 38 Zavier Mapp RB Sr. 5-9 212 33 Kendall Norris RB Sr. 5-10 212 24 Brian Robinson Jr. RB So. 6-1 218 12 Chadarius Townsend RB R-Fr. 6-0 191

Hometown Calera, Ala. Richmond, Ky. Antioch, Calif. Tulsa, Okla. Columbia, Tenn. Thomasville, Ala. Centreville, Ala. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tanner, Ala.

Class R-Jr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Sr. Sr. R-So. R-So. So. R-So. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Jr. Jr. So. R-Jr.

Ht. 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-7 6-6 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-5 6-7

TIGHT ENDS No. Name 40 Giles Amos 5 Ronnie Clark 87 Miller Forristall 84 Hale Hentges 44 Kedrick James 82 Irv Smith Jr. 83 Cam Stewart 88 Major Tennison

Pos. Class Ht. Wt. TE Jr. 6-4 244 TE R-Sr. 6-2 224 TE R-So. 6-5 238 TE Sr. 6-5 249 TE So. 6-5 272 TE Jr. 6-4 246 TE Jr. 6-8 265 TE So. 6-5 245

Hometown Perry, Ga. Calera, Ala. Cartersville, Ga. Jefferson City, Mo. Waco, Texas New Orleans, La. San Jose, Calif. Flint, Texas

WIDE RECEIVERS No. Name 86 Connor Adams 29 Slade Bolden 36 Mac Hereford 41 Chris Herring 4 Jerry Jeudy 81 Derek Kief 19 Xavian Marks 31 Bryce Musso 80 John Parker 11 Henry Ruggs III 14 Tyrell Shavers 6 DeVonta Smith

Pos. Class Ht. Wt. WR Jr. 6-1 203 WR Fr. 5-11 200 WR Jr. 6-2 215 WR Jr. 6-4 170 WR So. 6-1 187 WR R-Sr. 6-4 204 WR Sr. 5-8 174 WR So. 5-9 168 WR Jr. 6-0 184 WR So. 6-0 175 WR R-Fr. 6-6 209 WR So. 6-1 165

Hometown Sugar Land, Texas West Monroe, La. Birmingham, Ala. Tampa, Fla. Deerfield Beach, Fla. Cincinnati, Ohio Rosenberg, Texas New Orleans, La. Meridianville, Ala. Montgomery, Ala. Lewisville, Texas Amite, La.

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DEFENSIVE LINE No. Name 49 Isaiah Buggs 49 William Cooper 99 Raekwon Davis 95 Johnny Dwight 93 Phidarian Mathis 58 Daniel Powell 89 LaBryan Ray 91 Galen Richardson 44 Joseph Sewell 92 Quinnen Williams 95 Taylor Wilson 90 Stephon Wynn Jr.

Pos. DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL

Class Sr. So. Jr. R-Sr. R-Fr. Jr. So. So. So. R-So. Jr. Fr.

Ht. 6-5 6-2 6-7 6-3 6-4 5-11 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-4

Wt. Hometown 290 Ruston, La. 236 Huntsville, Ala. 306 Meridian, Miss. 301 Rochelle, Ga. 306 Monroe, La. 246 Aliceville, Ala. 272 Madison, Ala. 293 Marietta, Ga. 270 Murfreesboro, Tenn. 285 Birmingham, Ala. 258 Huntington Beach, Calif. 308 Anderson, S.C.

DEFENSIVE BACKS No. Name 31 Keaton Anderson 5 Shyheim Carter 7 Trevon Diggs 41 Andrew Heath 13 Nigel Knott 23 Rogria Lewis 21 Jared Mayden 26 Kyriq McDonald 25 Xavier McKinney 37 Donavan Mosley 8 Saivion Smith 14 Deionte Thompson 3 Daniel Wright

Pos. DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB

Class R-Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. R-So. Sr. Jr. R-Fr. So. Sr. Jr. R-Jr. So.

Ht. 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-1

Wt. 201 195 195 189 183 196 197 195 197 188 185 194 185

LINEBACKERS No. Name 4 Christopher Allen 36 Markail Benton 30 Ryan Burns 43 VanDarius Cowan 1 Ben Davis 54 Trae Drake 42 Keith Holcombe 33 Anfernee Jennings 24 Terrell Lewis 56 Preston Malone 40 Joshua McMillon 47 Christian Miller 7 Dylan Moses 16 Jamey Mosley 23 Jarez Parks 51 Tucker Riddick 44 Cole Weaver 30 Mack Wilson

Pos. LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB

Class So. R-Fr. Jr. So. R-So. So. R-Sr. R-Jr. Jr. So. R-Jr. R-Sr. So. R-Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr.

Ht. 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-4 5-10 6-4 6-3 6-5 5-11 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-3 5-9 6-2

Wt. Hometown 239 Baton Rouge, La. 237 Phenix City, Ala. 214 Dallas, Ga. 236 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 237 Gordo, Ala. 236 Roanoke, Ala. 236 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 262 Dadeville, Ala. 254 Washington, D.C. 226 Northport, Ala. 241 Memphis, Tenn. 240 Columbia, S.C. 232 Baton Rouge, La. 248 Mobile, Ala. 260 Sebastian, Fla. 223 Alcoa, Tenn. 222 Lacey’s Spring, Ala. 236 Montgomery, Ala.

Hometown Florence, Ala. Kentwood, La. Gaithersburg, Md. Pell City, Ala. Madison, Miss. Birmingham, Ala. Sachse, Texas Madison, Ala. Roswell, Ga. San Antonio, Texas St. Petersburg, Fla. Orange, Texas Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

SPECIAL TEAMS SPECIAL TEAMS No. Name 97 Mike Bernier 97 Joseph Bulovas 10 Skyler DeLong 45 Thomas Fletcher 98 Preston Knight 52 Scott Meyer 62 Houston Needham 53 Ryan Parris 96 Brannon Satterfield

Pos. Class Ht. Wt. P Sr. 6-2 205 PK R-Fr. 6-0 212 P Fr. 6-4 180 SN So. 6-2 220 P Jr. 6-5 215 SN R-So. 6-2 233 SN So. 5-10 218 SN Sr. 6-0 233 P Sr. 6-2 226

Hometown Madison, Ala. Mandeville, La. Fort Mill, S.C. Georgetown, Texas Prattville, Ala. Alpharetta, Ga. Chelsea, Ala. Madison, Ala. Austin, Texas

Player Profiles in 2015 with 16 sacks, three fumble recoveries and an interception … coached by former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall at Southern Lab … chose Alabama over Arkansas, Auburn and LSU.

LB So. • 6-4 • 242 • 1L

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Tackles G-S TT UT AT 7-0 6 4 2

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 1-2 2 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0

Baton Rouge, La./ Southern Lab School

OUTLOOK: Worked his way into the rotation at outside linebacker as a freshman and will look to earn more playing time off the edge in his second season with the Crimson Tide. FRESHMAN (2017): A threat off the edge for the Tide ... saw time in seven games during his freshman campaign ... totaled six stops with one tackle for loss (-2 yards) ... added a pair of quarterback hurries and one forced fumble. Fresno State: Made his first career appearance, finishing with one quarterback hurry against the Bulldogs. Colorado State: Recorded a huge game against the Rams, finishing with five tackles. Vanderbilt: Saw time against the Commodores but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Made an impact against the Rebels ... totaled one tackle for a loss (-2 yards) while forcing his first career fumble ... added a quarterback hurry as one of the Tide’s seasonhigh nine on the night. Arkansas: Entered off the bench against the Razorbacks but did not record any stats. Tennessee: Saw time at defensive end in a rotational roll, finishing without any stats. Mercer: Earned playing time against the Bears but did not collect any tackles. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top players from the state of Louisiana … a four-star prospect by all major recruiting outlets … 247Sports rated him the No. 57 player nationally in the Top247 and the No. 3 inside linebacker … Scout.com ranked him as the No. 4 outside linebacker nationally and the No. 74 overall recruit … rated the No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN. com and No. 162 overall … ranked the No. 14 outside linebacker by Rivals and No. 216 in the Rivals250 … the No. 1 player in Louisiana according to Scout.com … rated No. 2 player in the state by 247Sports, No. 6 by ESPN.com and No. 9 by Rivals.com … 247Composite lists him as the No. 4 outside linebacker nationally the No. 5 player in Louisiana and No. 106 overall … named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 87 player nationally and No. 6 outside linebacker … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game … selected by USA Football to play on the U.S. Under-19 National Team at the 2017 North American Championship against Canada … named to the MaxPreps Small Schools All-America Team as a senior … named the Defensive Player of the Year in Louisiana by USA Today … named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Class 1A Defensive MVP … selected as the (Louisiana) Advocate Class 3A and below Defensive MVP … recorded 82 tackles in 2016 including 14 tackles for loss and six sacks … helped lead the Kittens to consecutive state championships in 2015 and 2016 with a win in the 2016 Louisiana Division IV state championship and a 14-1 overall record … made 112 tackles as a junior

ALLEN’S CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Quarterback Hurries Forced Fumbles

5 vs. Colorado State, 2017 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2017 2 vs. Ole Miss, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Ole Miss, 2017 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2017

KEATON ANDERSON

AL.com … 2014 AL.com Super All-State … finalist for the ASWA 6A Lineman of the Year … No. 13 on the final AL.com A-List … the No. 15 inside linebacker nationally by Scout.com … ranked as the No. 27 outside linebacker by Rivals.com and the No. 24 player in the state of Alabama … ESPN rated him as the No. 29 outside linebacker and the No. 17 player in Alabama … a Prepstar All-Southeast Region selection … the No. 42 outside linebacker by 247Sports.com and the No. 21 player in the state … made 171 tackles as a senior with 14 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and one interception … recorded 191 tackles as a weakside linebacker in 2013 … helped guide Florence and head coach Jason Wallace to the state semifinals … chose Alabama over Tennessee, LSU and Miami. ANDERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

DB R-Jr. • 6-1 • 201 • 2L

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Florence, Ala./ Florence

OUTLOOK: A versatile athlete who provides veteran leadership in the Tide’s young secondary ... worked into a permanent role on Crimson Tide special teams in his first two seasons. SOPHOMORE (2017): Versatile defensive back who also worked on punt team ... earned special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches for his play against Florida State, LSU and Mississippi State ... played in every game during his second full season, making one tackle apiece against Tennessee and at Mississippi State. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): Played in all 15 games in his first full season ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his games against Kentucky, at LSU and against Washington. USC: Made his first career appearance against the Trojans but did not register any stats. Western Kentucky: Recorded his first career tackle, making the lone stop on punt coverage against the Hilltoppers. LSU: Added his second tackle of the season on punt coverage in Baton Rouge, downing the Tiger returner on the 3-yard line immediately ... his play earned his special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches. Chattanooga: Recovered a fumble against the Mocs, falling on a muffed punt by the Chattanooga returner. Washington: Made a career-high two tackles against the Huskies in the CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... totaled one stop apiece on kickoff and punt coverage to earn special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff. Clemson: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats. FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A three-star linebacker prospect from North Alabama … first team 2014 6A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … 2014 All-Tennessee Valley Defensive MVP by

Year G-S 2016 15-0 2017 14-0 Total 29-0

Tackles TT UT AT 4 2 2 3 2 1 7 4 3

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0

PBU 0 0 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

ANDERSON’S CAREER BESTS Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 vs. Washington, 2016 Fumble Recoveries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 vs. Chattanooga, 2016

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CHRISTOPHER ALLEN

San Francisco, Calif./ Riordan/City College of San Francisco

OUTLOOK: A junior college transfer who spent his first season in Tuscaloosa redshirting and learning along the offensive line ... will look to establish a role along UA’s veteran offensive front. JUNIOR (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Enrolled early and was widely considered the top junior college offensive tackle in the nation … five-star prospect by Rivals, which ranked him as the No. 2 overall player in the Rivals JUCO 100 and the top offensive tackle … the No. 3 junior college player in the nation and the top-rated offensive lineman according to ESPN JC50 … four-star tackle by 247Sports … rated as the No. 3 overall JUCO prospect and the No. 1 tackle in both 247’s junior college Composite and 247 junior college rankings … four-star recruit and No. 2 offensive tackle by Scout.com … played for head coach John Lee at Archbishop Riordan High School … helped CCSF and head coach Jimmy Collins capture the 2015 JCF National Championship … chose Alabama over Auburn, Georgia, Oregon and Texas A&M .

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Phenix City, Ala./ Central

OUTLOOK: A physical presence in the middle who spent his first season with the Tide learning the defense ... a redshirted who will look to work into the Tide’s rotation at linebacker following the departures of Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top offensive linemen in the state of Alabama in the 2017 recruiting class ... arrived at Alabama as a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals ... member of a pair of state tournamentqualifying teams at Cullman ... recorded 117 knockdown blocks as a junior and senior ... second team Class 6A All-State selection as a junior ... participated in the AlabamaMississippi All-Star Game following his senior year ... nephew of former Alabama offensive lineman Wesley Britt ... coached by Jay Page at Cullman High School ... chose Alabama over Appalachian State and Southern Miss.

DEONTE BROWN

FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.

OL R-So. • 6-4 • 350 • 1L

PROFILES

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Linebacker prospect from eastern Alabama who earned a unanimous four-star rating … also tabbed as a top-12 linebacker candidate by all major recruiting outlets … rated the No. 50 player in the ESPN300, the site’s No. 3 outside linebacker nationally and No. 2 player in Alabama … Scout.com rated him as the No. 6 inside linebacker nationally and No. 124 in the Scout300 … 247Sports ranked him as the No. 7 outside linebacker nationally, the No. 6 player in Alabama and No. 157 in the Top247 … the No. 12 outside linebacker nationally and No. 7 player in Alabama by Rivals while ranking 147th in the Rivals150 … No. 98 nationally in the 247Composite, the No. 7 outside linebacker nationally and No. 3 player in Alabama … No. 82 on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and the No. 5 outside linebacker … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game … played in the 2016 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … selected as an Alabama Class 7A first team AllState selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) … helped the Red Devils advance to the state semifinal in both his junior and senior seasons … finished his career with 129 tackles, 70 solo stops, 10 tackles for loss and four sacks … coached by Jamey DuBose at Central High School in Phenix City, Ala. … chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, LSU and South Carolina.

HUNTER BRANNON OL R-Fr. • 6-4 • 290 • RS

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Cullman, Ala./ Cullman

OUTLOOK: An in-state product who redshirted in his first season with the Crimson Tide ... working to establish a role along the Tide offensive line. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.

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Decatur, Ala./ Austin

OUTLOOK: Powerful lineman who provides depth in a veteran Crimson Tide offensive line ... earned a permanent spot along the line in PAT situations and will look to expand on that experience in his sophomore campaign. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017): Played in all 14 of the Crimson Tide’s games in 2017, blocking for the field goal and extra-point units while seeing time as a reserve offensive lineman. FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted during his first year at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the nation’s top offensive guards coming out of high school … selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game … consensus four-star prospect … rated as one of the top-10 players in Alabama by almost every recruiting outlet … tabbed as one of the top 10 guards nationally … Scout.com ranked him as the No. 6 offensive guard nationally and the secondranked guard in the South … 102nd nationally in the Scout300 … 126th in the ESPN300 and the No. 7 guard and the No. 5 player in Alabama … ranked as the No. 9 guard in the 247Composite, the No. 175 player nationally and fifth-best player in Alabama … No. 229 in the Top247 and the No. 10 guard in the 247Sports rankings … selected as a PrepStar Top300 All-American as the No. 9 offensive guard overall … selected as the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Class 6A Lineman of the Year … also named to the ASWA’s Super 12 squad … member of the AL.com Super AllState team … coached by Jeremy Perkins at Austin High School in Decatur, Ala. … chose Alabama over Auburn and Tennessee.

ISAIAH BUGGS DL Sr. • 6-5 • 287 • 1L

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Ruston, La./ Ruston/Miss. Gulf Coast

OUTLOOK: A disruptive force in the Crimson Tide’s defensive line ... established himself as a key member of the UA defense a season ago ... returns a wealth of experience after a standout junior campaign. JUNIOR (2017): Started 13 games while seeing action in 14 games during his first year in Tuscaloosa ... totaled 51 stops with 1.5 sacks (-4 yards), four tackles for loss (-16 yards) and tied for second on the team with seven quarterback pressures ... made 46 of his stops against the run, good for fourth on the team in that category. Florida State: Got the starting nod against the Seminoles, collecting a pair of tackles during his time on the field. Fresno State: Came off the bench to rotate in along the defensive front but did not collect any stats. Colorado State: Returned to the starting ranks, finishing with a career-high four tackles on the night ... added his first quarterback hurry of the season. Vanderbilt: Made the start in Nashville, finishing with three tackles ... his play along the defensive front was key in limiting the Commodore rushing attack to just 40 yards. Ole Miss: Finished with three tackles against the Rebels ... collected half a sack, the first of his career, and added a season-high two quarterback hurries. Texas A&M: Started against the Aggies and had a huge game ... led the Crimson Tide with a career-high 10 total tackles ... helped limit the A&M rushing attack to only 71 yards on the ground and just 19 points, well below their season average entering the contest. Arkansas: Spent the night in the backfield against the Razorbacks ... pressured the Hogs’ quarterback twice while making three tackles ... his disruptive play was key in helping to hold the Arkansas passing game to just 200 yards through the air. Tennessee: Led the Alabama defense with seven tackles on the afternoon ... added half a tackle for loss (-2 yards) and one quarterback pressure ... his six stops against the run were key in holding the Volunteers to only 64 yards rushing. LSU: Contributed three tackles and added one quarterback hurry against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Totaled three tackles against the Bulldogs, including half a tackle for loss (-1 yard). Mercer: Made three tackles against the Bears, including half a tackle for a loss (-1 yard). Auburn: Contributed a pair of tackles in the Iron Bowl matchup. Clemson: Finished with three tackles on the night, including one sack (-4 yards) as part of the Tide’s five total quarterback stops in the Sugar Bowl matchup. Georgia: Was a presence up front in his start against the Bulldogs ... finished with five tackles including one for loss (-8 yards) in the title game. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top junior college defensive players in the country, Buggs came to Alabama after

Player Profiles

BUGGS’ CAREER STATISTICS Tackles Fumbles Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 2017 14-13 51 20 31 4-16 7 1.5-4 0 0-0 0 0-0 BUGGS’ CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost Quarterback Hurries

10 at Texas A&M, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Georgia, 2017 8 vs. Georgia, 2017 1 vs. Clemson, 2017 4 vs. Clemson, 2017 2 (twice); last vs. Arkansas, 2017

JOSEPH BULOVAS PK R-Fr. • 6-0 • 218 • RS

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Mandeville, La./ Mandeville

OUTLOOK: One of the nation’s top kicking prospects out of Louisiana ... redshirted in his first season with the Crimson Tide ... looking to secure the starting placekicker role for UA following the departure of Andy Pappanastos. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A highly rated kicker who arrived at Alabama as a three-star recruit ... participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was responsible for nine of the East’s 27 points in its 27-17 win over the West ... converted three-of-three PATs and two-of-three field goals, including a 49-yarder in the victory ... finished his high school career with 101 kicking points on 68-of76 PATs, 11-of-25 field goals ... kicked a careerlong 52-yard field goal as a sophomore ... chose Alabama over Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and Syracuse.

SHYHEIM CARTER DB Jr. • 6-0 • 195 • 2L

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Kentwood, La./ Kentwood

OUTLOOK: Veteran defensive back who returns two seasons of experience in a young Crimson Tide secondary ... will look to earn a starting spot on the back end of the Tide defense with open spots in the secondary. SOPHOMORE (2017): Made an appearance in all 14 games as a sophomore, collecting seven tackles with one pass breakup. Florida State: Provided depth in the Tide secondary while also seeing action on special teams ... finished with one tackle against the Seminoles. Fresno State: Made an appearance on both special teams and in the secondary but did not tally and stops. Colorado State: Collected one stop on kickoff coverage, halting the Ram returner after a 24yard gain. Vanderbilt: Entered off the bench in the Crimson Tide secondary and on special teams but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Totaled a season-high two tackles against the Rebels. Texas A&M: Came off the bench to fill in at corner throughout the night ... collected his first pass breakup of the season, knocking the ball out of the hands of the Aggie receiver on a crucial fourth-down play. Arkansas: Saw time in the secondary, making one tackle on the night ... helped limit the Razorbacks to 200 yards passing. Tennessee: Entered in the defensive secondary and on special teams but did not record any stats. LSU: Saw significant playing time in the secondary following the injury to Minkah Fitzpatrick ... did not record any tackles against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Made one tackle on special teams, stopping the MSU kick returner to keep the Bulldogs on their side of the field. Mercer: Collected one tackle against the Bears, making a stop in the defensive secondary. Auburn: Saw time on special teams against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Clemson: Appeared on special teams but did not tally any stops. Georgia: Worked on special teams and in the secondary against the Bulldogs but did not record any stats. FRESHMAN (2016): Played in nine games, totaling seven tackles in his first season with the Tide. USC: Saw time against the Trojans but did not record any stats. Western Kentucky: Entered late in the game on defense but did not come away with any tackles. Ole Miss: Played significant minutes as a reserve in the defensive secondary for the Crimson Tide ... registered five tackles, including four unassisted stops. Kent State: Played most of the second half in the Crimson Tide secondary but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Entered in a reserve role in the Crimson Tide secondary ... made one tackle against the Bulldogs. Chattanooga: Spent time in the defensive secondary and on special teams but did not record any stats. Florida: Made one stop on the afternoon, taking down the Gator rusher. Washington: Saw time

against the Huskies but did not record any stats. Clemson: Provided depth in the Alabama secondary against the Tigers, but did not record any stats. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: An elite athlete and one of the top cornerback prospects in the nation coming out of high school … selected to participate in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game and Nike’s 2015 “The Opening” … a unanimous four-star prospect … 2015 first team Small Schools AllAmerican by MaxPreps.com … No. 32 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team and the No. 3 cornerback prospect nationally … ranked No. 40 in the ESPN300, the No. 6 cornerback, No. 4 player in Louisiana and No. 25 in the Southeast region … No. 98 in the Scout300 and the No. 8 cornerback in the nation … ranked by 247Sports as No. 107 in the Top247 and No. 5 player in the state of Louisiana … No. 114 in the Rivals250 and the nation’s No. 5 athlete … listed as the No. 9 corner and No. 71 overall in the 247Composite … Class 1A Offensive MVP by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Louisiana Football Coaches Association in 2014 and 2015 … LSWA and LFCA first team All-State in 2014 and 2015 … was a force on both sides of the ball for head coach Jonathan Foster at Kentwood High School … recorded 57 tackles and five interceptions as a senior in 2015 … threw for 2,443 yards while rushing for 1,648 yards and 30 total touchdowns on offense … chose Alabama over Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Miami (Fla.). CARTER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-S 2016 9-0 2017 14-0 Total 23-0

Tackles TT UT AT 7 4 3 7 2 5 14 6 8

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

PBU 0 1 1

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

PROFILES

a successful career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College … arrived at the Capstone in January of 2017 and participated in spring practice … a five-star prospect and the No. 1 junior college player in the country according to Rivals … five-star recruit by Scout, No. 2 overall and the nation’s top defensive player from the junior college ranks … tabbed a four-star prospect by 247Composite, 247Sports and ESPN … No. 2 player overall and top defensive prospect by 247Sports and the site’s composite rankings … No. 5 in the ESPN JC50 and No. 1 defensive lineman … PrepStar AllSoutheast Region selection … recorded 75 tackles, including 10 for a loss, and 3.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2016 … notched 59 tackles, including eight for a loss, and four sacks as a freshman in 2015 … first team All-MACJC South Division selection in 2015 and 2016 … played for head coach Brad Raird at Ruston High School and head coach Chad Huff at MGCCC … chose Alabama over Auburn and LSU.

CARTER’S CAREER BESTS Tackles Pass Breakups

5 at Ole Miss, 2016 1 at Texas A&M, 2017

JOSHUA CASHER OL R-Sr. • 6-1 • 291 • 2L

67

Mobile, Ala./ St. Paul’s

OUTLOOK: Athletic offensive lineman who can play multiple positions along the Tide line ... one of the top reserves on a veteran offensive front. JUNIOR (2017): Provided depth along the Alabama offensive line ... developed a reserve role at guard and earned snaps in the Crimson Tide’s wins over Fresno State, at Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mercer ... saw his most extensive playing time against Mercer with 16 snaps. SOPHOMORE (2016): Used his sophomore season in 2016 to develop a role along the interior of the Crimson Tide’s offensive line ... saw his first action of the season at Arkansas but

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Player Profiles did not record any stats and played in five games as a sophomore ... saw his most significant playing time off the bench against Mississippi State at right guard. Mississippi State: Played 32 snaps at right guard against the Bulldogs ... recorded two knockdown blocks and helped the Crimson Tide amass 615 yards of total offense including 218 yards rushing.

the hands team on kickoff coverage late in the game ... did not record any stats. Tennessee: Carried twice in the game for a total of 16 yards ... had a long rush of 12 yards to record the Tide’s final first down and allow for two kneel downs to end the contest. Mercer: Rushed four times for 21 yards with a long rush of seven against the Bears.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): Saw his first career time with the Crimson Tide against Charleston Southern.

SOPHOMORE (2016): Earned playing time in one game in his sophomore season. Mississippi State: Rushed four times for 14 yards with a long rush of seven yards.

FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone.

PROFILES

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the premier offensive line recruits in the nation … a four-star prospect who was rated as the nation’s best center by Rivals.com and ESPN … the No. 2 center by 247Sports and No. 4 by Scout.com … selected to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game … ranked as the No. 9 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals. com and ESPN … the No. 10 player in the state by 247Sports and Scout.com … No. 168 in the ESPN300 and ranked 210th in the Rivals250 … four-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … ranked as the No. 15 offensive lineman in the class of 2014 and the No. 120 overall recruit … No. 8 on the AL.com 2014 A-List … earned a blocking grade of 90 percent or better in 11 of his team’s 13 games in 2013 … selected to the 2013 AL.com Super All-State Football Team along the offensive line … also a first team 5A Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State pick … member of the Alabama roster in the 2013 Alabama-Mississippi All-State Game … also ranked 89th in the Southeast Region by ESPN … coached by Steve Mask at St. Paul’s Episcopal School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Florida and Kentucky.

RONNIE CLARK RB/TE R-Sr. • 6-2 • 230 • 3L

5

Calera, Ala./ Calera

OUTLOOK: A great athlete that has the ability to play multiple positions for the Crimson Tide ... worked primarily as a running back in his first three seasons at the Capstone ... made the move to tight end last spring. JUNIOR (2017): Made the move to tailback during the fall and worked there for his junior campaign ... saw time in five games, totaling 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Vanderbilt: Entered late in the game to produce his best career game as a runner ... rushed 10 times for 48 yards with a long of 19 ... contributed to the Tide’s 496 rushing yards. Ole Miss: Rushed five times for 22 yards, recording the first touchdown on his Crimson Tide career ... the score came on a nine-yard run midway through the fourth quarter for the Tide’s final score of the night ... one of nine Alabama players to score a touchdown. Arkansas: Entered with

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REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): Played in three games for the Crimson Tide, rushing for 20 yards on five carries. Middle Tennessee: Entered the game at running back in the final minutes, finishing with two rushes for nine yards. ULM: Rushed one time for no gain. Charleston Southern: Rushed twice for 11 yards against the Bucs. FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus four-star athlete out of Calera High School … selected to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game … ranked as the nation’s No. 3 athlete by Rivals.com, the No. 4 player in Alabama and 48th in the final Rivals100 … No. 70 nationally in the 247Composite and the fifth-ranked outside linebacker while coming in as the state of Alabama’s No. 5 prospect … ESPN rated him the No. 7 athlete and No. 6 player in the state while ranking him 71st in the ESPN300 … Scout.com listed him as the nation’s No. 9 outside linebacker and 109th nationally … ranked 116th in the Top247, by 247Sports … four-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team, ranking as the No. 51 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 11 defensive back … No. 5 on the AL.com 2014 A-List … selected to the 2013 AL.com Super All-State Football Team in the all-purpose category … also a first team 4A Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State pick … played quarterback and safety at Calera as a senior in 2013, accounting for more than 2,500 yards and 35 touchdowns … made 76 tackles with 12 tackles for loss, two interceptions and four forced fumbles in 2012 … had 75 tackles and four pass breakups as a sophomore in 2011, when he also rushed the ball 43 times for 651 yards and five touchdowns while catching 48 passes for 488 yards and four scores … member of the Alabama roster in the 2013 Alabama-Mississippi All-State Game … coached by Wiley McKeller at Calera … chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson and Kentucky. CLARK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2015 2016 2017 Total

G-S 3-0 1-0 5-0 9-0

Rushing Att Yds Avg TD 5 20 4.0 0 4 14 3.5 0 21 107 5.1 1 30 141 4.7 1

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg TD 11 0 0 -0 7 0 0 -0 19 0 0 -0 19 0 0 -0

LP -----

CLARK’S CAREER BESTS Rushes Rushing Yards Long Rush Touchdowns

10 at Vanderbilt, 2017 48 at Vanderbilt, 2017 19 at Vanderbilt, 2017 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2017

LESTER COTTON SR. OL Sr. • 6-4 • 325 • 3L

66

Tuscaloosa, Ala./ Central

OUTLOOK: A local product coming out of Central High School in Tuscaloosa ... gained valuable experience as a sophomore before earning the starting spot at right guard for the Crimson Tide as a junior ... boasts 18 career starts at guard. JUNIOR (2017): Established a starting role at right guard as a junior in 2017 and started 13 games ... a powerful presence on an offensive line that was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award ... helped lead an offensive line that ranked second in the SEC and 13th nationally in rushing with 250.6 yards per game while also ranking second in the SEC and 15th nationally in scoring offense (37.1 ppg) ... the Tide was fourth in the SEC and 29th nationally in total offense (444.1 ypg). Florida State: Helped open holes for 173 rushing yards in a 24-7 win over No. 3 Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Fresno State: Had one knockdown block in 44 snaps in the win over the Bulldogs ... did not commit a penalty ... cleared a path for 305 rushing yards in the win, including a career-best 154 yards for quarterback Jalen Hurts. Colorado State: Recorded two knockdown blocks while opening holes for 239 rushing yards and 487 total yards ... joined an offensive line that did not allow a sack, hurry or pressure. Vanderbilt: Cleared a path on the right side of the offensive line for a Saban-era high 496 rushing yards and 677 total yards ... graded out at 88 percent with six knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack. Ole Miss: Started and played 55 snaps in a 66-3 win over the Rebels ... had two knockdown blocks ... helped open holes for 365 rushing yards at 7.2 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack and provided time for 248 passing yards and 613 total yards ... the Tide had six runners gain at least 30 yards, led by Jalen Hurts (101). Texas A&M: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 232 yards ... played all 69 snaps on offense ... opened holes for Damien Harris to rush for 124 yards on just 14 attempts. Arkansas: Helped clear a path for 308 rushing yards and 496 yards of total offense ... blocked for his sixth 100-yard rushing game this season. Tennessee: Blocked for 604 yards of total offense in a 45-7 victory over the Volunteers ... had three knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack or a pressure ... opened holes in the rushing game for 272 yards and four touchdowns. LSU: Made his ninth consecutive start at right guard in a 24-10 win over the No. 19 Tigers ... opened holes for two rushing touchdowns and had a knockdown block. Mississippi State: Did not allow a sack or a pressure as the Tide churned out 444 yards of total offense in a come-from-behind victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs ... helped open holes for three rushing touchdowns and 202 rushing yards. Mercer: Graded out at 89 percent on 34 snaps in a 56-0 win over Mercer ... did not allow

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SOPHOMORE (2016): Gained valuable experience as both a starter and reserve in 2016 ... started the Crimson Tide’s first two games at left guard and started three games at right guard ... came off the bench in nine other games (Ole Miss, Kent State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Chattanooga, Auburn, Florida, Washington) ... blocked for nine 100-yard rushing games — four from Damien Harris, three from Jalen Hurts and one each for Bo Scarbrough and Josh Jacobs ... also saw time on the Tide’s field goal and extra point teams. USC: Played 59 snaps at left guard with one knockdown block ... did not allow a pressure or a sack ... opened holes for 242 rushing yards, including 138 yards from Harris. Western Kentucky: Started and provided time for Hurts and Blake Barnett to throw for 351 yards and two touchdowns ... did not allow a sack. Kent State: Came off the bench to play 25 snaps against the Golden Flashes, helping the Tide rush for 285 yards. Arkansas: Came in off the bench at right guard and helped open holes for 264 rushing yards while providing time for 253 yards through the air ... did not allow a sack or pressure and did not commit a penalty ... had a game-best two knockdown blocks ... helped Harris rush for 122 yards on 13 carries. Tennessee: Started at right guard and cleared a path for 409 yards rushing and 594 yards of total offense ... the 409 yards rushing was the most for an Alabama team since 1992 and the most against Tennessee since 1986 ... helped the Tide average 8.5 yards per attempt ... opened holes for two 100-yard rushers (Hurts 132, Scarbrough 109) ... had a team- and seasonhigh six knockdown blocks and graded out at 82 percent. Texas A&M: Recorded six knockdown blocks ... opened holes for 287 yards on the ground and 451 yards of total offense ... helped Harris notch his fourth 100-yard game of the season as Alabama averaged 5.0 yards per carry ... did not commit a penalty. LSU: Started at right guard and did not allow a sack or a hurry while opening up holes for 216 rushing yards and 323 total yards ... helped Hurts rush for 114 yards and a touchdown. FRESHMAN (2015): Played in four games as a reserve offensive tackle in his first season at the Capstone (Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee, Georgia and Charleston Southern). HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top players in the state of Alabama and an elite offensive line prospect nationally … named to the 2015 Parade All-America team … unanimous four-star prospect … played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nike’s 2014 “The Opening” … … Medium School All-American by MaxPreps.com

… the No. 3 offensive guard nationally by Rivals. com and No. 46 in the final Rivals100 … No. 2 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com … No. 59 in the Top247, the No. 4 offensive guard and No. 3 player in the state … No. 54 in the 247Composite and the No. 4 guard … Scout. com rated Cotton as the third-best offensive guard and the No. 66 player in the Scout300 … No. 100 in the ESPN300, the No. 7 guard, No. 5 player in Alabama and No. 51 in the Southeast region … No. 59 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team … 2014 AL.com Super All-State … No. 3 on the final AL.com A-List … first team 5A AllState by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and the ASWA 5A Lineman of the Year … participated in the 2014 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … played for head coach Dennis Conner at Tuscaloosa Central High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, USC, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

VANDARIUS COWAN

“Super 11” as a junior and senior … coached by Rob Freeman at Palm Beach Gardens High School … chose Alabama over Florida State, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss and Oregon. COWAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Tackles G-S TT UT AT 7-0 2 1 1

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 COWAN’S CAREER BESTS

Tackles Quarterback Hurries

2 vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. LSU, 2017

BEN DAVIS LB R-So. • 6-4 • 240 • SQ

1

Gordo, Ala./ Gordo

LB So. • 6-4 • 236 • 1L

43

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./ Palm Beach Gardens

OUTLOOK: Spent the first half of his freshman year establishing himself off the edge ... saw time in seven games in his first season with the Crimson Tide and will look to expand his role as a sophomore. FRESHMAN (2017): A talented linebacker who continued to progress in his first year at the Capstone ... earned his first career action off the bench against Tennessee and also saw playing time against LSU, Mississippi State, Mercer, Auburn, Clemson and Georgia ... recorded one quarterback hurry in the game against LSU ... totaled his first two career tackles in the win over Mercer. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top linebacker candidates from Florida coming out of high school … Scout.com rated him as a five-star prospect and the No. 35 player in the Scout300 … also the No. 2 outside linebacker nationally by Scout.com and the top outside linebacker from Florida … rated the No. 4 outside linebacker nationally and No. 15 player from Florida by 247Sports while also ranking No. 93 in the Top247 … tabbed No. 83 in the 247Composite and the No. 5 outside linebacker … Rivals ranked him at No. 67 in the Rivals100, the No. 7 outside linebacker nationally and the No. 13 player in the Sunshine State … the No. 13 outside linebacker nationally and rated 216th in the ESPN300 … named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 3 outside linebacker and No. 87 on their Dream Team … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … took part in the Rivals100 FiveStar Challenge … accumulated 104 tackles, including 13 for loss, with seven sacks and four forced fumbles as a junior for the Gators … tabbed a Florida Class 8A Third Team All-State selection by the Associated Press in his senior season … selected to the Palm Beach Post

OUTLOOK: One of the top linebacker prospects coming out of high school ... redshirted his first season with the Tide before making the move to outside backer last season ... will look to establish a spot in the Crimson Tide’s linebacker corps in his sophomore campaign. FRESHMAN (2017): Talented linebacker who saw his first career action against Mercer in 2017. FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.

PROFILES

a sack, pressure or hurry ... blocked for 530 yards of total offense, split evenly with 265 both in the air and on the ground. Auburn: Helped the Tide rush for 209 yards and a touchdown ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty. Clemson: Played 57 snaps in the Tide’s 24-6 win in the Sugar Bowl before a knee injury forced him out of the game in the second half ... graded out at 85 percent ... opened holes for a game-high 141 yards on the ground while providing time for Hurts to complete 66.7 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. Georgia: Missed the CFP National Championship Game with an injured knee.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: The nation’s top-ranked inside linebacker by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … consensus fivestar prospect … son of Alabama legend Wayne Davis, who still holds the Tide’s career record for tackles (327) … 2015 first team USA Today All-USA … participated in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nike’s 2015 “The Opening” … the unanimous toprated player in the state of Alabama … ranked fifth in the Rivals100 … No. 11 in the Scout300 … No. 13 in the Top247 … ranked No. 22 overall on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team … No. 24 in the ESPN300 and the No. 15 player in the Southeast region … rated as the No. 10 player nationally in the 247Composite and the top inside linebacker … recorded 105 tackles with three sacks and two interceptions as a senior in 2015 while also catching 33 passes for 510 yards and seven touchdowns … 2015 AL.com Defensive MVP and Super All-State … first team 3A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and the ASWA 3A Lineman of the Year … ASWA Super 12 selection … named Alabama Defensive MVP at the 2015 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … played for head coach Ryan Lolley at Gordo High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.

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Player Profiles RAEKWON DAVIS DL Jr. • 6-7 • 308 • 2L

99

Meridian, Miss./ Meridian

OUTLOOK: A dominant force along the Tide’s vaunted defensive front ... established himself as one of the top line prospects in the conference as a sophomore ... provides veteran experience on the defensive line, returning as the Crimson Tide’s sack leader from a season ago ... has 11 career tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks.

PROFILES

SOPHOMORE (2017): Provided size and speed on the defensive front ... ... earned First Team All-SEC accolades from the conference coaches while also being selected as a second teamer by the Associated Press ... ranked third on the team with 69 tackles, 10 of which went for a loss (-50 yards) to rank second on the Tide defense in that category ... also contributed a team-high 8.5 sacks (-46 yards) to finish fifth in the SEC ... added a pair of quarterback hurries, recovered one fumble and picked off his first career pass in his sophomore campaign ... selected as a defensive player of the week by the Tide coaching staff for his performance against Tennessee. Florida State: Played in a reserve role along the Tide’s defensive front, spending much of his time in the FSU backfield ... finished with a sack (-10 yards) on the Seminoles’ first offensive drive of the second half to halt the potential scoring drive. Fresno State: Registered a career-high and a teamhigh tying eight tackles against the Bulldogs ... also pressured the quarterback once on the afternoon. Colorado State: Contributed four stops on the night, including half a tackle for loss (-1 yard). Vanderbilt: Saw time against the Commodores but did not record any stats for the first time this season. Ole Miss: Collected his second sack of the season (-2 yards) while adding a quarterback hurry ... helped limit the Rebels to only 88 yards rushing and 253 yards of offense overall. Texas A&M: Put together a dominant performance in the absence of Da’Shawn Hand ... tied for second on the team in tackles with eight stops ... added one sack (-5 yards) and recovered his first fumble of the season ... the fumble recovery thwarted an A&M drive at midfield, eventually leading to a Jalen Hurts rushing touchdown to give the Tide a twoscore lead. Arkansas: Totaled five stops against the Razorbacks, including a career-high 1.5 sacks (-3 yards) ... was key in helping the Crimson Tide defense limit the Hogs to only 227 yards of total offense. Tennessee: Produced another big night on the stat sheet ... collected four tackles against the Volunteers, including one sack (-9 yards) to maintain his team lead in that category ... his play along the line earned him his first career defensive player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaching staff. LSU: Ranked second on the Tide defense with a career-high nine tackles ... added one sack (-1 yard) for his fifth consecutive game ... helped hold the Tigers to only one offensive touchdown. Mississippi

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State: Matched his season-high mark from the week prior with nine stops against the Bulldogs ... the nine tackles tied for second on the Tide defense. Mercer: Tied for second on the team with five stops ... played a key role in holding the Bears to only 161 yards of total offense. Auburn: Totaled five tackles in the annual Iron Bowl contest. Clemson: Dominated up front along the line, collecting five tackles, including two for loss (-10 yards) ... added one sack as part of the Tide’s five in the game. Georgia: Put together another huge game for the Tide ... contributed five tackles, including one sack (-9 yards) ... also picked off his first career pass, pulling down the tipped ball and returning it for 19 yards to put the Tide in good field position for an eventual field goal. FRESHMAN (2016): Saw time in seven games, recording four tackles including one sack (-8 yards). Western Kentucky: Saw his first career action against the Hilltoppers but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Entered on special teams but did not record any stats. Kent State: Played in his third consecutive game, recording his first career tackle against the Golden Flashes. Tennessee: Entered in a reserve role along the defensive line, totaling one stop against the Vols. Mississippi State: Recorded his first career sack (-8 yards), forcing a fumble on the quarterback stop. Chattanooga: Saw time against the Mocs but did not record any stats. Florida: Recorded one tackle against the Gators in his time along the defensive front. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top defensive tackle prospects … unanimous four-star recruit by every major recruiting outlet … rated as the No. 83 overall player, the No. 11 defensive tackle and No. 5 player from Mississippi by the 247Composite … listed 88th in the Rivals150 … the No. 7 defensive tackle and No. 4 player in Mississippi by Rivals … labeled the fifth-rated player in Mississippi and No. 92 overall recruit in the Top247 … ESPN ranked him as the No. 6 player in Mississippi and No. 150 in the ESPN300 listings … named to the PrepStar Top150 Dream Team as the No. 94 overall player and No. 11 defensive tackle … participated in the Army All-America Bowl and Nike’s 2015 “The Opening” … recorded 55 tackles, including 12.5 for a loss, 8.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries during his senior season … played for head coach Larry Weems at Meridian High School … chose Alabama over Mississippi State and Florida State. DAVIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 7-0 14-6 21-6

Tackles Fumbles TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 4 1 3 1-8 0 1-8 1 0 69 24 45 10-50 2 8.5-46 0 1-0 73 25 48 11-58 2 9.5-54 1 1-0

PBU 0 0 0

INT 0-0 1-19 1-19

DAVIS’ CAREER BESTS Tackles 9 (twice); last at Mississippi State, 2017 Tackles for Loss 2 vs. Clemson, 2017 Yards Lost 10 (twice); last vs. Clemson, 2017 Sacks 1.5 vs. Arkansas, 2017 Yards Lost 10 vs. Florida State, 2017 Quarterback Hurries 1 (twice); last vs. Ole Miss, 2017 Interceptions 1 vs. Georgia, 2017 Return Yards 19 vs. Georgia, 2017 Forced Fumbles 1 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 Fumble Recoveries 1 at Texas A&M, 2017

TREVON DIGGS DB Jr. • 6-2 • 195 • 2L

7

Gaithersburg, Md./ Avalon School

OUTLOOK: Versatile athlete who has filled multiple roles during his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa ... the Tide’s top return man in the punt game and provides depth on the kickoff return team ... started one game at corner and will look to secure a starting spot at the position following the departures of Anthony Averett and Levi Wallace. SOPHOMORE (2017): One of the Tide’s top athletes who made the shift to strictly the defensive side of the ball as a sophomore while resuming his return duties from his freshman campaign ... returned 18 punts for 154 yards with a long of 21 while bringing back two kickoffs for 74 yards ... added six tackles and three pass breakups on defense ... earned special teams player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaches for his play against Mercer, Auburn and Clemson. Florida State: Made his first career start at cornerback against the Seminoles ... totaled one tackle on the night. Fresno State: Entered in a reserve role at defensive back while also resuming his punt and kick return duties ... returned a pair of punts for a combined 12 yards with a long of eight ... registered one kickoff return totaling 19 yards. Colorado State: Returned one punt for a season-long nine yards against the Rams. Vanderbilt: Saw time in the defensive secondary while also continuing work in the return game ... returned two punts for 17 yards with a season-long return of 11 yards. Ole Miss: Exited the game just before halftime with a foot injury ... returned two punts for a combined 37 yards, nearly breaking one for a score on his season-long 21-yard return. Arkansas: Played on both special teams and in the secondary for the Tide ... finished with one tackle from his corner position ... returned three punts for 11 yards on the night. Tennessee: Saw time in the defensive secondary, recording his first career pass breakup against the Vols. LSU: Appeared on kickoff coverage but did not have a chance to return any kicks against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Made one tackle on special teams, downing the Bulldog kick returner after a gain of only 17 yards. Mercer: Saw significant playing time against the Bears, recording two tackles ... set a career-high mark for pass breakups with two on the day ... selected as one of the Tide coaching staff’s special teams player of the week for his stop on kickoff coverage. Auburn: Recorded a new career-long with a 55yard kickoff return, the longest kickoff return by any Crimson Tide player in 2017 ... recognized as a special teams player of the week by the UA coaches for his game against the Tigers. Clemson: Set the tone for the game, blowing up the Tiger returner on the opening kickoff for his lone tackle on the night ... returned a careerhigh tying three punts for 30 yards with a long of 14 ... his efforts earned him special teams

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FRESHMAN (2016): A versatile athlete who saw time on both offense and defense while returning kickoffs and punts ... returned seven kickoffs for 166 yards to average 23.7 yards per return with a long return of 41 ... also had 13 punt returns for 130 yards with a long of 47 ... totaled 11 receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown to average 8.0 yards per catch with a long of 17 ... registered five tackles on the season with a forced fumble as well ... named one of the special teams players of the week by the UA coaching staff for his games against Chattanooga and Florida. USC: Was part of the back line on return team to start the game, taking the Trojans’ first kickoff for a return of 24 yards ... also saw time in the defensive secondary by game’s end. Western Kentucky: Resumed kickoff return duties while seeing time at punt returner and on offense ... returned three kickoffs for 63 yards with a long of 24 ... brought back two punts for 15 yards with 13 being his longest ... caught his first career pass, a 14-yard reception from Jalen Hurts for a first down. Ole Miss: Returned three kickoffs for 79 yards with a season high of 41 yards on his second return of the day ... also saw time in the defensive secondary late in the game. Kent State: Registered a season-high three catches for 23 yards with a long reception of 17 ... did not return any kickoffs as the Golden Flashes lone kick of the day was a short one for a fair catch at the Alabama 29. Kentucky: Caught two passes for 14 yards with a long of nine ... also saw time on special teams against the Wildcats. Arkansas: Registered one tackle on kickoff coverage against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Played on offense, defense and special teams ... finished with one reception for 13 yards while adding a tackle on kickoff coverage, his second stop of the season. Texas A&M: Saw time against the Aggies, recording one tackle on kickoff coverage. LSU: Earned the role of punt returner, replacing an injured Eddie Jackson ... fielded all punts but returned only one for a gain of one yard ... also saw time on offense, catching one pass for nine yards. Mississippi State: Earned playing time on offense while resuming his role as punt returner ... caught one pass for five yards and his first career touchdown ... returned one punt for one yard as well. Chattanooga: Named a special teams player of the week for his efforts against the Mocs ... returned three punts for 20 yards with a long of 14 ... also saw time on offense but did not record any receptions. Auburn: Caught a pair of passes for 10 yards with a long reception of seven yards against the Tigers ... also returned two punts with long return of eight yards. Florida: Earned himself special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches for his performance against the Gators ... returned three punts for 90 total yards, including his longest return of the season for 47 which he nearly broke for a touchdown ... added two tackles, both on kickoff coverage ... forced a fumble on his second tackle of the game. Washington: Returned one punt for three yards against the Huskies. Clemson: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the elite cornerback prospects and a top athlete in the 2016 class … a consensus four-star prospect … ranked 113th in the 247Composite while being listed as the No. 4 athlete and the fifth-best player in the state of Maryland … Scout.com rated him at No. 115 in the Scout300 and the No. 11 athlete … Scout.com also seeded him as the No. 1 athlete in the eastern half of the county … rated as the No. 1 wide receiver in Maryland, No. 135 in the Rivals300 and the No. 29 receiver … listed at No. 125 in the ESPN300, the No. 6 athlete nationally and the top athlete in the state of Maryland … No. 185 in the Top247 … ranked as the No. 7 athlete nationally and the No. 6 player in the state of Maryland … member of the PrepStar Top150 Dream Team (No. 105) … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” in 2015 … caught 78 passes for 1,008 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior in 2014 … two-time All-Met receiver by the Washington Post … coached by Tyree Spinner at The Avalon School … brother of former Maryland star and current Minnesota Viking Stefon Diggs … chose the Crimson Tide over Georgia, Auburn, Maryland, LSU and Tennessee. DIGGS’ CAREER STATISTICS Tackles TT UT AT 5 2 3 6 3 3 11 5 6

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0

Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 15-0 13-1 28-1

Year 2016

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg. TD 15-0 0 0 0.0 0

PBU 0 3 3

Int 0-0 0-0 0-0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. TD -- 11 88 8.0 1

LP 17

KICKOFF RETURNS Year G No. 2016 6 7 2017 13 2 Total 19 9

Yards 166 74 240

Avg. 23.7 37.0 26.7

TD 0 0 0

LP 41 55 55

PUNT RETURNS Year G 2016 12 2017 8 Total 20

Yards 130 154 284

Avg. 10.0 8.6 9.2

TD 0 0 0

LP 47 21 47

No. 13 18 31

DIGGS’ CAREER BESTS Tackles Forced Fumbles Pass Breakups Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns Kickoff Returns Kickoff Return Yards Long Kickoff Return Punt Returns Punt Return Yards Long Punt Return

2 (twice); last vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. Florida, 2016 2 vs. Mercer, 2017 3 vs. Kent State, 2016 23 vs. Kent State, 2016 17 vs. Kent State, 2016 1 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 3 (twice); last at Ole Miss, 2016 79 at Ole Miss, 2016 55 at Auburn, 2017 5 vs. Georgia, 2017 90 vs. Florida, 2016 47 vs. Florida, 2016

JOHNNY DWIGHT DL R-Sr. • 6-3 • 301 • 1L

95

Rochelle, Ga./ Wilcox County

OUTLOOK: A big body that helped clog holes along the defensive front as a junior ... provides depth on a veteran Crimson Tide defensive line unit that returns two starters. JUNIOR (2017): Gained valuable experience in his junior campaign ... totaled nine tackles as a junior, with 3.5 for loss (-12 yards) ... added one sack (-8 yards) and a quarterback hurry to his totals. Fresno State: Made his first appearance since 2015, collecting his first career sack (-8 yards) as part of his three total tackles. Colorado State: Led the Tide with 1.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards) ... finished with two total stops on the night against the Rams. Ole Miss: Entered the game along the defensive front but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Played along the defensive front in a rotational role ... totaled one tackle and a quarterback hurry against the Razorbacks. Mercer: Matched his career-high mark for tackles with three stops against the Bears, including one tackle for loss (-1 yard). Georgia: Entered in a rotational role along the Tide’s defensive front but did not record any stats.

PROFILES

player of the week accolades from the Tide coaching staff. Georgia: Returned a career-high five punts for a combined 38 yards ... had a long return of 14 against the Bulldogs.

SOPHOMORE (2016): Did not see action in the 2016 season. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): Provided depth along the defensive front and on offense from the tight end position ... saw playing time in the Middle Tennessee contest but did not collect any statistics. FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A disruptive force on the interior of the defensive line during his career at Wilcox County High School … No. 195 in the 247Sports Top247 and the No. 15 defensive tackle … 247Sports also ranked him as the No. 15 player across all positions in Georgia … Scout.com listed him as the nation’s No. 25 defensive tackle prospect and the No. 23 player in the state of Georgia … ESPN rated him as the No. 33 defensive tackle and No. 36 player in the state … Rivals. com slotted him 60th in the Georgia Postseason Top 85 and the 41st-ranked tackle … No. 35 defensive tackle on the 247Composite and the No. 35 player in Georgia … named All-Southeast Region by PrepStar … Georgia Class A AllState selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association … played for head coach Mark Ledford at Wilcox County … chose Alabama over LSU, North Carolina and Clemson.

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Player Profiles DWIGHT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2015 2016 2017 Total

G-S 1-0 0-0 6-0 7-0

Tackles Fumbles TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 9 6 3 3.5-12 1 1-8 0 0 9 6 3 3.5-12 1 1-8 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

DWIGHT’S CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost Quarterback Hurries

3 (twice); last vs. Mercer, 2017 1.5 vs. Colorado State, 2017 8 vs. Fresno State, 2017 1 vs. Fresno State, 2017 8 vs. Fresno State, 2017 1 vs. Arkansas, 2017

THOMAS FLETCHER SN So. • 6-2 • 223 • 1L

45

Georgetown, Texas/ IMG Academy

OUTLOOK: One of the top long-snapping prospects coming out of high school ... earned a starting role on the Tide punt team as the primary snapper ... will look to expand upon his impressive work as a freshman.

PROFILES

FRESHMAN (2017): Made his first career appearance against Florida State, and finished perfect on all snapping opportunities for the punt team ... selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week following the Florida State and LSU matchups. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Widely considered one the nation’s top long snappers … arrived at the Capstone in January of 2017 and participated in spring practice … selected to participate in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … rated the No. 1 long snapper in the country by 247Sports and Scout … the No. 2 long snapper nationally according to the 247Composite … ESPN ranked him third in the country at his position … earned a fivestar ranking at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in 2016 and ranked first overall … played for head coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy … chose Alabama over Florida State, Oregon and Texas A&M.

MILLER FORRISTALL TE R-So. • 6-5 • 242 • 1L

87

Cartersville, Ga./ Cartersville

OUTLOOK: Had his sophomore season cut short following a knee injury, earning a medical redshirt after playing in only three games ... a veteran tight end who will use the spring to continue to work back into a prominent role in the Tide tight end group.

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SOPHOMORE (2017): Saw significant time as a freshman, playing in 15 total games ... suffered a season-ending knee injury against Colorado State after just three games of action as a sophomore and received a medical redshirt at the end of the year ... finished with one reception for 12 yards in his limited playing time. Florida State: Came off the bench to help provide blocks for the Tide’s 173 rushing yards by night’s end. Fresno State: Saw time against the Bulldogs but did not record any stats. Colorado State: Caught his first pass of the season for a 12-yard gain ... suffered a season-ending knee injury on the play that cut his game short. FRESHMAN (2016): Played in all 15 games in his first year with the Tide, starting the opener against USC for the first action of his collegiate career and then earning the starting nod against Florida in the SEC Championship Game ... hauled in his first career pass at Arkansas, going for 32 yards ... added a huge reception at LSU, gaining 22 yards and a first down as part of the Tide’s go-ahead scoring drive late in the game. Mississippi State: Caught a career-high three passes for 19 yards with a long reception of eight yards. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A January 2016 early enrollee who participated in spring practice … received an invite to Nike’s 2015 “The Opening” … four-star recruit by Scout.com, the No. 11 tight end overall and rated No. 267 in the Scout300 … the No. 11 tight end/H-back nationally by ESPN … received a three-star grade by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals … named PrepStar All-Southeast Region … No. 21 tight end nationally by Rivals.com … ranked as the No. 17 tight end by 247Sports.com … finished his senior season with 57 catches for 902 yards and 11 touchdowns … earned 2015 first team AllState from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Class 4A … played quarterback as a junior … was coached by Joey King at Cartersville High School … chose Alabama over Cal, Mississippi State and Miami (Fla.). FORRISTALL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 15-2 3-0 18-2

Rec. 5 1 6

Yards 73 12 85

Avg. 14.6 12.0 14.2

TD 0 0 0

LP 32 12 32

FORRISTALL’S CAREER BESTS Receptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 at Arkansas, 2016 Long Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 at Arkansas, 2016

DAMIEN HARRIS RB Sr. • 5-11 • 213 • 3L

34

Richmond, Ky./ Madison Southern

OUTLOOK: One of the top running back prospects in the nation ... passed up entering the NFL Draft to return for his senior campaign with the Crimson Tide ... the Tide’s top rusher in each of the last two seasons ... registered seven 100-yard games in his three seasons in Tuscaloosa ... totaled 2,194 rushing yards for his career, making him the 20th back in UA history to eclipse the 2,000-yard mark ... ranks 16th all-time in Alabama annals for career rushing yards. JUNIOR (2017): The Tide’s top rusher for a second consecutive season, finishing with 1,000 yards on only 135 carries, after tallying a teamhigh 1,037 yards in 2016 ... collected three 100yard rushing performances as a junior ... as a junior, averaged 7.4 yards per rush with a teamhigh 11 touchdowns ... added 12 receptions for 91 yards ... his yards per carry average ranks second all-time in Alabama history for a single season by Tide backs with at least 100 carries ... ranked seventh nationally in yards per carry average ... tied for seventh in rushing touchdowns and ranked ninth in total rushing yards in the SEC ... on the Maxwell Award Watch List and the Doak Walker Award Preseason list ... named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Vanderbilt ... selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his play against Florida State ... earned offensive player of the week recognition from the Tide staff for his play against Florida State, Colorado State, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Clemson. Florida State: Made an impact in more than one facet of the game ... led the Alabama rushers with nine carries for a team-high 73 yards and one score ... three of his nine carries went for a first down or a score ... averaged 8.1 yards per tote with a long of 34 on the Tide’s first play ... added one reception for 11 yards out of the back field ... on special teams, blocked a Seminole punt to give UA the ball on the FSU 6-yard line ... the blocked kick set up an Andy Pappanastos field goal to give the Tide a six-point lead late in the third quarter ... selected as an offensive and special teams player of the week by the Tide coaching staff for his performance in the opener. Fresno State: Rushed six times for 32 yards and a score with a long carry of nine yards ... added one catch that ended for negative yardage ... played a limited role as the offense focused on helping younger players gain game experience. Colorado State: Carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards with a touchdown in his third consecutive game ... also caught two passes for 25 yards with a season-long reception of 17 yards ... his efforts out of the backfield earned him offensive player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaches. Vanderbilt: Put together his best performance of the season on his way to SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... rushed 12 times for a career-high 151 yards and three touchdowns ...

Player Profiles

SOPHOMORE (2016): Earned the role as the Tide’s primary tailback following the departure of Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry ... rushed 146 times for a team-leading 1,037 yards with two rushing scores ... was even better against ranked teams, gaining 863 yards in those 10 games for an average of 86.3 ypg ... 58 of his rushes on the season went for a first down or a touchdown ... had 18 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more ... improved as the game wore on, rushing 61 times for 489 yards and two scores in the second halves of games to average 8.0 ypc ... had 85 rushes for 548 yards in the first half of his games (6.5 ypc) ... added 14 catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns to average 7.1 yards per catch ... selected to the Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his performances against USC, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Chattanooga. USC: Had a breakout game against the Trojans, using nine carries to rush for a team-leading 138 yards in his first career start ... had long rushes of 46 and 73 yards ... four of his nine rushing attempts went for a first down. Western Kentucky: Rushed 11

times for 45 yards with a long of 11 ... also added two catches for 14 total yards. Ole Miss: Put together the best game of his career, rushing for a then career-high 16 times for a career-high 144 total yards and a score while catching a pair of passes ... seven of his rushes went for a first down or a touchdown against the Rebels ... broke out in the second half, accumulating 115 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown. Kent State: Totaled 18 yards on four carries with a long of nine in limited action ... exited the game in the first quarter after suffering a lower leg injury. Kentucky: Returned from injury, but saw limited playing time ... rushed just twice for 11 yards while catching one pass for a gain of six against his home state. Arkansas: Registered his third 100-plus yard game of his career, going for 122 yards on 13 carries to average 9.4 yards per tote with a long of 57 ... also caught a pair of passes for a career-high 60 yards with a long reception of 56 yards ... accounted for a career-leading 182 yards of total offense against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Rushed 14 times for 94 yards, falling just short of the century mark ... added one catch to his totals ... had a huge first half, rushing 11 times for 77 yards (7.7 ypc) ... five of his rushes went for a first down and five runs went for 12-plus yards with a long of 18. Texas A&M: Gained 125 yards on a career-high 18 carries as the Crimson Tide defeated the No. 6 Aggies ... nine of his 18 carries resulted in a first down with three runs of 16 yards or more. LSU: Rushed 12 times for 53 total yards with a long rush of 13 against the Tigers ... averaged 4.4 yards per tote ... also caught one pass. Mississippi State: Started but saw limited playing time once the Tide built a significant lead ... rushed three times for nine yards with a long of four ... added one reception for 11 yards. Chattanooga: Totaled 91 yards with a touchdown on 13 carries ... had a long of 25 yards ... rushed for only 20 yards on five carries in the first half before collecting 71 yards and a score on eight rushes in the second half ... six of his rushes went for a first down or a score against UTC. Auburn: Finished with nine rushes for 47 yards with a long of 20 on the ground while adding three catches for 22 yards and a score ... long reception of 17 yards, taking the Jalen Hurts pass to the end zone and giving the Tide the first touchdown. Florida: Rushed eight times for 86 yards to average 10.8 yards per carry with a long rush of 23 yards ... averaged 11.0 yards per tote in the second half, carrying it seven times for 77 yards after rushing just once for nine yards in the first half. Washington: Accumulated 30 yards on nine carries with a long of eight yards against the Huskies. Clemson: Saw limited carries as the Tide focused on a power rushing attack ... totaled five attempts for 24 yards - all coming in the second half against the Tigers - with a long rush of 13 yards ... added one reception for a loss. FRESHMAN (2015): A backup to Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, rushed 46 times for 157 yards and a score while catching four passes for 13 yards, entering in a relief role at tailback ... ranked second on the team with nine kickoff returns for 174 yards including a long of 30 ... also had two tackles on special teams. Wisconsin: Saw action in the first collegiate game of his career, rushing nine times for 23 yards with a long of 10 and hauling in one reception for a loss of four yards. Middle Tennessee: Rushed eight times for a career-high 55 yards, including

a long rush of 41 with one reception for eight yards ... added to an Alabama rushing attack that amassed 220 yards on the ground ... also notched one tackle on special teams. ULM: Rushed four times for 23 yards with a long of 14. Georgia: Rushed seven times for eight yards in the game ... made his first appearance at kick returner, bringing back three kickoffs for 61 yards, including a long of 24 yards. Arkansas: Returned one kickoff for 22 yards to go with his three rushes for a loss of four yards. Texas A&M: Saw action as the Tide’s primary kickoff returner, bringing back four kicks for 61 yards with a long of 20. Mississippi State: Relieved Derrick Henry midway through the fourth quarter ... rushed three times for four yards while catching one pass for five yards. Charleston Southern: Saw the most extensive playing time of his freshman season, rushing a season-high 10 times for 44 yards ... added the first touchdown of his career, a six yard rush to the right side. Auburn: Recorded a season-high 30 yards on his lone kick return of the day ... also carried the ball once for two yards while hauling in one reception for four yards. Florida: Provided depth at running back and on special teams against the Gators but did not record any statistics. Michigan State: Rushed one time for two yards late in the Cotton Bowl. Clemson: Saw playing time against the Tigers but did not record any stats. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: The top-ranked running back in the nation by Rivals. com, Prepstar and the 247Composite … a fivestar prospect by Rivals.com … participated in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game and Nike’s “The Opening” in 2013 and 2014 … 2014 All-USA first team by USA Today … 2013 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year … 2014 The Courier-Journal’s All-State selection … the unanimous No. 1 player the state of Kentucky … No. 8 in the Rivals100 … No. 17 on the Prepstar top 150 Dream Team … No. 36 in the ESPN300, the No. 2 running back in the nation and No. 17 player in the Southeast region … No. 47 in the Top247 and the No. 3 running back by 247Sports.com … No. 31 in the 247Composite … a knee injury limited Harris to 1,474 yards and 23 TDs in seven games during the 2014 season … rushed for 2,621 yards and 42 touchdowns as a junior in 2013 … finished his high school career with the second-most touchdowns in state history (122 total; 113 rushing) and the 11th-most rushing yards (6,748) … coached by Jon Clark at Madison Southern in Berea … chose Alabama over Ohio State and Kentucky.

PROFILES

had a season-long rush of 61 yards for the Tide’s second score of the day and his first of three ... seven of his 12 carries went for a first down or a touchdown ... led all backs in yards and carries in the Crimson Tide’s 496-yard rushing effort against the Commodores ... also caught one pass for nine yards. Ole Miss: Rushed only seven times for 67 yards against the Rebels ... had a long rush of 46 yards on the night ... the Tide built a large lead and the veteran backs gave way to the backups for most of the second half. Texas A&M: Carried 14 times for 124 yards with one touchdown against the Aggies ... found the end zone on a career-long 75-yard rush for Alabama’s first score of the evening ... also had a rush of 27 yards to the A&M 1-yard line to set up a Jalen Hurts rushing score. Arkansas: Collected his third 100-plus yard performance of the season, totaling 125 yards and two scores on just nine carries (13.9 ypc) ... matched his career-long rush with a 75-yard run on the first play of the game while also carrying for four yards on his second rushing touchdown of the night ... hauled in one reception out of the backfield for an eight-yard gain ... six of his nine carries went for a first down or a touchdown ... named one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his efforts against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Totaled 72 yards and one touchdown on just 13 carries ... seven of his rushes went for a first down or touchdown, including his 11-yard run for a score ... the 11 yarder was his longest rush of the afternoon. LSU: Rushed for 33 yards on eight carries against a stacked Tiger defensive front. Mississippi State: Led the team with 93 yards on eight carries while adding his 11th rushing score ... had a game-long 48-yard rush while converting three first downs against the Bulldogs ... scored on a 14-yard run with just under 10 minutes to play to even the score up at 24 apiece. Mercer: Carried six times for 32 yards in limited action against the Bears. Auburn: Ran for 51 yards on six carries, while adding two receptions for 20 yards against the Tigers. Clemson: Led all Tide rushers with 77 yards on a career-high 19 carries ... added a pair of receptions for four yards. Georgia: Carried six times for 17 yards against the Bulldogs ... added two receptions for 21 yards with a long catch-and-run of 17 yards.

HARRIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-S 2015 12-0 2016 15-12 2017 14-14 Total 41-26

Rushing Att Yds Avg TD 46 157 3.4 1 146 1,037 7.1 2 135 1,000 7.4 11 327 2,194 6.7 14

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg TD 41 4 13 3.2 0 73 14 99 7.1 2 75 12 91 7.6 0 75 30 203 6.8 2

LP 8 56 17 56

HARRIS’ CAREER BESTS Rushes Rushing Yards Long Rush Touchdowns Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns Kickoff Returns Kickoff Return Yards Long Kickoff Return

19 vs. Clemson, 2017 151 at Vanderbilt, 2017 75 (twice); last vs. Arkansas, 2017 3 at Vanderbilt, 2017 3 vs. Auburn, 2016 60 at Arkansas, 2016 56 at Arkansas, 2016 1 (twice); last vs. Auburn, 2016 4 at Texas A&M, 2015 61 (twice); last at Texas A&M, 2015 30 at Auburn, 2015

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Player Profiles NAJEE HARRIS RB So. • 6-2 • 228 • 1L

22

Antioch, Calif./ Antioch

OUTLOOK: The top prospect nationally coming out of high school ... a big back with speed and power who will look to expand upon his impressive play as a freshman when he rushed for 370 yards on 61 carries and three scores.

PROFILES

FRESHMAN (2017): Saw time in all 14 games, rushing 61 times for 370 yards with three touchdowns and a long rush of 35 yards ... finished ninth in the SEC among freshmen for rushing yards despite limited carries ... added six catches for 45 yards. Florida State: Made his collegiate debut, rushing three times for five yards. Fresno State: Saw an expanded role at tailback, toting the rock a team-high 13 times for 70 yards to pace all running backs ... had a long rush of 25 yards ... added one reception for 10 yards ... four of his carries and his lone reception led to Tide first downs. Colorado State: Rushed four times for 11 yards with a long of seven ... also caught one pass for no gain. Vanderbilt: Earned double-digit carries for the second time this season, rushing 10 times for 70 yards ... had a long rush of 14 yards ... added one catch for three yards to his totals. Ole Miss: Totaled 43 yards and a touchdown on only seven carries ... had a long rush of 12 yards against the Rebels. Texas A&M: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats against the Aggies. Arkansas: Notched his second rushing score of the season, carrying five times for 33 yards with a long rush of 16 ... touchdown run came from four-yards out at the start of the fourth quarter to pad the Tide lead. Tennessee: Finished second on the Tide for rushing yards with 50 on only seven carries ... added a career-high two receptions for 10 yards with a long of eight. LSU: Earned minutes on special teams but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats. Mercer: Carried six times for 24 yards and a touchdown against the Bears ... took it in from three yards out for the Tide’s second score of the day. Auburn: Played on both special teams and in the Tide backfield but did not collect any stats. Clemson: Saw significant playing time in the Tide backfield ... hauled in one catch, taking the pass for a careerlong 22 yard gain. Georgia: Played a key role in the Tide offense for a second consecutive game ... led all Tide rushers with 65 yards on only six carries ... had a career-long rush of 35 yards, bouncing off Bulldog defenders and fighting for extra yards ... added rushes of 16 and 11 yards, both of which went for first downs. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A January 2017 early enrollee who was tabbed as the No. 1 overall prospect in the country by Rivals, Scout and PrepStar … unanimous fivestar recruit by every major recruiting outlet … the consensus top-rated player in the state of

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California … the third-best prospect overall and No. 2 running back according to 247Composite … ranked ninth in the Top247 … No. 11 in ESPN 300 and the second-best running back nationally … played in the 2017 Army All-American Bowl … invited to participate in Nike’s “The Opening” in 2015 and 2016 … named MVP of the 2016 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge … 2017 first team Parade All-American … 2016 Bobby Dodd National High School Running Back of the Year … 2015 and 2016 first team All-USA selection by USA Today … finished his career with 7,948 career rushing yards, the fourth-most in California high school football history … rushed for 2,776 yards and 36 touchdowns during his senior season … ran for 2,744 yards and 36 touchdowns as a junior in 2015 … rushed for 2,263 yards and 23 touchdowns in his sophomore campaign … 2015 Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year … named the All-Metro Player of the Year by The San Francisco Chronicle in both 2015 and 2016 … played for head coach John Lucido at Antioch … chose Alabama over Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, UCLA and USC. HARRIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg TD 14-0 61 370 6.1 3

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg TD 35 6 45 7.5 0

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HARRIS’ CAREER BESTS Rushes Rushing Yards Long Rush Touchdowns Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

13 vs. Fresno State, 2017 70 (twice); last at Vanderbilt, 2017 35 vs. Georgia, 2017 1 (three times); last vs. Mercer, 2017 2 vs. Tennessee, 2017 22 vs. Clemson, 2017 22 vs. Clemson, 2017

HALE HENTGES TE Sr. • 6-5 • 249 • 3L

84

Jefferson City, Mo./ Helias

OUTLOOK: A proficient blocker with good catching ability that provides veteran experience at tight end ... has played a key role in helping the Tide run game continue to be one of the tops in the nation ... seen time in 43 games with 18 starts. JUNIOR (2017): A proficient blocker that provided veteran experience for the Alabama offense at tight end ... played in every game as a junior with 13 starts to his name ... totaled seven receptions for 75 yards with three touchdowns ... tabbed to the Mackey Award Preseason Watch List ... selected as one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his performance against Ole Miss and Tennessee. Florida State: Made the start at tight end but did not haul in any passes ... provided blocks for the UA rushing game, aiding in 173 yards on the ground against the Seminoles. Fresno State: Started at tight end for the second consecutive game ... hauled in his first career touchdown catch for a 23-yard strike from Jalen Hurts ... also secured blocks

for the Alabama backs to accumulate 305 yards on the ground. Colorado State: Did not make the start for the first time this season ... came off the bench to block for UA’s 239 yards on the ground. Vanderbilt: Provided big blocks off the end in his starting effort ... helped pave the way for the Crimson Tide’s 496 yards rushing on the day. Ole Miss: Caught his second touchdown of the season, a three-yard reception from Jalen Hurts ... helped seal the edge to allow the Tide to rush for 365 yards ... earned offensive player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaches for his efforts. Texas A&M: Started at tight end, aiding in the run game ... blocked for the Tide’s 232 yards on the ground. Arkansas: Made the start at tight end but did not record any stats ... helped block for the Tide’s 308 yards rushing. Tennessee: Set a career-high mark for receptions with two going for 34 yards, also a single-game high for the junior ... had a long reception of 19 yards ... named one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his play against the Volunteers. LSU: Started against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Hauled in one catch for a gain of nine yards ... helped block for the Tide’s 202 yards rushing against the Bulldogs. Mercer: Recorded his third touchdown reception of the season, catching a pass from four yards out from Tua Tagovailoa for the score. Auburn: Started against the Tigers but did not record any stats in the Iron Bowl. Clemson: Blocked along the offensive front to create holes for the Crimson Tide backs to accumulate 141 yards on the ground. Georgia: Started at tight end for the Tide, recording one catch for two yards ... helped seal the edge for the Tide’s 184 yards on the ground. SOPHOMORE (2016): Saw time in 15 games in 2016 after gaining valuable experience a year ago ... primarily a blocking tight end, hauled in three catches for 10 yards while seeing action in all 15 contests. USC: Saw time against the Trojans but did not record any stats ... helped provide the blocks for the Tide’s 242 yards on the ground. Western Kentucky: Earned the start at tight end, finishing with one reception for six yards ... also helped block for the Tide’s 124 yards rushing. Ole Miss: Made his second start of the season, catching one pass for three yards ... also helped block for a Tide season-high 334 rushing yards. Kent State: Caught one pass for a one-yard gain against the Golden Flashes ... was his third consecutive game with a reception after hauling in only one pass a season ago. Kentucky: Entered in a reserve role but did not record any stats ... helped block for the Crimson Tide’s 173 yards on the ground, including Josh Jacobs’ career-high 100 yards. Arkansas: Saw time in a reserve role at tight end but did not record any stats ... helped block for the Crimson Tide’s 264 yards rushing. Tennessee: Made his third start of the season as the Crimson Tide came out in a double-tight end set to start on offense ... did not record any catches but helped block for the Tide’s season-high and Saban-era high 438 yards rushing. Texas A&M: Played along the offensive line but did not record any stats ... provided blocks to allow the Tide to rush for 287 yards against the Aggies. LSU: Came off the bench to block for the Tide’s 216 yards rushing. Mississippi State: Entered off the bench to help the Tide rush for 218 yards on the ground. Chattanooga: Saw time against the Mocs but did not record

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FRESHMAN (2015): Earned playing time in all 15 games, including starts against Charleston Southern and Michigan State ... hauled in his first career pass for five yards against Arkansas. Charleston Southern: Earned his first career start at tight end but did not record any stats ... also returned a kick two yards on a short kickoff ... helped block for 195 yards rushing by the Crimson Tide. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top tight ends in the 2015 recruiting cycle … physical at the point of attack with excellent pass-catching abilities … selected to participate in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game … No. 98 in the Scout300 and the site’s No. 3 tight end prospect … rated 109th in the ESPN300, the No. 3 tight end and the No. 3 player in Missouri … the No. 157 player in the Top247, the No. 3 tight end and No. 2 player in the state … ranked 145th in the 247Composite and the No. 3 tight end … No. 103 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team … ranked as the No. 16 tight end by Rivals.com … produced astounding numbers during his high school career at Helias High School for head coach Phil Pitts with 169 career receptions for 2,559 yards and 34 touchdowns at tight end … caught 52 passes as a senior for 969 yards and 11 scores … had 15 touchdown catches for 940 yards on 61 receptions as a junior in 2013 … hauled in 43 balls for 500 yards and seven scores as a sophomore and had 13 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown as a freshman … a three-time All-State selection by the Missouri Football Coaches Association, garnering first-team honors in 2013 and 2014 at tight end and second-team accolades in 2012 as a defensive end … chose Alabama over the hometown Missouri Tigers, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Oregon. HENTGES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-S 2015 14-2 2016 15-3 2017 14-13 Total 43-18

Rushing Att Yds Avg. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. 0 1 5 5.0 0 3 10 3.3 0 7 75 10.7 0 11 90 8.2

TD 0 0 3 3

LP 5 6 23 23

HENTGES’ CAREER BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns

2 vs. Tennessee, 2017 34 vs. Tennessee, 2017 23 vs. Fresno State, 2017 1 (three times); last vs. Mercer, 2017

KEITH HOLCOMBE LB R-Sr. • 6-4 • 236 • 3L

42

Tuscaloosa, Ala./ Hillcrest

OUTLOOK: One of the Crimson Tide’s top special teamers in his first three seasons ... saw significant minutes at linebacker as a junior and will look to earn a starting spot during his senior campaign ... also plays for the Crimson Tide baseball team in the spring. JUNIOR (2017): Totaled 38 tackles as a junior, including a team-high 11 special teams stops ... added three pass breakups, two tackles for loss (-5 yards), one sack (-4 yards), a fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry ... earned CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition for his efforts in the classroom ... selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his performances against Fresno State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU and Auburn and a defensive player of the week honoree following Colorado State. Florida State: Saw significant playing time on defense while remaining a threat on special teams ... made one tackle on the night in Atlanta while also breaking up a pass on defense ... recorded a fumble recovery on kickoff coverage to give the Tide the ball 11 yards out, leading to a Damien Harris rushing score on the next play. Fresno State: Collected a career-high seven tackles while adding a pass breakup in his first career start at linebacker ... tallied three of his tackles on kickoff coverage to pace the special teams units and earn himself special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches ... his seven stops ranked third for the Tide on the afternoon. Colorado State: Led Alabama in tackles with a career-high nine stops ... broke up one pass, which was nearly an interception as the ball grazed off his fingertips ... his play in the starting effort earned him defensive player of the week recognition from the Tide coaches. Vanderbilt: Made one tackle on the day with the stop coming on kickoff coverage ... also saw time at linebacker against VU. Ole Miss: Finished with a pair of tackles and a quarterback hurry ... garnered special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches after making a key stop on kickoff coverage. Texas A&M: Collected four tackles against the Aggies, including his first sack (-4 yards) of the season to stall the A&M drive and force a punt ... notched one tackle on kickoff coverage to add to his special teams totals. Arkansas: Limited to special teams action on the night but did not record any stats ... helped hold the Razorbacks to 65 yards on four kickoff returns. Tennessee: Named one of the Alabama coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his play in the rivalry matchup with UT ... made two tackles on kickoff coverage to lead all special teamers. LSU: Earned special teams player of the week honors from the Tide coaches for a second consecutive week ... made a team-leading two stops on kickoff coverage ... totaled four tackles on the night, including

one tackle for loss (-1 yard) ... saw an expanded role in the linebacking corps following the loss of Shaun Dion Hamilton. Mississippi State: Made the start at middle linebacker, finishing with six tackles in Starkville. Mercer: Recorded two stops against the Bears. Auburn: Saw time in the Iron Bowl but did not record any stats ... recognized as a special teams player of the week by the UA coaches for his game against the Tigers. Clemson: Played on both special teams and in the linebacker rotation but did not collect any stops against the Tigers. Georgia: Worked on special teams but did not record any stats against the Bulldogs. SOPHOMORE (2016): A talented athlete who was a stalwart on special teams ... had 24 total tackles, including 12 stops on special teams to lead all Tide players ... selected as one the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his performances against Western Kentucky, at Ole Miss, and against Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Chattanooga and Florida, and one of the defensive players of the week after the Kent State contest. USC: Tied for second on the team in tackles with a then career-high five, including one for a loss of a yard ... also broke up one pass from the middle linebacker spot. Western Kentucky: Saw time on defense and special teams ... had one tackle on punt coverage while adding another stop from his linebacker position. Ole Miss: Registered one tackle on special teams, helping stop the Rebel kickoff returner after only 10 yards. Kent State: Finished his afternoon with a career-high six tackles in one half of play to earn defensive player of the week honors from the Crimson Tide coaching staff. Kentucky: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Limited on the field due to an injury and did not record any stats against the Hogs. Tennessee: Recorded three tackles, with two coming on the defensive side of the ball ... added one stop on punt coverage, his team-leading third of the season. Texas A&M: Earned special teams player of the week from the coaching staff after helping to limit the Aggie return game ... did not finish with any tackles. LSU: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats ... helped a Crimson Tide unit that limited the Tigers to only 16 yards on punt returns and 27 yards on kickoffs. Mississippi State: Made two stops on kickoff coverage against the Bulldogs. Chattanooga: Earned special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff ... his play on punt coverage helped limit the Moc returners to 28 total return yards. Auburn: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats ... helped limit the AU return game to 58 yards on punts and 34 yards on kickoff returns. Florida: Named to the UA coaching staff’s special teams player of the week list after his performance against the Gators ... made one stop on kickoff coverage while also rotating in at middle linebacker to record his second tackle of the afternoon. Washington: Combined with Keaton Anderson to make a huge stop on kickoff coverage midway through the first quarter. Clemson: Played a key role on special teams coverage, recording one stop on punt team and another on the kickoff unit.

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any stats ... helped block for the Crimson Tide’s 196 yards rushing. Auburn: Opened holes for Alabama’s 203 yards rushing in the Iron Bowl. Florida: Saw time against the Gators but did not record any stats. Washington: Entered in a reserve role to help block for the Crimson Tide’s 269 rushing yards. Clemson: Played along the offensive front, making holes for the Tide’s 221 yards rushing.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): Collected nine total tackles with six coming on special teams ... also had one blocked punt that resulted in a safety to go with a pass breakup ... earned

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special teams player of the week recognition from the UA coaching staff for his efforts at Auburn and against Michigan State. Wisconsin: Saw action in his first career collegiate contest but did not record any stats against the Badgers. Middle Tennessee: Collected the first two tackles of his Alabama career, including one assisted and one unassisted stop. Ole Miss: Notched one tackle on special teams against the Rebels. ULM: Saw action on special teams and at linebacker, recording two tackles and his first pass breakup of the year. Georgia: Continued his duties on special teams, but did not make any stops. Arkansas: Brought pressure from the left side to force the Razorback punter into the arms of Shawn Burgess-Becker on a fake punt attempt ... did not record any tackles by night’s end. Texas A&M: Earned time on special teams but did not collect any tackles. Tennessee: Saw time on kickoff and punt coverage, but did not record any stats. LSU: Helped funnel tacklers into the arms of waiting defenders on special teams, but did not record any stats himself. Mississippi State: Notched one tackle on the defensive side of the ball after entering late in the fourth quarter. Charleston Southern: Exited the game early with a knee injury and did not return. Auburn: Recorded one tackle on punt coverage, saving a touchdown with his stop of the Tiger returner. Florida: Blocked a Gator punt in the UF end zone that resulted in a safety to put the Crimson Tide on the board first ... the blocked punt was the third of the season for UA and the second safety by the Tide special teams unit. Michigan State: Made one stop on special teams, limiting the Spartan punt returner to a four-yard return late in the game. Clemson: Recorded one stop on special teams, stopping the Tiger punt returner after a 13-yard return. FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Made the move about six miles up the road to The University of Alabama campus after an outstanding prep career at Hillcrest High School … a four-star prospect who produced a standout senior year that saw him record 128 total tackles with 11 for loss, two sacks and an interception … No. 9 on AL.com’s 2014 A-List … ranked the No. 21 outside linebacker nationally by ESPN and the No. 13 player in the state of Alabama … rated the No. 19 all-around prep football athlete nationally by 247Sports and the No. 9 player in the state … the No. 32 athlete in the 247Composite rankings … No. 281 in the ESPN300 … Rivals.com listed him as the No. 31 outside linebacker while Scout.com ranked him the No. 25 outside linebacker … member of the PrepStar All-Southeast Region Team … 6A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … honorable mention on AL.com’s 2013 Super All-State Team … played in the 2013 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … coached by Scott Martin at Hillcrest… also plays on the UA baseball team ... chose Alabama over Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, North Carolina State and Kentucky.

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HOLCOMBE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2015 2016 2017 Total

G-S 15-0 15-0 14-3 44-3

Tackles TT UT AT 9 6 3 24 13 11 38 15 23 71 34 37

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1-1 0 0-0 0 0 2-5 1 1-4 0 1 3-6 1 1-4 0 1

PBU 1 1 3 5

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

HOLCOMBE’S CAREER BESTS Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 vs. Colorado State, 2017 Tackles for Loss . . . . . . . 1 (twice); last at Texas A&M, 2017 Yards Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 at Texas A&M, 2017 Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 at Texas A&M, 2017 Yards Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 at Texas A&M, 2017 Quarterback Hurries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2017 Pass Breakups . 1 (five times); last vs. Colorado State, 2017 Fumble Recoveries . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 vs. Florida State, 2017 Blocked Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 vs. Florida, 2015

JALEN HURTS QB Jr. • 6-2 • 218 • 2L

2

Houston, Texas/ Channelview

OUTLOOK: A dynamic athlete who displayed his talent as both a passer and a runner in his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa ... gas a 26-2 record in two seasons as the starting quarterback ... set the all-time record for rushing touchdowns by an Alabama quarterback with 21 through 29 career games ... ranks second in career rushing by a quarterback with 1,809 yards and is second in Alabama annals for touchdown responsibility with 61 for his career ... accumulated 6,670 yards of total offense, good for third in UA history, while also totaling 40 career touchdown passes to rank fourth all-time at Alabama ... has rushed for 100-plus yards on seven occasions in his two seasons as a starter in Tuscaloosa. SOPHOMORE (2017): Started all 14 games in his second season with the Crimson Tide ... ranked third in the SEC in total offensive yards (2,936) and ninth in total offense per game at 209.7 as a sophomore ... completed 60.4 percent of his passes (154-of-255) for 2,081 yards and 17 touchdowns with only one interception ... rushed a team-high 154 times for 855 yards to average 5.6 yards per carry with eight touchdowns ... named the Offensive Most Valuable Player in the Allstate Sugar Bowl ... selected as a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award ... tabbed to the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year watch lists ... earned Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honorable Mention honors for his play against Fresno State ... selected as one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week following his performances against Fresno State, Colorado State, LSU, Mississippi State and Mercer. Florida State: Opened the season 10-of-18 for 96 yards with a touchdown through the air while evading the blitz much of the night ... added 15 rushes for 55 yards on the ground ... notched his score on a game-long 53yard pass to Calvin Ridley and tallied a 20-yard rush on the ground for his longest sprint against the ‘Noles. Fresno State: Excelled on both the

ground and through the air against the Bulldogs in a limited role ... rushed for a career-high 154 yards on just 10 carries, scoring twice ... finished 14-of-18 through the air for 128 yards and one score ... earned offensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff for his efforts. Colorado State: Put together another efficient game through the air, going 12-of-17 for 248 yards and two scores ... both touchdowns came on explosive plays of 78 and 52 yards to Calvin Ridley and Robert Foster, respectively ... the 78-yard strike was the longest of his career ... carried the ball 11 times for 103 yards and one score - all team-high marks ... had a long rush of 27 yards for the Tide’s first score of the game on the opening offensive drive ... earned offensive player of the week recognition from the Tide coaches. Vanderbilt: Finished the day in Nashville 9-of-17 passing for 78 yards with a long of 12 ... added nine rushes for 48 yards ... was not called on to pass often as the Tide had significant success rushing the ball for an eventual 496 yards on the ground ... exited after the first drive of the second half, handing it over to Tua Tagovailoa with the game in-check. Ole Miss: Posted big numbers once again despite seeing time in only the first half and on the first drive of the second half of play ... accounted for three total touchdowns and nearly 300 yards of offense ... went 12-of-19 passing for 197 yards and two touchdowns with a long play of 60 yards ... rushed 10 times for 101 yards and another touchdown ... exited with the Crimson Tide leading 38-3. Texas A&M: Totaled 161 yards of offense in his return home ... went 13-of-22 for 123 yards and one touchdown passing ... added 14 rushes for 56 yards and his fifth rushing score of the season ... connected with Henry Ruggs III for his passing score while getting in the end zone from 1-yard out on his rushing touchdown. Arkansas: Collected 155 yards and one score through the air on 12-of-19 passing ... found Henry Ruggs III from 20 yards out for his passing score ... threw his first pick of the season to end a streak of 206 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, the second-longest streak in UA history ... rushed 10 times for 41 yards and a score with a long carry of 18 yards ... carried it into the end zone from 11 yards out to provide the Tide with its third rushing touchdown of the night. Tennessee: Played just over a half of football once again as the Tide built a large lead early ... finished 13-of-21 with 198 yards and one touchdown pass ... connected with Irv Smith Jr. from 14 yards out for his score through the air ... added five rushes for 14 yards in his limited action against the Volunteers. LSU: Accounted for 227 yards of total offense against the Tigers ... accumulated 183 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-24 passing while adding 44 yards and a score on 14 carries as a rusher ... completed a four-yard pass to Irv Smith Jr. for the Tide’s first score of the night ... rushed in from three yards out to provide UA with a two-score cushion late in the third quarter ... earned offensive player of the week accolades from the Alabama coaches for his performance in the rivalry matchup. Mississippi State: Tabbed as one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his night in Starkville ... finished 10of-19 for 242 yards and one touchdown through the air ... added 40 yards and a score on 19 rushes ... found the end zone from one-yard out for the Tide’s first score of the day ... secured the victory with his 26-yard touchdown pass

to DeVonta Smith with 25 seconds left to play to help the Tide remain undefeated. Mercer: Played for only one quarter against the Bears but made his time count ... finished a perfect 7-of-7 for 180 yards and three touchdowns through the air ... added two rushes for 30 yards ... connected from eight, 66 and seven yards for his three touchdown passes ... the 66-yard strike to Calvin Ridley was his longest play of the day and provided the Tide with a three touchdown lead ... earned offensive player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaches for his efficient play. Auburn: Carried 18 times for 82 yards - both team-high totals ... finished 12-of22 passing for 112 yards and a score through the air ... connected with Jerry Jeudy on a 36yard touchdown for the Tide’s first score of the game. Clemson: Earned Offensive MVP honors for his play in New Orleans ... finished 16-of-24 for 120 yards and two touchdowns ... added 11 rushes for 40 yards with a long rush of 19 yards. Georgia: Started the game at quarterback for the first half, finishing 3-of-8 for 21 yards passing ... added six rushes for 47 yards with a long rush of 31 ... returned to the game for one rush to set up a Tide field goal attempt at the end of regulation. FRESHMAN (2016): An early enrollee who became the first freshman to start at quarterback in head coach Nick Saban’s career ... finished 13-1 as the Tide’s starting quarterback ... selected as a Freshman All-American by USA Today and ESPN ... earned SEC Offensive Player of the Year accolades from the conference coaches and the Associated Press ... garnered first team SEC honors from both the coaches and the AP ... selected as the SEC Freshman of the Year by the coaches and the SEC Newcomer of the Year by the AP ... finalist for the Manning Award and the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award ... semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year ... named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback ... added to the Manning Award Watch List on Oct. 12 thanks to his performance through the first half of the season ... threw for 2,780 yards with 23 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions ... completed 62.8 percent of his passes and boasted a 139.1 quarterback rating ... his 185.3 passing yards per game ranked ninth in the SEC while his 248.9 yards per game of total offense led all freshmen in the SEC and ranked seventh overall ... his 63.6 rushing yards per game ranked fourth among SEC freshmen (running backs included) and first for freshmen quarterbacks in the conference ... was responsible for 36 touchdowns (23 passing, 13 rushing) to break the previous Alabama record of 35 set by Blake Sims in 2014 ... finished with 3,734 yards of total offense (2,780 passing, 954 rushing) to record the second-highest singleseason total in Crimson Tide history, falling shy of Blake Sims’ record of 3,837 (3,487 passing, 350 rushing) in 2014 ... became the first Alabama player to rush for 100 yards and pass for 300 or more in a single game in school history (Mississippi State) ... set the Alabama singleseason rushing record by a quarterback with 954 rushing yards (Steadman Shealy is second with 791 yards in 1979) ... had four 100 yard rushing games in his first season with the Tide ... was the first true freshman to start at quarterback for Alabama since Vince Sutton in 1984 and set the record for passing yards in a game by a freshman

in that same start (Western Kentucky) ... earned Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week Honorable Mention honors and Davey O’Brien “Great 8” recognition for his performances against USC in the season opener and at No. 20 Ole Miss ... got his second and third nods in consecutive weeks from the Davey O’Brien for his games at Arkansas and Tennessee ... selected as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his game at Ole Miss, the conference’s Co-Freshman of the Week after Arkansas and Freshman of the Week after Tennessee ... garnered Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Mississippi State ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of week after Ole Miss, Arkansas and Mississippi State. USC: Entered on the Crimson Tide’s third offensive drive of the evening and dazzled during his time in action ... finished 6-of11 for 118 yards with two touchdowns and a pick through the air ... added nine rushes for 32 yards and two scores on the ground with a long of nine ... became the first Alabama quarterback since Tyler Watts in 2001 to have a pair of scores through the air and on the ground. Western Kentucky: Made his first career start, finishing 23-of-36 for 287 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... had a long pass of 51 yards ... also rushed 11 times for 19 yards with a long rush of nine. Ole Miss: Earned his second start at quarterback, accounting for 304 yards of total offense in Oxford ... rushed 18 times for 146 yards, both team highs ... also passed for 158 yards on 19-of31 passing ... the 146 yards rushing were the fifth most by an Alabama quarterback in Crimson Tide history ... became the first Tide signal-caller to rush for 100-plus yards since Tyler Watts in 2001. Kent State: Finished his day 16-of-24 for 164 yards with one touchdown in limited playing time ... added seven rushes for 54 yards with a score on the ground ... had a long pass of 31 yards and a long rush of 20 ... accounted for 218 yards of total offense and two of the Tide’s five touchdowns. Kentucky: Went 20-of-33 for 262 yards and two scores ... also rushed nine times for 25 yards ... had a long pass of 46 yards and a long rush of 11 against the Wildcats ... accounted for more than half the Tide’s 488 yards of total offense, finishing with 287 yards on his own. Arkansas: Shined once again, accounting for 273 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the win in Fayetteville ... threw for 253 yards and a pair of touchdowns while completing 13-of-17 passes ... finished with a career-best 228.5 passer efficiency rating and average 14.9 yards per pass while avoiding being sacked by the Hogs ... also rushed for a pair of touchdowns and 20 yards on eight carries. Tennessee: Helped propel the Tide to a victory in Knoxville, finishing with 304 yards of total offense on the afternoon to earn himself SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... set a career-high mark with three rushing touchdowns and one score through the air ... had 12 carries on the ground for 132 yards rushing ... had a season-long rush of 45 yards which resulted in his first touchdown of the day ... went 17-of-27 with a touchdown and an interception through the air, racking up 172 yards in the process ... made his first career tackle. Texas A&M: Posted 257 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) ... rushed for 93 net yards on a career-high 21 carries ... had a 37-yard rushing touchdown ... completed 15-of-25 passes for 164 yards with two touchdowns and a

career-high two interceptions (one was on a hail mary at the end of the first half). LSU: Combined for 221 yards of total offense, including his third 100-yard rushing performance (114 yards) and one rushing touchdown ... added 107 passing yards on 10-of-19 throwing with one interception ... his 21-yard rushing score provided the first points of the game, putting the Tide up 6-0 early in the fourth quarter. Mississippi State: Threw for 347 yards and rushed for 100 yards to become the first quarterback in Alabama history to throw for 300 and rush for 100 yards in the same game ... completed 28-of-37 (75.7 percent) and averaged 9.1 yards per rush ... his 447 yards of total offense was the third most in a game in school history while his five total touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) tied the record ... his four touchdown passes were tied for the second most in a game in school history ... boasted a quarterback rating of 184.72 ... named Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week and the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week after his performance against the Bulldogs, where he also garnered Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Chattanooga: Became Alabama’s single-season leader in rushing yards by a quarterback, going for 68 yards on 16 carries ... threw for 136 yards on 15-of-21 passing ... threw for three more touchdowns giving him seven in his past two games ... totaled 204 yards of offense. Auburn: Threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns while totaling 323 yards of total offense ... was picked off twice ... finished with three total touchdowns after scoring once on the ground and gaining 37 yards on 12 carries ... completed 75 percent of his passes, going 26-for-37 through the air. Florida: Finished 11-of20 for 138 yards and a touchdown against the Gators ... rushed eight times for a gain of one with a long rush of 12. Washington: Completed 7-of-14 attempts for 57 yards with a long of 16, which he accomplished twice to O.J. Howard ... the seven completions and 14 attempts were both season lows as a starter ... added 19 rushes for 50 yards with a long of 33. Clemson: Completed 13-of-31 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown ... had a long pass of 68 yards on a touchdown completion to O.J. Howard ... added 10 rushes for 63 yards with a long rush of 30 yards ... his 30-yard scamper provided the Tide with the go-ahead touchdown at the 2:07 mark with UA trailing late in the fourth quarter.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Arrived at the Capstone in January of 2016 in time for spring practice and gained a head start on learning the Alabama offense … a unanimous four-star prospect … the nation’s No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports … ranked seventh nationally by Scout.com and ninth by Rivals.com … ranked No. 104 in the Top247, No. 154 in the Scout300, No. 177 in the 247Composite and No. 231 in the Rivals250 … listed as the top dual-threat signalcaller in Texas by ESPN.com and Scout.com while ranking second by Rivals.com … threw for 2,384 yards in 11 games for head coach Averion Hurts at Channelview High School in 2015 … recorded 26 touchdown passes while rushing for a career-high 1,391 yards and 25 scores as a senior … passed for 2,545 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior with 951 yards rushing and 19 scores … named Texas District 21-6A Overall MVP in 2014 and 2015 … chose

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Player Profiles Alabama over Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Florida. HURTS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2016 Total

Passing G-S Com-Att-Int 15-14 240-382-9 14-14 154-255-1 29-28 394-637-10

Pct. 62.8 60.4 61.9

Yds TD 2,780 23 2,081 17 4,861 40

LP 71 78 78

Rushing No. Yds Avg. 191 954 5.0 154 855 5.6 3451,809 5.2

TD 13 8 21

LP 60 55 60

HURTS’ CAREER BESTS Completions Attempts Passing Yards Long Pass Touchdowns (Passing) Rushes Rushing Yards Long Rush Touchdowns (Rushing)

28 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 37 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 347 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 78 vs. Colorado State, 2017 4 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 21 vs. Texas A&M, 2016 154 vs. Fresno State, 2017 60 vs. Mississippi State, 2016 3 at Tennessee, 2016

JOSH JACOBS RB Jr. • 5-10 • 212 • 2L

8

Tulsa, Okla./ McLain

PROFILES

OUTLOOK: A shifty, elusive back with the ability to cut and make defenders miss ... provides a change of pace in the Tide backfield ... returns a wealth of experience among the Tide rushers ... played in 27 career games with two starts at running back, while accounting for 851 rushing yards and 324 receiving yards with seven total touchdowns. SOPHOMORE (2017): An elusive back who missed the first two games of his sophomore campaign due to a hamstring injury but finished with 12 games of action including one start ... totaled 284 yards on 46 carries and a touchdown, while catching 14 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns ... also worked on kickoff return, taking back four kicks for 86 yards with a long return of 23 yards ... earned special teams player of the week recognition from the Tide coaches for his efforts against Arkansas ... also tabbed an offensive player of the week by the UA coaches for his performances against Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Mercer. Colorado State: Returned to the field after sitting out the first two games ... made the start at tailback, finishing with one rush for six yards on the night. Vanderbilt: Rushed four times for 28 yards with a long rush of 13 ... contributed to the Crimson Tide’s 496 yards rushing on the afternoon. Ole Miss: Saw his most extensive time of the season ... rushed two times for 51 yards with a season-long scamper of 45 yards ... also had an impact in the passing game, catching a pair of passes - each for 18 yards - and recording his first career touchdown reception ... selected as an offensive player of the week by the Alabama coaches for his efforts against the Rebels. Texas A&M: Saw time against the Aggies but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Carried a seasonhigh nine times for 39 yards with a long rush of 10 ... added a pair of receptions for 36 yards with a career-long, 33-yard catch and run ... made his first tackle on special teams, stopping

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the Razorback returner after a 10-yard gain ... earned special teams player of the week honors from the Tide coaches for his efforts on kickoff coverage. Tennessee: Factored heavily into the gameplan once again ... rushed eight times for 47 yards with a long rush of 22 ... added a pair of receptions for 24 yards. LSU: Rushed once for three yards against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Named one of the UA coaches’ offensive players of the week for his efforts against the Bulldogs ... rushed six times for 36 yards and a touchdown with a long rush of 13 yards ... carried it over the goal line from one-yard out to keep the score even at 14 heading into half ... also caught a pair of passes for 18 yards. Mercer: Contributed in the passing and rushing game ... carried six times for 41 yards with a long rush of 13 yards ... added two receptions for 45 yards with one score from seven yards away ... selected as one of the Tide’s offensive players of the week by the coaching staff. Auburn: Carried the ball six times for 25 yards and added two catches for six yards out of the backfield ... also registered the first two kickoff returns of his career for 44 yards. Clemson: Caught a pair of passes out of the backfield for three yards in the CFP Semifinal matchup. Georgia: Returned a pair of kickoffs for 42 combined yards with a long return of 22 ... added three rushes for eight yards out of the backfield. FRESHMAN (2016): Played a key role in a Tide backfield that was tasked with replacing Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry ... rushed 85 times for 567 yards and four touchdowns to average 6.7 yards per carry, a total that ranked second among Tide backs ... also added 14 receptions for 156 yards ... selected as the SEC Freshman of the Week after his performance against Kentucky ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his performances against Kent State and Kentucky, and one of the special teams players of the week after the Florida game. USC: Earned his first collegiate action against the Trojans, rushing four times for 20 yards with a long of eight yards. Western Kentucky: Saw time against the Hilltoppers but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Was the first option off the bench at tailback, toting the ball three times for 33 yards with a long of 25 ... provided key blocks to allow time for Jalen Hurts to find open receivers. Kent State: Led all Tide backs with 11 rushes for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... had a long rush of 24 yards which he took in for his second score of the day and finished with five rushes of 10 or more yards ... hauled in two passes for 23 yards with a long of 15 yards ... six of his rushes and one of his two pass receptions went for a first down or a touchdown. Kentucky: Set new career highs in nearly every category, rushing 16 times for 100 yards while catching three passes for 44 yards - all career marks - in his first start for the Crimson Tide ... also added one touchdown on the ground ... collected a careerlong rush of 28 yards and a 23-yard reception, also a new career-high mark ... his performance earned him SEC Freshman of the Week honors. Arkansas: Rushed three times for 57 yards with a long of 56, all coming on the first drive ... exited the game for good after suffering an injury near the Razorbacks’ goal line on the Crimson Tide’s opening drive. Tennessee: Totaled 38 yards on six carries with a long rush of 22 ... also caught one pass for a gain of eight yards. Texas A&M: Finished with 10 carries for 36 yards while adding

one reception for 11 yards ... had a long rush of eight yards against the Aggies. LSU: Rushed five times for a loss of three yards while adding one reception for a gain of three against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Provided a versatile option in both the rushing and passing game for the Tide ... rushed nine times for 89 yards with three of his runs going for a first down ... added three receptions for 34 yards while notching two first downs on receptions of 26 and 10 yards. Chattanooga: Totaled 17 yards on five rushes with a long of seven against the Mocs. Auburn: Rushed five times for 32 yards with a long run of 26 yards that he nearly broke for a score ... also added one reception for a season-high 30 yards. Florida: Earned special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff for his efforts against the Gators ... took a Derrick Gore blocked punt into the end zone for the Tide’s second touchdown of the day ... rushed six times for 35 yards with a touchdown from six yards out ... also caught one pass for six yards. Washington: Saw limited time in the Tide backfield ... did not attempt a rush but caught one pass for negative yardage. Clemson: Played limited snaps as the Tide focused on a power rushing attack ... carried the ball twice for 16 yards with a long rush of 13 against the Tigers. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: An explosive athlete at running back who arrived on the scene late in the recruiting process … a four-star prospect, the No. 2 player in Oklahoma and the No. 6 all-purpose running back nationally … ranked as the No. 10 allpurpose running back in the 247Composite and the No. 2 player in the state of Oklahoma … Rivals.com rated him ninth in the state … ESPN listed him as the No. 4 player in Oklahoma and the No. 36 running back nationally … averaged an astounding 15.1 yards per carry and 245.8 yards per game as a senior with 2,704 rushing yards on 179 carries with 31 rushing touchdowns … first team All-State in 4A by the Oklahoma Coaches Association and OKPreps.com … a second-team choice by The Oklahoman … played in only six games as a junior in 2014 due to injury, rushing for 948 yards and 13 scores in just over four games … finished his career at McLain with 5,372 yards rushing and 56 touchdowns … played for head coach Jarvis Payne at Tulsa McLain … chose Alabama over Oklahoma and Missouri. JACOBS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 15-1 12-1 27-2

Rushing Att Yds Avg TD 85 567 6.7 4 46 284 6.2 1 131 851 6.5 5

KICKOFF RETURNS Year G No. 2017 2 4

Year 2016 2017 Totals

Tackles G-S TT UT AT 15-0 1 1 0 11-0 1 1 0 26-0 2 2 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg TD 56 14 156 11.1 0 45 14 168 12.0 2 56 28 324 11.6 2

Yards 86

Avg. 21.5

TD 0

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0

LP 30 38 38

LP 23

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

JACOBS’ CAREER BESTS Rushes Rushing Yards Long Rush Touchdowns

16 vs. Kentucky, 2016 100 vs. Kentucky, 2016 56 at Arkansas, 2016 2 vs. Kent State, 2016

Player Profiles

KEDRICK JAMES TE So. • 6-5 • 255 • 1L

44

Waco, Texas/ La Vega

OUTLOOK: Athletic tight end who provides depth in a veteran position group ... will look to expand upon the valuable experience he gained as a freshman. FRESHMAN (2017): Big-bodied tight end who earned playing time following the loss of Miller Forristall for the season ... earned minutes at Vanderbilt for his first career action while also playing against Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mercer. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top tight end prospects in Texas from his recruiting cycle … received a four-star rating from ESPN, Rivals and Scout … the No. 9 tight end prospect nationally by ESPN and No. 274 in the ESPN300 … Rivals tabbed him the No. 10 tight end in the country … the nation’s No. 13 player at his position according to Scout … 247Composite rated him as the No. 12 tight end nationally … a member of the PrepStar Top 300 All-America Team … selected to the Waco Tribune-Herald “Super Centex” team in his senior season … helped the Pirates to a 29-1 run over his final two seasons at LVHS, including a Class 4A Division I state title in 2015 … also excelled in basketball at La Vega, helping his team to the area finals in his senior season … coached by Willie Williams at La Vega … chose Alabama over Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor and Texas A&M.

ANFERNEE JENNINGS LB R-Jr. • 6-3 • 262 • 2L

33

Dadeville, Ala./ Dadeville

OUTLOOK: Powerful threat off the edge who was dominant in his sophomore campaign ... suffered a season-ending knee injury that kept him out of the national championship game ... will use the spring to rehab so he is 100 percent in the fall. SOPHOMORE (2017): Transitioned into a starting role as a sophomore after earning

significant minutes as a redshirt freshman ... suffered a season-ending knee injury near the end of regulation in College Football Playoff Semifinal against Clemson ... totaled 41 tackles prior to his injury, including six tackles for loss (-21 yards) and one sack (-7 yards) ... also forced a pair of fumbles and broke up two passes while registering four quarterback hurries ... earned defensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaches for his games against Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Auburn and Clemson. Florida State: Made his first career start but did not record any stats ... his night was shortened after suffering a lower leg injury early in the game. Vanderbilt: Returned from an ankle injury that held him out of two games ... totaled two tackles on the afternoon while forcing his first career fumble ... the ball was picked up by Da’Shawn Hand, eventually leading to another UA touchdown run. Ole Miss: Started on the edge, finishing with three stops and his second forced fumble in as many games ... played a key role in limiting the Rebel passing game to only 165 yards ... selected as a defensive player of the week by the Alabama coaches for his play against the Rebels. Texas A&M: Set a career-high mark for tackles with seven against the Aggies ... also broke up a pair of passes from his linebacker spot ... earned defensive player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaching staff for his performance in College Station. Arkansas: Provided pressure off the edge to allow for the Tide to collect five sacks on the night ... totaled two tackles from his starting linebacker spot ... helped limit the Razorbacks to only 227 yards of total offense and just nine points. Tennessee: Recorded four tackles, including half a tackle for loss ... added one quarterback pressure ... played a key role in keeping the Vols off the board on offense and limiting UT to only 108 total yards. LSU: A disruptive force off the edge all night against the Tigers ... totaled four tackles with a quarterback hurry ... helped force the LSU passing game into a 15-of-31 night and one interception. Mississippi State: Recorded six tackles and a quarterback pressure against the Bulldogs ... tabbed as one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week for his play in Starkville. Mercer: Totaled two tackles against the Bears. Auburn: Set a new career-high mark with 2.5 tackles for loss (-9 yards) as part of his six total tackles ... added one quarterback hurry ... recognized as an defensive player of the week by the UA coaches for his performance in the Iron Bowl pairing. Clemson: Dominated off the edge all night in the Superdome ... finished with five tackles, including a career-high three for loss (-12 yards) and his first career sack (-7 yards) ... contributed to the Tide’s pressure on Kelly Bryant, forcing the CU signal-caller into a pair of interceptions ... earned defensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff for his play in the CFP Semifinal ... exited the game late with a season-ending knee injury that held him out of the national title matchup. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): Worked his way into a spot in the Tide’s deep linebacker rotation ... totaled 19 tackles on the season including two for loss (-13 yards), to go along with his three quarterback hurries. USC: Totaled three tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards), in his first collegiate action. Western Kentucky: Entered the game against the Hilltoppers but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Came off the

bench to collect one stop against the Rebels. Kent State: Registered a pair of tackles and two quarterback hurries against the Golden Flashes. Kentucky: Had one stop against the Wildcats, coming off the bench to help stifle the UK offense. Arkansas: Collected two tackles in a reserve role while adding a quarterback hurry by night’s end. Tennessee: Entered in the linebacker rotation against the Vols but did not record any stats. Texas A&M: Saw time in a reserve role at linebacker but did not record any stops. LSU: Set a new career high for tackles with four in his extended playing time against the Tigers ... helped limit the high-powered LSU offense to only 125 yards, including 33 on the ground. Mississippi State: Entered in a rotational role in the Tide linebacking corps, making one tackle against the Bulldogs. Chattanooga: Saw time against the Mocs but did not record any stats ... helped limit the Chattanooga offense to only 70 yards rushing. Auburn: Helped the Crimson Tide defensive unit limit the Tigers to 182 total yards, including 66 yards on the ground. Florida: Played a key role in the Tide’s rotation at linebacker following the loss of Shaun Dion Hamilton ... registered three tackles, including one for a loss of 11 yards ... his play helped limit the Gators to 0 yards rushing on the afternoon. Washington: Recorded one tackle against the Huskies in the CFP Semifinal. Clemson: Rotated in at linebacker, making one tackle against the Tigers ... helped limit the CU rushing attack to only 91 yards on the ground. FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top defensive prospects in the nation … a consensus four-star recruit … played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game … second team Medium School All-American by MaxPreps.com … starred at the AlabamaMississippi All-Star Game … No. 154 of the Scout300 and the site’s No. 14 defensive end … ranked No. 118 in the Top247, the No. 7 weakside defensive end and the No. 6 player in Alabama … rated 172nd in the 247Composite and the No. 11 weakside defensive end … No. 211 in the Rivals250 and the No. 10 weakside defensive end … ESPN.com’s No. 28 defensive end nationally and No. 14 player in the state of Alabama … Prepstar All-Southeast Region choice … ranked No. 7 on the AL.com A-List … first team 4A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … 2014 AL.com Super All-State … finalist for the 4A ASWA Lineman of the Year .. recorded 170 tackles as a senior in 2014 with 88 solo stops, 14 sacks, nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles … had 171 tackles as a junior in 2013 with seven sacks while making 96 tackles as a sophomore with seven more sacks … finished with 29 sacks in his high school career … played for head coach Richard White at Dadeville High School … chose Alabama over Arkansas, Arizona State, Georgia, Mississippi State and Nebraska.

PROFILES

Receptions 3 (twice); last vs. Mississippi State, 2016 Receiving Yards 45 vs. Mercer, 2017 Long Reception 38 vs. Mercer, 2017 Touchdowns 1 (twice); last vs. Mercer, 2017 Touchdowns (blocked punt return) 1 vs. Florida, 2016 Kickoff Returns 2 (twice); last vs. Georgia, 2017 Kickoff Return Yards 44 at Auburn, 2017 Long Kickoff Return 23 at Auburn, 2017 Tackles 1 (twice); last vs. Arkansas, 2017

JENNINGS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-S 2016 15-0 2017 11-10 Totals 26-10

Tackles Fumbles TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 19 7 12 2-13 3 0-0 0 0 41 20 21 6-21 4 1-7 2 0 60 27 33 8-34 7 1-7 2 0

PBU 0 2 2

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

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Player Profiles JENNINGS’ CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost Quarterback Hurries Pass Breakups Forced Fumbles

7 at Texas A&M, 2017 3 vs. Clemson, 2017 12 vs. Clemson, 2017 1 vs. Clemson, 2017 7 vs. Clemson, 2017 2 vs. Kent State, 2016 2 at Texas A&M, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Ole Miss, 2017

JERRY JEUDY WR So. • 6-1 • 187 • 1L

4

Deerfield Beach, Fla./ Deerfield Beach

OUTLOOK: Played a key role in the deep Alabama receiving corps as a freshman ... looks to step to the forefront at wideout as a sophomore following the departure of Calvin Ridley along with Robert Foster and Cam Sims.

PROFILES

FRESHMAN (2017): Totaled 14 receptions for 264 yards to average 18.9 yards per catch, while also hauling in two touchdowns in his first season with the Crimson Tide ... selected as an offensive player of the week for his play against Ole Miss and Auburn. Florida State: Made his collegiate debut against the Seminoles but did not record any stats ... corralled one pass for what would have been a first down but a penalty along the offensive line negated the catch. Fresno State: Caught his first career pass going for an eight-yard gain against the Bulldogs. Colorado State: Saw time against the Rams but did not catch any passes. Vanderbilt: Ranked second on the team in catches with three for 68 yards and a touchdown ... scored his touchdown on a career-long 34 yard reception from the arm of Tua Tagovailoa. Ole Miss: Graded out tops amongst the Tide wideouts ... finished with two catches for 31 yards with a long of 26 ... recognized as an offensive player of the week by the UA coaches for his game against the Rebels. Texas A&M: Caught two passes for the second consecutive game ... accumulated 24 yards on the pair of receptions with a long of 17. Arkansas: Hauled in one pass for a 29-yard gain and a first down against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Matched his season high for catches with three for 48 yards against the Volunteers ... all three receptions went for a Tide first down, including his long catch of 19 yards. LSU: Targeted three times against the Tigers but did not record a catch. Mississippi State: Saw the ball come his way twice but did not have any catches in Starkville. Mercer: Had one pass come his way but did not record any catches against the Bears. Auburn: Hauled in his second touchdown of the season on a career-long 36yard reception from Jalen Hurts for the Tide’s first score of the game ... earned offensive player of the week honors by the UA coaches for his game against the Tigers. Clemson: Entered in the wide receiver rotation but did not record any catches. Georgia: Targeted three times on the night, catching one pass for a 20-yard gain and an Alabama first down ... his pass helped the Tide offense continue its push with UA

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eventually scoring the game-tying touchdown on the drive late in the fourth quarter. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the highest-rated wide receiver prospects in the nation and top overall players in Florida … arrived in January as an early enrollee and participated in spring drills … considered a fivestar prospect by Rivals and the 247Composite … No. 19 overall in the Rivals100, No. 3 receiver and No. 3 player in Florida … ranked No. 21 in the 247Composite, the third-best receiver nationally and the state’s No. 5 player … a fourstar prospect according to ESPN, No. 20 player in the ESPN300, the No. 3 receiver, No. 5 player in Florida and No. 12 in the Southeast region … No. 33 on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and No. 5 receiver … four-star player by 247Sports, No. 35 in the Top247 and the nation’s fifth-best receiver … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game, Nike’s 2016 “The Opening” and the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … second team USA Today All-USA selection … caught 76 passes for 1,054 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior in 2016 … had 41 catches for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior in 2015 … played for head coach Jevon Glenn at Deerfield Beach High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee. JEUDY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg. TD 14-0 0 -0 0.0 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. TD 0 14 264 18.9 2

LP 36

JEUDY’S CAREER BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns

3 (twice); last vs. Tennessee, 2017 68 at Vanderbilt, 2017 36 at Auburn, 2017 1 (twice); last at Auburn, 2017

MAC JONES QB R-Fr. • 6-2 • 199 • RS

10

Jacksonville, Fla./ The Bolles School

OUTLOOK: A talented pocket passer who redshirted in his first season with the Crimson Tide ... provides depth in the Tide’s deep quarterback rotation as a redshirt freshman. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Quarterback prospect from one of the top private school programs in Florida … earned a four-star ranking from Rivals, ESPN and 247Composite … ranked No. 162 in the Rivals250 … rated the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals, No. 12 by 247Composite and No. 17 by both 247Sports and ESPN … ranked as the No. 4 overall quarterback prospect in Florida by Scout … named to the PrepStar Top 300 All-America Team … selected by USA Football to play on the U.S. Under-19 National Team at the 2017 North American Championship

against Canada … participated in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge and Elite 11 quarterback competition in 2016 … helped lead TBS to the Florida 4A State Championship game as a senior in 2016, passing for 1,532 yards and 29 touchdowns … threw for 2,150 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior in 2015, taking the Bulldogs to the state regional finals … coached by Corky Rogers at The Bolles School … chose Alabama over Baylor, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

BRANDON KENNEDY OL R-So. • 6-3 • 314 • 1L

56

Wetumpka, Ala./ Wetumpka

OUTLOOK: A reserve option for the Crimson Tide on the offensive line a season ago ... had his season cut short following a foot injury early in the 2017 season ... received a medical redshirt as a sophomore. SOPHOMORE (2017): The Crimson Tide’s backup center ... saw action in three games off the bench against Fresno State, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss ... suffered a season-ending foot injury early in the year that limited his playing time ... received a medical redshirt at season’s end. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): Played in seven games in 2016 ... saw his first career action for the Crimson Tide in the 2016 season opener against USC, playing six snaps off the bench in the fourth quarter. FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A four-star offensive line prospect who enrolled in January of 2015 to participate in spring practice … selected to participate in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game … ranked as the No. 3 center nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 13 player in the state of Alabama … No. 86 in the ESPN300 and the No. 5 offensive guard in the nation … listed as the No. 4 player in Alabama by ESPN … rated as the No. 19 guard by 247Sports and the No. 10 player in the state … a three-star prospect by Scout.com and the No. 37 offensive guard … a Prepstar Top 300 All-American at No. 154 … 2014 AL.com Super All-State … No. 10 on the 2015 AL.com A-List … 2014 6A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … participated in the 2014 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … played for head coach Tim Perry at Wetumpka High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee.

Player Profiles

WR R-Sr. • 6-4 • 204 • 3L

81

Cincinnati, Ohio/ La Salle

OUTLOOK: A long and rangy receiver who saw playing time at wideout while securing a permanent role on the Tide’s special teams units ... provides a veteran presence in the young Alabama wideout group. JUNIOR (2017): Played in every game during his junior season on special teams and worked in the wide receiver rotation ... hauled in his first pass of the year against Ole Miss for a 21-yard gain ... made his first tackle of the season on special teams against LSU and one more against Clemson. Mercer: Caught his first career touchdown pass, extending himself for the grab in the corner of the end zone from 13 yards out. SOPHOMORE (2016): Saw time in 12 games (USC, Western Kentucky, Kent State, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Chattanooga, Auburn, Florida, Washington and Clemson) as a sophomore. Kent State: Hauled in three receptions for 17 yards with a long of eight, all career-high marks, against the Golden Flashes. Texas A&M: Made one tackle against the Aggies on special teams. Mississippi State: Caught one pass for a career-long 14 yards against the Bulldogs. Florida: Totaled a careerhigh two tackles on kickoff coverage. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): A part of one of the SEC’s top receiving corps ... gained playing time against Middle Tennessee in his first collegiate game and also got work in against ULM, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, Auburn, Florida, Michigan State and Clemson ... collected his first career catch against the Aggies. FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A tall and athletic wide receiver out of Cincinnati’s La Salle High School … a four-star prospect who was ranked the No. 26 wide receiver nationally and sixth-best prospect in the state of Ohio by ESPN … No. 199 in the ESPN300 and the No. 23 player in the Midwest Region … ranked 157th in the 247Sports Top247 and listed as the No. 24 wide receiver prospect and the No. 7 player in the state … the 247Composite rated him as the No. 32 wide receiver, No. 8 in Ohio and No. 221 overall … No. 41 wide receiver by Scout. com and No. 223 in the Scout300 … the No. 74 wide receiver by Rivals.com and No. 33 player in Ohio … four-star member of the PrepStar Top 300 All-America Team, ranking as the No. 38 wide receiver in the class of 2014 and No. 234 overall … finished his career at La Salle ranked first in career receptions (155), receiving yards (2,105) and receiving touchdowns (23) while his 65 receptions in 2012 and 12 catches in 2012 vs.

rival Moeller also are school records …. hauled in 46 catches for 586 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior at LHS … produced his best numbers as a junior in 2012, with 65 catches for 907 yards and nine scores after snagging 44 balls for 612 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011 … earned special mention on the 2012 and 2013 Associated Press All-Ohio Division II Football Team as well as All-District honors … coached by Nate Moore at La Salle … chose Alabama over Kentucky and Ohio State. KIEF’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2015 2016 2017 Total

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg. 10-0 0 0 0.0 12-0 0 0 0.0 14-0 0 0 0.0 36 0 0 0.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. -1 -3 0.0 -4 31 7.8 -2 34 17.0 -7 62 8.9

TD 0 0 1 1

LP -14 21 21

KIEF’S CAREER BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns Tackles

3 vs. Kent State, 2016 21 vs. Ole Miss, 2017 21 vs. Ole Miss, 2017 1 vs. Mercer, 2017 2 vs. Florida, 2016

NIGEL KNOTT DB R-So. • 5-11 • 183 • SQ

13

Madison, Miss./ Germantown

OUTLOOK: A versatile defensive back who was limited in his playing time as a freshman following an injury ... will work to fill a rotational role in the Tide’s depleted secondary. FRESHMAN (2017): Made his first career appearance against Ole Miss and also saw time at Texas A&M but did not record any stats. FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted during his first year at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top cornerbacks in the 2016 recruiting class … selected to participate in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game and Nike’s 2015 “The Opening” … a unanimous four-star prospect … No. 36 in the ESPN300 and the No. 5 cornerback … ranked 51st in the Rivals100 and the site’s No. 5 cornerback … No. 2 player in the state of Mississippi by ESPN and Rivals.com … listed at No. 51 in the Top247 and the No. 4 cornerback and the fourth-rated player in Mississippi … No. 62 overall in the 247Composite and the No. 7 corner … No. 114 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team … 2014 and 2015 first team 5A All-State by the Clarion-Ledger and the MHSAA … participated in the 2015 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … a knee injury limited Knott to 51 tackles and three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) in eight games as a senior in 2015 … accounted for 112 tackles with four picks and 15 pass breakups as a junior … played for head coach Tim Shramek at Germantown High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Oregon.

SCOTT LASHLEY OL R-So. • 6-7 • 310 • 1L

76

West Point, Miss./ West Point

OUTLOOK: A powerful offensive line prospect who spent his redshirt freshman year gaining valuable information when his call to play came ... working to fill a role along the Tide’s veteran offensive front. FRESHMAN (2017): One of the top backups at offensive tackle for the Crimson Tide ... played in three games in 2017 (Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Mercer). FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A consensus four-star offensive line recruit out of Mississippi … ranked No. 192 overall in the 247Composite and was rated as the No. 18 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 8 player in Mississippi … finished No. 140 in the Top247 and the ESPN 300 … was the No. 15 tackle by 247Sports and No. 8 player in the state while ESPN listed him as the No. 5 player in Mississippi and the No. 15 offensive tackle … Scout.com listed him at No. 215 in the Scout300, the No. 17 tackle and No. 5 offensive tackle in the South … Rivals.com rated him as the No. 27 tackle … a PrepStar Top 300 All-American (No. 253 overall) … first team MaxPreps.com Medium School All-American … The Clarion Ledger and Mississippi Coaches Association 5A All-State selection … a MHSAA Fab 15 choice … played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … played for head coach Chris Chambless at West Point High School … chose Alabama over Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State.

PROFILES

DEREK KIEF

ALEX LEATHERWOOD OL So. • 6-6 • 314 • 1L

70

Pensacola, Fla./ Booker T. Washington

OUTLOOK: One of the top offensive line prospects coming out of high school a year ago ... gained valuable experience as a freshman and will compete for a starting role as a sophomore. FRESHMAN (2017): Saw time in seven games during his first season with the Crimson Tide. Fresno State: Earned his first career playing time in the 41-10 win over the Bulldogs in the home opener. Vanderbilt: Came off the bench for 15 snaps in Nashville. Ole Miss: Earned playing time on 17 snaps against the Rebels. Arkansas: Recorded nine snaps of action in the Tide’s

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Player Profiles Homecoming matchup with the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Saw time against the Volunteers late in the game. Mercer: Graded out at 88 percent against the Bears ... helped the Crimson Tide roll up 530 yards of total offense. Georgia: Entered early in the third quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game to replace the injured Jonah Williams at left tackle ... played 44 snaps and graded out at 88 percent during his time on the field ... allowed only one sack and did not commit a penalty ... helped the Crimson Tide throw for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half in a come-from-behind, overtime victory over the Bulldogs to secure the Tide’s 17th title.

PROFILES

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top offensive line prospects in the nation and top overall players in the state of Florida … arrived in January as an early enrollee and participated in spring drills … a unanimous five-star player who was widely considered a top-three offensive tackle prospect nationally … ranked No. 3 in the Top247, the No. 2 offensive tackle and top overall player in Florida … 247Composite ranked him as the No. 4 player overall, No. 1 offensive tackle and top player in Florida … No. 4 in the Rivals100, the nation’s top offensive tackle and the state’s No. 1 player … ESPN ranked him No. 8 in the ESPN300, the No. 3 offensive tackle, No. 3 player in Florida and No. 4 in the Southeast region … a member of the PrepStar 150 Dream Team at No. 8 nationally and the second-best offensive tackle … No. 9 in the Scout300, the No. 3 offensive tackle and the top overall prospect in Florida … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game, Nike’s 2016 “The Opening” and the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … a first team Parade All-American Team selection in 2017 … a second team USA Today All-USA selection … Pensacola News Journal All-Area Football Team selection in 2015 and 2016 … played for head coach and former Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward at Booker T. Washington High School … chose Alabama over Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan and Tennessee.

TERRELL LEWIS LB Jr. • 6-5 • 256 • 2L

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Washington, D.C./ St. John’s

OUTLOOK: An explosive pass-rusher off the edge for the Crimson Tide ... missed most of the season with an arm injury as a sophomore but made an impact late in the Tide’s national championship run ... changed name from Hall to Lewis in the offseason. SOPHOMORE (2017): One of the Tide’s top pass-rushing threats off the edge ... missed 10 games after suffering an upper arm injury against Florida State in the season opener ... finished his season seeing time in four games with one start ... totaled 16 tackles including two for loss (-17 yards) ... added one sack (-13 yards) and a pass breakup during his sophomore

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campaign. Florida State: Set a career-high mark for tackles with five stops against the Seminoles ... added one tackle for loss (-4 yards) before exiting the game early with an arm injury. Auburn: Collected two tackles in his first game back from an injury he sustained in the season opener against Florida State. Clemson: Had an immediate impact, playing at full strength for the first time since the season opener ... recorded a pair of tackles while breaking up one pass ... nearly intercepted a pass, coming off the edge and jumping to block the Kelly Bryant throw but was not able to secure the ball. Georgia: Made his first career start and took advantage of the opportunity ... totaled a career-high seven tackles and added one sack (-13 yards) ... the sack in overtime thwarted the Bulldogs’ drive, forcing a field goal. FRESHMAN (2016): Played in 11 games, registering 11 tackles with one sack (-9 yards). USC: Saw playing time in the second half against the Trojans but did not record any stats. Kent State: Earned playing time against the Golden Flashes, recording the first two tackles of his collegiate career. Arkansas: Tied his career high with two tackles against the Razorbacks ... added his first career sack (-9 yards). Tennessee: Saw playing time in a second consecutive game but did not record any stats. Texas A&M: Matched his career high with two tackles against the Aggies. LSU: Entered off the bench against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Totaled a season-high tying two tackles against the Bulldogs. Chattanooga: Matched his season high with two tackles against the Mocs. Auburn: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Florida: Recorded one tackle against the Gators in a reserve role, stopping the UF running back ... his effort helped the Crimson Tide limit Florida to 0 yards rushing. Washington: Saw time against the Huskies but did not record any stats. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A highly touted defensive end in the 2016 recruiting class … participated in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game … D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year … a five-star prospect by Rivals.com … No. 20 in the Rivals100 while being ranked as the No. 1 weakside defensive end and the top-rated prospect in the D.C. metro area … a five star who ranked No. 23 in the Top247 … 247Sports also rated him as the No. 3 weakside end and the top player in the Washington D.C. area … ESPN listed him at No. 47 in the ESPN300, the No. 6 weakside defensive end and the No. 1 player in D.C. … No. 64 in the 247Composite and the No. 6 weakside end … a member of the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team (No. 146) … selected to the Washington Post’s First Team All-Met as a senior … All-WCAC first team in 2014 and 2015 … posted 42 tackles in 11 games as a senior for St. John’s head coach Joe Patterson … added 21 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during that final prep season … selected the Crimson Tide over numerous suitors, including Florida State, Maryland Ole Miss and Penn State.

LEWIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 11-0 4-1 15-1

Tackles Fumbles TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 11 7 4 1-9 0 1-9 0 0 16 10 6 2-17 0 1-13 0 0 27 17 10 3-26 0 2-22 0 0

PBU 0 1 1

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

LEWIS’ CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost Pass Breakups

7 vs. Georgia, 2017 1 (three times); last vs. Georgia, 2017 13 vs. Georgia, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Georgia, 2017 13 vs. Georgia, 2017 1 vs. Clemson, 2017

XAVIAN MARKS WR Sr. • 5-8 • 174 • 3L

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Rosenberg, Texas/ George Ranch

OUTLOOK: A versatile option on special teams and in the receiving corps ... elusive in the return game, figures to make an impact on both punt and kickoff coverage in 2018. JUNIOR (2017): Versatile option on special teams and in the receiving corps ... returned 11 punts for 82 yards with a long of 26 ... added one reception for 24 yards to his season totals as a junior. Fresno State: Made his first appearance of the 2017 season ... hauled in one catch for a career-long 24 yards in his playing time at wideout. Vanderbilt: Entered at wide receiver but did not record any stats against the Commodores. Ole Miss: Came off the bench at receiver but did not have a catch. Arkansas: Saw time at wideout but did not record any stats against the Hogs. Tennessee: Assumed punt return duties for the Tide ... totaled 25 yards on five returns with a long of 12 ... also entered at receiver in the second half but did not have a catch. LSU: Returned three punts for 11 yards with a long of seven against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Had one punt return for a loss of yardage against the Bulldogs. Mercer: Set a season-high mark for punt return yards with 52 on his two returns ... had a season-long return of 26 yards which he nearly broke for a score. SOPHOMORE (2016): Worked in three games during his second season with the Tide ... returned five punts for 105 yards and one score in his time on special teams ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his performance against Kent State. Kent State: Returned four punts for 90 yards with a long of 75 that went for a score ... the punt return for a touchdown marked just the second time in UA history that punts have been returned for touchdowns in back-to-back games ... Eddie Jackson returned a punt for a touchdown the previous weekend at Ole Miss. Kentucky: Resumed his duties at punt returner, taking one boot for 15 yards ... also saw time at kick returner, taking two kickoffs for 33 yards with a long of 22 against the Wildcats. Arkansas: Handled all five of the Tide’s kickoff returns for

Player Profiles

FRESHMAN (2015): Entered his first game as a member of the Tide against Charleston Southern ... rushed once for no gain while catching two passes for 19 yards. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A late signee to the Crimson Tide’s 2015 recruiting class ... gained 1,523 rushing yards as a senior at George Ranch High School for head coach Ricky Tullos ... third team All-State (5A) selection by Scout.com ... all-district (24-5A) and the district’s co-MVP ... named to the Houston Chronicle’s Greater Houston team. MARKS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2015 2016 2017 Totals

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg. 1-0 1 0 0.0 4-0 0 0 0.0 8-0 0 0 0.0 13-0 1 0 0.0

PUNT RETURNS Year G 2016 3 2017 4 Totals 7

No. 5 11 16

KICKOFF RETURNS Year G No. 2016 3 7

TD 0 0 0 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. -2 19 9.5 -0 0 0.0 -1 24 24.0 -3 43 14.3

Yards 105 82 187

Yards 123

Avg. 21.0 8.6 11.7

Avg. 17.6

TD 0 0 0 0

TD 1 0 1

TD 0

LP 13 -24 24

LP 25

MARKS’ CAREER BESTS

PHIDARIAN MATHIS DL R-Fr. • 6-4 • 308 • RS Monroe, La./ Neville

OUTLOOK: Big defensive line prospect who spent his first season learning the Tide defense ... will look to secure a role along the Crimson Tide’s defensive front that must replace Joshua Frazier and Da’Ron Payne. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: An elite defensive line prospect that the Crimson Tide was able to pull from the state of Louisiana … ranked as high as No. 37 in the ESPN 300 and the outlet’s No. 4 defensive tackle … rated as the No. 2 player in the state by ESPN … a composite four-star lineman by 247Sports … rated 99th overall in the 247Composite, No. 7 at his position and the No. 4 player in Louisiana

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Topranked corner from the state of Texas and one of the top defensive backs in the nation coming out of high school … invited to Nike’s 2015 “The Opening” … consensus four-star recruit … the No. 56 overall player in the Scout300, the outlet’s No. 4 cornerback and the top corner in the Midlands region … Rivals tabbed him as the No. 14 player in Texas and the 11th-rated cornerback on the 2016 recruiting circuit … rated 120th on the Rivals250 … the 247Composite rated him No. 147 overall, the No. 13 corner and the No. 24 player in Texas … No. 218 in the ESPN300, the No. 17 cornerback and the No. 34 player in Texas … member of the PrepStar Top150 Dream Team as the No. 99 overall player and eighth-ranked corner … played for head coach Mark Behrens at Sachse (Texas) High School … chose Alabama over Oklahoma, Georgia and Michigan. MAYDEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

JARED MAYDEN

LP 75 28 75

Receptions . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 vs. Charleston Southern, 2015 Receiving Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 vs. Fresno State, 2017 Long Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 vs. Fresno State, 2017 Kickoff Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 at Arkansas, 2016 Kickoff Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 at Arkansas, 2016 Long Kickoff Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 at Arkansas, 2016 Punt Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 vs. Tennessee, 2017 Punt Return Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 vs. Kent State, 2016 Long Punt Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 vs. Kent State, 2016 Touchdowns (punt return) . . . . . . . . 1 vs. Kent State, 2016

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… Scout.com listed him as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the South, the No. 8 tackle in the nation and No. 95 in their top 300 rankings … rated 151st in the Rivals 150 and the No. 10 defensive tackle nationally while ranking as the No. 4 player in the state … No. 199 in the Top247 and the No. 12 DT by the website … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game … earned USA Today Louisiana AllState recognition … garnered first team AllState honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) in Class 4A as well as AllDistrict 2-4A accolades … made 41 tackles as a senior in 2016, 12 tackles for loss, seven sacks and six quarterback hurries … led his team at Neville, coached by Mickey McCarty, to the Louisiana Class 4A state championship game in his final three seasons … chose to play for the Crimson Tide over in-state LSU … was also recruited by Arizona State, Florida, Georgia and TCU among many others.

Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 4-0 7-0 11-0

Tackles TT UT AT 1 1 0 4 4 0 5 5 0

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1-3 0 0-0 0 0 1-3 0 0-0 0 0

PBU 1 0 1

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

DB Jr. • 6-0 • 196 • 2L

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Sachse, Texas/ Sachse

MAYDEN’S CAREER BESTS Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 (twice); last vs. Arkansas, 2017 Tackles for Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 vs. Fresno State, 2017 Yards Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 vs. Fresno State, 2017 Pass Breakups . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 vs. Mississippi State, 2016

KYRIQ MCDONALD

OUTLOOK: Talented player from Texas who was rated as the top defensive back in the state coming out of high school ... gained valuable experience in his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa ... will look to secure a starting spot in the secondary following the departure of six starters from the Tide’s national championship squad. SOPHOMORE (2017): Provided depth in the Tide’s standout secondary in his second season ... played in seven games, totaling four stops with half a tackle for loss (-3 yards). Florida State: Saw action on special teams and defense against the Seminoles but did not record any stats. Fresno State: Came off the bench to play significant minutes in the Tide secondary ... collected a career-high two tackles, including one for a loss (-3 yards). Ole Miss: Made his first appearance in SEC play but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Saw significant minutes late in the game against the Razorbacks ... matched his career-high total for tackles with two stops on the night. Mississippi State: Rotated in the defensive secondary but did not record any stats. Mercer: Played in the Tide secondary and on special teams but did not collect any stats. Clemson: Saw time in the CFP Semifinal but did not collect any stats. FRESHMAN (2016): A reserve in the secondary and on special teams ... saw time in four games as a freshman, making one tackle in the process. Kent State: Saw his first career action on defense but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Entered in a relief role on special teams but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Played in the defensive secondary, breaking up one pass against the Bulldogs. Chattanooga: Saw time in the defensive secondary and on kickoff coverage, recording one tackle against the kickoff.

DB

PROFILES

90 yards with a long of 25. Chattanooga: Saw time with the kickoff return unit but did not record any stats against the Mocs.

R-Fr. • 5-11 • 195 • RS

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Madison, Ala./ James Clemens

OUTLOOK: An elite athlete who redshirted in his first season with the Crimson Tide ... enters his redshirt freshman season looking to secure a spot in the secondary rotation for UA. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Arrived at Alabama in January 2017 as one of the top athletes and defensive backs in the state … participated in spring drills ... fourstar recruit by Rivals who was rated the No. 24 cornerback overall and No. 16 player in Alabama … tabbed a three-star prospect by Scout, ESPN, 247Sports and the 247Composite … ranked as the No. 41 cornerback in the country and No. 2 in Alabama by Scout … the No. 46 corner and No. 21 player in the state by 247Composite … 2016 All-USA Alabama firstteam selection by USA Today … 2015 Super 12 Team selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … received ASWA 7A First Team All-State honors in 2015 … member of the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team … 2015 AL.com Huntsville-Region Defensive Player of the Year … recorded 66 tackles, including 12 for a loss, three interceptions and 11 pass breakups as a senior in 2016 despite battling injuries …

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Player Profiles finished with 70 tackles, eight interceptions, five punt blocks and six pass breakups as a junior in 2015 … totaled 10 non-offensive touchdowns in 2015, returning four interceptions, four punts and two kickoffs for scores … played for head coach Wade Waldrop at James Clemens High School … chose Alabama over Florida State, Louisville and Mississippi State.

XAVIER MCKINNEY DB So. • 6-1 • 197 • 1L

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Roswell, Ga./ Roswell

OUTLOOK: Saw significant minutes on special teams as a freshman while also playing in a backup role in the Tide secondary ... working to secure a starting role on the back end following the departure of six starters from a season ago.

PROFILES

FRESHMAN (2017): Worked on special teams while seeing some action in the secondary as a freshman ... totaled eight stops with 1.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) while playing in 13 of the Tide’s 14 games. Florida State: Earned playing time on special teams in the first game of his collegiate career but did not record any stats. Fresno State: Entered late in the game on defense while playing on punt coverage all afternoon ... finished with his first two collegiate tackles from his spot in the secondary. Colorado State: Collected a pair of tackles for the second straight game ... both stops were unassisted from his spot in the secondary. Vanderbilt: Saw time on special teams and with the second unit on defense but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Played on special teams and in the secondary ... collected one tackle from his safety spot, including half a tackle for a loss. Texas A&M: Worked on special teams but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Saw time on special teams and in the defensive secondary ... did not collect any stats. Tennessee: Worked on special teams and defense against the Vols but did not have any numbers to his name. LSU: Earned time in the secondary while resuming his duties on special teams but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Made one tackle on kick coverage, his first special teams stop of the season. Mercer: Matched his season-high mark for tackles with two stops in the Tide secondary ... added one tackle for loss (-1 yard) against the Bears. Clemson: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats in New Orleans. Georgia: Worked on special teams against the Bulldogs. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: An elite defensive back prospect and one of the top players in Georgia … a unanimous fourstar prospect who was tabbed a top-10 safety nationally by all major recruiting outlets … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game and Nike’s 2016 “The Opening” … ranked No. 40 in the Rivals100, the No. 3 safety and No. 5 player in the state of Georgia … the No. 54 player overall, sixth-best safety prospect and No. 6 overall in the state by 247Sports …

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the 247Composite ranked him No. 58 overall, the No. 6 safety nationally and No. 8 player in Georgia … No. 87 in the ESPN300, No. 9 safety, No. 10 player in Georgia and No. 41 overall in the Southeast region according to ESPN … member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 81 player overall … No. 113 in the Scout300, the No. 11 safety nationally and No. 3 safety in Georgia … named the 2016 Georgia Class 7A Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … recorded 82 tackles, seven interceptions, nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior in 2016 … finished his junior season with 111 tackles, including four for a loss and two sacks, 13 pass breakups and nine interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns … coached by John Ford at Roswell High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Ohio State. MCKINNEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

recruiting cycle … played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game and was invited to the 2014 “The Opening” on the Nike campus in Oregon … the No. 5 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN, and the No. 171 prospect in the ESPN300 … also ranked as the No. 6 player in Tennessee and the No. 85 player in the Southeast region … the No. 11 inside linebacker by Rivals.com and No. 249 in the Rivals250 ... the No. 7 player in Tennessee by Rivals.com … No. 13 inside linebacker according to Scout. com … rated as the No. 27 outside linebacker by 247Sports … No. 244 in the 247Composite and the No. 16 outside linebacker … Prepstar Top 300 All-American and the No. 18 inside linebacker … 2013 and 2014 first team 6A All-State selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association … Linebacker MVP of the Birmingham Nike Football Training Camp … played for head coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Tackles Fumbles Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 2017 13-0 8 5 3 1.5-1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 MCKINNEY’S CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost

2 (three times); last vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. Mercer, 2017

JOSHUA MCMILLON

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MCMILLON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 0-0 8-0 8-0

Tackles TT UT AT 0 0 0 5 3 2 5 3 2

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0

McMILLON’S CAREER BESTS Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 vs. Mercer, 2017

LB

SCOTT MEYER

R-Jr. • 6-3 • 243 • 1L

SN

Memphis, Tenn./ Whitehaven

R-So. • 6-2 • 237 • 1L

OUTLOOK: Veteran linebacker who provides depth in the Tide’s linebacking unit ... saw an expanded role late in the 2017 season and enters 2018 with added experience. SOPHOMORE (2017): Added depth to a talented Crimson Tide linebacking corps ... played in eight games as a sophomore. Fresno State: Made his first career appearance, collecting one tackle from his linebacker post. Colorado State: Saw time in the linebacking rotation but did not record any stops. Vanderbilt: Made one tackle from his linebacker spot against the Commodores. Ole Miss: Rotated in at linebacker but did not make any stops. Arkansas: Contributed one tackle from his linebacker spot. LSU: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any tackles. Mercer: Set a career-high total for tackles with two stops from his linebacker spot against the Bears. Auburn: Saw action in the Iron Bowl but did not record any stats. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): Did not see action in the 2016 season. FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A key target at inside linebacker in the 2015

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

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Alpharetta, Ga./ Blessed Trinity Catholic

OUTLOOK: Earned the starting gig as the Tide’s snapper on PAT and field goal tries ... looks to build upon his experience and continue his role as a sophomore. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017): Acted as the primary snapper on PAT and field goal attempts, finishing perfect on all chances. FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted in his first season with the Tide with Cole Mazza still on campus. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played offensive guard and long snapper at Blessed Trinity Catholic ... coached by Tim McFarlin at BTCHS ... chose Alabama over Air Force and Army.

Player Profiles

LB R-Sr. • 6-4 • 244 • 3L

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Columbia, S.C./ Spring Valley

OUTLOOK: A powerful, explosive linebacker who is a constant threat to opposing quarterbacks off the edge ... entered his junior season set to play a key role for the UA defense before an arm injury limited his action ... returned late in the season to provide quality playing time for the Tide on its national championship run ... should be a key piece of the 2018 defense. JUNIOR (2017): Suffered an arm injury against Florida State in the season opener that sidelined him for 10 games ... worked in four games by year’s end, totaling six tackles with two for a loss (-3 yards) ... added one sack (-1 yard) in his limited action. Florida State: Matched his career-high mark for tackles with three, including one for a loss (-2 yards) ... suffered an arm injury late in the game that cut his playing time short. Auburn: Returned from a potentially season-ending injury sustained in the season opener against Florida State ... recorded one tackle against the Tigers. Clemson: Provided depth at the outside linebacker spot for the Crimson Tide ... made one tackle in the CFP Semifinal matchup. Georgia: Made an impact on the outside ... recorded one sack (-1 yard) while providing pressure off the edge all night. SOPHOMORE (2016): Earned a permanent role on special teams coverage while finding his spot as a part of the linebacking unit as a sophomore ... totaled 16 tackles, including 2.5 for loss (-14 yards) ... added a pair of sacks (-12 yards) and four quarterback hurries. USC: Saw time on special teams and the defensive side of the ball but did not record any stats. Western Kentucky: Recorded his first career tackle, sacking the Hilltopper quarterback for a loss (-6 yards). Ole Miss: Made his mark on special teams, helping to block for Eddie Jackson’s 85-yard punt return in the second quarter ... did not record any tackles by day’s end. Kent State: Finished with a career-high three tackles, including half a tackle for loss (-2 yards) ... also added the first quarterback hurry of his career to cap of his half of play. Kentucky: Totaled one tackle, including half a sack (-4 yards) from his linebacker spot ... helped limit the Wildcats to only 161 yards of total offense. Arkansas: Notched two tackles, including half a sack (-2 yards) for the night in Fayetteville. Tennessee: Made an impact in Knoxville, finishing with a career-high tying three tackles while adding one quarterback hurry ... his three stops all came on defense at linebacker. Texas A&M: Came off the edge to pressure the Aggie quarterback into a hurry while registering one tackle. LSU: Provided depth a linebacker against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Saw extensive playing time on defense while continuing his role on special teams ... finished with two stops, one on defense and his second on punt coverage. Chattanooga:

Resumed his duties on special teams while also seeing time at linebacker ... did not record any stats against the Mocs. Auburn: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats against the Tigers. Florida: Made two tackles against the Gators with both stops coming on run plays ... helped limit the UF rushers to 0 yards on the ground. Washington: Recorded one tackle against the Huskies, stopping the UW rusher from his linebacker spot. Clemson: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): Entered his second season at the Capstone after redshirting as a freshman ... worked in 12 games in his first full season but did not record any stats. FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Joined the Crimson Tide’s 2014 recruiting class as one of the top outside linebackers in the nation and an elite pass rusher … Parade Magazine AllAmerican … a five-star prospect who participated in the Under Armour All-America Game … invited to “The Opening” on the Nike campus in Oregon … first team MaxPreps 2013 All-American and second team All-USA by USA Today … 247Sports Class of 2014 All-American for 2013 … No. 14 prospect in the 247Sports Top247, the No. 3 outside linebacker and No. 1 player in the state of South Carolina … ranked 39th overall in the 247Composite, the No. 3 outside linebacker and No. 1 player in the state … ESPN rated him as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the class and the top-ranked player in the state as well as the No. 28 player in the southeast … 48th in the ESPN300 … No. 3 outside linebacker by Rivals. com and the No. 65 player in the Rivals100 while also ranking as the top prospect in South Carolina … No. 80 in the Scout300 and the outlet’s No. 5 outside linebacker … four-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … ranked as the No. 88 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 10 cornerback … recorded an astonishing 188 tackles as a senior at Spring Valley High School with 24 sacks … semifinalist for the high school Butkus Award (top linebacker) … finalist for South Carolina Mr. Football … as a junior in 2012, recorded 126 tackles 14 sacks and four forced fumbles … South Carolina All-State and All-Region selection as a junior and senior in 2012 and 2013 … father, Corey Miller, played in the NFL from 1992-99 for the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings … coached by Miles Aldridge at Spring Valley … chose Alabama over South Carolina. MILLER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2015 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 12-0 15-0 4-0 31-0

Tackles Fumbles TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 16 5 11 2.5-14 4 2-12 0 0 6 4 2 2-3 0 1-1 0 0 22 9 13 4.5-17 4 3-13 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

MILLER’S CAREER BESTS Tackles 3 (three times); last vs. Florida State, 2017 Tackles for Loss 1 (three times); last vs. Georgia, 2017 Yards Lost 6 vs. Western Kentucky, 2016 Sacks 1 (twice); last vs. Georgia, 2017 Yards Lost 6 vs. Western Kentucky, 2016 Quarterback Hurries 1 (four times); last vs. Miss. State, 2016

DYLAN MOSES LB So. • 6-3 • 232 • 1L

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Baton Rouge, La./ IMG Academy

OUTLOOK: An exceptional athlete who put his talents on display as a freshman ... showed flashes of his elite abilities in his two starts and 11 total games of action ... suffered a season-ending foot injury leading up to the Sugar Bowl ... vying for a starting spot in the middle linebacker order following the departures of Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton. FRESHMAN (2017): Named to the SEC AllFreshman team ... played in 11 games, including two starts, prior to suffering a foot injury during practice for the CFP Semifinal ... collected 30 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss (-24 yards) and 1.5 sacks (-17 yards) ... also forced a fumble and collected one interception ... earned special teams player of the week honors from the Alabama coaches following his performance at Vanderbilt ... selected as a defensive player of the week by the Alabama coaches following his play against Mercer. Florida State: Made significant contributions on defense and special teams in his first collegiate game ... rotated in at linebacker for most of the game ... finished with one tackle, in which he forced a fumble on kickoff coverage to set Alabama up for a score ... added a fumble recovery on punt team after Damien Harris blocked the Seminole attempt. Fresno State: Earned extended playing time at linebacker while continuing his efforts on the special teams units ... collected a pair of tackles with one on kickoff coverage and the second on defense. Vanderbilt: Returned to action after missing the Colorado State game ... made one tackle on the afternoon, coming on kickoff coverage ... his key stop against the VU kick return game earned him special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches. Ole Miss: Saw time at linebacker and in special teams coverage against the Rebels but did not record any stats. Texas A&M: Came off the edge at linebacker while also working with special teams units but did not collect any tackles. Arkansas: Worked on defense and special teams but did not spot the stat sheet. Tennessee: Recorded one tackle against the Volunteers, pairing with Keith Holcombe to stop the UT returner after a 19-yard return on the kickoff. LSU: Saw his most extensive playing time of the season in a linebacker role following the loss of Shaun Dion Hamilton ... finished with two tackles including 1.5 sacks (-17 yards) ... first sack ended a Tiger drive before a second sack that forced a turnover on downs, taking down the LSU quarterback for a loss of 11 yards to seal the Tide victory. Mississippi State: Rotated in at middle linebacker for the Crimson Tide, finishing with two tackles against the Bulldogs. Mercer: Earned his first career start and did not disappoint ... led the Crimson Tide with 11 stops, including 4.0 for a loss (-7 yards) ... the 4.0 tackles for loss is the most by a member of the

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Player Profiles UA defense this season ... added his first career interception which he returned for 11 yards ... his efforts earned him defensive player of the week accolades from the Alabama coaching staff. Auburn: Started for a second consecutive week and totaled a game-high 10 tackles in the Iron Bowl matchup.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A January 2017 early enrollee who arrived at the Capstone as a unanimous five-star linebacker prospect … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game, Nike’s 2016 “The Opening” and the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … 2017 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year … 2016 Butkus Award recipient as the nation’s top high school linebacker … 2017 first team Parade All-American … named to the first team All-USA squad by USA Today … also a first team MaxPreps.com All-American in 2016 … No. 5 in the ESPN300, the No. 1 athlete, No. 1 player in Florida and No. 2 in the Southeast region … No. 5 on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … No. 13 in the 247Composite and the second-best outside linebacker … Scout. com listed him at No. 14 in the Scout300, the nation’s top linebacker and No. 2 player in Florida … the nation’s second-best outside linebacker by 247Sports and No. 32 in the Top247 … No. 32 in the Rivals100 and the No. 2 outside linebacker … 2015 second team AllAmerican by MaxPreps.com … had 116 tackles as a senior in 2016, including eight for a loss, and added two sacks … recorded 104 tackles and three sacks as a junior in 2015 at University Lab in Baton Rouge, La., playing for head coach Chad Mahaffrey … played for head coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy … chose Alabama over LSU, Miami, Texas and UCLA. MOSES’ CAREER STATISTICS Tackles Fumbles Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 2017 11-2 30 19 11 5.5-24 0 1.5-17 1 0 0 1-11 MOSES’ CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost Interceptions Return Yards Forced Fumbles

11 vs. Mercer, 2017 4 vs. Mercer, 2017 17 vs. LSU, 2017 1.5 vs. LSU, 2017 17 vs. LSU, 2017 1 vs. Mercer, 2017 11 vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. Florida State, 2017

JAMEY MOSLEY LB R-Sr. • 6-5 • 248 • 2L

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Mobile, Ala./ Theodore

OUTLOOK: Brings size to the Alabama linebacking corps ... worked his way into playing time after beginning his career as a walk-on ... played a key role in the Tide linebacking corps who suffered numerous injuries during the 2017 campaign ... returns a veteran presence and quality playing time in his senior season.

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JUNIOR (2017): Saw time in 13 games, making three starts ... totaled 13 stops with 1.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards), one sack (-1 yard), two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup. Florida State: Came off the bench to provide the Tide with depth at linebacker and on special teams ... recorded his first career tackle against the Seminoles. Fresno State: Made his first career start at linebacker, filling in for the injured Christian Miller ... totaled two stops, including his first career sack (-1 yard). Colorado State: Registered two tackles for the second consecutive game ... added one pass breakup in the starting effort. Vanderbilt: Entered off the bench to record one tackle against the Commodores. Texas A&M: Returned to the field after missing the Ole Miss game due to illness ... came off the edge to force one quarterback hurry against the Aggies. Arkansas: Started against the Razorbacks and provided a threat off the edge ... finished with a career-high tying two tackles, including half a stop for a loss (-1 yard) ... pressured the quarterback once on the evening ... helped the Tide limit the Hogs to only nine points and 227 yards of total offense. Tennessee: Entered in the linebacker rotation on passing downs, making one stop against the Volunteers. LSU: Recorded a careerhigh four tackles in the victory over the Tigers ... played a key role off the edge in the Tide pass rush to help UA record a season-high six sacks. Mississippi State: Brought pressure off the edge but did not record any stats against the Bulldogs. Mercer: Played against the Bears but did not collect any stats. Auburn: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Clemson: Provided pressure off the edge from his linebacker spot. Georgia: Worked in the linebacker rotation against the Bulldogs. SOPHOMORE (2016): Earned a scholarship during the fall of 2016 for his hard work as a walk-on ... saw time in five games as a sophomore. USC: Saw his first collegiate playing time in the contest with the Trojans but did not record any stats. Kent State: Earned playing time for the Tide but did not record any stats against the Golden Flashes. Arkansas: Entered in a relief role on defense but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Saw time on special teams and defense against the Bulldogs but did not record any stats. Clemson: Earned playing time against the Tigers but did not register any tackles. Clemson: Saw action on special teams. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): Did not see action during his redshirt freshman season.

MOSLEY’S CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost Quarterback Hurries Pass Breakups

CHRIS OWENS OL R-So. • 6-3 • 313 • 1L

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REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017): A powerful interior offensive lineman who had a reserve role on the Alabama offensive line at guard ... played in three games in 2017, seeing time against Fresno State, Ole Miss and Mercer. FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A January 2016 early enrollee … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game … consensus four-star guard … rated as the No. 10 guard nationally and No. 26 player in the state of Texas by 247Composite ratings … the ninth-rated guard and No. 35 player from Texas by 247Sports … slotted as the thirdranked offensive guard and No. 76 overall player in the ESPN300 rankings … No. 170 in the Scout300 and the service’s No. 11 guard … the No. 2 guard in the Midlands by Scout. com and the No. 2 guard in Texas … the No. 145 overall player and sixth-rated offensive guard on the PrepStar Top150 Dream Team … second team 6A All-State selection by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors … coached by Laban DeLay at Arlington Lamar High School … chose Alabama over Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.

RICHIE PETITBON

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Younger brother of former Alabama AllAmerican C.J. Mosley ... played linebacker and quarterback at Theodore High School ... member of the National Honor Society ... coached by Eric Collier at Theodore.

Year 2016 2017 Totals

Tackles Fumbles G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 5-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 13-3 13 3 10 1.5-2 2 1-1 0 0 18-3 13 3 10 1.5-2 2 1-1 0 0

PBU 0 1 1

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

Arlington, Texas/ Lamar

OUTLOOK: A highly regarded prospect coming out of high school who enrolled early in his freshman season ... gained valuable experience in his three games of action as a redshirt freshman ... figures to see playing time along the Tide’s veteran offensive front in 2018.

FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.

MOSLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

4 vs. LSU, 2017 1 vs. Fresno State, 2017 1 vs. Fresno State, 2017 1 vs. Fresno State, 2017 1 vs. Fresno State, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Arkansas, 2017 1 vs. Colorado State, 2017

OL R-Jr. • 6-4 • 308 • 1L

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Annapolis, Md./ Gonzaga

OUTLOOK: A talented offensive lineman who redshirted in his first season at the Capstone ... saw time in three games as a sophomore and will look to expand on that experience as a junior.

SOPHOMORE (2017): Earned his first playing time of the season in the win over Ole Miss as a reserve offensive guard and then came off the bench for nine snaps against Arkansas and nine more versus Tennessee. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): Saw the first playing time of his career in 2016 ... made his lone appearance against Mississippi State. FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Brings an NFL pedigree to the Capstone as the grandson of four-time NFL Pro Bowl safety of the same name … named to the 2015 Parade All-America team … one of the top offensive lineman in the 2015 recruiting class … unanimous four-star prospect … selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game and invited to Nike’s 2014 “The Opening” … first team 2014 MaxPreps.com All-American … the consensus No. 1 player in the District of Columbia … No. 51 in the Rivals100 and the No. 4 offensive guard … ranked 67th in the Scout300 and the site’s No. 4 offensive guard … No. 63 in the Top247 and the No. 5 offensive guard … No. 65 in the 247Composite and the No. 5 guard … No. 151 in the ESPN300 while ranking as the No. 10 guard and No. 17 player in the East region … No. 82 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team … played for head coach David McKenna at Gonzaga Prep … his father, Richie, played collegiately at Maryland … chose Alabama over Boston College, Florida State, Iowa and Kentucky.

ROSS PIERSCHBACHER OL R-Sr. • 6-4 • 301 • 3L

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Cedar Falls, Iowa/ Cedar Falls

OUTLOOK: An established veteran presence along the Tide offensive front ... has made 42 career starts and blocked for 28 100-yard rushing performances during his standout three seasons at the Capstone. JUNIOR (2017): Named a First Team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press ... selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his play against Tennessee and Auburn ... named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against Vanderbilt ... helped anchor an offensive line that ranked second in the SEC and 13th nationally in rushing with 250.6 yards per game while also ranking second in the SEC and 15th nationally in scoring offense (37.1 ppg) ... the Tide was fourth in the SEC and 29th nationally in total offense (444.1 ypg). Florida State: Helped open holes for 173 rushing yards in a 24-7 win over No. 3 Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Fresno State: Graded out at 87 percent in the win over the Bulldogs ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty ... cleared a path for 305 rushing yards in the win, including

a career-best 154 yards for quarterback Jalen Hurts ... had one knockdown block. Colorado State: Helped clear a path for 239 rushing yards and 487 passing yards in the win over the Rams ... graded out at 87 percent with two knockdown blocks while not allowing a sack or a pressure. Vanderbilt: Cleared a path on the left side of the offensive line for a Saban-era high 496 rushing yards and 677 total yards ... graded out at 90 percent with two knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack, hurry or commit a penalty ... earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. Ole Miss: Started and played 55 snaps in a 66-3 win over the Rebels ... had two knockdown blocks ... helped open holes for 365 rushing yards at 7.2 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack and provided time for 248 passing yards and 613 total yards ... the Tide had six runners gain at least 30 yards, led by Jalen Hurts (101). Texas A&M: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 232 yards ... played all 69 snaps on offense ... opened holes for Damien Harris to rush for 124 yards on just 14 attempts. Arkansas: Helped clear a path for 308 rushing yards and 496 yards of total offense ... did not allow a sack in the passing game and graded out at 86 percent ... blocked for his sixth 100-yard rushing game this season. Tennessee: Blocked for 604 yards of total offense in a 45-7 victory over the Volunteers ... earned offensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff ... graded out at 89 percent with a knockdown block ... did not allow a sack or a pressure ... opened holes in the rushing game for 272 yards and four touchdowns. LSU: Graded out at 80 percent in a 24-10 win over the No. 19 Tigers ... opened holes for two rushing touchdowns and had a knockdown block. Mississippi State: Started but played just three snaps after twisting his ankle. Auburn: Overcame an ankle injury to help the Tide rush for 209 yards and a touchdown coming off the bench ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty on the afternoon ... recognized as an offensive player of the week by the UA coaches for his game against the Tigers. Clemson: Played 57 snaps in the Tide’s 24-6 win in the Sugar Bowl before a knee injury forced him out of the game in the second half ... graded out at 85 percent ... opened holes for a game-high 141 yards on the ground while providing time for Hurts to complete 66.7 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. Georgia: Provided time for Alabama to throw for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half as the Tide knocked off Georgia for its 17th national championship ... he graded out at a 86 percent on 72 plays ... did not allow a sack or a pressure ... did not have a penalty and added one knockdown block.

snaps, splitting time with Alphonse Taylor ... had one knockdown block. Ole Miss: Had three knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack ... opened holes for 334 yards rushing with 146 from Hurts and 144 from Harris. Kent State: Started at left guard and opened holes for 285 yards and three touchdowns ... blocked for 502 yards of total offense and 48 points ... graded out at 81 percent. Kentucky: Graded out at 82 percent with a knockdown block ... cleared a path for 100 rushing yards for Jacobs and 173 for the team ... helped provide time for 315 passing yards on 65.8 percent passing by the UA quarterbacks ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty. Arkansas: Helped open holes for 264 rushing yards while providing time for 253 yards through the air ... did not allow a sack or pressure and did not commit a penalty ... helped Harris rush for 122 yards on 13 carries. Tennessee: Cleared a path for 409 yards rushing and 594 yards of total offense ... the 409 yards rushing was the most for an Alabama team since 1992 and the most against Tennessee since 1986 ... helped the Tide average 8.5 yards per attempt ... opened holes for two 100-yard rushers (Hurts 132, Scarbrough 109) ... had four knockdown blocks and graded out at 83 percent. Texas A&M: Recorded two knockdown blocks ... graded out at 83 percent ... opened holes for 287 yards on the ground and 451 yards of total offense ... helped Harris notch his fourth 100-yard game of the season as Alabama averaged 5.0 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty. LSU: Started at left guard and did not allow a sack or a hurry while opening up holes for 216 rushing yards and 323 total yards ... helped Hurts rush for 114 yards and a TD. Mississippi State: Had one knockdown block ... helped the Tide rush for 218 yards while providing time for 615 yards of total offense ... did not allow a sack or a hurry. Chattanooga: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 196 yards on 37 carries, including a game-high 91 yards by Harris. Auburn: Helped provide time for 501 yards of total offense, including 203 yards on the ground ... graded out at 84 percent with two knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack, a hurry or commit a penalty. Florida: Recorded two knockdown blocks ... opened holes for 234 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground ... helped the Tide average 6.2 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack or a hurry. Washington: Helped open holes for 269 yards rushing, including a career-high 180 and two scores for Scarbrough ... Tide averaged 5.4 yards per rush ... had one knockdown block. Clemson: Opened holes for 221 rushing yards and three scores on the ground ... helped Scarbrough gain 93 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns.

SOPHOMORE (2016): Chosen as a second team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press ... helped the Tide rank 16th nationally and first in the SEC in scoring offense (38.8 ppg), 12th nationally and second in the league in rushing offense (245.0 ypg) and 34th in the nation in total offense (455.3 ypg) ... blocked for 11 100-yard rushing games — four from Damien Harris and Jalen Hurts along with two from Bo Scarbrough and one by Josh Jacobs. USC: Started his first career game at right guard ... opened holes for 242 rushing yards, including 138 yards from Harris. Western Kentucky: Started and provided time for Hurts and Blake Barnett to throw for 351 yards and two touchdowns ... played 30

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015): The Crimson Tide’s starting left guard in 2015 ... named to the Sporting News and SEC All-Freshman teams ... made his first career start in Arlington against Wisconsin and started all 15 games ... helped open holes for 199.9 rushing yards per game that ranked 32nd nationally and third in the SEC ... surrendered just 1.5 sacks for a unit that ranked tied for 45th nationally in sacks allowed with 1.67 per game ... had 33 knockdown blocks ... missed only seven assignments in the Tide’s 15 games. Wisconsin: Graded out at 88 percent and notched four knockdown blocks as the Crimson Tide rushed for 238 yards and accounted for 502 yards of total offense against the Badgers

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... did not surrender a sack or a hurry. Middle Tennessee: Amassed three knockdown blocks as the Tide rushed for 220 yards (5.6 per carry) and totaled 532 yards of offense. Ole Miss: Blocked for 503 yards of total offense while opening holes for 215 rushing, including 127 by Derrick Henry ... the line as a whole allowed only one sack in 59 pass attempts ... added four knockdown blocks in the game. ULM: Started and graded out at 84 percent with only one missed assignment ... surrendered half of a sack and helped the Tide generate 34 points on offense. Georgia: Started and blocked for 379 yards of total offense, including 189 yards rushing ... did not allow a sack or hurry with no penalties. Arkansas: Opened holes for 95 rushing yards by Henry ... did not allow a sack or miss an assignment in the Tide’s 27-14 win. Texas A&M: Blocked for 258 yards rushing, including 236 yards by Henry, which was the fourth-highest single-game rushing total in school history ... had two knockdown blocks ... did not surrender a sack or a quarterback hurry ... the line as a whole allowed only one sack to an Aggies team that entered the game averaging almost four sacks per game that led the SEC. Tennessee: Opened holes for 143 yards rushing by Henry ... did not allow a sack and did not miss an assignment ... graded out at 82 percent ... had one knockdown block. LSU: Cleared a path for 210 rushing yards from Henry and 250 for the team … did not allow a sack ... provided time for Jake Coker to complete 75 percent of his passes ... had one knockdown block. Mississippi State: Had two knockdown blocks and did not allow a sack ... opened holes for 235 yards rushing as Henry went over 200 yards (204) for the second straight week. Charleston Southern: Started and played 29 snaps ... graded out at 83 percent ... did not allow a sack or hurry with no missed assignments. Auburn: Had a season-high four knockdown blocks and graded out at 88 percent against the Tigers in a 29-13 win on the Plains … did not have a missed assignment in 78 snaps … did not allow a sack or a hurry … opened holes for 271 rushing yards by Henry. Florida: Helped open holes for 233 yards rushing, including 189 by Henry ... had one knockdown block. Michigan State: Provided time for Coker to complete 25of-31 passes for a career-high 286 yards and two scores ... opened holes for 154 rushing yards ... had a career-high four knockdown blocks. Clemson: Provided time for 335 yards passing from Coker and 158 yards rushing from Henry ... allowed one sack but did not commit a penalty ... had two knockdown blocks. FRESHMAN (2014): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A versatile offensive lineman in a deep and talented 2014 line class … Parade Magazine AllAmerican … was selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game … a consensus four-star prospect who was listed as a guard by some recruiting services and a tackle in others … second team All-America by MaxPreps … ranked as the No. 3 offensive guard and the top-ranked player in Iowa by ESPN … ranked 64th in the ESPN100 and the No. 5 player in the Midwest Region … listed as the No. 4 offensive guard and No. 65 player nationally by Scout. com … Rivals.com rated him the No. 8 offensive tackle nationally, the No. 2 player in Iowa and 107th in the Rivals250 … No. 74 in the 247Sports

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Composite rankings and the top player in the state … ranked 120th in the 247Sports Top247 while rating as the No. 11 offensive tackle and No. 2 player in Iowa … four-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … ranked as the No. 65 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 11 offensive lineman by PrepStar … three-time first team 4A All-State selection by the Des Moines Register … also garnered Elite All-State honors (one team across all classifications) from the Des Moines Register in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … played for head coach Pat Mitchell at Cedar Falls High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.

KENDALL RANDOLPH OL R-Fr. • 6-4 • 309 • RS

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Madison, Ala./ Bob Jones

OUTLOOK: One of the top prospects from the state of Alabama coming out of Bob Jones ... redshirted in his first season with the Crimson Tide ... will look to earn a spot in the offensive line rotation for UA. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A highly regarded offensive line candidate from North Alabama … ranked as a unanimous fourstar recruit by all major recruiting outlets … rated as one of the top-10 players in Alabama in the 2017 recruiting cycle … Scout.com rated him as the No. 1 offensive tackle prospect in Alabama and the No. 15 tackle nationally while also listing him at No. 135 in the Scout300… the No. 7 player in Alabama and No. 13 offensive guard nationally and No. 198 in the Top247 … No. 188 in the 247Composite and the composite’s No. 12 offensive guard … No. 202 in the ESPN300 and the No. 23 offensive tackle … ranked No. 248 in the Rivals250 and the No. 15 offensive guard … member of the PrepStar Top 300 All-America Team … participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … played in the 2016 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … earned first-team honors, being named the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Class 7A All-State Team … helped lead Bob Jones to the state playoffs all four seasons, including the state semifinals in 2013 … brother of former Crimson Tide basketball standout Levi Randolph … coached by Kevin Rose at Bob Jones High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, LSU, Michigan and Tennessee.

LABRYAN RAY DL So. • 6-5 • 280 • 1L

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Madison, Ala./ James Clemens

OUTLOOK: A talented defensive line prospect coming out of high school ... worked into a rotational role early in his freshman campaign before a foot injury cut his season short. FRESHMAN (2017): Suffered a foot injury that limited his playing time in his first year at the Capstone ... saw action in six games, contributing five tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss (-16 yards) ... added one sack (-14 yards) to his first-year totals. Ole Miss: Made his first career appearance against the Rebels but did not record any stats. Texas A&M: Saw significant playing time at end with the absence of Da’Shawn Hand ... collected two tackles, including his first career sack (-14 yards) ... his sack helped slow the A&M offensive drive, with the Tide eventually forcing an Aggie punt. Arkansas: Played significant minutes once again along the Tide’s defensive front ... registered one tackle for a loss (-1 yard) against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Contributed one tackle, including half a stop for a loss (-1 yard) against the Volunteers. LSU: Made one tackle against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Rotated in along the defensive front but did not record any stats in Starkville. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Arguably the top player in the state of Alabama in 2017, Ray was a composite five-star defensive lineman prospect … No. 26 nationally in the 247Composite and the No. 1 strongside defensive end prospect … No. 15 in the Top 247 and the No. 2 strongside defensive end … 247Sports ranked him as the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama … rated No. 17 in the ESPN 300, the No. 2 defensive tackle prospect according to ESPN, the No. 10 player in the Southeast region and the No. 1 player in the state … No. 45 in the Rivals 100, the No. 2 strongside defensive end and the No. 1 player in Alabama … Scout.com listed him No. 62 in the Scout 300 and the No. 6 defensive end … PrepStar Magazine Dream Team member at No. 58 nationally and the No. 3 defensive end … selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” and took part in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) 7A Lineman of the Year and two-time All-State selection … also named AL.com Super All-State and the AL.com Huntsville Region Player of the Year … finished the 2016 season with 124 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 16 quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt … recorded 113 tackles as a junior with 20 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles while adding 53 tackles with seven tackles for loss and 16 quarterback hurries as a sophomore in 2014 … played for head coach Wade Waldrop at James Clemens High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

RAY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Tackles Fumbles G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 6-0 5 2 3 2.5-16 0 1-14 0 0 0 0-0 RAY’S CAREER BESTS

Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost

2 at Texas A&M, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Arkansas, 2017 14 at Texas A&M, 2017 1 at Texas A&M, 2017 14 at Texas A&M, 2017

BRIAN ROBINSON JR. RB So. • 6-1 • 220 • 1L

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Tuscaloosa, Ala./ Hillcrest

OUTLOOK: A big back who provides depth in the Crimson Tide backfield ... put together an impressive freshman campaign and will look to expand on that experience in his second year with the Tide. FRESHMAN (2017): Rushed 24 times for 165 yards with two touchdowns in his time on the field ... also saw time as a blocker in the Tide’s short-yardage situations ... added two tackles on kickoff coverage. Vanderbilt: Saw his first career action, rushing five times for 51 yards and a touchdown ... his 10.2 ypc average for the game led all Tide rushers ... had a long rush of 17 yards for his lone score ... contributed to the Tide’s 496 total yards rushing. Ole Miss: Entered for his second consecutive game ... carried the ball seven times for 34 yards with a long rush of 11. Texas A&M: Came off the bench late to protect in the victory formation as the Tide took a knee to run out the clock for the win in College Station. Arkansas: Rushed twice for seven yards with a long rush of five against the Razorbacks ... also provided blocks out of the backfield for the Tide rushers in the jumbo package. Tennessee: Rushed three times for 23 yards with a long of 13 ... saw time as a blocker out of the backfield as well. LSU: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Played a huge role on special teams, recording two tackles on kickoff coverage against the Bulldogs. Mercer: Recorded his second rushing touchdown of the season as part of his 50-yard performance on seven carries ... took it into the end zone from six yards away late in the third quarter and had a long rush of 15 yards on the day. Auburn: Saw time in the game against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Clemson: Entered as a blocker on offense while seeing time on special teams. Georgia: Worked on special teams and with the Tide offense but did not record any stats. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Elite national running back prospect from Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa … rated as a unanimous four-star recruit … one of the top-10 players in Alabama in the 2017 recruiting cycle and the state’s top running back prospect … Rivals rated him as the No. 82 player nationally in the Rivals100, the No. 2 player in Alabama and

the No. 7 running back nationally … member of the PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 105 player nationally and the sixth-best running back … listed at No. 135 in the Scout300 …was the No. 16 running back nationally by Scout.com and the No. 8 back in the South … 247Composite’s No. 8 running back nationally, the No. 6 player in the state and No. 150 in the national composite … No. 198 in the ESPN300, No. 18 running back and eighth-best player in Alabama … No. 224 in the Top247 and the No. 15 running back … played in the 2016 Alabama-Mississippi AllStar Game … helped lead Hillcrest to the state 6A semifinals in his junior and senior seasons and state quarterfinals as a sophomore … rushed for 990 yards on 161 attempts with 18 rushing touchdowns as a senior while adding 24 receptions for 302 yards and two scores … earned second-team honors on the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Class 6A All-State Team … coached by Sam Adams at Hillcrest High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss. ROBINSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg TD 11-0 24 165 6.9 2

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg TD 17 0 0 0.0 0

LP --

ROBINSON’S CAREER BESTS Rushes Rushing Yards Long Rush Touchdowns Tackles

7 (twice); last vs. Mercer, 2017 51 at Vanderbilt, 2017 17 at Vanderbilt, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Mercer, 2017 2 at Mississippi State, 2017

HENRY RUGGS III WR So. • 6-0 • 179 • 1L

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Montgomery, Ala./ Lee

OUTLOOK: A key returning piece in the talented, but young Tide receiving corps ... has a knack for the big play, recording a touchdown on six of his 12 receptions in his first season at the Capstone ... also served as one of the Tide’s primary returners on punts and kickoffs. FRESHMAN (2017): Named to the All-SEC Freshman team ... returned 13 kickoffs for 239 yards while taking back eight punts totaling 46 yards ... added 12 receptions for 229 yards, six of which went for a touchdown. Florida State: Came out on kickoff coverage to start the game while also seeing time at wideout ... returned one kick for 15 yards ... did not haul in a pass but was targeted throughout the night. Fresno State: Caught his first career pass, a 16-yard touchdown reception from Tua Tagovailoa ... did not return a kickoff on the afternoon but remained in his kick returner role. Colorado State: Returned two kickoffs for 42 yards on the night ... registered a career-long return of 22 yards on his first return of the game ... was targeted twice in the passing game but was unable to haul in a catch. Vanderbilt: Resumed his duties on kickoff return team while also entering late for punt returns ... made his first

punt return of the season, going 16 yards and nearly busting it for a score. Ole Miss: Caught one pass, an eight-yard strike from Tua Tagovailoa for a touchdown ... returned one kickoff for 22 yards ... added punt return to his duties following an injury to Trevon Diggs, totaling 21 yards on two punts with a long return of 16 yards. Texas A&M: Assumed the punt return duties in the absence of Trevon Diggs ... returned three punts for 10 yards with a long return of 12 ... had one reception for eight yards and a score, the Tide’s third touchdown of the night ... also saw time on kickoff but did not record any returns. Arkansas: Caught his third touchdown reception in as many games, this one a career-long 20-yard reception from Jalen Hurts ... added two kickoff returns for 40 yards with a season-long return of 23 yards ... also returned two punts for a loss of one yard. Tennessee: Continued his hot streak with another touchdown reception ... caught a career-long 60-yard reception for a score from Tua Tagovailoa ... split three defenders and then burst out in front of the defense for the final 40 yards on the play ... also assumed his duties on kick return but did not record any stats. LSU: Recorded one catch for 47 yards while returning one kickoff for 18 yards against the Tigers ... secured the pass despite being tackled by the defensive back in the process. Mississippi State: Returned one kickoff for an 18-yard gain against the Bulldogs. Mercer: Caught one pass on the day for a gain of 17 yards against the Bears. Auburn: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Clemson: Returned a season-high three kickoffs for a combined 48 yards ... recorded a season-long return of 22 yards on one of the boots ... added two catches for 25 yards in the CFP Semifinal matchup. Georgia: Tied for second on the team with three receptions totaling 29 yards ... added his team-leading sixth touchdown reception of the season on a six-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa for the Crimson Tide’s first touchdown of the evening.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: An elite wide receiver nationally out of Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery … a five-star prospect by 247Sports, No. 24 nationally in their Top247 and the outlet’s top-rated receiver nationally … No. 77 overall in the 247Composite, the No. 11 wide receiver and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama … Scout.com ranked him as the No. 10 wide receiver nationally and No. 75 in the Scout 300 … was also the No. 6 receiver in the South by Scout.com and the top wideout in Alabama … No. 125 in the Rivals250 and the No. 19 wide receiver while ranking as the No. 5 player in the state … ESPN listed him at No. 166 in the ESPN 300 and the No. 23 wideout … participated in the U.S. Army All-American Game … played in the AlabamaMississippi All-Star Game … took part in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … PrepStar 300 All-American … named the 7A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … an All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) … accounted for 20 touchdowns on 102 touches in nine games as a senior in 2016 … had 38 catches for 639 yards and nine scores while rushing 36 times for 446 yards and seven touchdowns … also returned seven kickoffs for 352 yards and one score … forced into quarterback duty late in his senior

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Player Profiles season, went 11-of-23 for 186 yards and three touchdowns … as a junior in 2015, Ruggs caught 44 passes for 1,010 yards and 11 touchdowns, while adding another 237 yards on eight kickoff returns … coached by Tyrone Rogers at Robert E. Lee … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Michigan.

touchdowns as a senior in 2016 … finished with 37 catches for 803 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior in 2015 … played for head coach Gregg Miller at Lewisville High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Texas and Texas A&M.

DEVONTA SMITH

RUGGS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg. TD 14-0 0 0 0.0 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. TD -- 12 229 19.1 6

LP 60

KICKOFF RETURNS Year G No. 2017 12 13

Yards 239

Avg. 18.4

TD 0

LP 23

PUNT RETURNS Year G 2017 4

Yards 46

Avg. 5.8

TD 0

LP 16

No. 8

RUGGS’ CAREER BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns Kickoff Returns Kickoff Return Yards Long Kickoff Return Punt Returns Punt Return Yards Long Punt Return Tackles

3 vs. Georgia, 2017 60 vs. Tennessee, 2017 60 vs. Tennessee, 2017 1 (six times); last vs. Georgia, 2017 3 vs. Clemson, 2017 48 vs. Clemson, 2017 23 vs. Arkansas, 2017 3 at Texas A&M, 2017 21 vs. Ole Miss, 2017 16 (twice); last vs. Ole Miss, 2017 1 at Auburn, 2017

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TYRELL SHAVERS WR R-Fr. • 6-6 • 213 • RS

14

Lewisville, Texas/ Lewisville

OUTLOOK: Tall, athletic wideout who redshirted in his first season in Tuscaloosa ... used year one to gain valuable knowledge of the Tide offense and will carry that experience over into his first season of play for UA. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the elite wide receiver prospects in the 2017 class … arrived in January as an early enrollee and participated in spring drills … a unanimous four-star recruit … ranked 70th in the Top247 while being listed as the No. 12 wide receiver and ninth-best player overall in the state of Texas … the 247Composite listed Shavers as the No. 88 player overall, the No. 12 receiver and No. 11 player in Texas … Scout seeded him at No. 83 in the Scout300, the No. 3 receiver in the Midland region and 13th nationally … ranked No. 133 in the ESPN300, the No. 19 wide receiver, No. 22 in the state of Texas and No. 24 in the Midland region … tabbed by Rivals as the No. 152 player in the Rivals250, the No. 24 wideout and No. 21 player in the state … member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team at No. 107 … participated in Nike’s 2016 “The Opening” … Texas District 5-6A All-District selection in both 2015 and 2016 … caught 27 passes for 397 yards and seven

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WR So. • 6-1 • 173 • 1L

6

Amite, La./ Amite

OUTLOOK: A speedy wideout who has the ability to lose defenders with his cutting ability ... made an impact in his first season with the Tide, catching eight passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns across his 14 games of action, including a 41-yard scoring grab to secure the CFP title. FRESHMAN (2017): Shifty and elusive wideout who played in every game as a freshman ... recorded eight catches for 160 yards and three touchdowns ... added one tackle on special teams coverage. Florida State: Entered the game at wide receiver but did not record any stats in his first career game. Fresno State: Did not have a catch against the Bulldogs. Colorado State: Made the first catch of his career for 24 yards. Vanderbilt: Hauled in his first career touchdown reception on a 27-yard strike from Tua Tagovailoa ... was one of 10 Tide receivers to register a catch on the afternoon in Nashville. Ole Miss: Saw time against the Rebels but did not record any stats. Texas A&M: Played against the Aggies but did not record a catch. Arkansas: Caught one pass going for 16 yards against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Saw time in the rivalry game with the Volunteers but did not record a catch. LSU: Made one catch for 12 yards across his four targets on the night. Mississippi State: Reeled in the game-winning catch for a 26-yard touchdown reception from Jalen Hurts with just 25 seconds left to play ... beat his man on the slant at the 18 and shook off one Bulldog defender to take it in for six and help the Tide secure the victory. Mercer: Caught one pass for 10 yards and a first down against the Bears ... added one tackle on kickoff coverage, his first of the season. Auburn: Saw time in the game against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Clemson: Recorded one reception against the Tigers, a four-yard slant late in the game. Georgia: Caught the gamewinning touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa in overtime ... ran a streak down the sideline and found a hole in coverage to haul in the 41-yard pass to secure the Crimson Tide with its 17th national championship. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: An elite wide receiver prospect out of Louisiana … a five-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports … ranked No. 26 nationally in the Scout 300 and the No. 3 wideout in the nation … Scout also listed him as the top-rated wide receiver in the South region … No. 29 in the Top247 and the outlet’s No. 3 receiver and top player

in Louisiana … a four-star in the 247Composite, ranking No. 64 nationally, the No. 9 wide receiver and the No. 2 player in the state … ranked No. 42 in the Rivals 100, the No. 6 wide receiver nationally and No. 2 in Louisiana … No. 93 on the PrepStar Dream Team and the magazine’s No. 9 wide receiver nationally … ESPN listed him No. 227 in the ESPN 300, the No. 34 receiver and No. 11 player in the state of Louisiana … took part in the Rivals100 FiveStar Challenge … participated in the U.S. Army All-American Game … led his Amite team, coached by Zephaniah Powell, to the Class 3A state championship game … earned Most Outstanding Player in 2016 LHSAA Class 3A state football championship game … earned 3A All-State honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) and was named AllDistrict 7-3A … named MVP of the Nike New Orleans Regional … chose Alabama over LSU, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma and TCU. SMITH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Rushing G-S Att Yds Avg. TD 14-0 0 0 0.0 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. TD -8 160 20.0 3

LP 41

SMITH’S CAREER BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns Tackles

1 (eight times); last vs. Georgia, 2017 41 vs. Georgia, 2017 41 vs. Georgia, 2017 1 (three times); last vs. Georgia, 2017 1 vs. Mercer, 2017

IRV SMITH JR. TE Jr. • 6-4 • 244 • 2L

82

New Orleans, La./ Brother Martin

OUTLOOK: Veteran tight end who has seen time in 23 games with four starts ... built upon his experience as a freshman to fill a pass-catching role in 2017 ... hauled in 14 catches for 128 yards and three scores a season ago. SOPHOMORE (2017): Athletic tight end who totaled 14 catches for 128 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games of action (four starts) as a sophomore ... selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his play against LSU. Florida State: Provided some bruising blocks in his first career start ... opened holes for the Alabama backs to accumulate 173 yards on the ground. Fresno State: Came off the bench to catch the first two passes of his career for seven total yards ... also provided blocks from his H-back spot to help Alabama collect 305 yards rushing on the ground. Colorado State: Did not record a catch but filled a significant hole after the loss of Miller Forristall ... helped the Tide notch 239 yards rushing. Vanderbilt: Matched his career high for catches with two on the afternoon ... set a new career mark for receiving yards with 14 total, including a career-long reception of 11 yards ... also helped block for the Tide’s 496 yards rushing against the Commodores. Ole Miss: Caught one pass for four yards in the

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FRESHMAN (2016): Made his first career appearance against Kentucky and has also played at Arkansas, Tennessee and LSU, and against Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Chattanooga, Auburn and Florida but did not record any stats. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Brings an NFL pedigree to the Capstone as the son of former New Orleans Saints first-round pick of the same name … a highly regarded tight end prospect … physical at the point of attack with excellent pass-catching abilities … Prepstar All-Southeast region … 2015 ALLUSA Louisiana selection … 2015 5A All-State Honorable Mention selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … rated as a fourstar recruit by ESPN.com, the No. 6 tight end/ H-back prospect nationally and No. 27 player in the state of Louisiana … ranked as the No. 15 tight end by Rivals.com and the No. 25 player in Louisiana … the No. 31 tight end by 247Sports and the No. 35 player in the state … rated the No. 13 tight end in the South by Scout.com … caught 31 passes as a senior for 558 yards and four touchdowns … participated in the LHSCA/ LFCA East vs. West All-Star Game … played for head coach Mark Bonis at Brother Martin High School … chose Alabama over Texas and Texas A&M. SMITH JR.’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 9-0 14-4 23-4

Rec. 0 14 14

Yards 0 128 128

Avg. 0.0 9.1 9.1

TD 0 3 3

LP -34 34

SMITH JR.’S CAREER BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Touchdowns

3 vs. Tennessee, 2017 60 vs. Tennessee, 2017 34 vs. Tennessee, 2017 1 (three times); last vs. Mercer, 2017

TUA TAGOVAILOA QB So. • 6-1 • 218 • 1L

13

Ewa Beach, Hi./ St. Louis

OUTLOOK: The top-rated dual-threat quarterback who arrived on campus in the spring of 2017 ... spent his freshman season as the Tide’s primary backup, seeing time in nine games ... finished 49-of-77 for 636 yards with 11 touchdowns compared to two interceptions ... added 27 rushes for 133 yards and two scores ... will compete for the starting quarterback spot during the spring and in the fall heading into the 2018 season after his play in the second half of the CFP National Championship Game helped secure Alabama’s 17th national championship. FRESHMAN (2017): Selected as the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game ... completed 63.6 percent of his passes (49-of77) with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions ... totaled 636 yards through the air ... added 27 rushes for 133 yards and two touchdowns to his season totals ... finished first among quarterbacks in the SEC in passing efficiency (204.0) in limited action. Fresno State: Made his first career appearance with the Tide ... finished 6-of-9 for 64 yards and a touchdown with a long play of 24 ... scoring play came on a 16-yard pass to Henry Ruggs III ... added three rushes but did not accumulate any yards despite a long run of eight. Colorado State: Entered off the bench once the Tide had built a lead ... completed 1-of-4 passes for no gain. Vanderbilt: Played almost the entire second half against the Commodores to set careerhigh marks in nearly every offensive category ... finished his day 8-of-10 for 103 yards and two scores ... had a long pass of 34 yards on a catchand-run to Jerry Jeudy ... second touchdown pass was for 27 yards after he avoided the blitz to throw a dart under pressure to a wideopen DeVonta Smith ... also ran once for a career-long 22 yard rush. Ole Miss: Finished 3-of-5 passing for 51 yards and a touchdown with a long play of 22 yards ... connected with Henry Ruggs III for an eight-yard touchdown ... rushed four times for 37 yards with his first career rushing touchdown, coming from two yards away. Texas A&M: Held for JK Scott’s 50yard field goal attempt in his only action of the evening. Arkansas: Entered the game near the beginning of the second half as the Tide built a significant lead early ... finished 1-of-2 passing for 33 yards. Tennessee: Completed 75 percent of his passes, going 9-of-12 for 134 yards and a touchdown ... rushed four times for 36 yards and a score on the ground ... connected with Henry Ruggs III for a 60-yard touchdown strike, the longest of both players’ young careers ... rushed into the end zone from 23 yards out for his longest carry to date. Mercer: Went 7-of-11 with 85 yards and three touchdowns through the air against the Bears ... connected with Hale Hentges (4 yards), Cam Sims (8 yards) and Derek

Kief (13 yards) for his three touchdown passes ... added three rushes for 11 yards with a long of nine. Georgia: Entered at quarterback in the second half of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game and earned Offensive MVP honors for his efforts in the win ... finished 14-of-24 with three touchdowns and one interception ... accumulated 166 yards through the air to go with his 27 yards rushing on 12 attempts ... helped the Tide rally from a 13-0 halftime deficit to make it a 20-20 game at the end of regulation ... found DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown strike on the final play of the game to help Alabama secure its NCAArecord 17th national championship. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Arrived at the Capstone in January of 2017 to participate in spring practice and gain a head start on learning the Alabama offense … MVP of Nike’s 2016 “The Opening” … participated in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl and the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … named MVP of the 2016 Elite 11 quarterback competition … 2016 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Hawai’i … the nation’s top-ranked dualthreat quarterback according to 247Sports, 247Composite, Scout and ESPN … unanimous No. 1 player in Hawai’i … five-star prospect by 247Sports and the 247Composite … No. 22 in the Top247 … No. 32 in the 247Composite rankings … Scout rated him a four-star player and No. 38 in the Scout300 ... member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team at No. 44 overall ... tabbed a four-star recruit by Rivals and No. 53 in the Rivals100 … ESPN gave him a four-star rating and slotted him at No. 57 on the ESPN300 … finished his career with 8,158 passing yards, the most in Hawai’i high school football history, while adding 84 passing touchdowns … contributed 1,727 rushing yards and 27 scores over his three-year career … threw for 3,932 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior in 2016 … helped St. Louis and head coach Cal Lee capture the 2016 HHSAA District 1 State Championship … chose Alabama over LSU, Oregon, UCLA and USC.

PROFILES

start against the Rebels. Texas A&M: Made the start against the Aggies, hauling in one catch for a gain of a yard. Arkansas: Saw time against the Razorbacks but did not record any stats. Tennessee: Set career-high marks in every category ... hauled in three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown against the Volunteers ... had a long reception of 34 yards to go with a 12yard catch and a 14 yarder for his touchdown reception ... caught the pass from Jalen Hurts across the middle for the score. LSU: Totaled two catches for 25 yards with a touchdown against the Tigers ... recorded the game’s first score, finding a hole in the zone and securing the pass from four yards out to put the Tide on the board first. Mississippi State: Saw time on special teams and at tight end but did not record any stats ... provided key blocks to allow the Tide to rush for 202 yards and three scores in the running game. Mercer: Caught one pass in the starting effort, an eight-yard touchdown from Jalen Hurts for the Crimson Tide’s first score of the day. Auburn: Came off the bench to record one catch for three yards against the Tigers. Clemson: Made the start in the CFP Semifinal ... hauled in one catch for a gain of six yards on his two targets. Georgia: Rotated in at tight end against the Bulldogs but did not record any stats.

TAGOVAILOA’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

Passing Rushing G-S Com-Att-Int Pct. Yds TD LP No. Yds Avg. TD LP 9-0 49-77-2 63.6 636 11 60 27 133 4.9 2 23 TAGOVAILOA’S CAREER BESTS

Completions Attempts Passing Yards Long Pass Touchdowns (Passing) Rushes Rushing Yards Touchdowns (Rushing) Long Rush

14 vs. Georgia, 2017 24 vs. Georgia, 2017 166 vs. Georgia, 2017 60 vs. Tennessee, 2017 3 (twice); last vs. Georgia, 2017 12 vs. Georgia, 2017 37 vs. Ole Miss, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. Tennessee, 2017 23 vs. Tennessee, 2017

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Player Profiles MAJOR TENNISON

DEIONTE THOMPSON

TE

DB

So. • 6-5 • 248 • 1L

R-Jr. • 6-2 • 194 • 2L

Flint, Texas/ Bullard

88

14

OUTLOOK: Talented tight end who saw playing time during his freshman campaign ... will look to build upon his experience in his sophomore season. FRESHMAN (2017): Filled a role on the Tide offense after the loss of Miller Forristall for the season. Vanderbilt: Made his first appearance in a Crimson Tide jersey, catching one pass for a gain of nine yards ... saw significant playing time in the second half with the second-team offense. Ole Miss: Played against the Rebels but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Saw time in the matchup with the Razorbacks but did not record any stats. Tennessee: Worked significant minutes at tight end but did not have any catches. Mercer: Caught his second pass of the season, taking the reception for 21 yards and a Crimson Tide first down.

PROFILES

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A January 2017 early enrollee who had the opportunity to participate in spring practice … consensus four-star tight end prospect … ESPN ranked him No. 258 in the ESPN300, the No. 8 tight end and No. 41 player in the state of Texas … No. 262 on the PrepStar Top 300 All-American Team … rated the No. 10 tight end nationally and second-best in the Midlands region by Scout … the No. 10 tight end and No. 45 player in Texas according to 247Composite … 247Sports tabbed him the No. 11 tight end prospect and No. 51 player in the state … 2015 Class 4A second team All-State selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) … 2015 Texas District 5-4A All-District selection … caught 27 passes for 603 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2015 … played for head coach Shannon Wilson at Bullard … chose Alabama over Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and Texas. TENNISON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2017

G-S 5-0

Rushing Att Yds Avg. TD 0 0 0.0 0

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. TD -2 30 15.0 0

LP 21

TENNISON’S CAREER BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

1 (twice); last vs. Mercer, 2017 21 vs. Mercer, 2017 21 vs. Mercer, 2017

38 2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Orange, Texas/ West Orange-Stark

OUTLOOK: Worked his way into a significant role at defensive back and on special teams as a junior ... played in 14 games, including two starts in the College Football Playoff ... provides a veteran presence in a depleted Crimson Tide secondary that will compete for the starting safety spot. SOPHOMORE (2017): Talented defensive back who worked his way into the rotation on defense while maintaining a prominent role on special teams ... played in every game as a sophomore (two starts) and recorded 25 tackles, one tackle for loss (-2 yards), a pass breakup and one interception which he returned 21 yards ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his performances against Tennessee and Mississippi State ... selected as one of the UA coaches’ defensive players of the week for his efforts against Mercer. Florida State: Saw time in the secondary and on special teams against the Seminoles but did not record any stats. Fresno State: Totaled two tackles with one on kickoff coverage and the other from his spot in the secondary. Colorado State: Collected a career-high three stops against the Rams ... saw significant time in the secondary while remaining on special teams. Vanderbilt: Played in both the secondary and on special teams but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Saw action on defense and special teams but finished without any stats. Texas A&M: Made one tackle on special teams, bringing down the dangerous Christian Kirk after a return of 20 yards. Arkansas: Matched his careerhigh mark for tackles with three stops against the Razorbacks ... saw significant minutes on defense while continuing his role on special teams. Tennessee: Totaled a career-high tying three total tackles for the second consecutive week ... made two stops from his defensive back spot and added one tackle on special teams ... his stop on kickoff coverage earned him special teams player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaches. LSU: Saw time against the Tigers but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Earned special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches for his play against the Bulldogs ... helped corral the MSU return game but did not record any stats. Mercer: Tabbed a defensive player of the week by the Alabama coaches for his play against the Bears ... set career highs in every defensive category with five tackles and his first career interception which he returned 21 yards to set up a Tide scoring drive ... added one tackle for loss (-2 yards) on defense. Auburn: Made one tackle on special teams, stopping the Tiger kick returner after a gain of 21 yards. Clemson: Earned his first career start at safety ... registered four tackles against the Tigers and nearly picked off his second pass of the season. Georgia: Started

for a second consecutive game, finishing with three tackles against the Bulldogs ... added one pass breakup to his totals in the national title pairing. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): Earned regular time on special teams while rotating in for the Tide in the secondary ... played in 14 games in his first full season ... tied for the team lead with eight tackles on kickoff coverage as part of his nine total stops on the season. USC: Registered his first career tackle, taking down the Trojan return man on kickoff coverage. Western Kentucky: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats. Ole Miss: Finished with a career-high two tackles against the Rebels ... continued his time on special teams but also saw action in the Tide secondary. Kent State: Resumed his role on special teams while also seeing time in the defensive secondary ... did not record any stats on the day. Kentucky: Saw action on special teams but did not record any stats. Arkansas: Registered one tackle on the night in Fayetteville. Tennessee: Totaled one tackle from his defensive secondary spot late in the game ... also saw time on special teams. Texas A&M: Did not record any stats during his time on the field against the Aggies. LSU: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Entered in a reserve role in the secondary while resuming his role on special teams but did not record any stats. Auburn: Saw playing time in the defensive secondary following the departure of Tony Brown while also resuming his role on special teams ... did not record any stats against the Tigers ... helped limit the AU passing attack to only 116 yards through the air. Florida: Totaled a career-high tying two tackles against the Gators ... made one stop on kickoff coverage and added another from the secondary. Washington: Saw time against the Huskies but did not record any stats. Clemson: Was active on special teams, making a pair of tackles on kickoff coverage against the Tigers. FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Arrived at Alabama in January of 2015 as one of the top safety prospects in the nation … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game and Nike’s “The Opening” … a consensus four-star prospect … ranked as the No. 3 safety nationally by ESPN and rated 65th in the final ESPN300 … listed as the No. 9 player in the Midlands region and the No. 9 player in Texas … the No. 2 safety according to 247Sports, No. 5 player in the state of Texas and the No. 44 player in the Top247 … ranked 170th in the 247Composite overall and the No. 2 safety … Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 3 safety, No. 4 player in Texas and No. 44 player nationally … listed as the No. 59 player in the Scout.com 300 and the No. 4 safety … the No. 1 safety in the Midlands region and the No. 1 safety in Texas … member of the Prepstar Dream Team as the No. 51 player nationally … two-way impact player at West Orange-Stark High School for head coach Cornel Thompson … recorded five interceptions with 120 return yards and two touchdowns … at receiver, caught 37 passes for 692 yards and four more scores … honorable mention All-State as a junior … finished with

Player Profiles DALLAS WARMACK

THOMPSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 14-0 14-2 28-2

Tackles TT UT AT 9 4 5 25 18 7 34 22 12

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1-2 0 0-0 0 0 1-2 0 0-0 0 0

PBU 0 1 1

INT 0-0 1-21 1-21

OL R-Jr. • 6-2 • 314 • 2L

59

Atlanta, Ga./ Mays

THOMPSON’S CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Interceptions Return Yards Pass Breakups

5 vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. Mercer, 2017 2 vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. Mercer, 2017 21 vs. Mercer, 2017 1 vs. Georgia, 2017

CHADARIUS TOWNSEND WR R-Fr. • 6-0 • 196 • RS

12

Tanner, Ala./ Tanner

OUTLOOK: One of the top athletes in the state coming out of high school ... worked with the running backs and wideouts as a freshman, redshirting in his first year at the Capstone. FRESHMAN (2017): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A unanimous four-star prospect and one of the top players in the state of Alabama … a January 2017 early enrollee … the No. 142 overall player in the Scout300, the outlet’s No. 8 athlete nationally and third-best athlete in the South region … No. 178 in the 247Composite, the sixth-best athlete in the country and No. 7 player in the state of Alabama … No. 199 in the ESPN300, No. 13 athlete and No. 9 player in the state … 247Sports ranked him as the No. 10 athlete, ninth-best player in Alabama and No. 211 in the Top247 … No. 223 in the Rivals250, No. 19 athlete and No. 11 in Alabama … 173rd on the PrepStar Top 300 All-American Team … participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … 2016 All-USA Alabama Team selection by USA Today … received 2A All-State firstteam honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) in 2015 and 2016 … 2015 ASWA 2A Back of the Year … 13th on the 2016 AL.com A-List … accounted for more than 2,700 yards of offense and 35 touchdowns as a senior in 2016, passing for 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns while running for 1,481 yards and 22 scores … rushed for 1,328 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior in 2015 … added 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns through the air during his junior campaign … played for head coach LaRon White at Tanner High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and Mississippi State.

OUTLOOK: Worked in a reserve role during his first two seasons with the Crimson Tide ... will look to earn a spot on the Tide’s veteran offensive front. JUNIOR (2017): Reserve offensive lineman who did not see any action in 2017. SOPHOMORE (2016): Played in nine games during his sophomore season (USC, Western Kentucky, Kent State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Chattanooga and Florida). FRESHMAN (2015): A reserve offensive lineman who saw action in seven games as a true freshman. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Follows in the footsteps of his brother, first team All-American, first-round draft pick and Super Bowl champion Chance, at the Capstone … an early enrollee in January of 2015 who had the opportunity to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide … consensus four-star prospect … played in the U.S. Army All-American Game and participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … the No. 12 offensive guard nationally and was listed at No. 196 in the Top247 … No. 96 nationally in the 247Composite and the No. 16 guard … ranked 197th in the Rivals250 while being rated as the No. 13 guard and No. 17 player in the state of Georgia … No. 249 in the ESPN300 and the No. 19 offensive guard … Scout.com ranked him as the No. 19 guard nationally and the second-best player at his position in Georgia … … a Prepstar Top 300 All-American at No. 253 … played for head coach Corey Jarvis at Mays High School where he was a 2013 and 2014 first team Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State selection … chose Alabama over Auburn, Arkansas, Florida State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

JONAH WILLIAMS OL Jr. • 6-5 • 301 • 2L

73

Folsom, Calif./ Folsom

OUTLOOK: One of the top overall players in the nation out of California who arrived at the Capstone as an early enrollee in the spring of 2016 ... secured the starting role at right

tackle in his first season with the Tide, grading out consistently as one of the top linemen ... improved on his first season, moving to left tackle as a sophomore and earning All-America honors ... can play all spots along the offensive line and should help out where needed in his third season at Alabama ... leading contender for first team All-America honors and the Outland Trophy in 2018. SOPHOMORE (2017): Secured the starting right tackle spot as a freshman before moving to the left side in his sophomore campaign ... regarded as one of the top offensive linemen in the conference and nationally ... earned second team All-America honors from the AFCA while being named a third-team selection by the Associated Press ... chosen as a first team AllSEC player by both the Associated Press and the conference coaches ... selected as a second team preseason All-American by four outlets ... received midseason All-America honors from USA Today and the Associated Press ... and named to the Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List ... finished with 22 knockdown blocks on the season and an average grade of 86.7 percent ... surrendered just 2.5 sacks and eight pressures in 831 offensive snaps while committing just two mental errors and only missing 10 assignments (98.6 percent success rate) ... anchored the left side of an offensive line that was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award ... led an offensive line that ranked second in the SEC and 13th nationally in rushing with 250.6 yards per game while also ranking second in the SEC and 15th nationally in scoring offense (37.1 ppg) ... the Tide was fourth in the SEC and 29th nationally in total offense (444.1 ypg) ... blocked for 17 100-yard rushers in his career, including six this season ... also helped Alabama rush for more than 300 yards in a game four times this season and six in his career ... earned CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition for his efforts in the classroom ... selected as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against Arkansas ... named an offensive player of the week by the Alabama coaches after his performances against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Mississippi State. Florida State: Helped open holes for 173 rushing yards in a 24-7 win over No. 3 Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta ... graded out at 83 percent on 63 snaps. Fresno State: Graded out at 90 percent in the win over the Bulldogs with two knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty ... cleared a path for 305 rushing yards in the win, including a career-best 154 yards for quarterback Jalen Hurts. Colorado State: Tied for the team lead with four knockdown blocks ... graded out at 85 percent ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty ... helped open holes for 239 rushing yards and 487 total yards, including a second straight 100yard rushing game from Jalen Hurts. Vanderbilt: Cleared a path on the left side of the offensive line for a Saban-era high 496 rushing yards and 677 total yards ... graded out at 91 percent with four knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack. Ole Miss: Earned offensive player of the week honors from the UA coaches in a 66-3 win over the Rebels ... graded out at a team-high 87 percent with three knockdown blocks ... helped open holes for 365 rushing yards at 7.2 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack and provided time for 248 passing yards and 613 total yards

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15 career interceptions … chose Alabama over Florida State, LSU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M and USC.

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... the Tide had six runners gain at least 30 yards, led by Jalen Hurts (101). Texas A&M: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 232 yards ... played all 69 snaps on offense ... opened holes for Damien Harris to rush for 124 yards on just 14 attempts. Arkansas: Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for his play against the Razorbacks ... graded out at a team-high 92 percent with four knockdown blocks ... cleared a path for 308 rushing yards and 496 yards of total offense ... did not allow a sack or a pressure in the passing game ... blocked for his sixth 100-yard rushing game this season. Tennessee: Blocked for 604 yards of total offense in a 45-7 victory over the Volunteers ... graded out at 87 percent with a knockdown block ... did not allow a sack or a pressure ... opened holes in the rushing game for 272 yards and four touchdowns. LSU: Graded out at 80 percent in a 24-10 win over the No. 19 Tigers ... opened holes for two rushing touchdowns and had a knockdown block. Mississippi State: Did not allow a sack or a pressure as the Tide churned out 444 yards of total offense in a come-from-behind victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs ... helped opened holes for three rushing touchdowns and 202 rushing yards ... graded out at a team-high 90 percent ... named one of the offensive players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff. Mercer: Graded out at a team-high 94 percent on 34 snaps in a 56-0 win ... did not allow a sack, pressure or hurry ... helped block for 530 yards of total offense, split even with 265 both in the air and on the ground. Auburn: Helped the Tide rush for 209 yards and a touchdown ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty on the afternoon. Clemson: Played 70 snaps in the Tide’s 24-6 win in the Sugar Bowl and graded out at 88 percent ... opened holes for a game-high 141 yards on the ground while providing time for Hurts to complete 66.7 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. Georgia: Left the game early in the third quarter with an ankle injury ... played 27 snaps before the injury. FRESHMAN (2016): Secured a starting job at right tackle for the Crimson Tide in 2016 ... earned a reputation as one of the top true freshmen in the nation, not only on the offensive line but across all positions ... selected as a Freshman All-American by USA Today and ESPN ... named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the conference coaches while earning second team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press ... helped the Tide rank 16th nationally and first in the SEC in scoring offense (38.8 ppg), 12th nationally and second in the league in rushing offense (245.0 ypg) and 34th in the nation in total offense (455.3 ypg) ... blocked for 11 100-yard rushing games — four from Damien Harris and Jalen Hurts along with two from Bo Scarbrough and one by Josh Jacobs ... finished with 29 knockdown blocks on the year ... chosen as the SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against USC and SEC Lineman of the Week for his game at Tennessee ... selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his games against USC, Western Kentucky, Kent State, at Arkansas and Tennessee, Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida and Washington. USC: Named SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against the USC Trojans when he graded out at 83 percent with two knockdown blocks ... opened holes for 242 rushing yards, including 138 yards from Harris. Western

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Kentucky: Started and provided time for Hurts and Blake Barnett to throw for 351 yards and two touchdowns ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and graded out at a team-high 80 percent with two knockdown blocks. Ole Miss: Graded out at 87 percent ... allowed the first sack of his career ... opened holes for 334 yards rushing with 146 from Hurts and 144 from Harris. Kent State: Earned offensive player of the week accolades from the Alabama coaching staff ... opened holes for 285 yards and three touchdowns ... blocked for 502 yards of total offense and 48 points ... graded out at 85 percent. Kentucky: Had one knockdown block ... helped clear a path for 100 rushing yards for Jacobs and 173 for the team ... provided time for 315 passing yards on 65.8 percent passing by the UA quarterbacks ... did not allow a sack or a hurry. Arkansas: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 264 yards on 34 carries and provided time 517 total yards ... earned offensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaches after grading out at 86 percent with a knockdown block ... opened holes for 122 yards for Damien Harris. Tennessee: Cleared a path for 409 yards rushing and 594 yards of total offense ... the 409 yards rushing was the most for an Alabama team since 1992 and the most against Tennessee since 1986 ... helped the Tide average 8.5 yards per attempt ... earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week and Alabama offensive player of the week honors ... opened holes for two 100-yard rushers (Hurts 132, Scarbrough 109) ... had four knockdown blocks and graded out at 90 percent. Texas A&M: Recorded seven knockdown blocks ... graded out at 86 percent ... opened holes for 287 yards on the ground and 451 yards of total offense ... helped Harris notch his fourth 100-yard game of the season as Alabama averaged 5.0 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty. LSU: Did not allow a sack or a hurry while opening up holes for 216 rushing yards and 323 total yards ... helped Hurts rush for 114 yards and a touchdown. Mississippi State: Earned offensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff ... graded out at 87 percent with a knockdown block ... helped the Tide rush for 218 yards while providing time for 615 yards of total offense ... did not allow a sack or a hurry. Chattanooga: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 196 yards on 37 carries, including a game-high 91 yards by Harris. Auburn: Earned offensive player of the week honors after helping provide time for 501 yards of total offense, including 203 yards on the ground ... graded out at 89 percent with four knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty. Florida: One of the offensive players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff for the eighth time in 2016 ... graded out at a team-high 89 percent with two knockdown blocks ... opened holes for 234 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns while averaging 6.2 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack. Washington: Once again earned offensive player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff ... graded out at a teamhigh 88 percent ... helped open holes for 269 yards rushing, including a career-high 180 and two scores for Scarbrough ... Tide averaged 5.4 yards per rush ... had two knockdown blocks and did not allow a sack, a hurry or commit a penalty. Clemson: Opened holes for 221 rushing yards and three scores on the ground ... helped Scarbrough gain 93 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A top offensive line prospect nationally and one of the top overall players coming out of California … arrived in January as an early enrollee and participated in spring drills … a second team USA Today All-USA All-America selection … a five-star player who was considered a top-three offensive tackle prospect … ranked No. 17 in the 247Composite and No. 24 in the Top247 … ranked as the outlet’s No. 2 offensive tackle in the Composite while ranking as the No. 3 overall player in the state of California … Rivals. com listed him as the No. 24 player in the Rivals100, the No. 2 offensive tackle and the No. 3 player in the state … a four-star prospect by ESPN and the No. 25 player in the ESPN300 … ESPN ranked him as the No. 3 offensive tackle … Scout.com seeded him as the No. 58 player nationally and the No. 4 overall tackle … a member of the PrepStar Top150 Dream Team at No. 18 nationally and the No. 2 offensive tackle … member of the MaxPreps 2015 AllNorthern California High School Football Team … played for head coach Kris Richardson and Troy Taylor at Folsom High School … chose Alabama over in-state USC along with Auburn, Florida and Georgia.

QUINNEN WILLIAMS DL R-So. • 6-4 • 289 • 1L

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Birmingham, Ala./ Wenonah

OUTLOOK: A talented defensive line prospect coming out of Alabama ... redshirted in his first season on campus ... gained valuable experience a season ago, working on special teams and in a rotational role along the Tide’s stout defensive front ... saw time in all 14 games of the 2017 campaign, recording 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... will compete to fill the starting void in the middle following the departure of Da’Ron Payne. FRESHMAN (2017): Developed a role along the Tide’s vaunted defensive front while also working on offense in the jumbo package near the goal line ... played in every game as a redshirt freshman, totaling 20 tackles ... finished fourth on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss (-18 yards) ... added two sacks (-10 yards) and three quarterback hurries in his first season of action ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week for his efforts against Mississippi State. Florida State: Collected his first career tackle against the Seminoles. Ole Miss: Made an impact along the defensive front following the loss of Da’Shawn Hand ... collected two tackles for loss (-5 yards) and one quarterback hurry - both career-high marks. Texas A&M: Saw significant playing time once again, making an impact along the defensive front ... recorded his first career sack (-4 yards), his lone tackle of the night. LSU: Set a career-high for tackles with five against the Tigers, including two tackles for loss (-8 yards) ... added to the Tide’s season-high six sacks with one quarterback stop (-6 yards).

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FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top players in the state of Alabama and top defensive linemen in the nation … unanimous four-star recruit by all major recruiting sites … rated as high as the No. 4 player in the state of Alabama by 247Sports and the 247Composite ratings, where he was 159th overall and the No. 16 defensive tackle … rated 106th in the Rivals250 and the No. 11 defensive tackle … member of the ESPN300 team at No. 236, the No. 31 defensive tackle and the No. 7 player in Alabama … No. 199 in the Scout300 and the No. 23 defensive tackle … PrepStar Top300 All-American as the No. 35 defensive end … … member of the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Super 12 … named to the AL.com Super All-State team … played for head coach Ronald Cheatham at Wenonah High School … chose Alabama over Auburn and Ole Miss. WILLIAMS’ CAREER STATISTICS Tackles Fumbles Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 2017 14-0 20 11 9 6.5-18 3 2-10 0 0 0 0-0 WILLIAMS’ CAREER BESTS Tackles Tackles for Loss Yards Lost Sacks Yards Lost Quarterback Hurries

5 vs. LSU, 2017 2 (twice); last vs. LSU, 2017 8 vs. LSU, 2017 1 (twice); last vs. LSU, 2017 6 vs. LSU, 2017 1 (three times); last at Auburn, 2017

JEDRICK WILLS JR. OL So. • 6-5 • 312 • 1L

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snaps and recorded two knockdown blocks while grading out at 85 percent ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty. Colorado State: Came off the bench to earn eight snaps with the first unit ... had two knockdown blocks. Vanderbilt: Played 18 snaps of offense with a grade of 87 percent and two knockdown blocks. Ole Miss: Made his first career start at RT as the Tide opened the game with a formation that included six offensive linemen ... played 23 total snaps and helped Alabama accumulate 365 rushing yards and 613 total yards against the Rebels. Texas A&M: Played two snaps on the offensive line in shortyardage situations. Arkansas: Came off the bench to play nine snaps on offense with one knockdown block. Tennessee: Earned 11 snaps against the Volunteers ... including two as an extra offensive lineman in goal-line situations. LSU: Came off the bench for one snap against the Tigers. Mercer: Played 26 snaps in a 56-0 win over Mercer. Clemson: Played five snaps in the Tide’s 24-6 win in the Sugar Bowl in goal-line formations. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top-rated offensive linemen in the 2017 recruiting cycle … tabbed as a five-star offensive tackle by Rivals.com and the top player in the state of Kentucky by all major recruiting outlets … rated the No. 33 player on the ESPN300 … the No. 25 player in the Rivals100 and No. 5 offensive tackle by the outlet … ranked as the 34th best player nationally and the No. 7 offensive tackle by 247Composite … 247Sports ranked Wills as the No. 56 player nationally in the Top247 and the ninth-rated offensive tackle … the No. 16 prospect on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game, the only player from the state of Kentucky to be invited … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … took part in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge …the anchor of an offensive line at Lafayette High School that helped the Generals average 454.8 yards and 41.8 points per game on their way to the Class 6A state championship game during his senior season … also helped lead LHS to the state championship game as a junior … first team All-State selection as a senior and a second-team honoree in 2016 by the (Kentucky) Courier-Journal … tabbed a second team AllState selection in 2015 and earned Honorable Mention recognition as a sophomore from the Associated Press … coached by Eric Shaw Sr. at Lafayette High School … chose Alabama over Kentucky, Michigan, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

Lexington, Ky./ Lafayette

MACK WILSON

OUTLOOK: Powerful offensive line prospect who saw time in 11 games as a freshman, making one start ... will compete for the open offensive line spot following the departure of Bradley Bozeman. FRESHMAN (2017): Earned his first playing time in the second quarter of the Crimson Tide’s home opener at right tackle ... made his first career start at right tackle in the Ole Miss game ... saw action in 11 games in his first season at the Capstone. Fresno State: Came off the bench at right tackle ... played on 22

national championship run ... vying for one of the starting middle linebacker spots following the departures of both of the Tide’s 2017 starters. SOPHOMORE (2017): Earned his way onto the field as a freshman as one of the top athletes in the linebacking corps ... suffered a foot injury against LSU that kept him out of two games but still managed to see time in 12 contests with two starts ... led the team with four interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown and finished fifth in the SEC in picks ... totaled 40 tackles during his sophomore season ... added 2.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards), four quarterback hurries and two pass breakups ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his efforts against Fresno State and Ole Miss. Florida State: Saw significant minutes at linebacker while also playing on special teams ... finished with a career-high three tackles against the Seminoles. Fresno State: Registered a career-high four tackles against the Bulldogs ... his efforts earned him special teams player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaching staff. Colorado State: Matched his career high with a four-tackle effort against the Rams ... added half a tackle for a loss (-1 yard), the first of his career. Vanderbilt: Tied for second on the team in tackles with three against the Commodores ... added his first quarterback hurry and pass breakup of the season ... played a key role in limiting the VU offense to only three first downs and just 78 yards of total offense. Ole Miss: Earned special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches for his efforts against the Rebels ... totaled two tackles with one coming on special teams and the other from his linebacker spot. Texas A&M: Collected one tackle on the night in College Station. Arkansas: Picked off his second pass of the season while adding three tackles and a quarterback hurry to his totals ... jumped a route early in the third quarter to intercept the pass which would lead to an Alabama made field goal. Tennessee: Collected his third interception of the season and his second in as many games, returning the pick 21 yards ... added one tackle and a quarterback hurry against the Volunteers. LSU: His night was cut short following a foot injury ... did not record any stats during his playing time. Auburn: Returned from injury after a two-game absence to see time in the Iron Bowl ... made one tackle while adding a quarterback hurry against the Tigers. Clemson: Made his first career start, collecting a career-high six stops ... broke up one pass while picking off another which he returned 18 yards for a score ... played a key role in limiting the high-powered Tiger offense to only 188 yards on the night. Georgia: Set a new career-high mark for tackles with 12, which was also the most by any member of the Tide in 2017 ... added a career-high two tackles for loss (-2 yards) in his start against the Bulldogs.

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Mississippi State: Put together another strong performance, totaling four tackles against the Bulldogs ... added one tackle for loss (-1 yard) and a quarterback pressure. Mercer: Made one tackle against the Bears. Auburn: Provided pressure up the middle for the Crimson Tide ... recorded three tackles and one quarterback hurry in the Iron Bowl. Clemson: Registered one tackle along the defensive line ... helped limit the Tiger offense to 64 yards rushing. Georgia: Totaled two tackles on the night, including half a stop for a loss in a rotational role along the Tide’s defensive front.

LB Jr. • 6-2 • 237 • 2L

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Montgomery, Ala./ Carver

OUTLOOK: A five-star, in-state product at linebacker for the Crimson Tide who returns 27 games of experience, including two starts ... was dominant down the stretch during the Tide’s

FRESHMAN (2016): Played in all 15 games as a freshman ... made an impact on special teams totaling six stops on kickoff coverage while serving in a reserve role at linebacker ... also saw time on offense as a blocker and receiver out of the H-back spot ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his performance against Texas A&M. USC: Made his first collegiate appearance but did not record any stats against the Trojans. Western

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Kentucky: Entered the game as a fullback, blocking for Bo Scarbrough’s 2-yard score at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Ole Miss: Played against the Rebels but did not record any stats. Kent State: Saw time on both sides of the ball, finishing with one tackle on defense ... also added his first career reception with a diving catch in the middle of the end zone for a score. Kentucky: Made one tackle on kickoff coverage against the Wildcats, his first special teams tackle of the season. Arkansas: Scooped up a Razorback fumble on the Tide’s first kickoff ... fell on the ball after Hootie Jones made the strip of the Arkansas returner ... the turnover led to the Tide’s second touchdown of the evening to build a 14-0 lead just over halfway through the first quarter. Tennessee: Played against the Volunteers but did not record any stats. Texas A&M: Registered a career-high two tackles, both on special teams ... delivered a pair of huge hits on kickoff coverage to end any chance of big gains by the Aggie return man ... earned himself special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff for his performance against A&M. LSU: Saw time in Baton Rouge but did not record any stats. Mississippi State: Recorded one tackle against the Bulldogs from his middle linebacker spot. Chattanooga: Entered as an H-back in the red zone for the Tide but did not record any stats. Auburn: Saw time in the jumbo package on offense as a blocker but did not record any stats. Florida: Notched a career-high tying two tackles against the Gators ... filled in at middle linebacker to help replace the injured Shaun Dion Hamilton. Washington: Saw time against the Huskies but did not record any stats. Clemson: Made one tackle on special teams against the Tigers. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top players in the state of Alabama and an elite linebacker prospect nationally coming out of high school … selected to participate in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game and Nike’s 2015 “The Opening” … a five-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals.com … 2015 All-USA selection by USA Today … 2015 Scout. com All-American … first team MaxPreps.com All-American in 2015 … 2014 first team Junior All-American by MaxPreps.com … No. 10 on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team … the nation’s second-best outside linebacker by 247Sports and No. 19 in the Top247 … No. 26 in the Rivals100 and the No. 4 outside linebacker … No. 34 in the ESPN300, the No. 5 outside linebacker, No. 3 player in Alabama and No. 21 in the Southeast region … ranked as the No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 15 overall in the 247Composite … had 115 tackles as a senior in 2015 with five sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception … recorded 86 tackles, nine sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions as a junior in 2014 … 2015 AL.com Super AllState … first team 6A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2014 and 2015 … 2015 ASWA Super 12 selection … played for head coach Billy Gresham at Carver High School … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Ole Miss.

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WILSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Totals

G-S 15-0 12-2 27-2

Year 2016

G-S 8-0

Tackles Fumbles TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR 8 5 3 0-0 1 0-0 0 1 40 21 19 2.5-3 4 0-0 0 0 48 26 22 2.5-3 5 0-0 0 1 Rushing Att Yds Avg. TD 0 0 0.0 0

PBU 0 2 2

Int 0-0 4-39 3-39

Receiving LP Rec Yds Avg. TD -1 1 1.0 1

LP 1

WILSON’S CAREER BESTS Tackles 12 vs. Georgia, 2017 Tackles for Loss 2 vs. Georgia, 2017 Yards Lost 2 vs. Georgia, 2017 Quarterback Hurries 1 (five times); last at Auburn, 2017 Interceptions 1 (four times); last vs. Clemson, 2017 Return Yards 21 vs. Tennessee, 2017 Touchdowns (INT return) 1 vs. Clemson, 2017 Pass Breakups 1 (twice); last vs. Clemson, 2017 Fumble Recoveries 1 at Arkansas, 2016 Receptions 1 vs. Kent State, 2016 Receiving Yards 1 vs. Kent State, 2016 Long Reception 1 vs. Kent State, 2016 Touchdowns 1 vs. Kent State, 2016

MATT WOMACK OL R-Jr. • 6-7 • 327 • 2L

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Hernando, Miss./ Magnolia Heights

OUTLOOK: Brings size to the Alabama offensive line unit ... worked in nine games during his first season of action and earned the starting right tackle job as a sophomore ... returns to his role as a junior along the Tide’s veteran offensive front. REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2017): Earned the starting right tackle spot with a strong spring and fall camp ... solidified the right side of an offensive line that was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award ... helped anchor an offensive line that ranked second in the SEC and 13th nationally in rushing with 250.6 yards per game while also ranking second in the SEC and 15th nationally in scoring offense (37.1 ppg) ... the Tide was fourth in the SEC and 29th nationally in total offense (444.1 ypg) ... named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week and UA coaches offensive player of the week for his efforts against Fresno State. Florida State: Helped open holes for 173 rushing yards in a 24-7 win over No. 3 Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Fresno State: Graded out at 90 percent in the win over the Bulldogs with three knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty ... cleared a path for 305 rushing yards in the win, including a careerbest 154 yards for quarterback Jalen Hurts ... earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week and offensive player of the week recognition from the Tide coaching staff for his play against the Bulldogs. Colorado State: Tied for the team lead with four knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty ... helped open holes for 239 rushing yards and 487 total yards, including a second straight 100yard rushing game from Jalen Hurts. Vanderbilt: Cleared a path on the right side of the offensive line for a Saban-era high 496 rushing yards and

677 total yards ... graded out at 93 percent with five knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack. Ole Miss: Started and played 51 snaps in a 66-3 win over the Rebels ... graded out at 85 percent with two knockdown blocks ... helped open holes for 365 rushing yards at 7.2 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack and provided time for 248 passing yards and 613 total yards ... the Tide had six runners gain at least 30 yards, led by Jalen Hurts (101). Texas A&M: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 232 yards ... played all 69 snaps on offense ... opened holes for Damien Harris to rush for 124 yards on just 14 attempts. Arkansas: Helped clear a path for 308 rushing yards and 496 yards of total offense ... did not allow a sack in the passing game and added two knockdown blocks ... graded out at 86 percent ... blocked for his sixth 100-yard rushing game this season. Tennessee: Blocked for 604 yards of total offense in a 45-7 victory over the Volunteers ... had one knockdown block ... did not allow a sack or a pressure ... opened holes in the rushing game for 272 yards and four touchdowns. LSU: Started at right tackle in a 2410 win over the No. 19 Tigers ... opened holes for two rushing touchdowns and had a knockdown block. Mississippi State: Did not allow a sack or a pressure as the Tide churned out 444 yards of total offense in a come-from-behind victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs ... helped open holes for three rushing touchdowns and 202 rushing yards. Mercer: Graded out at 87 percent on 34 snaps in a 56-0 win over Mercer ... did not allow a sack, pressure or hurry ... blocked for 530 yards of total offense, even split with 265 both in the air and on the ground. Auburn: Helped the Tide rush for 209 yards and a touchdown ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty on the afternoon. Clemson: Played 70 snaps in the Tide’s 24-6 win in the Sugar Bowl and graded out at 90 percent ... opened holes for a gamehigh 141 yards on the ground while providing time for Hurts to complete 66.7 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. Georgia: Provided time for Alabama to throw for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half as the Tide knocked off Georgia for its 17th national championship ... was in on 72 plays ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016): After a redshirt season, developed a role along the offensive line, providing depth to the Crimson Tide’s offensive front ... played in nine games at tackle (USC, Western Kentucky, Kent State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Chattanooga and Florida) as a redshirt freshman. FRESHMAN (2015): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A highly regarded offensive tackle prospect in the 2014 recruiting class … second team small school All-American by MaxPreps.com … a three-star prospect … Scout.com rated him as the No. 37 offensive tackle and the second-best tackle in the state of Mississippi … ranked as the No. 59 offensive tackle nationally by ESPN and the No. 13 player in the state of Mississippi … 247Sports listed him as the No. 45 offensive tackle prospect and No. 15 in Mississippi … No. 67 among tackles by Rivals.com … a Prepstar All-Southeast Region selection … No. 5 in The Clarion-Ledger Targeted 22 and a

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DANIEL WRIGHT DB So. • 6-1 • 185 • 1L

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla./ Boyd Anderson

OUTLOOK: A speedy defensive back who saw time in all 14 games of his freshman campaign ... worked primarily on special teams while seeing some time in the defensive secondary ... competing for a starting spot in a Crimson Tide secondary that must replace six starters from a season ago. FRESHMAN (2017): Athletic defender who produced on special teams in his first year with the Tide ... played in all 14 games, collecting 10 tackles, all of which came on kickoff coverage, a total that tied for the team lead in that category ... selected as one the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his efforts at Vanderbilt and Texas A&M and against Arkansas. Florida State: Made his first career tackle on a huge hit on kickoff coverage ... blew up the FSU returner after a return of only 10 yards. Fresno State: Saw time against the Bulldogs but did not record any stats. Colorado State: Made his second stop of the season on kickoff coverage, halting the Rams’ returner after a 22-yard return. Vanderbilt: Totaled a career-high two tackles against the Commodores ... both stops came on special teams to earn him player of the week honors from the Alabama coaches. Ole Miss: Notched a season-high four tackles against the Rebels ... made all four stops on special teams to help limit the Rebel return game to 84 yards on 11 total kickoffs, six of which were returned. Texas A&M: Totaled one tackle on the night, stopping the Aggie returner after a 12-yard gain on the Tide’s kickoff following a blocked punt ... earned special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaches for his efforts in College Station. Arkansas: Selected as a special teams player of the week by the Crimson Tide coaches for his play against the Razorbacks ... recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage, blowing up the Hogs’ returner on his first return of the night to set the tone for the game early. Tennessee: Did not record a tackle for just the second game of his freshman campaign. LSU: Saw significant minutes in the Tide secondary following an injury to Minkah Fitzpatrick ... did not record any stats on the night with the Tigers. Mississippi State: Resumed his duties on special teams coverage but did not record any stats. Mercer: Limited in his playing time after suffering an injury in the first half ... did not record any stats against the Bears. Auburn: Continued his work on special teams but did not record any stats. Clemson: Worked on special teams for the Tide but did

not collect any tackles. Georgia: Continued his role on special teams coverage. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A highly rated safety who arrived at Alabama as a unanimous four-star recruit … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game … No. 60 in the ESPN300, the fifth-best safety nationally and No. 14 player in the state of Florida by ESPN … rated No. 118 overall in the 247Composite and the No. 15 safety prospect … Scout ranked him No. 148 overall, the No. 15 safety in the country and second-best safety in the state of Florida … ranked No. 167 in the Rivals250 and the outlet’s No. 17 safety prospect … No. 201 in the Top247 and the No. 19 safety … a member of the PrepStar Top 300 All-American Team at No. 158 … finished with 72 tackles and four interceptions as a junior in 2015 … brother of former Florida standout and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Major Wright … hails from the same high school as former Alabama defensive back Eddie Jackson … coached by Quincy Woods at Boyd Anderson … chose Alabama over Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and USC. WRIGHT’S CAREER STATISTICS Tackles Year G-S TT UT AT 2017 14-0 10 4 6

Fumbles TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU INT 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 WRIGHT’S CAREER BESTS

Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 vs. Ole Miss, 2017

PROFILES

member of the newspaper’s Dandy Dozen … selected as a 2013 and 2014 All-State by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools and the American Family Insurance All-State team … played for head coach Jim Patterson at Magnolia Heights … chose Alabama over LSU, Florida, Ohio State, South Carolina, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

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86 Jr. • 6-1 • 203 • SQ

WR

Jr. • 6-4 • 244 • SQ

43 TE

Sr. • 6-1 • 218 • SQ

97 DB

30

Jr. • 6-2 • 205 • TR

P

Jr. • 6-0 • 214 • SQ

49 LB

So. • 6-2 • 236 • SQ

CONNOR ADAMS

GILES AMOS

PARKER BEARDEN

MIKE BERNIER

RYAN BURNS

WILLIAM COOPER

Sugar Land, Texas/ Austin

Perry, Ga./ Westfield

Bessemer, Ala./ Bessemer Academy

Madison, Ala./ Bob Jones/Eastern Illinois

Dallas, Ga./ Hillgrove

Huntsville, Ala./ Huntsville

54 So. • 5-10 • 236 • SQ

16 LB

Jr. • 6-2 • 201 • SQ

TRAE DRAKE

KYLE EDWARDS

Roanoke, Ala./ Handley

Springfield, Va./ Lake Braddock

PROFILES

23 Sr. • 5-11 • 196 • SQ

35 DB

Sr. • 5-11 • 202 • SQ

DE’MARQUISE LOCKRIDGE

Birmingham, Ala./ Gardendale

Columbia, Tenn./ Lawrence County

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33 RB

Sr. • 6-0 • 233 • SQ

Jr. • 6-0 • 189 • SQ

DB

18 WR

Jr. • 6-1 • 219 • SQ

98 QB

Jr. • 6-5 • 215 • SQ

ANDREW HEATH

CHRIS HOWARD

PRESTON KNIGHT

Pell City, Ala./ Pell City

Birmingham, Ala./ Woodberry Forest

Gainesville, Ga./ Atlanta Sports Academy

Prattville, Ala./ Prattville

So. • 5-11 • 226 • SQ

38 LB

Sr. • 5-9 • 212 • RS

37 RB

Sr. • 5-10 • 185 • SQ

So. • 5-10 • 218 • SQ

PRESTON MALONE

DONAVAN MOSLEY

HOUSTON NEEDHAM

Northport, Ala./ Northside

Alpharetta, Ga./ Blessed Trinity Catholic

San Antonio, Texas/ James Madison

Southlake, Texas/ Carroll Senior

Jr. • 5-11 • 246 • SQ

91 DL

So. • 6-3 • 293 • SQ

51 DL

Jr. • 6-3 • 223 • SQ

P

62 DB

ZAVIER MAPP

58 SN

So. • 6-2 • 215 • SQ

MAC HEREFORD

56 RB

ROGRIA LEWIS

Sr. • 5-10 • 212 • SQ

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DL

SN

96 LB

Sr. • 6-2 • 226 • SQ

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KENDALL NORRIS

RYAN PARRIS

DANIEL POWELL

GALEN RICHARDSON

TUCKER RIDDICK

BRANNON SATTERFIELD

Centreville, Ala./ Tuscaloosa Academy

Madison, Ala./ James Clemens

Aliceville, Ala./ Pickens Academy

Marietta, Ga./ Walton

Alcoa, Tenn./ Webb School

Austin, Texas/ Lake Travis

44 So. • 6-2 • 270 • SQ

83 DL

Jr. • 6-8 • 265 • SQ

44 TE

So. • 5-9 • 222 • SQ

95 LB

Jr. • 6-0 • 258 • SQ

JOSEPH SEWELL

CAM STEWART

COLE WEAVER

TAYLOR WILSON

Murfreesboro, Tenn./ Blackman

San Jose, Calif./ Valley Christian

Lacey’s Spring, Ala./ Brewer

Huntington Beach, Calif./ Mater Dei

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DL

Player Profiles 2018 ALABAMA NEWCOMERS Pos. LB DB DL ATH OL LB P OL RB DB LB LB TE LB DB DB DB WR WR DL

Ht. 6-5 6-1 6-5 5-11 6-7 6-5 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-4

Wt. 230 180 290 200 313 240 180 339 195 180 236 225 230 260 180 185 192 175 190 308

Class Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown/School Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s Episcopal Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann Goretti West Monroe, La./West Monroe Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei Memphis, Tenn./Southwind Fort Mill, S.C./Nation Ford Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral Seffner, Fla./Armwood Miami, Fla./Cheshire Academy Salt Lake City, Utah/Olympus Conway, S.C./Conway Huntsville, Ala./Westminster Christian Academy Sebastian, Fla./River Slidell, La./Salmen St. Petersburg, Fla./IMG Academy/LSU/Miss. Gulf Coast Plantation, Fla./American Heritage Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Prep Anderson, S.C./IMG Academy

Eyabi anoma

Christian Barmore

Tommy Brown

LB, 6-5, 230, Fr.

DL, 6-5, 2090, Fr.

OL, 6-7, 313, Fr.

Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy

Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann Goretti

Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei

Rated as one of the top players across all positions in the 2018 recruiting class … an athletic edge defender who is versatile and possesses excellent length and speed … a consensus fivestart prospect … ESPN ranks Anoma as the No. 4 player in the ESPN300 and the No. 2 defensive end … the top-rated player in the state of Maryland and the No. 1 player in the east region according to ESPN … 247Composite ranks him as the No. 7 player nationally, the top-ranked player in Maryland and the No. 2 weakside defensive end nationally … No. 8 nationally in the Top247 … ranked as the No. 24 player by Rivals.com and the fourth-ranked weakside defensive end in the country … selected to participate in the 2018 Under Armour All-American Game … ranked as the No. 17 player nationally by MaxPreps and the top player in Maryland … finished his junior season in 2015 with over 60 tackles and 24 sacks for St. Frances head coach Henry Russell … collected 25-plus sacks as a senior to put his career total over 50 across his two years of high school … chose the Crimson Tide over numerous offers from around the country, including Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Michigan.

One of the top defensive linemen nationally … a consensus four-star prospect out of Neumann Goretti High School in Philadelphia … No. 75 in the ESPN300 and the outlet’s No. 4 defensive tackle … ESPN.com rates him as the No. 10 player in the eastern region of the country and the No. 2 player in the state of Pennsylvania … listed at No. 187 nationally in the 247Composite and the No. 17 defensive tackle … No. 249 in the Rivals250 … ranked as the No. 8 player in Pennsylvania and the No. 18 defensive tackle nationally … first team All-Philadelphia in the Catholic League Blue Division … helped lead his team to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals … coached by Albie Crosby at Neumann Goretti … chose the Crimson Tide over fellow SEC schools LSU, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.

A highly recruited offensive line prospect coming out of California’s top-rated Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana … a four-star prospect by all major recruiting outlets … No. 114 on the ESPN300, the 10th-ranked offensive tackle and the No. 13 player in state of California by ESPN. com … rated the No. 12 offensive tackle and No. 25 player in California in the 247Composite … 247Sports ranked him as the No. 17 offensive tackle prospect … listed as the 14th-ranked offensive tackle and No. 30 player from California by Rivals … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” in 2017 … selected to the 2018 Under Armour All-America game … coached by Bruce Rollison at Mater Dei … father, Vince, threw the shot put in track and field at Alabama … chose Alabama over Michigan, Notre Dame and Oregon among his nearly 20 offers.

Slade Bolden

Jordan davis

ATH, 5-11, 200, Fr.

LB, 6-5, 240, Fr.

West Monroe, La./West Monroe

Memphis, Tenn./Southwind

An athlete that can help the Crimson Tide at multiple positions on either side of the ball … a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and listed as the No. 13 player in Louisiana by the outlet … ranked as the No. 25 athlete in the 2018 class by Rivals … the No. 11 all-purpose back in the nation according to 247Sports … also ranked 17th in the state by 247Sports … ESPN lists him as the No. 63 athlete nationally … … as a senior, played quarterback and passed for 1,622 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 1,460 yards and 20 more scores … named the Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year … also rated as one of the top baseball players in Louisiana … boasts a 4.0 grade point average in the classroom … coached by Jerry Arledge at West Monroe … chose Alabama over Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, TCU and Texas Tech.

Standout defensive prospect from the state of Tennessee … long and rangy defender with room to add bulk … rated a four-star recruit by all major outlets … listed as the No. 5 weakside defensive end and second-ranked player in the state of Tennessee by Rivals and on the 247Composite … Rivals lists him as the No. 37 player nationally and is No. 89 nationally on the 247Composite … No. 127 on the ESPN300 as the No. 12 defensive end and fourth-rated player from the Volunteer state … 247Sports ranks him as the No. 89 player nationally and the 11th-ranked weakside defensive end overall … selected to participate in the 2018 Under Armour All-America game … took part in Nike’s “The Opening” regional camp … recorded 37 tackles with eight sacks, two fumble recoveries, a pair of forced fumbles and six pass breakups in 10 games as a junior at SHS … coached by Cedric Miller at Southwind High School in Memphis … signed with Alabama over Florida State, LSU, Ohio State and Tennessee among others.

Jalyn Armour-Davis DB, 6-1, 180, Fr. Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s Episcopal One of the elite all-around players in Alabama and the top cornerback in the state this recruiting cycle … tabbed a four-star prospect by every major recruiting outlet … rated the No. 2 player in Alabama and the No. 11 cornerback by 247Sports … 247Composite ranks Armour-Davis the No. 15 cornerback nationally and secondranked player in the state … also rated No. 15 in the country by Rivals.com, which tabbed him as the No. 3 player in Alabama … the No. 28 corner nationally by ESPN.com … helped lead St. Paul’s to its third Class 5A state title in four years in 2017 … selected to play in 2018 U.S. Army AllAmerican Game … coached by Steve Mask at St. Paul’s Episcopal High School in Mobile … chose Alabama over in-state Auburn along with Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma and USC.

PROFILES

Name Eyabi Anoma Jalyn Armour-Davis Christian Barmore Slade Bolden Tommy Brown Jordan Davis Skyler DeLong Emil Ekiyor Jr. Jerome Ford Josh Jobe Cameron Latu Jaylen Moody Michael Parker Jarez Parks Eddie Smith Saivion Smith Patrick Surtain Jr. Jaylen Waddle Xavier Williams Stephon Wynn Jr.

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Player Profiles Skyler DeLong P, 6-4, 180, Fr. Fort Mill, S.C./Nation Ford One of the top punting prospects in the 2018 class … selected to participate in the U.S. Army Army All-American Game … a good athlete with a long frame … considered one of the elite hang time punters in the class … ranked as the No. 2 punter in the 247Composite and the No. 3 punter in the position rankings by 247Sports … a five-star prospect by Chris Sailer Kicking and rated as the No. 2 punter nationally … ranked third in the nation by Kohl’s Kicking … the No. 6 kicker in the country by ESPN … turned in a strong performance at the 2016 Southern Winter Showcase and an even better outing at the Southern Showcase Camp in May of 2017 … a finalist at the 2016 Vegas XXVIII … 2016 N.C. Summer Camp champion … coached by Michael Allen at Nation Ford High School … chose Alabama over Rutgers and Tennessee.

Emil Ekiyor Jr. OL, 6-3, 339, Fr. Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral

PROFILES

One of the top-rated interior lineman nationally … selected as a four-star recruit by all major outlets … can play center or guard … 247Sports and the 247Composite list him as a center while Rivals and ESPN tab Ekiyor Jr. as a guard … ranked as the top-rated player in the state of Indiana by Rivals and ESPN as well as on the 247Composite … No. 52 on the ESPN300 and the No. 3 guard by the site … rated No. 100 nationally and the No. 2 center overall on the 247Composite … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … selected to the 2018 U.S. Army AllAmerican Game … first U.S. Army All-American in the storied football history of CHS … coached by Rick Streiff at Cathedral … father, Emil Sr., saw time in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons … selected Alabama over Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee as part of his 30-plus offers.

Jerome Ford

High School in Miami followed by Cheshire Academy as a senior … coached by Chris Merritt at CCHS and David Dykeman at Cheshire … chose Alabama over Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Michigan and Tennessee.

Cameron Latu LB, 6-5, 236, Fr. Salt Lake City, Utah/Olympus Rated as one of the top weakside defensive ends in the country in the 2018 signing class … a unanimous four-star prospect by all national recruiting outlets … the No. 2 player in Utah by 247Composite, Rivals.com and ESPN.com … 247Sports ranks Latu as the No. 3 player in the state … Rivals.com tabbed him the No. 6 weakside defensive end in the 2018 recruiting cycle … 247Composite’s No. 7 defensive end on the weak side, No. 9 according to 247Sports and the No. 16 defensive end on the ESPN300 … recorded 43 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and six sacks for the Titans in 2017 … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … selected to play in Polynesian Bowl … played for Aaron Whitehead at Olympus High School … chose Alabama over Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oregon among others.

Jaylen Moody LB, 6-2, 225, Fr.

Eddie Smith

Conway, S.C./Conway

DB, 6-0, 180, Fr.

A physical presence at inside linebacker … a threestar prospect who is ranked as the No. 32 inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports and is the site’s No. 11 player in the state of South Carolina … ESPN ranks Moody as the No. 33 inside linebacker and the No. 23 player in the state … selected to play for the South team in the Touchstone Energy North-South Game … recorded 105 tackles as a senior in 2017 with 11.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions … coached by Carlton Terry at Conway High School, helping lead them to a 10-2 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs … chose Alabama over Arkansas, Kentucky and Ole Miss.

Slidell, La./Salmen

RB, 5-11, 195, Fr.

Michael PaRKER

Seffner, Fla./Armwood

TE, 6-6, 230, Fr.

A standout running back from the talent-rich state of Florida … a four-star runner and the No. 6 all-purpose back nationally by 247Sports … tabbed a three-star recruit on the 247Composite and by Rivals … coached by Evan Davis at Armwood High School … selected the Crimson Tide over Arizona, Nebraska, USF and UCF.

Huntsville, Ala./Westminster Christian Academy

Josh Jobe DB, 6-1, 180, Fr. Miami, Fla./Cheshire Academy Elite athlete that is rated as a four-star cornerback prospect by all major recruiting services … selected as the top player from the state of Connecticut by 247Sports and Rivals along with the 247Composite … tabbed the No. 7 corner nationally by 247Sports and the 47th-rated player overall by the site … listed as the No. 13 corner and No. 95 recruit on the 247Composite … No. 117 on the ESPN300, the No. 15 cornerback overall and the No. 26 player from Florida by ESPN … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … selected as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American … grew up in Miami, Fla., before moving to Connecticut for his senior season … attended Christopher Columbus

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in the Scout 300 and the No. 7 defensive end prospect … considered the No. 3 defensive end in the south by Scout.com and the No. 2 end in the state of Florida … rated at No. 115 in the ESPN 300, the No. 11 defensive end and the No. 22 player in the state of Florida … Rivals. com listed him at No. 118 in the Rivals 100, the No. 8 weak-side defensive end nationally and the No. 23 player in Florida … PrepStar ranked him at No. 60 on their Dream Team and the No. 5 end prospect … No. 145 in the Top247 and the No. 10 player at his position … played for the East team in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Game, River’s first ever to do so … secondteam All-State selection in Florida’s Class 6A by the Associated Press … helped lead SRHS to the state semifinals as a senior and the state regional playoffs in his junior campaign … also contributed in track for the Sharks, participating in the shot put, discus and 4x100 meter relays … took first place in the discus and earned second place in the shot put at the 2017 FHSAA 3A State Outdoor Championships as a senior … did not play football until his sophomore year of high school … will also compete for the Alabama track team ... played for head coach David Pettis at Sebastian River High School … chose Alabama over in-state Florida and Florida State, as well as Auburn, Clemson and North Carolina.

Big pass-catching tight end from the northern part of Alabama … four-star recruit by Rivals.com and the No. 10 player in the state … tabbed a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN.com and on the 247Composite … selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game following his senior season … caught 43 passes for 812 yards and nine touchdowns across 11 games as a senior … had 35 receptions for 561 yards and five touchdowns in his junior season … brother of former Alabama walk-on Jacob Parker … coached by Louis LeBlanc at Westminster Christian Academy … chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, Southern Miss, UCF and USF.

Jarez Parks LB, 6-4, 260, Fr. Sebastian, Fla./River A composite four-star prospect along the defensive line who ranks as one of the country’s top defensive ends in the class of 2017 … ranked No. 93 in the 247Composite, the nation’s No. 7 weakside defensive end and the No. 17 player in Florida … Scout.com listed him at No. 68

An outstanding defensive back prospect who possesses excellent versatility, explosiveness and ball skills … a three-star prospect who garnered interest from across the country … ranked as the No. 27 cornerback by 247Sports and the No. 11 player in the state of Louisiana … the No. 42 cornerback in the 247Composite and the No. 15 player in Louisiana … rated as the 47th cornerback back by Rivals.com and the No. 17 player in Louisiana … ESPN’s No. 61 cornerback … earned honorable mention 4A All-State honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … registered 29 tackles with three interceptions and a forced fumble as a senior while adding 35 receptions for 628 yards and nine touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball … had 30 tackles in 2016 as a junior with two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown on defense with 11 catches for 275 yards and five scores on offense … played for head coach Jerry Leonard at Salmen High School in Slidell … chose Alabama over Missouri, Mississippi State and Tennessee in the SEC along with Arizona State and TCU.

Saivion SMith DB, 6-1, 185, Jr. St. Petersburg, Fla./IMG Academy/LSU/ Mississippi Gulf Coast A consensus five-star prospect coming out of IMG Academy who originally signed with LSU in the 2016 recruiting class … spent the 2017 season at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College … arrived at Alabama in January and has two years of eligibility remaining … an elite shutdown corner who possesses a blend of instincts and ball skills to go along with excellent size and speed … rated the No. 2 player in the 247Sports junior college rankings and the top defensive back … also second in the ESPN JC50 and the top-rated defensive back … played 12 games for MGCCC in 2017, exceling on the defensive side

Player Profiles

Patrick Surtain Jr. DB, 6-2, 192, Fr. Plantation, Fla./American Heritage One of the top defensive backs in the 2018 recruiting cycle … a consensus five-star prospect who is tabbed as the top cornerback nationally by all major recruiting outlets … ESPN ranks Surtain Jr. as the No. 5 player in the ESPN300 and the second-ranked player from the state of Florida … 247Composite lists him as the No. 6 player nationally and the No. 2 player in the state … rated as the third-best player in Florida by 247Sports and the 11th-rated player overall by the site … No. 8 player by Rivals.com and the No. 2 player in the Sunshine State … tabbed the No. 4 prospect in the PrepStar Top 350 … selected as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … attended American Heritage in Plantation, Fla. … helped lead AHHS to back-to-back 5A state titles in both his junior and senior seasons … selected to the Sun Sentinel All-County First Team in Broward in his final two years of prep ball … All-America Second Team selection in 2017 by MaxPreps … 2017 All-USA Florida Football First Team honoree by USA Today as a senior … … tabbed to the 2016 All-USA Second Team Defense his junior season … named to the Second-Team All-USA Florida Football Team following his junior campaign … was a key factor in the American Heritage secondary, tallying two interceptions and three fumble recoveries during his junior year … despite a limited amount of targets, notched one interception his senior season … his father was a three-time Pro Bowl selection from 2002-04 with the Miami Dolphins from 1998-2004 and played four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2005-08 … coached by his father, Patrick Surtain Sr. at AHHS … chose Alabama over Florida State and LSU.

Jaylen waddle WR, 5-10, 175, Fr. Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal One of the top-10 players in Texas in the 2018 recruiting cycle … tabbed as a four-star wide receiver by the major recruiting outlets … rated as the No. 5 receiver and the No. 39 player nationally by 247Composite … ranked as the

fifth-best player in Texas and No. 9 receiver in the country by 247Sports … Rivals.com ranks Waddle as the No. 2 player in the Lone Star State and seventh-best receiver nationally … the No. 12 receiver on the ESPN300 and ninth-ranked pass catcher in Texas … selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game … Army Player of the Year nominee as a senior … Touchdown Club of Houston Private School Offensive Player of the Year … played for Steve Leisz at Houston Episcopal … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M.

Xavier Williams WR, 6-1, 190, Fr. Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Prep One of the top receives in Florida in the 2018 recruiting cycle … a four-star wide receiver by all major recruiting outlets … rated as the No. 3 receiver, No. 29 player and eighth-best player from Florida on the ESPN300 by ESPN.com … the 33rd-ranked receiver and 32nd best player in Florida by Rivals.com … 247Sports rates Williams as the No. 45 receiver and No. 38 prospect in the Sunshine State … ranked as the No. 23 player in Florida and No. 26 receiver nationally by 247Composite … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” … took part in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … helped lead Chaminade-Madonna Prep to back-to-back state championship games in 2016 and 2017 and the Class 3A state championship in 2017 … caught a 55-yard touchdown pass in Chaminade’s 3128 championship game victory … finished the season with 18 receptions for 387 yards and six touchdowns to give him 1,647 yards and 21 touchdowns on 67 career receptions … coached by Dameon Jones at Chaminade-Madonna Prep … chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State Texas and Texas A&M across his 20-plus offers.

PROFILES

of the football and on special teams as a returner … finished with 31 tackles at cornerback with a tackle for loss and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown … knocked down six passes and forced a fumble … returned 26 kickoffs for an average of 27.6 yards per return with one touchdown … coming out of IMG, Smith was the No. 1 corner nationally by Scout. com and Rivals.com … Rivals listed him as the No. 9 player in the state of Florida … named to the USA Today All-USA High School All-America Team as a senior … played in the Under Armour All-American Game as a senior … invited to Nike’s “The Opening” … also earned Florida AllUSA first-team defense honors from USA Today … recorded 67 tackles, four fumble recoveries and five interceptions as a junior in 2014 … finished his senior season with 43 tackles, a pass breakup, one blocked punt and three blocked field goals … spent his first two years of prep ball at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., before transferring to IMG Academy for his final two years where he played for Chris Weinke and Kevin Wright … then played for Jack Wright at Mississippi Gulf Coast … chose the Crimson Tide over South Carolina.

Stephon Wynn Jr. DL, 6-4, 308, Fr. Anderson, S.C./IMG Academy One of the nation’s top defensive end prospects … a unanimous four-star prospect by the top recruiting sites … rated as the No. 70 player nationally, the 15th-ranked player from the state of South Carolina and the No. 3 defensive end in the 247Composite … tabbed the fourthranked defensive end and 89th player nationally while being named the 11th-ranked player from South Carolina by 247Sports … selected as the No. 6 defensive end and 24th-rated player from Florida by Rivals.com … listed at No. 89 on the ESPN300 while also being recognized as the No. 9 defensive end and 21st-rated player in the state … participated in Nike’s “The Opening” in 2017 … selected to play in the 2018 Under Armour AllAmerica game … transferred to IMG Academy for his senior season, coming from T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, S.C. … finished his senior campaign with 18 total tackles and three for a loss across eight games played at IMG … totaled 77 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks as a junior at Hanna … collected 73 tackles with 13 for a loss and four sacks in his sophomore campaign at TLHHS … coached by Kevin Wright at IMG Academy during his senior season … father, Stephon Sr., played tight end at Clemson from 1993-94 … chose Alabama over Clemson and Georgia along with receiving offers from an extensive list of other schools.

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Nick

Saban 12th Year • Head Coach • Kent State, 1973 A man of vision who has a proven record of championship success, head coach Nick Saban has returned the University of Alabama to the top of the college football landscape with his commitment to building the total program. After the victory over Georgia in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Saban joined Paul “Bear” Bryant as the only two coaches to win six national titles in the poll era of college football. In his 11 seasons in Tuscaloosa, Saban’s uncompromising dedication to excellence in every phase of the program has resulted five national championships since 2009. A six-time National Coach of the Year, Saban has achieved resounding success as a head coach and has earned a reputation as an outstanding tactician, leader, organizer and motivator. Those qualities have sparked impressive turnarounds at every stop of his career. Saban’s consistent approach and disciplined leadership are the reasons his teams are known for exhibiting grit, determination and resilience, often overcoming adversity to achieve victory.

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The most recent example of his team’s ability to overcome adversity and achieve victory was the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Saban’s team overcame a 13-0 halftime deficit for a 26-23 overtime victory that secured Alabama’s 17th national championship. The victory also improved Saban’s career record to 6-1 in national championship games and 13-2 in championship games (SEC/ National). The 2017 Crimson Tide earned its fourth straight trip to the College Football Playoff and defeated No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Alabama is the only team to earn an invitation each of the four years of the CFP’s existence. The Tide finished the season with a 13-1 record and a share of the SEC Western Division title. Alabama had 10 players earn first team AllSEC honors while Minkah Fitzpatrick captured the Bednarik Award as the National Defensive Player of the Year and the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back. Fitzpatrick and linebacker Rashaan Evans earned first team AllAmerica honors. Saban’s defense led the nation in scoring (11.9 ppg), total defense (260.4 ypg) and rushing defense (94.7 ypg) while ranking second in pass efficiency defense (96.78) while the offense was 13th in rushing (250.6 ypg) and 15th in scoring (37.1 ppg). Saban has compiled a 223-62-1 (.781) record (218-62-1 after vacations) as a college head coach and has gone 125-14 (.899) in the past 10 seasons in Tuscaloosa, which includes a 71-9 (.888) mark in regular season conference play. In 2017, the Tide reached the 10-win milestone for the 10th consecutive season and won 11 or more games for the seventh straight year, which extended the conference record. Alabama has won at least 12 games in four straight and became the third in the poll era to win at least 13 games in three straight seasons. Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for at least one week for 10 straight years, which broke the all-time record of seven established by Miami (1986-92). Alabama extended its streak of consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 to 161 weeks, the longest in school history.

Saban’s 2016 squad completed an undefeated regular season for the first time since 2009 and secured the program’s 26th SEC Championship – the third straight for the program – and the fourth in the last five years. The Tide defeated Washington in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (247), before dropping a 35-31 game to Clemson in the CFP National Championship Game in Tampa, Fla. Alabama finished with a 14-1 record after defeating nine ranked teams and 11 teams that qualified for bowl games during the 2016 season. Alabama finished the year No. 2 in the national polls. Saban, who was named the SEC Coach of the Year and Munger Award National Coach of the Year (presented by the Maxwell Football Club), had five players earn first team All-America honors – Jonathan Allen, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Reuben Foster, Marlon Humphrey and Cam Robinson. Allen also captured the Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, both of which go to the national defensive player of the year, and the Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive end, while Foster won the Butkus Award that is given to the nation’s best linebacker, and Robinson captured the Outland Trophy. The senior class posted a NCAA-record 51-6 record from 2013-16 and a 64-7 mark over the last five years which is also the best in NCAA annals. The 2015 team secured the Crimson Tide’s fourth national championship in the last seven years. They became the first team to win back-toback Southeastern Conference Championships in 17 years (Tennessee, 1997-98) and were the only program to earn an invitation to each of the first two College Football Playoffs. Saban led his team to victories in the final 12 games of the season, including wins at No. 8 Georgia, at No. 9 Texas A&M, vs. No. 4 LSU, at No. 17 Mississippi State, against No. 18 Florida in the SEC Championship Game, vs. No. 3 Michigan State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and over No. 1 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The senior class won a school-record 50 games (50-6) over their four years with three SEC Championships and two national titles. The Crimson Tide featured Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, who also captured the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year and Doak Walker Award. Ryan Kelly won the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s top center. Linebacker Reggie Ragland was a finalist for the Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, while A’Shawn Robinson was a finalist for Outland Trophy. The offensive line was also awarded the Joe Moore Award, which goes to

the nation’s toughest line. All four of the Tide’s finalists garnered first team All-America honors, while Eddie Jackson was a second-team selection. Henry set school records for rushing yards (2,219), rushing touchdowns (28), rushing attempts (395) and all-purpose yardage (2,310). A trademark of Saban-coached teams, the Tide ranked among the nation’s best on both sides of the ball, checking in at No. 1 in the country in rushing defense, No. 3 in total defense and scoring defense, and eighth in pass efficiency defense while averaging 199.9 rushing yards and 227.1 passing yards per game on offense. Special teams were also impressive in 2015 with Cyrus Jones setting the SEC record with four punt returns for touchdowns and place-kicker Adam Griffith connecting on 23 of his final 28 field goals. Saban’s on-side kick call in the national championship game proved key, propelling the Crimson Tide to the program’s 16th national title. In the classroom, the numbers were just as astounding, as UA had a nation-leading 29 graduates on the roster for the bowl game including three players with their master’s degree in hand. He is the first coach to win back-to-back BCS national championships and has won five titles in his last 11 years of coaching college football. Saban is one of three college coaches in the poll era (since 1936) to win three national championships in four years, joining Frank Leahy of Notre Dame (1946-47, 1949) and Tom Osborne of Nebraska (1994-95, 1997). He is also just the second (Leahy) to win four titles in seven years. He is the second coach in the poll era to win at least five national championships (Paul “Bear” Bryant). Saban, the 2014 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year, led the Crimson Tide to the top seed in the first College Football Playoff at the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Alabama’s 24th SEC Championship and a 12-2 record. Alabama won its final eight games to earn a spot in the playoff, including a closing gauntlet that included wins at No. 14 LSU, over No. 1 Mississippi State, against No. 15 Auburn and versus No. 14 Missouri in the SEC Championship. The 2014 senior class finished with a 48-6 record over four years and went to four straight New Year’s Six Bowls, including national championships in 2011 and 2012. The Crimson Tide featured Heisman Trophy finalist and UA’s first-ever Biletnikoff Award winner Amari Cooper and Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award finalist Landon Collins. Along with Cooper and Collins, Ray Guy Award finalist punter JK Scott, linebacker Trey DePriest and offensive guard Arie Kouandjio garnered first team All-America honors. SEC Championship Game MVP Blake Sims set school records for total offense (3,837 yards) and passing

AMONG THE NATION’S BEST Only four coaches in the modern poll era of college football have won four or more national championships during their careers. COACH Paul “Bear” Bryant Nick Saban Frank Leahy John McKay

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yards (3,487), while Cooper established UA marks in every receiving category. The Tide ranked among the nation’s best on both sides of the ball, checking in at No. 6 in the country in scoring defense and 15th overall in scoring offense. In the classroom, Alabama had 22 graduates on the roster for the bowl game (tied for the most in the nation) and seven players with their master’s degree in hand (first in the nation). Saban led the 2013 Alabama team to the Allstate Sugar Bowl, making a sixth straight New Year’s bowl appearance and the third straight in a BCS bowl. That senior class posted a remarkable record of 60-7 over their last five years with four bowl wins and three national titles. Their record in the classroom was just as impressive as 28 Crimson Tide graduates took the field for the bowl matchup with Oklahoma. Senior quarterback AJ McCarron was named a first team All-American, won the Maxwell and Unitas Awards, and finished as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting while directing one of the most productive offenses in school history. On the other side of the ball, senior linebacker C.J. Mosley took home Alabama’s third Butkus Trophy and earned AllAmerica honors for the second straight year as he led a defense that entered the bowl game ranked second nationally in fewest points allowed. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio joined McCarron and Mosley as first team All-Americans. Alabama remained at the forefront of the college football world in 2012 with an explosive offense and a retooled defense that maintained its place as one of the most dominant units in the nation. The Crimson Tide won the program’s 23rd SEC championship (the most in league history) with a victory over Georgia that propelled Alabama into the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game, where they soundly defeated Notre Dame by a score of 42-14 to earn the school’s 15th national title. For his efforts following the season, Saban was named the Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year, his

third such honor in his previous four years. Under Saban’s guidance, Alabama boasted a 978 APR score that ranked 11th nationally in 2012 and second in the SEC. The Crimson Tide also had a 75 percent graduation rate, which was among the best in the nation. The Alabama defense led the nation in rush defense (76.4 ypg), total defense (250.0 ypg), and scoring defense (10.9 ppg) in 2012. The Tide offense ranked 12th nationally in scoring at 38.7 points per game, 16th nationally in rushing at 227.5 yards per game and set a school record with 542 points scored in 2012. The Crimson Tide featured four first team All-Americans in 2012, including two along the offensive line in center Barrett Jones and left guard Chance Warmack. A pair of defensive standouts also earned All-America honors in cornerback Dee Milliner and Mosley. Jones captured the Rimington Trophy, presented to the nation’s best center, and the prestigious Campbell Award, as the student-athlete who best combined performance on the field, success in the classroom and service away from the field. The 2012 senior class set school and SEC records for wins, while garnering a 49-5 record since 2009, a mark that tied Nebraska’s NCAA record 49 wins from 199497. It also broke the Cornhuskers’ record (60 wins from 1993-97) for the most major college football victories in a five-year period with 61 (2008-12). The 2011 squad produced one of the most dominant defenses in the history of college football and captured Alabama’s 14th national championship with a 21-0 victory over LSU in the BCS National Championship Game. The Tide defense led the nation in all major categories, becoming the second team since national statistics have been compiled, and the first since 1986 (Oklahoma), to accomplish that feat. UA allowed only 8.2 points per game, 183.6 total yards, 72.2 rushing yards, 111.5 passing yards and an 83.7 pass efficiency defense. Alabama finished with a 12-1 record.

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COACHES/STAFF Coach Saban holding the 2013 BCS National Championship Trophy after defeating Notre Dame in Miami.

Saban’s 2011 senior class won 48 games over the span of four seasons (2008-11). Seven members of the 2011 Crimson Tide (including five on defense) were recognized as first team AllAmericans by major media outlets, while Jones took home Alabama’s third Outland Trophy and Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson received the Tide’s first Doak Walker Award. The team was recognized with the Disney Spirit Award, which was presented to snapper Carson Tinker, for the team’s response in the community following a tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. Jones also received the ARA Sportsmanship Award and the Wuerffel Trophy. Saban’s efforts earned him the Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year Award. The Tide also had extensive success in the classroom with 38 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections (a league record) and produced one Academic All-American in Jones. Despite a young roster that listed only eight scholarship seniors, the 2010 Alabama team finished with its third consecutive 10-win season following a dominant 49-7 win over Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl. Five players were named first team All-SEC by either the AP or the league coaches, while six more earned second team All-SEC honors. Most impressively, two players (quarterback Greg McElroy and Jones) were named first team CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-Americans, which marked two consecutive years in which Alabama boasted two of the three CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-Americans in the SEC. McElroy, the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year, was named a National Football Foundation National-Scholar-Athlete as a finalist for the Campbell Trophy. The 2009 season at Alabama turned out to be one of the most memorable in program history, as the Tide compiled a perfect 14-0 mark and won the 2009 BCS National Championship by defeating Texas, 37-21, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Alabama earned a spot in the title game with a resounding 32-13 win over

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defending national champion Florida in the SEC Championship Game, as the Tide moved to No. 1 in both major polls. The SEC championship was the program’s 22nd. On Dec. 12, 2009, more history was made for both Alabama and Saban when running back Mark Ingram became the first Heisman Trophy winner for both. Saban’s 2009 squad also was prominent when it came to other honors, as Rolando McClain received the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker and six players earned first-team AP All-America status — a college football record. After the perfect 2009 season concluded, Saban was presented with the first Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year Award. In addition to the on-field success, the 2009 Tide active roster featured a nation’s-best 13 players who had already graduated. That number increased to 22 players with degrees for the bowl game. Saban’s first Alabama team finished 7-6 in 2007, but the 2008 season saw a vastly improved squad take the field. Saban’s influence had taken hold in Tuscaloosa and – behind a small and united senior class along with a talented group of newcomers – the Tide returned to national prominence. Alabama developed a reputation as the most physical football team in the country and methodically dominated the competition. Saban produced the largest win increase from year one to year two in school history, as the Tide went from a seven-win team in 2007 to 12 wins in 2008. Alabama swept through the 2008 regular season schedule with a 12-0 record, moving to No. 1 in all of the polls and capturing the SEC Western Division Championship before falling late to Florida in a hard-fought SEC Championship Game. The team’s efforts earned them a trip to the Allstate Sugar Bowl for the 13th time in school history. Saban was named the 2008 Home Depot Coach of the Year at the ESPN Awards Show and won several other national coach-of-the-year honors including the FWAA/Eddie Robinson,

Associated Press, Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Liberty Mutual. Lessons learned from the 2007 season – which was capped with a win over Colorado in the Independence Bowl – no doubt carried into spring and summer preparations for the 2008 run. The win also continued an impressive streak for Saban as he has yet to have a losing season as a college head coach. Of the six losses in 2007, none was by more than seven points. In addition to an improvement in the win column from the year prior, the 2008 signing class was rated by many analysts as the best in the country. Off the field, the focus on academics by Saban and his staff made an immediate impact, as the 2007 team put together one of the finest academic fall semesters in school history. The freshman class set a solid foundation for their future at Alabama as they led the way with an impressive combined grade-point average of 3.10 in the fall. Before arriving in Tuscaloosa, Saban’s most recent college head coaching stint was a fiveseason run at LSU that produced a record of 48-16 (.750), one national championship (2003), two Southeastern Conference championships, three SEC Western Division championships, and a 3-2 record in bowl games with two Sugar Bowl victories and a Peach Bowl win. LSU constructed a 28-12 (.700) record against SEC opponents under Saban’s guidance. He was named the 2003 National Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and earned both the Paul W. “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year Award and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award by the Football Writers Association of America. Saban was named SEC Coach of the Year twice (by The Birmingham News in 2001 and by the Associated Press in 2003) while at LSU. Saban took over the Alabama program after serving two seasons at the helm of the Miami Dolphins. Saban’s teams showed marked improvement over the unit he inherited. Taking over a team that finished 4-12 in 2004, Saban

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led the 2005 Dolphins to a 9-7 record, the third-biggest turnaround in the NFL that season and the secondhighest victory turnaround for a Dolphins team in any non-strike season. Most impressively, the Dolphins finished 2005 on a six-game winning streak to end the year, the longest streak in the NFL that season. Prior to his stint at Miami, Saban’s impact on the LSU program transcended the success on the field. His commitment to building the total program, placing education first and instilling discipline with responsibility on and off the field transformed the Tigers into a force on the national stage. LSU produced 84 Academic AllSEC honorees in Saban’s five seasons, including 25 members of the 2003 national championship squad. LSU’s graduation rate for football players improved dramatically under his watch and two players – offensive tackle Rodney Reed (2002 and 2003) and offensive lineman Rudy Niswanger (2004) – earned first team Academic All-America honors. Linebacker Bradie James earned a postgraduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation (2003). Saban also spearheaded a $15 million fundraising effort to construct a new academic center for studentathletes at LSU, and he and his players were active in community involvement in the Baton Rouge area, taking part in community service projects, visiting schools to mentor children, and taking time to visit local hospitals on a regular basis. More than 50 of Saban’s LSU players earned their college degrees, in addition to 28 who were selected in the NFL draft (seven in both 2004 and 2006). Named head coach at LSU on Nov. 30, 1999, Saban led an immediate turnaround of a program that had suffered through seven losing seasons during the 1990s. His 48 victories over five seasons ranked third among Division I-A head coaches during that time. Saban, Paul Dietzel and current LSU head coach Les Miles are the only coaches in the program’s history to post multiple 10-win seasons. Saban, Dietzel and Bernie Moore are the only head coaches in Tiger history to win two SEC titles. Saban’s 2000 Tigers rebounded from two straight losing seasons to post an 8-4 record, capped by a 31-20 win over No. 15 Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl. Victories over Tennessee and Mississippi State highlighted that season, along with a key road win at Ole Miss. The 2001 Tigers improved to 10-3 overall and won the program’s first outright SEC title since 1986 with a 31-20 win over second-ranked Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game. An impressive second half against the Volunteers was a trademark of Saban’s coaching acumen, as LSU outscored the Vols 21-3 in the final half to erase a 17-10 deficit. They won the game despite the absence of starting quarterback Rohan Davey and running back LaBrandon Toefield. Sparked by one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, a unit that averaged 451.5 yards per game, the Tigers capped the 2001 season with a 47-34 defeat of

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POSTSEASON BOWL OR FINISH Finished first in the Mid-American Conference Independence Bowl Sun Bowl Aloha Bowl ^Invited to Citrus Bowl Peach Bowl Sugar Bowl Cotton Bowl *BCS National Champions; SEC Champions; Sugar Bowl Capital One Bowl

2007 Alabama 7-6 (2-6 after NCAA ruling) Independence Bowl 2008 Alabama 12-2 Sugar Bowl 2009 Alabama 14-0 *BCS National Champions; SEC Champions 2010 Alabama 10-3 Capital One Bowl 2011 Alabama 12-1 *BCS National Champions 2012 Alabama 13-1 *BCS National Champions; SEC Champions 2013 Alabama 11-2 Sugar Bowl 2014 Alabama 12-2 College Football Playoff; SEC Champions; Sugar Bowl 2015 Alabama 14-1 *CFP National Champions; SEC Champions; Cotton Bowl 2016 Alabama 13-0 College Football Playoff; SEC Champions; Peach Bowl 2017 Alabama 13-1 *CFP National Champions; Allstate Sugar Bowl *Won the national championship ^Saban did not coach in the bowl game

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SNAPSHOTS The Saban family, from left to right, Adam Setas and Kristen, Nick, Terry, with granddaughter Amélie, Kelsé and Nicholas.

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Big Ten champion Illinois in the Sugar Bowl, LSU’s first victory in a New Year’s Day bowl game since 1968. Stifling defense was the trademark of the 2002 Tigers. LSU posted an 8-5 record and a second straight New Year’s Day bowl appearance. The Tigers, who faced Texas in the Cotton Bowl, held opponents to under 275 yards per game through the season’s first six games and scored a schoolrecord 30 or more points in six straight games. LSU just missed winning a second consecutive SEC West title, as a last-minute comeback by Arkansas in the regular-season finale prevented LSU from another appearance in the SEC Championship Game. That LSU team overcame the midseason loss of starting quarterback Matt Mauck, free safety Damien James and Toefield in successive weeks to make a run at an SEC Western Division title. Saban’s philosophy of “out of yourself and into the team” paid huge dividends in 2003. The Tigers produced a 13-1 record, won their second SEC championship and earned the school’s second national championship with a squad that was among the nation’s most dominant on both sides of the line of scrimmage. The LSU offense scored a school-record 475 points (33.9 per game) while holding 13 of 14 opponents to fewer than 20 points. LSU’s defense ranked first nationally in points allowed per game (11.0) and total defense (252.0 yards per game). After a 7-1 start, LSU ended the season with six dominating victories by an average margin of 35-10. An impressive 34-13 victory over Georgia in the 2003 SEC title game paved LSU’s way to an appearance in the BCS Championship Game against top-ranked Oklahoma. The Tigers produced a dominant defensive effort against the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl, limiting the Sooners to 154 yards of total offense in a 21-14 victory. Saban’s final LSU team in 2004 overcame the loss of 13 players from the 2003 squad who went on to NFL rosters, posting a 9-3 record while producing the SEC’s best rushing offense (200.7 yards per game). The Tiger defense ranked third nationally during the regular season in total defense (249.9 yards per game) and passing defense (145.4 yards per game), allowing only 15.9 points per contest. Over its final six games, the 2004 LSU defense allowed only 12 points in the second half on the way to a berth in the Capital One Bowl against Iowa – LSU’s fourth consecutive January bowl berth (a first for the Tiger program). Saban served as head coach at Michigan State from 1995-99, his second stint at the East Lansing school as he also spent 1983-87 as the Spartans’ defensive coordinator/secondary coach. After playing in only one bowl game in the previous four years, Michigan State made four postseason

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appearances in Saban’s five years at the helm. Saban led MSU to a 34-24-1 (.585) record. In 1999, Saban led his final Spartans team to a No. 7 national ranking, finishing in a tie for second place in the Big Ten. The Spartans defeated Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State in the same year for the first time since 1965 and recorded six wins at home for the first time since the 1912 season. The Spartans’ performance that year landed them a spot in the Citrus Bowl. Michigan State led the Big Ten in rushing defense (77.0 ypg) and total defense (299.0 ypg) while ranking fifth nationally in rushing defense and 11th in total defense. The MSU offense averaged 31.0 points per game. Saban was the first coach in school history to put the Spartans in postseason bowl games in each of his first three seasons – as he led Michigan State to the Independence Bowl in 1995, the Sun Bowl in 1996 and the Aloha Bowl in 1997. Before Michigan State, Saban spent four seasons (1991-94) as defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns under head coach Bill Belichick. The Browns went from allowing the most points (462) in the NFL prior to Saban’s arrival to allowing the fewest points (204) in the league in 1994, the sixth-fewest points surrendered in NFL history at the time. In each of Saban’s four years guiding the Browns defense, they never permitted an average of more than 19.2 points per game. He built a reputation as one of the finest defensive coaches in the league and also was heavily involved in the team’s player personnel and scouting process. Saban’s first head coaching position came at the University of Toledo in 1990, as he guided the Rockets to a record of 9-2 that year, finishing as co-champions of the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets ranked among the NCAA leaders in both total defense (12th at 284.8 ypg) and scoring defense (16th at 16.2 ppg) and missed posting an undefeated record by a mere five points. Saban joined Toledo after serving as secondary coach with the Houston Oilers for two seasons under Jerry Glanville (1988-89), his first NFL coaching position. He quickly made an impact on the Oilers defense, as the team’s secondary tied for fourth in the AFC in 1988 with 21 interceptions and then tied for second in the conference in 1989 with 22 picks. In his first stint at Michigan State, Saban served as secondary coach and defensive coordinator under George Perles from 1983-87. Saban played an integral part in helping the Spartans make three postseason bowl appearances, including a Big Ten championship in 1987 and a 20-17 victory over USC in the 1988 Rose Bowl. Michigan State led the nation in rushing defense in 1987, (61.2 ypg) and ranked second in scoring defense (12.4 ppg).

A native of Monongah, W. Va., Saban is a 1973 graduate of Kent State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business. He earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State in 1975. Born Oct. 31, 1951, Saban and his wife, the former Terry Constable, have two children, Nicholas and Kristen. They have been married for 46 years and are enjoying the company of their granddaughter, Amélie, a daughter-in-law Kelsé and son-in-law Adam Setas. Saban co-authored “Tiger Turnaround” in 2001, documenting his first two years at LSU. He then co-authored “How Good Do You Want to Be?” in 2005, a book that offers real-life principles for success at work and at home. In addition to their work as fundraisers for LSU’s Student-Athlete Academic Center, the Sabans supported several charitable and civic projects in Louisiana. The largest of those efforts was with the Children’s Miracle Network, for which Terry and Nick Saban raised more than $100,000 per year. At Michigan State, the Sabans started the Nick’s Kids Foundation, which they have continued in Tuscaloosa, a vibrant example of their continuing concern for disadvantaged children. Since Nick and Terry arrived in Tuscaloosa, over $7 million has been distributed to students, teachers and children’s causes at over 150 charities through the Nick’s Kids Foundation. The Sabans also have played a big role in tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas. Immediately following the devastating storm on April 27, 2011, Nick and Terry visited shelters where they paid for and served meals to those in need. Through Nick’s Kids, the Sabans joined with Habitat for Humanity in helping to rebuild 16 homes lost in the tornado. With support and donations from the Sabans, St. Francis Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa built the Saban Catholic Student Center, which opened in August of 2016. In receiving the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, Saban was awarded a $50,000 gift at the A-Day Game. He designated the gift for Nick’s Kids, as well as an additional $20,000 gift for The University of Alabama scholarship fund. In June of 2008, the Sabans announced a $1 million gift to benefit Alabama’s first-generation scholarship program. The gift has a special meaning to the Sabans, as both Nick and Terry were first-generation graduates.

Coach Nick Saban with 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.

Coach Nick Saban with 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram.

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Coach Nick Saban (above) after helping build 15 homes with Habitat for Humanity and Project Team Up. Terry Saban (upper right) helping to donate bikes at a Nick’s Kids event. Saban (below) accepting the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship trophy following the Crimson Tide’s 45-40 victory over Clemson in Glendale, Ariz.

“When we travel throughout the state, we recognize names and faces who share the same goal: to make the University of Alabama the very best it can be in every regard, on the field, in the classroom and in the eyes of the nation one day at a time. Thank you to all of the supporters and the University of Alabama community. Roll Tide!” — TERRY SABAN

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Jeff Banks begins his first season on head

NFL Draft pick of the Chargers in 2016. Lambo

from 1998-2000, where he worked with the

coach Nick Saban’s staff as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach after spending

connected on 80 percent of his field goal kicks and was 50-of-51 on PATs. The Aggies also

offense and the punters and kickers. As a player, Banks was a two-time all-

the previous five years in the same role at Texas

blocked an SEC-high three kicks, ranked third in

conference

A&M.

net punting (39.4) and second in kickoff return

Banks, a veteran special teams coordinator and former All-Pac 10 punter, will need to

defense (18.3). Prior to arriving at Texas A&M in 2013, Banks

posting a 42.8 yard average as a junior and 43.4 yard average as a senior. In his final season, he led the Pac-10 and was No. 15 nationally

replace All-American punter JK Scott and placekicker Andy Pappanastos in 2018. Alabama returns two long snappers in Thomas Fletcher

had a brief stint as as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Virginia after having coached running backs and coordinated

while helping the Cougars go 10-2 and earn an invitation to the Rose Bowl. Banks was also selected to participate in the Senior Bowl.

and Scott Meyer and returners Trevon Diggs, Henry Ruggs III, Xavian Marks and Josh Jocobs. The Crimson Tide signed one of the nation’s top

special teams for nine years at UTEP (2004-12). During his time in El Paso, Banks oversaw one of the top special teams units in Conference

Banks has a daughter, Sydnei, and two sons, Gage and Tanner. Banks earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington

high school punters in Skyler DeLong and have kicker Joseph Bulovas coming off of a redshirt season.

USA as the Miners led the league in special teams statistics in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, UTEP led the conference in net punting with a 40.1

State in 1999.

Banks comes to Alabama after five years as the tight ends and special teams coordinator for Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M. The Aggies

average and punt return defense with a 3.1 yard average. The Miners allowed just 65 yards on 21 opponent punt returns. UTEP also ranked No. 3

boasted one of the nation’s top special teams units in 2017, ranking third nationally in net

in kickoff returns (23.8 avg.) and No. 4 in punt returns (10.1). That same season, UTEP blocked

punting (42.29 ypp) and second nationally in punt returns with a 17.1 average and two touchdowns. Punter Shane Tripucka ranked sixth nationally in punting with an average of 45.5 yards per punt. Banks’ units were No. 1 nationally with eight blocked kicks a season ago. In 2016, the Aggies led the nation in punt returns average at 25.39 yards per return with four touchdowns. Returner Christian Kirk led the nation individually in punt return touchdowns with three while averaging 21.7 yards on 13 returns. Texas A&M also ranked seventh nationally in net punting in 2016 with a 41.58 yard average.

four kicks and returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns. The 2011 season saw UTEP led C-USA in punting (40.5 avg.), rank second in kickoff returns (26.3 avg.) and third in kickoff coverage (44.4 avg.). The Miners rated fourth nationally in kickoff returns and sixth in net punting, and the team blocked three punts and also executed successful fake kicks for first downs on the road on three occasions. In 2009, a Banks pupil, Donald Buckram, broke UTEP’s season rushing record that had stood for over 60 years by rushing for 1,594 yards.

The highlight of his first season with the Aggies in 2013 was the development of punter Drew Kaser and placekicker Josh Lambo. Kaser broke the A&M single-season record with a 47.4 punt average while being named a first-team All-American and being selected as a finalist for the Ray Guy Award. Kaser was a sixth-round

Banks served as an assistant coach at Idaho State from 2000-03, where he was the special teams coordinator, recruiting coordinator and running backs coach. Idaho State led the nation in net punting twice in his three seasons. Banks got his coaching start as a graduate assistant under Mike Price at Washington State

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punter

for

Washington

State,

coaches and staff

DAN ENOS Assoc. Head Coach/QBs

First Year

Dan Enos was added to the Alabama staff

Despite seeing two 1,000-yard rushers

an assistant coach. He coached quarterbacks

in February of 2018 to coach and develop the Crimson Tide quarterbacks while also serving as

move on to the NFL following the 2015 season, Enos also turned another first-time starter in

in 2006 and running backs from 2007-09. He tutored three NFL running backs in East

the associate head coach.

running back Rawleigh Williams III into a First

Lansing – Javon Ringer, Edwin Baker and Jehuu

He boasts more than 20 years of experience

Team All-SEC selection. Williams led the SEC

coaching skill position players, over 10 years of play-calling experience and five years as the

regular-season in rushing while his 1,360 yards on the year were bolstered by seven 100-yard

Caulcrick. He was named one of Rivals.com’s Top 25 recruiters nationally in 2009. In 2006, he mentored Drew Stanton who threw for 2,252

head coach at Central Michigan (2010-14). He has tutored and developed many NFL stars, including offensive tackle Eric Fisher at CMU,

performances. Prior to his time at Arkansas, Enos spent five seasons as the head coach at Central Michigan

yards and 17 touchdowns and would go on to be a second-round NFL Draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 2008.

who became the first Mid-American Conference player to be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft in 2013 by the Kansas City Chiefs.

(2010-14), leading the Chippewas to two bowl games and bowl eligibility in three of his five seasons at the helm. He posted a 26-36 record

Enos spent two years as quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati (2004-05), helping quarterback Gino Guidugli finish his career as the school’s

Enos, who served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas for the past three seasons, arrives in Tuscaloosa

at CMU and coached 23 All-Mid-American Conference players while his offenses passed for more than 3,000 yards four times. Central

all-time leading passer with 11,453 career yards, including 2,633 passing yards and 26 passing touchdowns in 2004.

after a short stint at the University of Michigan where had been named an offensive assistant coach in January of 2018.

Michigan’s win over Western Kentucky in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl was just the third bowl win in program history.

He also worked at North Dakota State (OC/ QBs, 2003), Western Michigan (QB, 2000-02), Missouri State (OC/QBs, 1999), Southern Illinois

During his three years at Arkansas, Enos oversaw a balanced pro-style offense that

Ryan Radcliff was Enos’ first starting quarterback at Central Michigan and under

(QB/WR, 1997-98), Northern Michigan (OC/Off.

produced some of the most impressive seasons in Razorback history. Arkansas was one of two FBS programs with a 3,000-yard passer and 1,300-yard rusher in both 2015 and 2016, featuring a different quarterback and different running back carrying the load in each season. He also had a 3,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher in his final season at Central Michigan in 2014. Enos tutored both Brandon Allen (2015) and Austin Allen (2016) to 3,000-yard passing seasons, as the brothers became just the third and fourth players in program history to reach that number through the air. Brandon threw for

his tutelage, Radcliff became one of the top quarterbacks in CMU history as he passed for 9,917 yards and 63 touchdowns during his career. Enos also helped develop wide receiver Titus Davis, who finished as the school’s career leader in receiving yards (3,705) and touchdowns (37) while also setting the single-season mark for touchdown receptions (13). Quarterback Cooper Rush started for Enos in his final two seasons at CMU on his way to a school-record 12,891 passing yards, 90 touchdowns and, eventually, the NFL. Rush accounted for 3,149 yards through the air as a sophomore in 2014 while completing 63.6

WR, 1994-95). He served as a graduate assistant on Michigan State’s staff from 1991 to 1993. A standout quarterback at Michigan State from 1987-90, Enos started two seasons and earned a 16-7-1 record (.688) as a starter, leading the Spartans to two bowl victories. He still ranks among the best in school history with 3,837 passing yards and 297 completions. His .621 completion percentage ranks fourth-best in Spartan history. Enos graduated from Michigan State with a degree in business administration in 1991 and earned his master’s in sports administration in 2006. The Dearborn, Mich., native and his wife

3,440 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior in 2015, while leading the nation in quarterback efficiency. Austin then led the SEC in 2016 with 3,430 yards and was second in the league in touchdowns with 25. Enos had five offensive players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, tied for the second-most nationally.

percent of his passes with 27 touchdowns. In each of his final two seasons at CMU, Enos helped the Chippewas rank in the top half of the MAC in passing efficiency, third down conversion percentage and time of possession. Before being hired at Central Michigan, Enos spent four seasons at Michigan State as

Jane, have two children, Lia and Alex.

COACHES/STAFF

MICHIGAN STATE, 1991

Backs, 1996) and Lakeland College (OC/QB/

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JOSH GATTIS Co-Off. Coord./WRs

First Year

WAKE FOREST, 2006

COACHES/STAFF

Josh Gattis begins his first season in

In 2015, Godwin and Hamilton both earned

safety in 2005 and 2006. He went on to be

Tuscaloosa after joining head coach Nick Saban’s coaching staff in January of 2018 to

All-Big Ten accolades with Godwin catching 69 passes for 1,101 yards and five scores,

selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gattis spent part

serve as the co-offensive coordinator and wide

while Hamilton added 45 grabs for 580 yards

of the 2007 season with Jacksonville before

receivers coach.

and six touchdowns. Hamilton also added 82

Gattis inherits a young and talented group of wide receivers in 2018, but must replace

catches for 899 yards and two scores in 2014, earning Freshman All-America honors. Godwin

moving on to the Chicago Bears, where he would spend the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Gattis and his wife, Tesa, have one son,

Calvin Ridley, who entered the NFL Draft after three successful seasons in Tuscaloosa. A trio of sophomores return to lead the way for the

would finish his career ranked fourth in Penn State annals for career receiving yards (2,404) and touchdowns (18), while ranking sixth in

Jace, and a daughter, Reece. Gattis earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wake Forest in 2006.

Tide, including Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III and DeVonta Smith. Jeudy caught 14 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman

receptions at 153. Hamilton wrapped his career up in 2017 as Penn State’s career leader in receptions with 215, while ranking second in

in 2017 while Ruggs III caught 12 passes with a team-high six touchdowns and Smith hauled in the overtime touchdown to secure the Tide’s

receiving yards (2,842) and tied for fourth in touchdowns (18). Prior to his time with the Nittany Lions,

17th national championship. Gattis brings eight years of experience to Alabama, spending six of those seasons working

Gattis spent two years on the Vanderbilt staff with Franklin starting in 2012. Serving as the wide receivers coach for the Commodores,

under James Franklin. The last four seasons, Gattis has served as the wide receivers and

Gattis helped Jordan Matthews to All-America accolades twice. Matthews would end his career

passing game coordinator along with leading the offensive recruiting efforts for Penn State. During his time in Happy Valley, Gattis helped the Nittany Lions secure four consecutive top25 recruiting classes, including a pair of top15 classes in two of the last three seasons. He was selected by Scout.com as the 2015 Big Ten Recruiter of the Year. During his time with the Nittany Lions, Gattis tutored numerous outstanding wide receivers. In 2017, sophomore Juwan Johnson hauled in 54 catches for 701 yards and a score while senior DaeSean Hamilton led the team with 857 yards receiving and nine touchdowns on his way to All-Big 10 honors. During the 2016 season,

as the SEC’s leader in receptions (262) and receiving yards (3,759) while also setting the single-season mark for receptions with 107 in 2013 before Alabama’s Amari Cooper surpassed it a season later with 124. Matthews caught 94 passes as a junior in 2012 with 1,323 receiving yards and eight touchdowns and was a second round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles. Before pairing up with Franklin, Gattis spent one season at Western Michigan as the wide receivers coach, where he coached Jordan White to All-America accolades in 2011. White led the NCAA in receptions with 140 while totaling 1,911 yards during that season and broke numerous Mid-American Conference

he helped Chris Godwin set the Penn State junior record for touchdown receptions with 11. During that same season, Godwin amassed 982 receiving yards on his to way to earning Second Team All-Big 10 accolades.

receiving records. Gattis began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant at North Carolina in 2010. As a player at Wake Forest, Gattis was twice selected as an All-Atlantic Coast Conference

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PETE GOLDING Co-Def. Coord./ILBs

First Year

Pete Golding joined head coach Nick

Marcus Davenport and safety Michael Egwuagu

and All-South Region teams during his tenure,

Saban’s staff in December of 2017 and begins his first season in 2018 as the Crimson Tide’s

were named second-team all-conference and safety Jordan Moore was honorable mention.

while six Tusculum defenders received All-South Atlantic Conference accolades.

co-defensive coordinator and inside linebackers

Golding joined the UTSA staff after spending

He began his coaching career as a graduate

coach.

two years as an assistant coach at Southern Miss

Golding came to Tuscaloosa after coaching defensive backs and handling the defensive

where he coached the safeties. The Golden Eagles posted a six-win improvement in his

assistant at Delta State in 2006 after starting four seasons at safety for the Statesmen (200205).

coordinator duties at the University of Texas-San Antonio the past two seasons. He inherits a talented group of linebackers in

second season, finishing 9-5 overall with a trip to the Heart of Dallas Bowl while winning the Western Division of Conference USA.

A native of Hammond, La., Golding and his wife Carolyn have two children, Braxton and Bentley. Golding graduated from Delta State in

2018 led by junior Mack Wilson and sophomore Dylan Moses. Wilson started two games and finished with 40 tackles and a team-high four

Prior to his time in Hattiesburg, Golding was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Southeastern Louisiana for two

2005 with a degree in business.

interceptions. Moses also made two starts and finished with 30 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and added 1.5 sacks. Keith Holcombe and Josh

seasons (2012-13). He helped guide the Lions’ program to a school-record 11 wins and its first conference title (Southern) since 1961 with

McMillon provide quality veteran depth while underclassmen Markail Benton and VanDarius Cowan will push for playing time.

a 7-0 league record. Southeastern Louisiana advanced to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in its first

Golding’s 2017 defense ranked seventh in the Football Bowl Subdivision, allowing

appearance and Golding’s defense led the Southland in both total and scoring defense.

just 287.8 yards per game. The Roadrunners finished eighth in scoring defense (17.0 ppg), second in first downs defense (166) and 19th in pass efficiency defense (112.19). UTSA’s improvement during Golding’s tenure was evident, as the defense allowed 156 less yards per game and 16.8 less point per game in 2017 compared to 2015. In his first season with the Roadrunners in 2016, he helped lead the program to six wins and its first bowl game – the 2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl. His defense set several school records, including single-season standards for tackles (934), tackles for loss (77), sacks (27) and

defensive coordinator at his alma mater Delta State from 2010-11, leading the Statesman to the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship Game and the Gulf South Conference title. He also spent three years on staff at Tusculum coaching the defensive backs while coordinating the defense the final two years as the Pioneers developed into a record-setting defensive unit under his direction. In 2007, Tusculum intercepted a program-record 14 passes and produced conference-leading marks in sacks and forced turnovers on their way to an appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

quarterback hurries (38). Individually, linebacker Josiah Tauaefa broke UTSA’s season record for tackles with 115 on his way to becoming the program’s first Freshman All-American (Football Writers Association of America) and collecting Conference USA Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference honors. Defensive end

Golding has tutored six All-Americans during his 10-year coaching career, including 2012 FCS Defensive Player of the Year and 2013 second round National Football League draft pick Robert Alford, who was a cornerback under Golding during his senior season. He coached 18 Delta State players to All-Gulf South Conference

COACHES/STAFF

DELTA STATE, 2005

Before heading to Hammond, he was the

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BRENT KEY Offensive Line

Third Year

GEORGIA TECH, 2001

COACHES/STAFF

Brent Key begins his third season on Nick

helped provide time and open holes for the

The UCF offensive line in 2013 paved the way

Saban’s coaching staff at Alabama after joining the Crimson Tide in February of 2016 to coach

nation’s No. 16 scoring offense at 38.6 points per game and No. 4 total offense at 455.3 yards

for an offensive unit that averaged 441.5 yards and 34.6 points per game – two of the highest

the offensive line.

per game. They allowed just 1.60 sacks per

marks in program history. It also helped provide

For the second straight year under Key, and

game with Williams, a true freshman, at right

third overall, the Alabama offensive line was named a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, which

tackle, a SEC All-Freshman and Second-Team All-SEC selection. Bozeman turned in a solid

plenty of protection for quarterback Blake Bortles, who would be named The American Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.

is given annually to the nation’s top offensive front. The Tide’s rushing attack finished the season ranked 13th nationally, averaging 250.6

year at center, while Pierschbacher started all 15 games at guard and earned Second Team AllSEC recognition.

Key took over the offensive line for Central Florida at the start of the 2009 season and the progress the Knights’ line made was evident.

ypg while the Tide offense ranked 15th in the nation in scoring offense (37.1 ppg) in 2017. Bradley Bozeman was a First Team All-SEC

Prior to joining the Alabama staff, Key spent the 11 seasons prior as an assistant coach at Central Florida, including the 2015 campaign as

UCF improved from 229.5 yards per game in 2008 to 340.8 in 2009, one of the five largest jumps in the nation that season.

selection, a Second Team All-American and a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation’s top center. Jonah Williams also

the Knights’ offensive coordinator and running backs coach. He originally started as a graduate assistant at UCF in 2005.

While coaching tight ends for the Knights from 2006-08, Key helped tight end Mike Merritt develop into an NFL prospect. Merritt

a garnered First Team All-SEC honors and Second Team All-America stats at left tackle. Ross Pierschbacher started 12 mores games in

Key was Central Florida’s offensive line coach for six seasons (2009-14), holding the title of assistant head coach from 2012-14. He also

had 14 catches for 161 yards as a senior in 2007 and was a seventh-round selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2008 NFL Draft.

2017 and enters the 2018 campaign as the most experienced returning lineman with 42 career

served six seasons as the Knights’ recruiting coordinator (2007, 2010-14). Key coached

George O’Leary, Key was a four-year starter

starts. Key’s 2018 offensive line will feature four returning starters with Pierschbacher and Williams, Lester Cotton Sr. and Matt Womack. Those four players boast 104 career starts with talented sophomores Alex Leatherwood and Jedrick Wills Jr. looking to challenge for playing time. Wills started one game and played in 11 contests as a freshman in 2017, while Leatherwood filled in for an injured Williams in the second half of the CFP National Championship Game and played in seven games in his first season with the Tide. The offensive line unit was named a finalist

the tight ends from 2006-08 and added the role of special teams coordinator for the 2008 campaign. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Key was selected as a national nominee for the Broyles Award, which is given out each year to the top assistant coach in college football. Key coached eight players to 16 all-conference selections during his time as the offensive line coach for the Knights. Jah Reid was a third-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and three more linemen have signed NFL free-agent contracts since leaving Orlando. During Key’s time at UCF, the Knights participated in seven bowl games and won four

(1997-2000) for the Yellow Jackets at right guard. During his career, he helped Georgia Tech rank in the top three in the Atlantic Coast Conference in rushing all four years. Key started 44 games for the Yellow Jackets and was part of a senior class that earned four straight bowl berths, a first for the program since the 1950s. During Key’s sophomore year in 1998, Georgia Tech went 10-2, earned a share of the ACC title and played in the Gator Bowl. He was selected All-ACC as a senior in 2000. He began his coaching career at Georgia Tech in 2001 as the offensive graduate assistant coach under O’Leary. Prior to joining the staff

for the Joe Moore Award in 2016, a group that was led by Outland Trophy winner Cam Robinson, who was a unanimous First Team AllAmerica selection. The Alabama offensive line helped the Tide rank second in the SEC and 12th nationally in rushing offense, averaging 245.0 yards per game. The Tide offensive line

conference titles (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2014). Central Florida went 12-1 in 2013 and won the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to finish No. 10 in the final rankings. Along the way, UCF earned its first two wins over top-10 teams (No. 6/5 Baylor and No. 8/6 Louisville), and did not allow a sack against Penn State, Louisville, Connecticut and Baylor.

at UCF, he worked at Western Carolina in 2004, coaching the tight ends and running backs. A native of Trussville, Ala., Key earned allstate honors at Hewitt-Trussville High School. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 2001 with a degree in management. Key is married to the former Danielle Cumm.

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A standout player at Georgia Tech under

coaches and staff

CRAIG KULIGOWSKI Assoc. Head Coach/DL

First Year

Craig Kuligowski joined Alabama head

the defensive line for head coach Gary Pinkel

coach Nick Saban’s staff in February of 2018 as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and

where he was the second-longest tenured assistant coach in the league. During his time

developed into one of the top freshmen in the nation under Kuligowski’s tutelage in 2009. He

defensive line coach.

Redshirt

freshman

end

Aldon

Smith

in Columbia, Coach “Kool” produced 24 all-

was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive

Kuligowski comes to Alabama after two

conference players along the defensive front,

seasons at the University of Miami, where he coached the defensive line and served as

four first round NFL Draft picks from 2009 to his departure and 12 NFL Draft picks since 2002.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Year, garnered Third Team All-American honors and was a First Team Freshman All-American. Smith broke the

the assistant head coach. He revitalized the Hurricanes’ defensive front and helped Miami return to national prominence in 2017 with a

Kuligowski’s final year in Columbia saw the Tigers’ defensive line rank second in the nation in team tackles for loss. The Tigers also ranked

MU single-season sacks record in 2009 with 11.5 while accounting for 19 tackles for loss, both of which led the nation among freshmen.

trip to the ACC Championship Game and the Capital One Orange Bowl. The Hurricanes ranked among the nation’s

ninth in the nation in total defense. The 2014 Mizzou defense led the SEC in sacks (a schoolrecord 44), and was the stingiest defense in the

Kuligowski began his coaching at his alma mater Toledo as the recruiting coordinator in 1992 before adding to his role as the tight ends

leaders in several defensive categories in 2017, including tops in the nation in team sacks (3.38), third nationally in tackles for loss (8.5)

league, allowing a conference-low 300.8 yards per game in conference matchups. Star pupil Shane Ray was named the SEC Defensive Player

coach in 1993-95 and serving as the assistant offensive line coach for the Rockets in 1995 as well. Kuligowski moved to the defensive line in

and turnovers gained (31), eighth nationally in fumbles recovered (14) and ninth in the nation in opponent yards per play (4.77).

of the Year and was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft the following April by the Denver Broncos.

1996 and was credited with building one of the top defensive lines in the MAC from 1996-2000. In 2000, the Rockets were ranked fifth in the

Three of his defensive linemen earned AllACC recognition in 2017 with RJ McIntosh

The 2013 season saw the emergence of Michael Sam, who became one of the more

nation in rush defense, allowing just 81.5 yards

named to the second team, Trent Harris the third team and Kendrick Norton garnering honorable mention honors. In his first year with the program in 2016, Miami’s defensive line enjoyed vast improvements under his guidance and served as one of the top units both in the ACC and nationally. After the season, Kuligowski was promoted to assistant head coach after spending the 2016 season as defensive line coach. In 2016, Miami ranked No. 20 nationally in total defense (up from No. 69 the previous season), No. 9 in yards per play (No. 86 in 2015), No. 12 in scoring defense (No. 77 in 2015), No. 5 in tackles for loss (No. 105 in 2015), No. 22 in team sacks (No. 70 in 2015) and tied for eighth

compelling stories of the year, as he rose from little preseason publicity to become one of the top rush ends in the nation. He led the SEC in both sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (19.0), was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year and became MU’s first defensive First Team AllAmerican since 2001. Sam was a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi and Hendricks awards that season. Kony Ealy also turned in an outstanding season that year, claiming First Team All-SEC accolades by the Associated Press. Kuligowski’s 2013 defensive line was one of the most disruptive in the nation, producing 39 of Mizzou’s 41 season sacks (which led the SEC and ranked 12th nationally), while notching 73.5 of the team’s 107 tackles for loss. Sheldon Richardson developed into one of the

ranked third in the country in scoring defense, third in total defense and topped the national rankings in turnover margin. A four-year standout at Toledo (1987-90) as an offensive tackle, Kuligowski was named First Team All-MAC in his final two seasons with the Rockets. The 1990 season, his senior campaign, saw first-year head coach Nick Saban take over the Toledo program and lead the Rockets to the MAC title. Kuligowski earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Toledo in 1991. He and his wife Mary have two daughters, Peyton and Madeline, and a son, Max.

in defensive touchdowns allowed (No. 61 in 2015). Prior to his time in Miami, Kuligowski spent 15 years at the University of Missouri coaching

top defensive tackles in the nation in 2012, and claimed First Team All-SEC honors for his play, which included leading all SEC linemen in tackles (75).

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TOLEDO, 1991

per game and 2.46 yards per carry. They were

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MICHAEL LOCKSLEY Offensive Coordinator

Second Year

TOWSON, 1992

COACHES/STAFF

Michael Locksley joined Nick Saban’s staff at

rushing touchdowns in 2014. He successfully

the Big Ten and ranked 10th in the nation in

The University of Alabama in January of 2017 as the Crimson Tide’s co-offensive coordinator

utilized the talent on the outside with wide receiver Stefon Diggs hauling in 62 passes for

rushing, averaging 188.8 yards. Locksley spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons

and was promoted to offensive coordinator in

792 yards and five touchdowns and earning

at the University of Florida as the running backs

February of 2018.

second team All-Big Ten honors. Diggs would

In 2017, Locksley coached the wide receivers, who combined to catch 128 passes for 2,059

go on to be drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2004, Gators’ running back Ciatrick Fason led the SEC and ranked 19th in the NCAA in rushing (105.6

yards and 19 touchdowns led by First Team AllSEC selection Calvin Ridley. Ridley hauled in 63 passes for 967 yards and five touchdowns in his

In 2013, Locksley guided an offense that eclipsed 5,000 yards (5,160) for only the fourth time in program history and the first time since

yards a game) on his way to second-team allleague honors. In his first stint at Maryland from 1997-2002,

junior season. Cam Sims (14 catches for 207 yards) and Robert Foster (14 catches for 174 yards) also turned in solid years while the trio

2003. The passing game excelled that season, totaling 3,231 yards for the third-highest total in school history.

Locksley enjoyed success both recruiting and grooming players in College Park. He oversaw the running backs during his entire tenure,

of true freshmen Jerry Jeudy (14 for 264 yards), DeVonta Smith (eight for 160 yards ) and Henry Ruggs III (12 for 229 yards and a team-high six

A veteran coach with over 20 years of experience Locksley, also served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Illinois from

including the final five as recruiting coordinator. Three different running backs - Chris Downs, Bruce Perry and LaMont Jordan - gained more

touchdowns) provided a boost for the Crimson Tide. Locksley spent the 2016 season on the

2005-08. The Illini went from No. 72 nationally in total offense in 2005 to 19th following the 2008 season. They led the Big Ten in rushing in 2006

than 1,000 yards and were named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. He began his coaching career at Towson in

Crimson Tide’s staff as an offensive analyst. He previously served as the interim head coach

and 2007 and then led the league in passing in 2008. The rushing attack was twice ranked in

1992, where he coached defensive backs and

at the University of Maryland for the final six games of the 2015 season. Prior to that he served as the Terrapins’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012-15. Locksley also served as the head coach at the University of New Mexico from 2009-11. Locksley, known for strong recruiting skills, was listed as a top-25 recruiter in the nation three different times (2003, 2005, 2006) and was a finalist for 2007 recruiter of the year by Rivals.com. He also engineered top-10 recruiting classes during each of his two seasons (2003-04) as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Florida.

the top-10 nationally (No. 10 in 2006 and No. 5 in 2007). Under Locksley’s offensive plan, wide receiver Arrelious Benn was a first team allconference pick as a sophomore in 2008 after leading the league in receiving yards (1,055). He went on to become a second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2010 NFL Draft. The 2007 Illinois offense became just the third unit in school history to surpass the 5,000yard mark and first to top 3,000 rushing yards. Led by Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Rashard Mendenhall, the Illini led the league in rushing for the second straight year and finished

U.S. Naval Prep School. He coached outside linebackers at the University of the Pacific in 1995 and then coached wide receivers and tight ends at Army in 1996. A native of Washington D.C., Locksley played safety at Towson University, where he was the team’s defensive MVP as a senior in 1991. He finished his career ranked 19th on the school’s all-time tackles list and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. Locksley and his wife Kia have four children: three sons, Mike Jr., Meiko and Kai, and one daughter, Kori.

During his time as Maryland’s offensive coordinator, the Terrapins produced balanced and effective results. Locksley’s attack was orchestrated by quarterback C.J. Brown, who became Maryland’s all-time leader in touchdowns responsible for with 58 after totaling 13 passing touchdowns and eight

fifth nationally at 256.7 yards a game. Illinois played USC in the 2008 Rose Bowl and finished the season ranked 18th in the nation in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll and 20th by the Associated Press following a 9-4 season. In 2006, Locksley led an Illinois offense that paced

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special teams, followed by two seasons at the

coaches and staff

TOSH LUPOI Defensive Coord./OLBs

Fourth Year

Tosh Lupoi is in fourth season at the

loss, 18 sacks and 22 quarterback hurries.

was tops among all interior defensive lineman

Capstone after joining head coach Nick Saban’s staff in 2015 as the outside linebackers coach.

Anderson earned First Team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press and Williams was

with nine sacks on the season. Shelton would go on to be the 12th overall selection in the first

He added the title of co-defensive coordinator

a Second Team All-American by the same

round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cleveland

prior to the 2016 season and was promoted to

outlet. Anderson finished with 61 total tackles,

defensive coordinator in February of 2018. He served as an analyst for the Crimson Tide during

an interception return for a touchdown in the Peach Bowl and 10 hurries to go along with nine

Browns. Lupoi was the defensive line coach at California for four years, becoming the youngest

the 2014 season after spending the previous six years at California and Washington. Lupoi had to replace a bevy of outside

sacks and a team-best 19 tackles for loss, which tied for the fifth most in school history. Williams had 16 tackles for loss while finishing with nine

full-time coach in Cal history when he joined the staff at the age of 26 in 2008. The Golden Bears led the Pac-12 in total defense in 2011, allowing

linebackers in 2017 and then had to overcome a rash of injuries. Anfernee Jennings and Jamey Mosley stepped to the forefront as starters on

sacks. Miller added 16 tackles and two sacks while Jennings contributed 19 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss and Lewis, then a true freshman,

just 332.9 yards per game. They were third in sacks that year with 34 and gave up the fewest first downs per game (17.4) and fewest passing

the outside while linebackers Rashaan Evans, Dylan Moses and Mack Wilson spent some time on the outside in passing situations. Jennings

pitched in with 11 stops and a sack. In Lupoi’s first year with the outside linebackers in 2015, the Crimson Tide recorded

yards per game (204.2). California also led the conference in defense and ranked among the top 25 nationally in per-game averages for

led the outside linebackers with 41 tackles and six tackles for loss. Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller made it back for the final three games of

the most sacks during the Saban era with 53, which ranked third nationally and was the second most in school history. The outside

sacks, total defense and pass defense. The Rivals Recruiter of the Year in 2010, Lupoi helped sign California classes that ranked

the season after suffering injuries in the opener against Florida State, providing a boost late in

linebackers notched 22.5 by themselves, led by Williams’ 10.5. Denzel Devall and Dillon Lee

No. 11 nationally in 2011 and No. 14 in 2010.

the season. Lewis added a key overtime sack in the come-from-behind win over Georgia in the CFP National Championship Game. The 2017 defensive unit once again led the nation in scoring defense (11.9 ppg) and rushing defense (94.7 ypg). The Tide also ranked second nationally in total defense (260.4 ypg) and pass efficiency defense. Alabama allowed 10 points or fewer in nine of its 14 games with two shutouts and forced 24 turnovers. In 2016, Lupoi helped coordinate a defense that led the nation in scoring (13.0 ppg) and rushing defense (63.9 ypg), while ranking second in total defense (261.8 ypg) and ninth in

started at the jack and sam linebacker spots with Williams, Anderson and Evans coming off the bench to provide a spark. Lupoi had previous experience in the 3-4 defense as an assistant coach at California and Washington, where he was responsible for coaching the defensive line as well as one of the outside linebacker positions. He was a defensive analyst during the 2014 season for the Crimson Tide. Prior to that role, he served as the defensive line coach and defensive run game coordinator at Washington in 2012 and 2013. The Huskies ranked fourth in the country in sacks per game (3.15) in 2013

his tenure at Cal, including future first-round selections Cameron Jordan and Tyson Alualu. As a player, Lupoi was a defensive lineman for Cal from 2000-05. He led the Bears’ defensive line in tackles in 2003 and earned Pac-10 AllAcademic recognition in 2005. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American studies in 2005 and completed coursework toward a master’s in education. Lupoi played high school football at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., one of the most successful programs in the history of prep football, where he earned all-state honors and won a national title. His father, John Lupoi,

pass efficiency defense (106.47). The group also added a nation’s best 11 defensive touchdowns. Lupoi’s unit returned several experienced veterans at outside linebacker in that 2016 campaign, including seniors Tim Williams and Ryan Anderson, and they turned in fantastic final seasons, combining for 35.0 tackles for

while ranking among the top four in the Pac-12 both years in scoring defense. Two of the players he coached at UW during that time earned All-America honors that season in outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha and defensive lineman Danny Shelton. Kikaha led the country with 19 sacks in 2013 while Shelton

played collegiate football at Brigham Young and was later a part-time assistant coach at California. He is married to the former Jordan Pelluer.

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He developed multiple NFL draft picks during

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JOE PANNUNZIO Running Backs

Second Year

SOUTHERN COLORADO, 1982

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Joe Pannunzio returned to Alabama in 2017

Pannunzio tutored players such as Greg Olsen

While at Ole Miss, Pannunzio helped the

and begins his second year on head coach Nick Saban’s staff. Pannunzio will coach the Crimson

(first round Chicago, 2007), Jimmy Graham (third round New Orleans, 2010), Dedrick Epps

Rebels qualify for two bowl games. Ole Miss won the 1997 Motor City Bowl and followed

Tide’s running backs in 2018 after serving as

(seventh round San Diego, 2010) and punter

that with a victory in 1998 Independence Bowl

the special teams coordinator and tight ends

Matt Bosher (6th round Atlanta, 2011). Miami

coach in 2017. He also spent four years with the program as the director of football operations

made four bowl appearances in his five years in Coral Gables.

over Texas Tech. He coached tight end Kris Mangum for two seasons with the Rebels before he embarked on a 10 year NFL career with the

from 2011-14. He inherits an outstanding group of running backs in 2018 led by the return of senior Damien

Pannunzio plucked Graham off the Hurricanes’ basketball team after his basketball eligibility had expired. He helped groom him

Carolina Panthers. In his second stint with Mesa (Colo.) College from 1987-90, Pannunzio worked as

Harris who is coming off of back-to-back 1,000yard seasons. Joining Harris are junior Josh Jacobs and sophomores Najee Harris and Brian

into a threat at tight end for Miami, catching 17 passes for 213 yards and five touchdowns in his only season on the gridiron before becoming an

the offensive coordinator. He originally joined Mesa from 1982-84, when he coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers. During his

Robinson Jr. Pannunzio, who coached the tight ends in 2017, developed a versatile group led by

All-Pro tight end who has appeared in four Pro Bowls for the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks.

seven years at Mesa, the team twice appeared in the NAIA National Championship game and once led the nation in total offense and scoring.

Hale Hentges and Irv Smith Jr. who stepped to the forefront after Miller Forristall was lost for the season with a knee injury. Smith led all

Olsen earned All-ACC honors under Pannunzio’s guidance in 2006, catching 40 passes for 489 yards and a touchdown. Bosher

Between those two periods, Pannunzio was the tight ends coach at Kansas from 1985-86. A native of Pueblo, Colo., Pannunzio was a

tight ends with 14 catches for 128 yards and three touchdowns while Hentges added seven

was a three time All-ACC specialist for the Canes (2008-2010), including being named

standout quarterback at Southern Colorado,

catches for 75 yards and three scores. Both were instrumental in the Tide’s 13th ranked rushing attack that averaged 250.6 yards per game. On the special teams front, senior JK Scott was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s top punter and a consensus second team All-America selection. Senior Andy Pappanastos has made 18-of-25 field goals and all 56 extra point tries while scoring a team-high 119 points, good for 27th nationally and fourth in the SEC at 8.5 points per game. Pannunzio, who brings more than 30 years of coaching experience into the running backs room, returned to the Alabama program after

a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award (best placekicker) as a sophomore in 2008. He finished his career averaging over 40 yards per punt while making 84.9 percent of his career field goal attempts (45-of-53). Pannunzio spent six years as the head coach at Murray State from 2000-05, leading the Racers to the 2002 Ohio Valley Championship with a 6-2 conference record and a berth in the NCAA I-AA playoffs. He joined Mike Gottfried, Frank Beamer and Houston Nutt as one of just four head coaches in school history to win a conference title. He posted a 30-37 record in his six years with Murray State.

in 1980. He also began his coaching career at his alma mater, working with wide receivers in 1981. He and his wife, Rita, have two daughters, Angela Brown and Nico Segura, and a son, Mario. They have two grandsons, Michael Jo and Paul Mason Brown, and son-in-laws Michael Brown and Jason Segura.

spending the previous two seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles’ director of personnel operations. Prior to joining Alabama in 2011, Pannunzio was the tight ends coach/special teams coordinator at the University of Miami from 2006-10. During his tenure with the Hurricanes,

Prior to becoming a head coach, Pannunzio spent five years working for Tommy Tuberville at Ole Miss (1995-98) and Auburn (1999) as the tight ends and special teams coach. He also served in the same capacity for four years under Jim Wacker at TCU (1991) and Minnesota (199294).

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earning honorable mention all-conference and

coaches and staff

KARL SCOTT Defensive Backs

First Year

Karl Scott begins his first year on head

During his tenure with the Lions, he helped

December of 2017, at Southeastern in 2012-13

coach Nick Saban’s coaching staff in 2018 after joining the program in January to serve as the

lead the program to back-to-back Southland Conference championships (2013-14) and two

and at Tusculum from 2008-09. A native of Houston, Scott played at

secondary coach.

NCAA

Subdivision

McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where

starters in the defensive secondary from the Tide’s 2017 national championship team. Off to

His 2014 defense at Southeastern led the Southland Conference in total defense while

he earned his degree in exercise and sports studies in 2007. Scott and his wife Taron have a daughter, Kina Bailey.

the NFL are Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ronnie Harrison, Anthony Averett, Levi Wallace and Tony Brown. Scott will have the services of redshirt junior

ranking seventh in the FCS. The Lions also led the nation in pass efficiency defense (94.3), and ranked fifth in red zone defense, eighth in

safety Deionte Thompson, who started both games of the 2018 College Football Playoff, along with the likes of Trevon Diggs, Shyheim

scoring defense (17.7 ppg) and 11th in turnovers gained (28). Isiah Corbett and Harlan Miller were two

Carter, Xavier McKinney, Daniel Wright and Jared Mayden. The Crimson Tide also signed an impressive group of incoming players in

mainstays on Scott’s defense at Southeastern Louisiana, both earning All-America honors in 2014, while seven other defenders – Denzel

the secondary, including junior college transfer Saivion Smith along with high school standouts Patrick Surtain Jr., Josh Jobe, Jalyn Armour-

Thompson, Jacob Newman, Tyler Stoddard, A.J. Bowen, Drew Misita, Jordan Batiste and Micah Eugene – joined the pair on the All-Southland

Davis and Eddie Smith. Scott spent the last two seasons as the

Conference teams. Scott’s linebacker unit was a key factor in

secondary coach at Texas Tech before being named the defensive coordinator at LouisianaLafayette in late December. His secondary at Texas Tech this past season posted an impressive turnaround, helping produce 29 turnovers, including 14 interceptions. He mentored two All-Big 12 selections in Jah’Shawn Johnson and Justus Parker. Prior to his time at Texas Tech, Scott spent one season as the safeties coach at Louisiana Tech under head coach Skip Holtz. He helped the Bulldogs to a 9-4 record in 2015 and a second-place finish in the Western Division of Conference USA. Louisiana Tech defeated

Southeastern’s 2013 Southland Conference championship campaign. His corps benefited from the emergence of Cqulin Hubert, who was named Southland Defensive Player of the Year after recording a team-leading 90 tackles, including 11.0 that went for a loss. Before his time at Southeastern Louisiana, Scott served as recruiting coordinator, defensive backs coach and linebackers coach for four years at Tusculum College from 2008-11. He made an immediate impact at Tusculum, as he mentored two all-conference selections in Justin Scott and Jarvis Littlejohn. Scott collected all-region honors following the 2008

Arkansas State in the New Orleans Bowl as the Bulldogs finished eighth nationally in defensive touchdowns after forcing 22 turnovers, including 13 interceptions. Scott worked at Southeastern Louisiana for three years, serving as the defensive coordinator in 2014 and linebackers coach in 2012-13.

season, establishing new school records for single-season (22) and career (51) tackles for loss while finishing the season with 113 tackles and 277 for his career. Scott’s coaching career began at Delta State as a graduate assistant in 2007. He coached with Pete Golding, who joined the Tide’s staff in

Scott will be charged with replacing five

Football

Championship

playoff appearances.

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SCOTT COCHRAN Strength & Conditioning

12th Year

LSU, 2001

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The booming voice you hear leading a pre-

18 fourth-quarter scoring margin. A third title in

2001 and added a master’s degree in sports

practice stretch or encouraging a Crimson Tide player to finish a workout session strong is that

four years proved strong in the fourth quarter as well posting a 118-47 advantage. The 2015

management from LSU in 2003. Cochran was born on March 21, 1979, and is married to

of Assistant Athletic Director and Head Strength

team won the fourth quarter 138-80 while the

the former Cissy Schepens. They have three

and Conditioning Coach Scott Cochran. The

2017 title team boasted fourth-quarter and

high-energy coach, who is a two-time national strength coach of the year, joined the Alabama

overtime scoring margin of 97-47. Cochran oversees Alabama’s 37,000-square-

children, including one son Beau and two daughters, Savannah and Lucy.

staff in 2007 after spending three seasons with the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA as an assistant strength coach. Cochran has been on

foot weight room that is one of the largest venues of its kind in the country. The $9-million facility features 21,000-square feet on the first

Nick Saban’s staff for all six national titles, as he served as an assistant at LSU in 2003. Cochran, in his 12th year at Alabama, is

level and 16,000-square feet on the second level. The ground level comprises a weight room, highlighted by 20 combination racks

nationally regarded as one of the best in the area of strength and conditioning – and the performances of Alabama’s players on the field

that feature platforms built into the ground for a level surface that provides a safer training environment. The weight room has a state-of-

prove that to be true. He received one of the highest honors in his field when he was named the 2011 Samson Strength & Conditioning

the-art performance nutrition center to fuel Alabama student-athletes, plus physicians’ offices and strength and conditioning offices.

Coach of the Year, as featured in American Football Quarterly. He earlier was named the

While in the NBA with the Hornets from 2004-06, Cochran’s duties included assisting

Samson Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year following the 2008 season. Prior to the start of spring drills, Cochran implements Coach Saban’s offseason workout plan, which includes the well-known “Fourth Quarter Program” – a very important step in helping Alabama players develop physically and prepare for the upcoming practices. It is no coincidence that through improvements off the field in strength and conditioning, Alabama is known as one of the most physically dominant teams in the country. The main goal of the program is to win the fourth quarter and wear down the opponent as the

with the exercise and strength conditioning programs to help players achieve and maintain optimal fitness throughout the NBA season. With the Hornets, he worked with NBA standouts Chris Paul, Baron Davis, David West and Tyson Chandler. Prior to joining the Hornets staff, Cochran worked for his alma mater Louisiana State as an assistant strength coach in 2003 (13-1, BCS national champions) and 2004 (9-3, Capital One Bowl). He was a graduate assistant in Baton Rouge from 2001-03. Cochran returned to LSU after starting his career in the strength and conditioning field at University Laboratory

game goes on. On the way to the 2009 national championship, Alabama did just that as they won the fourth quarter by an astounding scoring margin of 121-32. The Tide continued the trend of finishing in 2011, as it again dominated the fourth quarter en route to the program’s second national championship in three years with a 111-

High School in Baton Rouge, La. He held that position from 1998-2001 before returning to LSU as a graduate assistant for all sports from 2001-03. Cochran then was hired on to the fulltime staff for the 2003-04 season. A native of New Orleans, Cochran received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from LSU in

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ELLIS PONDER Football Operations

Second Year

Ellis Ponder is in his second year as Alabama’s Director of Football Operations and his fourth year with the program. He was elevated to the director’s role in February of 2017 after spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate director of football operations. His primary role with the Crimson Tide is to oversee the day-to-day organizational and operational aspects of the Alabama football program. During his two years as associate director of football operations, Ponder assisted with all team travel, logistics and the day-to-day operations of the football program. Ponder, a native of Fairhope, Ala., spent the previous four years as an event director for the Bruno Event Team in Birmingham, Ala. He helped manage a wide array of sporting events during his time with the Bruno Event Team, including the Regions Tradition, which is a major on the PGA Champions Tour, the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship. During his time with the Bruno Event Team he also helped organize and run the SEC Baseball Tournament, the SEC Women’s Golf Championship, the SEC and NCAA Gymnastics Championships, the NCAA College Cup, CrossFit Games, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the Magic City Classic and a wide range of Alabama High School Athletic Association events across the state. During his time in school at the Capstone, Ponder also served as a student assistant in the Crimson Tide football equipment room from 2006 through the spring of 2011. His last four years in the role he was assigned to offensive line coach Joe Pendry, assisting

at daily practices while also working the 2006 and 2007 Independence Bowls, the 2009 Sugar Bowl, 2010 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl and the 2011 Capital One Bowl. Ponder holds two degrees from The University of Alabama, finishing his undergraduate degree in business administration in 2010 before completing his master’s degree in marketing in 2011.

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BURTON BURNS Assistant AD, Football

12th Year

NEBRASKA, 1976

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Burton Burns begins his 12th season with the Alabama Crimson Tide football program in 2018 and his first the assistant athletics director for football. He served as the associate head coach and running backs coach for 11 seasons (2007-17). Over 20 seasons as a college assistant, Burns produced versatile running backs who have been effective in every phase of the game. His players proved to be equally effective on the ground and in the passing game. Few in college football can say they have coached a Heisman Trophy finalist, but Burns can claim a trio dating back to the 2009 season, including the 2009 recipient Mark Ingram, 2011 finalist Trent Richardson and 2015 winner Derrick Henry. The New Orleans native was regarded as one of the best assistant coaches in college football and was named the Football Scoop Running Backs Coach of the Year following the 2008 season. Burns was also named one of the nation’s top recruiters in all of college sports in 2011 by ESPN The Magazine. In 2017, Burns’ backfield boasted Damien Harris, Bo Scarbrough, Josh Jacobs, Najee Harris and Brian Robinson Jr. The group combined to gained 2,415 yards and 25 touchdowns, led by Damien Harris, who posted his second straight season 1,000-yard season with 1,000 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Burns developed a trio of talented backs in 2016 with Harris leading the team with 1,037 yards while averaging 7.1 yards per carry. Scarbrough came on strong at the end of the season to finish with 812 yards and 11 touchdowns on 125 carries. Jacobs had 567 yards and four scores. He also spent the 2016 season as the Tide’s special teams coordinator, helping Eddie Jackson post one of the highest punt return averages in school history, while punter JK Scott ranked fourth nationally in punting at 47.2 yards per kick. In 2015, Henry stepped into the starting role and flourished with a school- and SEC-record 2,219 yards on 395 carries and 28 rushing touchdowns. His 2,219 yards were the fifth-most in a single season in college football history. He also became just the third back in league history to record four 200-yard rushing games, while setting the Alabama record for 100-yard rushing games with 10. Henry also became the second Tide player to win the Doak Walker and Maxwell Awards and the first Tide player to capture the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Burns had a pair of running backs on the cusp of 1,000 rushing yards in 2014 with Henry leading the team with 990 yards, while junior T.J. Yeldon finished with 979 yards on the ground. The pair both finished with 11 rushing touchdowns apiece,

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while Jalston Fowler excelled in his role at fullback, becoming the top fullback prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Tide averaged 206.6 rushing yards per game in 2014. He turned in another masterful coaching job in 2013 with Yeldon cracking the 1,000-yard barrier as the back accumulated 1,235 yards and 14 touchdowns while backup sophomore Kenyan Drake accounted for 694 yards and eight scores. Alabama ranked 25th nationally and fourth in the SEC in rushing offense (205.6 ypg). Eddie Lacy, a second-round draft pick by Green Bay in 2013, earned NFL Rookie of the Year honors. As injuries hammered away at the Tide’s depth at running back in 2012, Lacy and Yeldon stepped to the forefront and combined to rush for 2,430 yards and 29 rushing touchdowns (32 total touchdowns). The pair became the first Alabama running backs to rush for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. UA ranked 16th nationally in rushing and second in the SEC with an average of 227.5 yards per game. Under Burns, the 2011 Crimson Tide rushing offense ranked 16th in the nation and first in the Southeastern Conference, collecting 214.5 yards per game. In addition to being a Heisman Trophy finalist, Richardson became the first Alabama player to win the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. He was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, ranking fifth in the nation and first in the league with 129.2 yards on the ground per game. Richardson’s 21 rushing touchdowns set the school record and tied for second in SEC history. He equaled the school and SEC record with 24 total touchdowns. In 2010, Alabama’s ground game accumulated 2,378 yards to rank 29th in the country. Playing in only 11 games each, Ingram led the way with 875 yards and 13 scores followed by Richardson’s 700 yards with six touchdowns. With two scores in the Capital One Bowl, Ingram set the Alabama career rushing touchdown record at 42. Under Burns’ guidance in 2009, Ingram was awarded Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy and earned unanimous All-America honors. Ingram set the school’s single-season rushing record with 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns while adding 32 receptions for 334 yards and three scores. Richardson, a true freshman, was the team’s second-leading rusher (642 yards, 6 TD) and was a Freshman All-SEC selection. In the BCS National Championship Game against Texas, Ingram and Richardson both rushed for 100-plus yards to help lead Alabama to the school’s 13th national title. Burns also developed one of the nation’s strongest running games in 2008, as Alabama

finished third in the SEC and 30th nationally with an average of 184.6 rushing yards per game. Glen Coffee, a first team All-SEC selection and thirdround draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, led the way with 1,383 yards on the ground. Ingram rushed for 728 yards and earned Freshman All-SEC honors. In his first year at Alabama (2007), Burns helped tailback Terry Grant set school records for rushing yards (891) and touchdowns (8) by a freshman. Grant was a three-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree and was named to the Freshman All-SEC Team as well as Sporting News Freshman AllAmerica team (honorable mention). An assistant coach at Clemson for eight seasons before coming to Alabama, Burns was a major factor in producing six of the top-10 offenses in Clemson history. As running backs coach for the Tigers, Burns tutored star runners such as 2005 ACC Rookie of the Year James Davis, 2006 freshman record-setter C.J. Spiller, Reggie Merriweather, Travis Zachery and Duane Coleman at Clemson, plus former New York Jets back Jerald Sowell at Tulane. In 2006, Davis led the Tigers with 1,187 rushing yards on 203 carries and scored 17 touchdowns, while Spiller had 938 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. The Tigers averaged 5.7 yards per carry during the 2006 regular season. Burns spent eight seasons with head coach Tommy Bowden at Clemson, after a four-year stint at Tulane that concluded with a 12-0 season in 1998. He logged nine seasons as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Saint Augustine High School in New Orleans before joining Bowden’s staff at Tulane. Burns helped lead Saint Augustine to district titles in 1987, 1992 and 1993, his second stint at the school. His first experience as a coach also was at Saint Augustine, where he served as an assistant from 1977-79 and helped the school win three other district championships on the way to consecutive state titles in 1978-79. Burns also coached at New Orleans’ Booker T. Washington High School in 1980 before a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., from 1981-85. As a player, Burns played fullback (1971-75) at Nebraska under head coach Tom Osborne. A member of three Cornhusker teams that won at least nine games, Burns participated in the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Nebraska in 1976. Burns is married to the former Connie Winder. The couple has three daughters, Amber, Christy and Erin, and a son, Damon. They have one granddaughter, Kendal Mackenzie, one grandson, Braylon, and a son-in-law, Sylvester Anderson.

coaches and staff

JODY WRIGHT Director, Player Personnel

Fourth Year

Jody Wright returned to the Alabama staff

helped JSU win the 2003 and 2004 Ohio Valley

in January of 2015 as the director of player

Conference championships.

personnel. Wright was the Crimson Tide’s graduate assistant in 2010 and an offensive analyst in 2011-12.

Wright’s first stop in Tuscaloosa (2010-12) saw the Crimson Tide capture back-to-back national championships (2011-12) and post a

Wright’s responsibilities with the Crimson Tide include the organization of all recruiting

35-5 record. Wright played running back at Jacksonville

efforts. Alabama put together the No. 1 signing class in the country in February of 2015 according to three major recruiting services. He

State, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 2005. He played his high school football at Pickens Academy for his father, Lynn

then followed it up with top-ranked recruiting classes in 2016 and 2017 according to 247Sports, Rivals and Scout. Wright also works

Wright, and was a member of three undefeated state championship teams. He is married to the fomer Meredith Hocutt

with compliance regarding initial eligibility and assists with coaching clinics, camps and other on-campus events.

and the couple has one son, Thomas.

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Wright brought several years of SEC experience to Tuscaloosa. In addition to his four years at Alabama, he has also worked a graduate assistant and eventually the director of football operations at Mississippi State. Wright spent a total of five years in Starkville, where he also earned his master’s degree in 2009. Wright’s previous two stops include a season at UAB in 2014 (assistant head coach/ running backs/recruiting coordinator) and his alma mater, Jacksonville State, in 2013 (passing game/recruiting coordinator). In 2014, the Blazers rushed for 2,637 yards and 17 touchdowns for an average of 219.8 yards per game with five different running backs gaining at least 290 yards on the ground. Wright helped UAB (6-6) become bowl eligible for the first time since 2004. The Gamecocks advanced to the third round of the FCS playoffs in 2013, finishing with a record of 11-4. JSU ranked second in the Ohio Valley Conference in total offense (442 yards per game) and scoring offense (35.2 ppg). He began his career as a student assistant at Jacksonville State in 2002. Wright

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JEFF ALLEN

AMY BRAGG

DENZEL DEVALL

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, SPORTS MEDICINE

DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE NUTRITION

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

COACHES/STAFF

Associate athletics director for sports medicine Jeff Allen is in his 12th season at The University of Alabama. Before joining the Crimson Tide, Allen was the head athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida. At UCF, Allen was responsible for all of the sports medicine needs for the entire department. One of the most respected athletic trainers in the country, Allen has authored several published articles and is a regular speaker at national and state athletic training conferences. He had work published by The Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Therapy Today. Allen has served as a featured speaker at conferences held by the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association, as well as state meetings in Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Prior to his post at UCF, Allen was head athletic trainer at Chattanooga from 2000-04, overseeing the athletic training operations for 16 varsity sports while handling all of the duties associated with the football program. Allen was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Kentucky from 1997-2000 and earlier served as an assistant athletic trainer from 1995-97 at Valdosta (Ga.) State, where he was head athletic trainer for the football and baseball teams. He earned his master’s degree in health and physical education from Valdosta State University in 1995, while also serving as a graduate assistant for two years. A 1993 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, Allen and his wife Mary have one daughter, Makennah.

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Amy Bragg is beginning her ninth season as the University of Alabama Athletics Department’s director of performance nutrition, a role that spans all 21 of the Crimson Tide’s sports. A registered and licensed dietitian (RD, LD) and board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), Bragg came to Tuscaloosa after seven seasons as director of performance nutrition for Texas A&M University Athletics. A recognized leader in collegiate sports nutrition, Bragg has presented at numerous professional conferences. She was a founding board member and served as president of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Behavioral Nutrition (BN) practice groups. Amy was given the Trailblazer Award by CPSDA in 2015 honoring her role in the advancement of the sports nutrition field, and named University of Houston College of Technology Distinguished Alumni in 2011. Bragg uses a more hands-on approach in working with athletes, and has championed the changes allowing liberalized fueling for student athletes in NCAA athletics. Bragg developed Alabama’s Performance Nutrition program from one full-time position to three full-time registered dietitians, one fulltime performance chef, three full-time interns and 20-plus graduate and undergraduate student workers. She oversees and manages team meals, snacks, and recovery nutrition, while meeting the demand for nutrition coaching and education, which are drivers for growth in nutrition services. Bragg and other members of the UA performance nutrition staff prioritize mentoring future sports nutrition practitioners in order to continue the advancement of RDs in sports. Bragg earned a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Texas in 1995 and a bachelor’s of science in human nutrition and foods from the University of Houston in 2000. Bragg and her husband Bobby have a daughter, Rebecca, and a son, Beau.

Denzel Devall was named Alabama’s director of player development in February of 2017 after a year as the associate director of player development in 2016. In his role as the Tide’s director of player development, Devall’s main focus is off-the-field activities of Alabama’s football student-athletes, and he serves as an important resource in balancing the demands of academics, athletics and community outreach. He also serves as a liaison for high school coaches, while assisting with Alabama camps and clinics. He joined the Crimson Tide staff in July of 2016 as the associate director of player development after an outstanding four-year career on the field for the Crimson Tide. He was part of two national championship teams (2012 and 2015) and helped win three SEC titles (2012, 2014 and 2015). During his playing career, Devall played in 50 career games with 25 starts at outside linebacker while making 84 tackles with 14 tackles for loss and six sacks. He was a Freshman All-American in 2012 by Sporting News. A native of Bastrop, La., he was a 2011 Louisiana Sports Writers Association 4A AllState selection as a senior at Bastrop High School. Devall earned his bachelor’s degree in human and environmental sciences from The University of Alabama in 2015.

TROY FINNEY

JEFF SPRINGER

KERRY STEVENSON

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

In his role as associate athletics director of sports technology, Troy Finney oversees technology operations for all sports at The University of Alabama. He is in his 14th season with the University and continues to ensure that Alabama Athletics is at the forefront of innovative IT solutions to remain among the top universities in the nation in sports technology. Finney not only administers all video and technology for Alabama’s football coaching staff, but he also produces selected segments for the “Nick Saban Show” and facilitates all production aspects of PSAs and commercials featuring Nick Saban. Additionally, he offers coaches the most up-to-date recruiting technologies in order to attract top talent to the university. Within his field, Finney has assisted in the creation of a video exchange software to aid in the facilitation of football operations. He also conceived, created and implemented the only solar-powered video solution in the country. Finney has been invited to present at national conferences in the field of video technology as well as for university fundraisers. He was voted SEC Video Coordinator of the Year in 2013 by his peers. Before moving to Tuscaloosa, Finney spent two years as a video systems assistant for the Indianapolis Colts, working under head coach Tony Dungy. During his time in the NFL, Finney also worked for NFL Europe as video coordinator with the Rhein Fire and the Cologne Centurions. Finney earned a Bachelor of Science from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and, subsequently, earned a Master of Science in Marketing from The University of Alabama. He and his wife, Sara, have one son, Maxwell.

The all-important role of athletic equipment director is coordinated by Jeff Springer, now in his eighth season with the Crimson Tide. Springer joined the Alabama staff in 2011 after serving four years (2007-10) as the head athletic equipment manager at Louisiana Tech. Prior to his time at Louisiana Tech, Springer held the same position at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., from 2006-07. A native of Slidell, La., Springer spent three years (2003-05) as the first assistant equipment manager at Louisiana State University. He worked primarily with LSU’s football program while also managing women’s soccer, women’s gymnastics, cheerleading, track and field/cross country and swimming and diving. In the summer of 2001, Springer interned with the Miami Dolphins. He spent the next two seasons working as an intern in his home state at LSU and Tulane University. Springer earned a kinesiology degree from LSU in 2001. He is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and the American Football Coaches Association. Springer is married to the former Anna Bannister and the couple has one daughter, Bailey.

Kerry Stevenson joined Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama in February of 2013 as the Crimson Tide’s director of player development. Stevenson came to the Capstone after spending 10 years (2003-12) as the head football coach at Vigor High School in Prichard, Ala. Stevenson spent the 2014 season as a strength and conditioning assistant for the Crimson Tide. Stevenson returned to the director of player development role in 2015, with his main focus on off-the-field activities of Alabama’s football student-athletes. He serves as an important resource in balancing the demands of academics, athletics and community outreach. Stevenson also assists with personal development programs, including the peer intervention group. At Vigor, Stevenson won the state championship with a perfect 15-0 record in 2008. His 2011 team finished as the state runner-up with a 12-3 record. He coached former Alabama players B.J. Scott and running back Jalston Fowler. Before being named the head coach, Stevenson was an assistant coach for a year at Vigor in 2002. He spent seven years (1995-2001) as an assistant coach at Huffman High School and two years (1993-94) at Mariner High School in Fort Myers, Fla. Stevenson attended Alabama A&M on an academic scholarship, receiving both his undergraduate (1991) and graduate (1993) degrees. He played high school football at Huffman and the team advanced to the state championship game in his senior year. A native of Birmingham, Ala., Stevenson and his wife Tracy have a daughter, Aisha, and a son, Jaylon.

COACHES/STAFF

coaches and staff

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2017 Statistics 2017 ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS SCHEDULE/RESULTS/RECORD BREAKDOWN Date Sat., Sept. 2 Sat., Sept. 9 Sat., Sept. 16 Sat., Sept. 23 Sat., Sept. 30 Sat., Oct. 7 Sat., Oct. 14 Sat., Oct. 21 Sat., Nov. 4 Sat., Nov. 11 Sat., Nov. 18 Sat., Nov. 25 Mon., Jan. 1 Mon., Jan. 8

Opponent Result vs. No. 3/3 Florida State W Fresno State W Colorado State W at Vanderbilt* W Ole Miss* W at RV/RV Texas A&M* W Arkansas* W Tennessee* W No. 19/19/20 LSU* W at No. 16/18/18 Mississippi State* W Mercer W at No. 6/6/6 Auburn* L vs. No. 1/1/1 Clemson W vs. No. 3/3/3 Georgia W (OT)

Score 24-7 41-10 41-23 59-0 66-3 27-19 41-9 45-7 24-10 31-24 56-0 14-26 24-6 26-23

Overall 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 9-0 10-0 11-0 11-1 12-1 13-1

TEAM STATISTICS

STATS

SCORING Points Per Game Points Off Turnovers FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

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SEC — — — 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 7-0 7-1 — —

Start 7:16 P.M. 2:35 P.M. 6:05 P.M. 2:39 P.M. 8:10 P.M. 6:20 P.M. 6:20 P.M. 2:39 P.M. 7:10 P.M. 6:01 P.M. 11:01 A.M. 2:41 P.M. 7:01 P.M. 7:19 P.M.

Time 3:16 3:01 3:11 3:07 3:11 3:18 3:12 3:22 3:07 3:28 2:54 3:17 3:19 3:50

Temp Indoor 79° 83° 88° 77° 89° 76° 81° 69° 54° 71° 63° Indoor Indoor

Attend 76,330 101,127 101,821 40,350 101,821 101,058 101,821 101,821 101,821 61,344 101,821 87,451 72,360 77,430

* Southeastern Conference game All times Central

BREAKDOWN ALABAMA 519 37.1 101 311 174 119 18 3,509 3,757 248 612 5.7 250.6 36 2,708 204-333-3 8.1 13.3 193.4 28 6,217 945 6.6 444.1 20-438 38-301 19-279 21.9 7.9 14.7 20-7 69-569 40.6 55-2,320 42.2 40.0 99-6,255 63.2 42.0 29:45 72/178 40% 15/18 83% 40-274 29 66 19-28 0-0 (58-68) 85% (46-68) 68% (64-64) 100% 712,053 7/101,722

OPPONENT 167 11.9 20 215 76 114 25 1,326 1,737 411 487 2.7 94.7 9 2,320 229-426-19 5.4 10.1 165.7 8 3,646 913 4.0 260.4 52-973 6-39 3-97 18.7 6.5 32.3 13-5 61-455 32.5 94-3,817 40.6 37.2 43-2,689 62.5 39.6 30:15 74/214 35% 7/19 37% 27-154 0 18 14-16 0-1 (24-32) 75% (15-32) 47% (15-16) 94% 290,203 4/72,551 3/75,373

Overall Home Away Neutral SEC Non-Conference Overtime Day Night Televised Non-Televised vs. Top 25 vs. Top 15 vs. Top 10 vs. Top 5 Scores First Opponent Scores First Leading after 1st Qtr Trailing after 1st Qtr Tied after 1st Qtr Leading at Half Trailing at Half Tied at Half Leading after 3rd Qtr Trailing after 3rd Qtr Tied after 3rd Qtr Wins Coin Toss Loses Coin Toss Natural Grass Artificial Surface

13-1 7-0 3-1 3-0 7-1 6-0 1-0 4-1 9-0 13-1 0-0 5-1 3-1 3-1 3-0 10-0 3-1 11-0 1-1 1-0 11-0 1-1 1-0 11-0 2-1 0-0 10-1 3-0 9-1 4-0

SCORE BY QUARTERS Alabama Opponents

1st 145 23

2nd 125 46

3rd 152 51

4th 91 44

OT 6 3

Total 519 167

2017 Statistics ALABAMA GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS OFFENSE Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Jan. 1 Jan. 8 Totals Opponent

Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia

RUSHING Yds TD 173 1 305 3 239 3 496 6 365 5 232 2 308 4 272 4 116 2 202 3 265 2 211 1 141 0 184 0 3,509 36 1,326 9

No 42 39 39 66 51 44 43 53 36 38 42 38 42 39 612 487

Lg 34 55 27 61 46 75 75 23 19 48 44 31 19 35 75 54

No. 10 20 13 17 15 13 13 22 11 10 14 13 16 17 204 229

RECEIVING Yds TD 96 1 192 2 248 2 181 2 248 3 123 1 188 1 332 2 183 1 242 1 265 6 103 1 120 2 187 3 2,708 28 2,320 8

Lg 53 24 78 34 60 30 33 60 47 63 66 36 22 41 78 80

PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds 10-18-0 96 20-27-0 192 13-21-0 248 17-27-0 181 15-24-0 248 13-22-0 123 13-21-1 188 22-33-1 332 11-24-0 183 10-19-0 242 14-18-0 265 13-23-0 103 16-24-0 120 17-32-1 187 204-333-3 2,708 229-426-19 2,320

TD 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 6 1 2 3 28 8

Lg 53 24 78 34 60 30 33 60 47 63 66 36 22 41 78 80

No 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 3 3 2 20 52

KICK RETURNS Yds TD 15 0 19 0 42 0 0 0 22 0 39 0 40 0 36 0 18 0 18 0 0 0 99 0 48 0 42 0 438 0 973 0

Lg 15 19 22 0 22 39 23 21 18 18 0 55 22 22 55 63

PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg 1 19 0 0 2 12 0 8 1 9 0 9 3 33 0 16 4 58 0 21 3 10 0 12 5 10 0 10 5 25 0 12 3 11 0 7 1 -6 0 0 2 52 0 26 0 0 0 0 3 30 0 14 5 38 0 14 38 301 0 26 6 39 0 19

tot off 269 497 487 677 613 355 496 604 299 444 530 314 261 371 6,217 3,646

DEFENSE Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Jan. 1 Jan. 8 Totals Opponent

Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia

Solo 30 38 36 19 30 39 41 24 32 34 34 50 45 44 496 530

Ast 32 24 45 18 32 40 24 34 48 56 32 32 16 28 461 480

TACKLES Total TFL-Yds 62 9.0-32 62 4.0-14 81 5.0-13 37 1.0-2 62 10.0-43 79 7.0-32 65 9.0-42 58 9.0-44 80 9.0-42 90 4.0-16 66 8.0-13 82 5.0-19 61 9.0-45 72 12.0-57 957 101.0-414 1,010 56.0-236

SACKS No-Yds 3.0-20 2.0-9 0.0-0 0.0-0 5.0-30 4.0-27 5.0-36 4.0-34 6.0-37 1.0-10 0.0-0 1.0-4 5.0-34 4.0-33 40.0-274 27.0-154

FUMBLE FF FR-Yds 1 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 1-0 2 0-0 3 2-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 8 5-0 10 7-0

PASS DEFENSE Int-Yds QBH Brk 2-0 0 6 1-30 3 2 2-65 2 9 1-1 3 6 2-66 9 2 1-0 1 5 1-0 11 6 1-21 8 2 1-6 4 4 0-0 4 4 3-32 1 5 0-0 5 2 2-39 0 9 2-19 0 4 19-279 51 66 3-97 27 31

Blkd Kick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

KICKS — XPTS Att-Made Run Rcv 1-1 0 1 5-5 0 0 5-5 0 0 8-8 0 0 9-9 0 0 3-3 0 0 5-5 0 0 6-6 0 0 3-3 0 0 4-4 0 0 8-8 0 0 2-2 0 0 3-3 0 0 2-2 0 0 64-64 0 1 15-16 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Pts 24 41 41 59 66 27 41 45 24 31 56 14 24 26 519 167

TB 4 3 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 1 4 1 1 2 45 22

OB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1

Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Jan. 1 Jan. 8 Totals Opponent

Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia

No 6 3 2 2 2 5 3 2 8 4 2 4 6 6 55 94

Yds 211 125 100 64 85 146 131 84 413 174 105 184 213 285 2,320 3,817

Avg 35.2 41.7 50.0 32.0 42.5 29.2 43.7 42.0 51.6 43.5 52.5 46.0 35.5 47.5 42.2 40.6

PUNTING Long Blkd 53 0 49 0 59 0 36 0 55 0 46 1 55 0 50 0 58 0 52 0 54 0 64 0 41 0 56 0 64 1 65 1

TB 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 1

FC 2 3 2 0 1 1 3 2 5 1 1 2 2 2 27 35

50+ 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5 1 2 1 0 3 17 16

I20 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 6 0 1 1 3 2 27 27

FIELD GOALS Att-Made Lg Blkd 3-5 35 0 2-2 24 0 2-3 46 0 1-1 22 0 1-2 48 0 2-3 44 0 2-2 39 0 1-1 25 0 1-1 40 0 1-2 30 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-2 24 0 2-4 43 0 19-28 48 0 14-16 52 1

No 6 8 8 10 11 7 8 8 5 6 9 3 5 5 99 43

Yds 389 505 517 645 693 436 511 511 316 349 560 182 318 323 6,255 2,689

KICKOFFS Avg 64.8 63.1 64.6 64.5 63.0 62.3 63.9 63.9 63.2 58.2 62.2 60.7 63.6 64.6 63.2 62.5

STATS

SPECIAL TEAMS

RED ZONE Date Opponent Sept. 2 vs. Florida State Sept. 9 Fresno State Sept. 16 Colorado State Sept. 23 at Vanderbilt* Sept. 30 Ole Miss* Oct. 7 at Texas A&M* Oct. 14 Arkansas* Oct. 21 Tennessee* Nov. 4 LSU* Nov. 11 at Mississippi State* Nov. 18 Mercer Nov. 25 at Auburn* Jan. 1 vs. Clemson Jan. 8 vs. Georgia Totals 58 of 68 (85.3%)

W W W W W W W W W W W L W W

Score 24-7 41-10 41-23 59-0 66-3 27-19 41-9 45-7 24-10 31-24 56-0 14-26 24-6 26-23

Times In RZ 4 5 3 7 8 4 5 6 4 5 7 1 4 5 68

Times Scored 4 5 2 6 8 3 5 5 3 4 7 0 3 3 58

Total Pts 17 27 14 38 56 17 31 31 21 24 49 0 17 17 359

TDs 1 3 2 5 8 2 4 4 3 3 7 0 2 2 46

Rush TDs 1 2 2 5 5 1 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 29

Pass TDs 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 5 0 2 2 17

FGs Made 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 12

FGA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4

Failed to score inside RZ Downs Int Fumb Half 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4

Game 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Statistics OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS OFFENSE Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Jan. 1 Jan. 8 Totals Alabama

Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia

No. 27 22 40 16 26 40 29 30 42 49 39 49 33 45 487 612

RUSHING Yds TD 40 0 57 0 144 1 40 0 88 0 71 1 27 0 64 0 151 1 172 3 107 0 168 2 64 0 133 1 1,326 9 3,509 36

Lg 9 15 29 9 44 20 13 18 54 13 21 16 20 26 54 75

No. 19 26 21 7 14 19 23 9 15 13 7 22 18 16 229 204

RECEIVING Yds TD 210 1 216 1 247 2 38 0 165 0 237 1 200 1 44 0 155 0 158 0 54 0 240 1 124 0 232 1 2,320 8 2,708 28

PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds 19-33-2 210 26-41-1 216 21-38-2 247 7-22-1 38 14-29-2 165 19-29-1 237 23-43-1 200 9-16-1 44 15-31-1 155 13-24-0 158 7-22-3 54 22-29-0 240 18-37-2 124 16-32-2 232 229-426-19 2,320 204-333-3 2,708

Lg 38 30 39 10 37 39 46 12 31 25 13 25 19 80 80 78

TD 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 28

Lg 38 30 39 10 37 39 46 12 31 25 13 25 19 80 80 78

No 2 5 3 5 6 4 4 4 2 4 4 2 4 3 52 20

KICK RETURNS Yds TD 20 0 127 0 70 0 89 0 84 0 52 0 65 0 94 0 52 0 77 0 107 0 31 0 65 0 40 0 973 0 438 0

Lg 10 63 24 22 20 20 21 32 29 29 47 21 19 20 63 55

PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 34 0 19 6 39 0 19 38 301 0 26

tot off 250 273 391 78 253 308 227 108 306 330 161 408 188 365 3,646 6,217

DEFENSE Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Jan. 1 Jan. 8 Totals Alabama

Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia

Solo 26 42 32 45 47 38 38 46 33 24 31 31 54 43 530 496

TACKLES Ast Total TFL-Yds 50 76 4.0-22 32 74 4.0-19 38 70 1.0-1 52 97 2.0-12 26 73 1.0-2 30 68 9.0-28 30 68 4.0-17 46 92 2.0-3 28 61 7.0-34 38 62 7.0-30 38 69 1.0-1 32 63 3.0-20 14 68 5.0-18 26 69 6.0-29 480 1,010 56.0-236 461 957 101.0-414

SACKS No-Yds 2.0-8 1.0-8 0.0-0 1.0-9 0.0-0 3.0-19 2.0-15 2.0-3 4.0-25 5.0-22 0.0-0 2.0-11 2.0-8 3.0-26 27.0-154 40.0-274

FUMBLE FF FR-Yds 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 2 0-0 1 0-0 2 1-0 0 1-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 2 2-0 1 1-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 10 7-0 8 5-0

PASS DEFENSE Int-Yds QBH Brk 0-0 0 1 0-0 2 1 0-0 2 0 0-0 2 2 0-0 1 3 0-0 2 4 1-0 2 2 1-97 2 3 0-0 3 7 0-0 2 3 0-0 0 2 0-0 9 2 0-0 0 1 1-0 0 0 3-97 27 31 19-279 51 66

Blkd Kick 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

KICKS — XPTS Att-Made Run Rcv 1-1 0 0 1-1 0 0 2-2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0-1 0 0 1-1 0 0 1-1 0 0 3-3 0 0 0-0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0-0 0 0 2-2 0 0 15-16 0 0 64-64 0 1

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Pts 7 10 23 0 3 19 9 7 10 24 0 26 6 23 167 519

KICKOFFS Yds Avg 130 65.0 187 62.3 251 62.8 65 65.0 130 65.0 211 52.8 190 63.3 116 58.0 187 62.3 325 65.0 65 65.0 319 63.8 179 59.7 334 66.8 2,689 62.5 6,255 63.2

TB 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 0 2 4 1 2 0 3 22 45

OB 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

SPECIAL TEAMS

STATS

Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Jan. 1 Jan. 8 Totals Alabama

Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia

No 7 6 3 9 9 5 8 9 8 5 6 5 7 7 94 55

Yds 189 222 151 393 324 238 307 412 331 233 268 179 275 295 3,817 2,320

Avg 27.0 37.0 50.3 43.7 36.0 47.6 38.4 45.8 41.4 46.6 44.7 35.8 39.3 42.1 40.6 42.2

PUNTING Long Blkd 40 1 53 0 65 0 52 0 44 0 56 0 49 0 60 0 52 0 56 0 52 0 42 0 43 0 51 0 65 1 64 1

TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4

FC 4 1 1 6 5 2 2 0 5 1 0 3 3 2 35 27

50+ 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 16 17

I20 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 2 3 3 0 1 27 27

FIELD GOALS Att-Made Lg Blkd 0-1 0 1 1-1 28 0 1-1 27 0 0-0 0 0 1-1 26 0 1-1 52 0 1-1 30 0 0-0 0 0 1-1 21 0 1-1 25 0 0-1 0 0 2-2 44 0 2-2 44 0 3-3 51 0 14-16 52 1 19-28 48 0

No 2 3 4 1 2 4 3 2 3 5 1 5 3 5 43 99

RED ZONE Date Opponent Sept. 2 vs. Florida State Sept. 9 Fresno State Sept. 16 Colorado State Sept. 23 at Vanderbilt* Sept. 30 Ole Miss* Oct. 7 at Texas A&M* Oct. 14 Arkansas* Oct. 21 Tennessee* Nov. 4 LSU* Nov. 11 at Mississippi State* Nov. 18 Mercer Nov. 25 at Auburn* Jan. 1 vs. Clemson Jan. 8 vs. Georgia Totals 24 of 32 (75.0%)

W W W W W W W W W W W L W W

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Score 24-7 41-10 41-23 59-0 66-3 27-19 41-9 45-7 24-10 31-24 56-0 14-26 24-6 26-23

Times In RZ 2 2 4 0 1 3 3 1 2 4 1 5 2 2 32

Times Scored 1 1 4 0 1 2 2 0 2 4 0 4 1 2 24

Total Pts 7 3 23 0 3 14 9 0 10 24 0 23 3 10 129

TDs 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 0 3 0 1 15

Rush TDs 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 9

Pass TDs 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6

FGs Made 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 9

FGA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Failed to score inside RZ Downs Int Fumb Half 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2

Game 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2017 Statistics TEAM COMPARISON GAME-BY-GAME Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia Totals

Score 24-7 41-10 41-23 59-0 66-3 27-19 41-9 45-7 24-10 31-24 56-0 14-26 24-6 26-23 519-167

Total 13/15 28/18 23/22 38/3 26/11 16/16 23/15 35/7 14/16 19/22 22/9 18/25 16/14 20/22 311/215

3rd Down Conversions 3-16/4-13 4-10/3-11 7-12/10-17 9-15/1-10 7-15/0-13 4-14/3-14 5-11/5-18 7-13/1-12 5-14/9-19 3-10/8-15 4-6/5-16 3-11/9-18 8-17/8-19 3-14/8-19 72-178/74-214

Opponent vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia Totals

First Downs Rush Pass 8/4 4/10 17/5 11/11 12/8 10/11 24/1 12/1 14/4 11/5 8/4 6/9 14/3 9/9 16/3 16/2 7/8 6/8 11/10 7/9 12/4 10/5 12/8 4/15 9/6 5/8 10/8 8/11 174/76 119/114 4th Down Conversions 2-2/0-1 1-1/0-0 0-0/1-2 2-2/0-0 3-3/0-2 1-1/2-4 0-0/2-3 2-2/0-1 0-0/0-1 1-1/0-0 0-0/1-3 1-4/0-0 1-1/1-2 1-1/0-0 15-18/7-19

Pen 1/1 0/2 1/3 2/1 1/2 2/3 0/3 3/2 1/0 1/3 0/0 2/2 2/0 2/3 18/25

Rushing Number-Yards 42-173/27-40 39-305/22-57 39-239/40-144 66-496/16-40 51-365/26-88 44-232/40-71 43-308/29-27 53-272/30-64 36-116/42-151 38-202/49-172 42-265/39-107 38-211/49-168 42-141/33-64 39-184/45-133 612-3,509/487-1,326

Time of Possession 32:47/27:13 30:42/29:18 26:07/33:53 42:55/17:05 36:37/23:23 27:32/32:28 30:27/29:33 34:51/25:09 25:53/34:07 21:04/38:56 25:12/34:48 23:58/36:02 32:11/27:49 26:17/33:43 416:33/423:27

TOP Margin 5:34 1:24 -7:46 25:50 13:14 -4:56 0:54 9:42 -8:14 -17:52 -9:36 -12:04 4:22 -7:26 -6:54

Passing Comp-Att-Int 10-18-0/19-33-2 20-27-0/26-41-1 13-21-0/21-38-2 17-27-0/7-22-1 15-24-0/14-29-2 13-22-0/19-29-1 13-21-1/23-43-1 22-33-1/9-16-1 11-24-0/15-31-1 10-19-0/13-24-0 14-18-0/7-22-3 13-23-0/22-29-0 16-24-0/18-37-2 17-32-1/16-32-2 204-333-3/229-426-19 Avg Yds/Rush 4.1/1.5 7.8/2.6 6.1/3.6 7.5/2.5 7.2/3.4 5.3/1.8 7.2/0.9 5.1/2.1 3.2/3.6 5.3/3.5 6.3/2.7 5.6/3.4 3.4/1.9 4.7/3.0 5.7/2.7

Total Offense Plays-Yards 60-269/60-250 66-497/63-273 60-487/78-391 93-677/38-78 75-613/55-253 66-355/69-308 64-496/72-227 86-604/46-108 60-299/73-306 57-444/73-330 60-530/61-161 61-314/78-408 66-261/70-188 71-371/77-365 945-6,217/913-3,646

Yards 96/210 192/216 248/247 181/38 248/165 123/237 188/200 332/44 183/155 242/158 265/54 103/240 120/124 187/232 2,708/2,320

Avg Yds/Pass 5.3/6.4 7.1/5.3 11.8/6.5 6.7/1.7 10.3/5.7 5.6/8.2 9.0/4.7 10.1/2.8 7.6/5.0 12.7/6.6 14.7/2.5 4.5/8.3 5.0/3.4 5.8/7.2 8.1/5.4

Avg Yds/Play 4.5/4.2 7.5/4.3 8.1/5.0 7.3/2.1 8.2/4.6 5.4/4.5 7.8/3.2 7.0/2.3 5.0/4.2 7.8/4.5 8.8/2.6 5.1/5.2 4.0/2.7 5.2/4.7 6.6/4.0

Punting Number-Avg 6-35.2/7-27.0 3-41.7/6-37.0 2-50.0/3-50.3 2-32.0/9-43.7 2-42.5/9-36.0 5-29.2/5-47.6 3-43.7/8-38.4 2-42.0/9-45.8 8-51.6/8-41.4 4-43.5/5-46.6 2-52.5/6-44.7 4-46.0/5-35.8 6-35.5/7-39.3 6-47.5/7-42.1 55-42.2/94-40.6

Return Yards 34/20 61/127 116/70 34/89 146/84 49/55 50/65 82/191 35/54 12/77 84/107 99/31 117/65 99/74 1,018/1,109

TOs 0/3 0/1 0/2 0/2 0/2 1/3 2/1 2/1 0/1 0/0 2/3 1/1 1/2 1/2 10/24

Penalties Number-Yards 5-30/4-30 4-30/1-6 4-45/3-14 6-40/5-20 7-60/3-30 6-50/6-45 6-66/5-25 7-56/9-81 1-11/5-30 5-60/4-30 1-5/2-10 9-65/4-40 2-10/4-29 6-41/6-65 69-569/61-455

ALABAMA INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Damien Harris Jalen Hurts Bo Scarbrough Najee Harris Josh Jacobs Brian Robinson Jr. Tua Tagovailoa Ronnie Clark Calvin Ridley Robert Foster Austin Johnson TEAM Total Opponents

PASSING Jalen Hurts Tua Tagovailoa JK Scott Total Opponents

RECEIVING GP 14 14 14 14 12 11 9 5 14 14 1 10 14 14

Att 135 154 124 61 46 24 27 21 2 1 2 15 612 487

Gain 1,008 999 612 374 285 167 168 107 17 12 8 0 3,757 1,737

G 14 9 14 14 14

Effic 150.16 174.97 24.40 155.52 96.78

Loss Net 8 1,000 144 855 16 596 4 370 1 284 2 165 35 133 0 107 0 17 0 12 0 8 38 -38 248 3,509 411 1,326

Avg 7.4 5.6 4.8 6.1 6.2 6.9 4.9 5.1 8.5 12.0 4.0 -2.5 5.7 2.7

Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds 154-255-1 60.4 2,081 49-77-2 63.6 636 1-1-0 100.0 -9 204-333-3 61.3 2,708 229-426-19 53.8 2,320

TD 11 8 8 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 36 9

TD 17 11 0 28 8

Long 75 55 44 35 45 17 23 19 13 12 6 0 75 54

Avg/G 71.4 61.1 42.6 26.4 23.7 15.0 14.8 21.4 1.2 0.9 8.0 -3.8 250.6 94.7

Lng 78 60 0 78 80

Avg/G 148.0 70.0 0.0 193.0 165.0

Calvin Ridley Bo Scarbrough Jerry Jeudy Cam Sims Robert Foster Josh Jacobs Irv Smith Jr. Henry Ruggs III Damien Harris DeVonta Smith Hale Hentges Najee Harris Derek Kief Major Tennison Xavian Marks Miller Forristall Da’Ron Payne Jalen Hurts Andy Pappanastos Total Opponents

G 14 14 14 14 14 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 5 8 3 14 14 13 14 14

No. 63 17 14 14 14 14 14 12 12 8 7 6 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 204 229

Yds 967 109 264 207 174 168 128 229 91 160 75 45 34 30 24 12 1 -1 -9 2,708 2,320

Avg 15.3 6.4 18.9 14.8 12.4 12.0 9.1 19.1 7.6 20.0 10.7 7.5 17.0 15.0 24.0 12.0 1.0 -1.0 -9.0 13.3 10.1

TD 5 0 2 1 1 2 3 6 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 8

Long 78 15 36 60 52 38 34 60 17 41 23 22 21 21 24 12 1 0 0 78 80

Avg/G 69.1 7.8 18.9 14.8 12.4 14.0 9.1 16.4 6.5 11.4 5.4 3.2 2.4 6.0 3.0 4.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.7 193.4 165.7

STATS

RUSHING

PUNT RETURNS Trevon Diggs Xavian Marks Henry Ruggs III Damien Harris Total Opponents

No. 18 11 8 1 38 6

Yds 154 82 46 19 301 39

Avg 8.6 7.5 5.8 19.0 7.9 6.5

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 21 26 16 0 26 19

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FIELD GOALS

No. 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 19 3

Yds 39 66 7 65 0 30 19 11 21 21 0 279 97

Avg 9.8 22.0 2.3 32.5 0.0 30.0 19.0 11.0 21.0 21.0 0.0 14.7 32.3

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Long 21 35 6 65 0 30 19 11 21 21 0 65 97

Yds 239 86 74 39 438 973

Avg 18.4 21.5 37.0 39.0 21.9 18.7

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 23 23 55 39 55 63

FGM-FGA Andy Pappanastos 18-25 JK Scott 1-3

No. 13 4 2 1 20 52

No. 0 0

Yds 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0

TD 0 0

STATS

Andy Pappanastos Damien Harris Jalen Hurts Bo Scarbrough Henry Ruggs III Calvin Ridley DeVonta Smith Hale Hentges Josh Jacobs Irv Smith Jr. Najee Harris Tua Tagovailoa Brian Robinson Jr. Jerry Jeudy JK Scott Ronnie Clark Cam Sims Derek Kief Da’Ron Payne Robert Foster Levi Wallace Mack Wilson Total Opponents

FGs 18-25 --------------------------1-3 --------------19-28 14-16

JK Scott Total Opponents

Long 0 0

TOTAL OFFENSE Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Tua Tagovailoa Bo Scarbrough Najee Harris Josh Jacobs Brian Robinson Jr. Ronnie Clark Calvin Ridley Robert Foster Austin Johnson JK Scott TEAM Total Opponents

G 14 14 9 14 14 12 11 5 14 14 1 14 10 14 14

|------------ PATs ------------| Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP 56-56 ------------------------1-1 --------------------------1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8-8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------64-64 --1 1-1 --15-16 ----0-2 ---

Plays 409 135 104 124 61 46 24 21 2 1 2 1 15 945 913

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Rush 855 1,000 133 596 370 284 165 107 17 12 8 0 -38 3,509 1,326

Pass 2,081 0 636 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -9 0 2,708 2,320

Opponents 37 (28) (27) (26) (52) (30) (21) (25) 52 (33),(44) (44),(42) (41),(27),(51)

PUNTING No. 54 55 94

Yds 2,320 2,320 3,817

Avg 43.0 42.2 40.6

Long 64 64 65

TB 4 4 1

FC 27 27 35

I20 27 27 27

50+ Blkd 17 1 17 1 16 1

KICKOFFS

SCORING TD --11 8 8 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 --1 1 1 1 1 1 1 66 18

Lg Blk 46 0 48 0

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

FUMBLE RETURNS Total Opponents

01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 0-0 7-7 6-8 5-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-2

FG SEQUENCE Alabama vs. Florida State 42,(35),(25),41,(33) Fresno State (24),(22) Colorado State (46),52,(43) at Vanderbilt* (22) Ole Miss* 40,(48) at Texas A&M* 50,(34),(44) Arkansas* (39),(21) Tennessee* (25) LSU* (40) at Mississippi State* (30),41 Mercer Auburn Clemson (24),38 Georgia 40,(43),(30),36

KICK RETURNS Henry Ruggs III Josh Jacobs Trevon Diggs Minkah Fitzpatrick Total Opponents

Pct 72.0 33.3

Saf ----------------------------------------------1

Total 2,936 1,000 769 596 370 284 165 107 17 12 8 -9 -38 6,217 3,646

Points 110 66 48 48 36 32 18 18 18 18 18 12 12 12 11 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 519 167

Avg/G 209.7 71.4 85.4 42.6 26.4 23.7 15.0 21.4 1.2 0.9 8.0 -0.6 -3.8 441.1 260.4

JK Scott Total Opponents

No. 99 99 43

Yds 6,255 6,255 2,689

Avg 63.2 63.2 62.5

TB 45 45 22

OB 2 2 1

Retn --18.7 21.9

Rush 1,000 17 855 596 284 0 370 0 0 0 12 165 0 133 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 -38 3,509 1,326

Rec 91 967 -1 109 168 229 45 264 0 207 174 0 160 0 128 0 24 75 0 0 0 0 34 30 0 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 -9 0 2,708 2,320

PR 19 0 0 0 0 46 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 301 39

KOR 0 0 0 0 86 239 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 438 973

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 65 39 0 0 0 30 21 21 19 0 11 0 7 0 0 279 97

Net --42.0 39.6

YdLn --23 25

ALL PURPOSE Damien Harris Calvin Ridley Jalen Hurts Bo Scarbrough Josh Jacobs Henry Ruggs III Najee Harris Jerry Jeudy Trevon Diggs Cam Sims Robert Foster Brian Robinson Jr. DeVonta Smith Tua Tagovailoa Irv Smith Jr. Ronnie Clark Xavian Marks Hale Hentges Levi Wallace Hootie Jones Mack Wilson Minkah Fitzpatrick Derek Kief Major Tennison Anthony Averett Da’Ron Payne Deionte Thompson Raekwon Davis Miller Forristall Dylan Moses Austin Johnson Ronnie Harrison Andy Pappanastos TEAM Total Opponents

G 14 14 14 14 12 14 14 14 13 14 14 11 14 9 14 5 8 14 14 12 12 13 14 5 14 14 14 14 3 11 1 14 13 10 14 14

Tot 1,110 984 854 705 538 514 415 264 228 207 186 165 160 133 128 107 106 75 66 65 39 39 34 30 30 22 21 19 12 11 8 7 -9 -38 7,235 4,755

Avg/G 79.3 70.3 61.0 50.4 44.8 36.7 29.6 18.9 17.5 14.8 13.3 15.0 11.4 14.8 9.1 21.4 13.2 5.4 4.7 5.4 3.2 3.0 2.4 6.0 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.4 4.0 1.0 8.0 0.5 -0.7 -3.8 516.8 339.6

2017 Statistics ALABAMA DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Sacks

Pass Def

Fumbles

Blkd

GP

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL/Yds

No-Yards

Int-Yds

BrUp

QBH

Rcv-Yds

FF

Kick

Ronnie Harrison

14

43

31

74

4.5-23

2.5-18

3-7

4

---

---

---

---

Saf ---

Rashaan Evans

12

35

39

74

13.0-54

6.0-41

---

3

7

1-0

1

---

---

Raekwon Davis

14

24

45

69

10.0-50

8.5-46

1-19

---

2

1-0

---

---

---

Minkah Fitzpatrick

13

38

22

60

8.0-31

1.5-15

1-0

8

3

---

1

1

---

Da’Ron Payne

14

21

32

53

1.0-7

1.0-7

1-21

3

8

1-0

---

---

---

Hootie Jones

12

31

22

53

1.0-2

---

2-65

2

---

---

---

---

---

Isaiah Buggs

14

20

31

51

4.0-16

1.5-4

---

---

7

---

---

---

---

Anthony Averett

14

31

17

48

4.0-23

1.0-10

1-30

8

---

---

---

---

---

Levi Wallace

14

31

17

48

4.5-22

2.0-18

3-66

15

1

---

---

---

---

Anfernee Jennings

11

20

21

41

6.0-21

1.0-7

---

2

4

---

2

---

---

9

20

20

40

5.5-22

2.5-17

---

2

2

---

1

---

---

Shaun Dion Hamilton Mack Wilson

12

21

19

40

2.5-3

---

4-39

2

4

---

---

---

---

Keith Holcombe

14

15

23

38

2.0-5

1.0-4

---

3

1

1-0

---

---

---

Tony Brown

14

18

13

31

1.0-3

---

1-0

2

1

---

---

---

---

Dylan Moses

11

19

11

30

5.5-24

1.5-17

1-11

---

---

---

1

---

---

Da’Shawn Hand

11

9

18

27

3.5-25

3.0-23

---

1

---

1-0

---

---

---

Deionte Thompson

14

18

7

25

1.0-2

---

1-21

1

---

---

---

---

---

Quinnen Williams

14

11

9

20

6.5-18

2.0-10

---

---

3

---

---

---

-----

Terrell Lewis

4

10

6

16

2.0-17

1.0-13

---

1

---

---

---

---

Joshua Frazier

14

8

7

15

2.5-7

---

---

3

1

---

1

---

---

Jamey Mosley

12

3

10

13

1.5-2

1.0-1

---

1

2

---

---

---

---

Daniel Wright

14

4

6

10

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Johnny Dwight

6

6

3

9

3.5-12

1.0-8

---

---

1

---

---

---

---

Xavier McKinney

13

5

3

8

1.5-1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Mekhi Brown

12

3

4

7

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Shyheim Carter

14

2

5

7

---

---

---

1

---

---

---

---

---

Christopher Allen

7

4

2

6

1.0-2

---

---

---

2

---

1

---

---

Christian Miller

4

4

2

6

2.0-3

1.0-1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Trevon Diggs

13

3

3

6

---

---

---

3

---

---

---

---

---

LaBryan Ray

6

2

3

5

2.5-16

1.0-14

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Joshua McMillon

8

3

2

5

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Jamar King

7

---

4

4

---

---

---

1

1

---

---

---

---

Jared Mayden

7

4

---

4

1.0-3

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Keaton Anderson

14

2

1

3

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Brian Robinson Jr.

11

2

---

2

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

VanDarius Cowan

7

1

1

2

---

---

---

---

1

---

---

---

---

Derek Kief

14

1

1

2

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Cam Sims

14

1

---

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

DeVonta Smith

14

1

---

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Henry Ruggs III

14

1

---

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Robert Foster

14

---

1

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Josh Jacobs

12

1

---

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Damien Harris

14

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

1

---

Total

14

496

461

957

101-414

40-274

19-279

66

51

5-0

8

2

---

Opponents

14

530

480

1,010

56-236

27-154

3-97

31

27

7-0

10

1

1

STATS

Tackles DEFENSIVE LEADERS

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STATS

Name Christopher Allen Keaton Anderson Anthony Averett Bradley Bozeman Deonte Brown Mekhi Brown Tony Brown Hunter Bryant Isaiah Buggs Shyheim Carter Joshua Casher Ronnie Clark Lester Cotton Sr. VanDarius Cowan Ben Davis Raekwon Davis Trevon Diggs Johnny Dwight Rashaan Evans Minkah Fitzpatrick Thomas Fletcher Miller Forristall Robert Foster Joshua Frazier Bo Grant Shaun Dion Hamilton Da’Shawn Hand Damien Harris Najee Harris Ronnie Harrison Joseph Harvey J.C. Hassenauer Hale Hentges Mac Hereford Keith Holcombe Jalen Hurts Josh Jacobs Kedrick James Anfernee Jennings Jerry Jeudy Austin Johnson Hootie Jones Vohn Keith Jr. Brandon Kennedy Derek Kief Jamar King Nigel Knott Scott Lashley Alex Leatherwood Terrell Lewis Xavian Marks Jared Mayden Xavier McKinney Joshua McMillon Scott Meyer Christian Miller Dylan Moses Jamey Mosley Chris Owens Andy Pappanastos Jacob Parker Da’Ron Payne Richie Petitbon Ross Pierschbacher LaBryan Ray Jonathan Rice Calvin Ridley Brian Robinson Jr. Henry Ruggs III Bo Scarbrough JK Scott Cam Sims Daniel Skehan DeVonta Smith Irv Smith Jr. Cam Stewart Tua Tagovailoa Major Tennison Deionte Thompson Levi Wallace Jonah Williams Quinnen Williams Jedrick Wills Jr. Mack Wilson Matt Womack Daniel Wright

GP/GS 7/14/14/14 14/14 14/12/14/1 1/14/13 14/6/5/13/13 7/1/14/6 13/1 6/12/12 13/13 14/14 3/14/13 14/2/9/9 11/9 14/14 14/14/14 1/9/3 14/13 1/14/3 14/14 12/1 5/11/11 14/1/12/11 1/3/14/7/2/3/7/4/1 8/7/13/8/14/14 4/11/2 12/3 3/13/13 1/14/14 4/13/12 6/1/14/14 11/14/14/14/14 14/9 1/14/14/5 1/9/5/14/2 14/13 14/14 14/11/1 12/2 14/14 14/-

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78 2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

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2017 Statistics RUSHING/RECEIVING/PASSING GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING No-Yds/TD

FSU

FRESNO

CSU

VU

MISS

TAMU

ARK

Damien Harris 135-1,000/11 9-73/1 6-32/1 11-53/1 12-151/3 7-67/0 14-124/1 9-125/2 Jalen Hurts 154-855/8 15-55/0 10-154/2 11-103/1 9-48/0 10-101/1 14-56/1 10-41/1 Bo Scarbrough 124-596/8 15-40/0 6-36/0 12-66/1 11-79/2 6-18/1 15-55/0 7-65/0 Najee Harris 61-370/3 3-5/0 13-70/0 4-11/0 10-70/0 7-43/1 --5-33/1 Josh Jacobs 46-284/1 DNP DNP 1-6/0 4-28/0 2-51/0 --9-39/0 Brian Robinson Jr. 24-165/2 DNP DNP DNP 5-51/1 7-34/0 --2-7/0 Tua Tagovailoa 27-133/2 DNP 3-0/0 --1-22/0 4-37/1 ----Ronnie Clark 21-107/1 DNP DNP DNP 10-48/0 5-22/1 DNP DNP Calvin Ridley 2-17/0 --1-13/0 --1-4/0 ------Robert Foster 1-12/0 --------------Austin Johnson 2-8/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP TEAM 15--38/0 --DNP DNP 3--5/0 3--8/0 1--3/0 1--2/0

TENN

LSU

MSU

MU

AUB

CU

UGA

13-72/1 5-14/0 9-18/2 7-50/0 8-47/0 3-23/0 4-36/1 2-16/0 ----DNP 2--4/0

9-33/0 14-44/1 11-39/1 --1-3/0 --DNP DNP ----DNP 1--3/0

8-93/1 19-40/1 5-33/0 --6-36/1 --DNP DNP ----DNP DNP

6-32/0 2-30/0 5-54/0 6-24/1 6-41/0 7-50/1 3-11/0 4-21/0 ----2-8/0 1--6/0

6-51/0 18-82/0 6-46/1 --6-25/0 --DNP DNP --1-12/0 DNP 1--5/0

19-77/0 11-40/0 12-24/0 ------DNP DNP ----DNP DNP

6-17/0 6-47/0 4-23/0 6-64/0 3-8/0 --12-27/0 DNP ----DNP 2--2/0

RECEIVING Calvin Ridley Jerry Jeudy Henry Ruggs III Cam Sims Robert Foster Josh Jacobs DeVonta Smith Irv Smith Jr. Bo Scarbrough Damien Harris Hale Hentges Najee Harris Derek Kief Major Tennison Xavian Marks Miller Forristall Da’Ron Payne Jalen Hurts Andy Pappanastos

No-Yds/TD

FSU

FRESNO

CSU

VU

MISS

TAMU

ARK

TENN

LSU

MSU

MU

AUB

CU

UGA

63-967/5 14-264/2 12-229/6 14-207/1 14-174/1 14-168/2 8-160/3 14-128/3 17-109/0 12-91/0 7-75/3 6-45/0 2-34/1 2-30/0 1-24/0 1-12/0 1-1/1 1--1/0 1--9/0

7-82/1 --------DNP ----1-4/0 1-11/0 ------DNP DNP ----1--1/0 ---

5-45/0 1-8/0 1-16/1 3-28/0 2-23/0 DNP --2-7/0 2-15/0 1--7/0 1-23/1 1-10/0 --DNP 1-24/0 ---------

3-92/1 ----1-7/0 1-52/1 --1-24/0 --3-36/0 2-25/0 --1-0/0 --DNP DNP 1-12/0 -------

5-43/0 3-68/1 --1-11/0 1--5/0 --1-27/1 2-14/0 1-2/0 1-9/0 --1-3/0 --1-9/0 --DNP -------

4-60/0 2-31/0 1-8/1 1-60/0 2-25/0 2-36/1 --1-4/0 ----1-3/1 --1-21/0 ----DNP -------

5-68/0 2-24/0 1-8/1 --1-1/0 ----1-1/0 3-21/0 --------DNP DNP DNP -------

4-51/0 1-29/0 1-20/1 2-20/0 --2-36/0 1-16/0 --1-8/0 1-8/0 ----------DNP -------

8-82/0 3-48/0 1-60/1 1-14/0 --2-24/0 --3-60/1 ----2-34/0 2-10/0 ------DNP -------

3-61/0 --1-47/0 1-15/0 2-23/0 --1-12/0 2-25/1 1-0/0 --------DNP --DNP -------

5-171/0 ----1-18/0 --2-18/0 1-26/1 ------1-9/0 ----DNP --DNP -------

3-103/1 --1-16/0 2-21/1 1-24/0 2-45/1 1-10/0 1-8/1 ----1-4/1 --1-13/1 1-21/0 --DNP ----DNP

3-38/0 1-36/1 ----1-3/0 2-6/0 --1-3/0 2-6/0 2-20/0 ------DNP DNP DNP ----1--9/0

4-39/1 --2-25/0 ----2-3/0 1-4/0 1-6/0 2-16/0 2-4/0 --1-22/0 --------1-1/1 -----

4-32/1 1-20/0 3-29/1 1-13/0 3-28/0 --1-41/1 --1-1/0 2-21/0 1-2/0 -----------------

Jalen Hurts vs. Florida State Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* at Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* LSU* at Mississippi State* Mercer at Auburn* vs. Clemson vs. Georgia TOTALS

Comp 10 14 12 9 12 13 12 13 11 10 7 12 16 3 154

Att 18 18 17 17 19 22 19 21 24 19 7 22 24 8 255

Int 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Pct 55.6 77.8 70.6 52.9 63.2 59.1 63.2 61.9 45.8 52.6 100.0 54.5 66.7 37.5 60.4

Yards 96 128 248 78 197 123 155 198 183 242 180 112 120 21 2,081

TD 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 17

Long 53 23 78 12 60 30 29 34 47 63 66 36 22 9 78

Sack 2 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 4 5 0 2 2 1 24

Yds 8 0 0 9 0 19 15 3 25 22 0 11 8 6 126

Effic 118.69 155.84 231.95 91.48 184.99 121.05 138.53 156.82 123.63 176.99 457.43 112.31 136.17 59.55 150.16

Tua Tagovailoa Fresno State Colorado State at Vanderbilt* Ole Miss* Arkansas* Tennessee* Mercer Georgia TOTALS

Comp 6 1 8 3 1 9 7 14 49

Att 9 4 10 5 2 12 11 24 77

Int 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

Pct 66.7 25.0 80.0 60.0 50.0 75.0 63.6 58.3 63.6

Yards 64 0 103 51 33 134 85 166 636

TD 1 0 2 1 0 1 3 3 11

Long 24 0 34 22 33 60 21 41 60

Sack 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

Yds 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 28

Effic 163.07 25.00 232.52 211.68 188.60 179.63 218.55 149.35 174.97

JK Scott at Auburn* TOTALS

Comp 1 1

Att 1 1

Int 0 0

Pct 100.0 100.0

Yards -9 -9

TD 0 0

Long 0 0

Sack 0 0

Yds 0 0

Effic 24.40 24.40

STATS

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2017 Statistics SUPERLATIVES INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes

Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts

19

Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush

154 3 75

Pass attempts

24

Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes

16 248 3

Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions

78 8 171 1

STATS

Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

78 3 48 8 52.5 64 6 26 55 12 2.0 4.0 2

Jalen Hurts at Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Damien Harris vs. Clemson (Jan. 1, 2018) Jalen Hurts vs. Fresno State (Sept. 9, 2017) Damien Harris at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) Damien Harris at Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Damien Harris vs. Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Jalen Hurts vs. LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) Jalen Hurts vs. Clemson (Jan. 1, 2018) Tua Tagovailoa vs. Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Jalen Hurts vs. Clemson (Jan. 1, 2018) Jalen Hurts vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Jalen Hurts vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Tua Tagovailoa vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Tua Tagovailoa vs. Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Jalen Hurts vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Calvin Ridley vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Calvin Ridley at Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Calvin Ridley vs. Florida State (Sept. 2, 2017) Hale Hentges vs. Fresno State (Sept. 9, 2017) Henry Ruggs III vs. Fresno State (Sept. 9, 2017) Robert Foster vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Calvin Ridley vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Jerry Jeudy at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) DeVonta Smith at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) Josh Jacobs vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017) Henry Ruggs III vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017) Hale Hentges vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017) Henry Ruggs III at Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Henry Ruggs III vs. Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Henry Ruggs III vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Irv Smith Jr. vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Irv Smith Jr. vs. LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) DeVonta Smith at Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Calvin Ridley vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Josh Jacobs vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Cam Sims vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Derek Kief vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Irv Smith Jr. vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Hale Hentges vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Jerry Jeudy at Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Calvin Ridley vs. Clemson (Jan. 1, 2018) Da’Ron Payne vs. Clemson (Jan. 1, 2018) Calvin Ridley vs. Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) DeVonta Smith vs. Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Henry Ruggs III vs. Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Calvin Ridley vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Andy Pappanastos vs. Florida State (Sept. 2, 2017) JK Scott vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017) JK Scott vs. LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) JK Scott vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) JK Scott at Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) JK Scott vs. LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) Xavian Marks vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Trevon Diggs at Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Mack Wilson vs. Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Rashaan Evans vs. Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Levi Wallace vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Dylan Moses vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Levi Wallace vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017)

TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers

66 496 7.8 6 33 22 332 14.7 6 93 677 8.8 66 6 38 9 66 2

Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

3 8 52.5 64 6 26

at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) vs. Fresno State (Sept. 9, 2017) at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017) vs. LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) at Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) at Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) vs. Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) vs. Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) vs. LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) at Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) vs. LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017)

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Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20

30 104 2 54 42 23 247 2 80 11 139 2 80 3 52 9 50.3 65 3

Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks

19 63 16 1.5

Tackles For Loss

2.5

Interceptions

1

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Kerryon Johnson, Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Aeris Williams, Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Darrel Williams, LSU (Nov. 4, 2017) Cole Kelley, Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Cole Kelley, Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Nick Stevens, Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Nick Stevens, Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Jake Fromm, Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Ryan Davis, Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Ryan Davis, Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Warren Jackson, Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Mecole Hardman, Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Sam Loy, Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Blake Johnson, Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Grant Goupil, Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Aidan Marshall, Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Mecole Hardman, Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Da’Mari Scott, Fresno State (Sept. 9, 2017) Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Davin Bellamy, Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Roquan Smith, Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Kevin Richardson II, Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Daniel Bituli, Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Deandre Baker, Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes

49

Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays

172 3.6 3 43 26 247 8.3 2 78

Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers

408 5.2 26 5 25 9 81 3

Interceptions By

1

Punts

9

Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20

Long Punt Return

50.3 65 3

19

Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Fresno State (Sept. 9, 2017) Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Mississippi State (Nov. 11, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Florida State (Sept. 2, 2017) Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018) Vanderbilt (Sept. 23, 2017) Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017) Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Tennessee (Oct. 21, 2017) Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Georgia (Jan. 8, 2018)

2017 Statistics ALABAMA DRIVE CHARTS FLORIDA STATE Qtr 1st 2nd

3rd

4th

Spot A25 A38 A15 A33 A14 A24 A17 A19 F06 F11 F42 F31 F31 A40

Spot A27 A38 A25 F48 A23 A10 A41 A09 F04 A25

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 12:49 Punt 04:03 Kickoff 10:35 Punt 03:44 Punt 12:03 Punt 07:34 Punt 13:12 Punt 07:52 Interception 06:06 Kickoff

Spot F25 F18 F00 A35 A22 A17 A46 A48 F07 F00 F24 F34 F15 F43

Drive Ended Time How Lost 10:57 Missed FG 04:30 *FIELD GOAL 11:28 *TOUCHDOWN 09:15 Punt 04:45 Punt 01:01 Punt 00:00 End of Half 06:23 Punt 01:47 *FIELD GOAL 01:41 *TOUCHDOWN 12:28 Missed FG 10:48 Punt 06:25 *FIELD GOAL 01:36 Punt

OLE MISS Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 9-50 4:03 9-44 3:18 5-85 2:08 3-2 1:06 3-8 1:53 3-(7) 2:05 0-29 0:00 6-29 3:41 4-(1) 2:30 1-11 0:06 8-18 3:28 3-(3) 1:34 6-16 2:57 5-17 3:53

Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd

4th

Spot M46 A49 M00 A15 A25 A22 M36 A36 A22 M29 A31 M44 A09 A42

Drive Started Time Obtained 13:54 Punt 12:18 Punt 09:20 Interception 07:26 Punt 02:42 Kickoff 10:51 Punt 04:13 Punt 01:46 Punt 15:00 Kickoff 11:06 Punt 06:59 Downs 04:40 Interception 15:00 Punt 05:00 Punt

Spot A25 A25 A50 A50 A37 A09 T43 A38 A25 A37 A25 A01 A22 T12

Drive Started Time Obtained 13:12 Punt 09:59 Kickoff 07:37 Punt 03:31 Fumble 00:08 Punt 10:14 Punt 05:05 Fumble 00:25 Downs 15:00 Kickoff 07:51 Downs 01:39 Kickoff 11:45 Interception 06:49 Punt 00:17 Kickoff

FRESNO STATE Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Spot F00 F00 F00 F38 F00 A41 F06 A45 F04 F00

Drive Ended Time How Lost 14:21 *TOUCHDOWN 08:24 *TOUCHDOWN 14:25 *TOUCHDOWN 07:44 Punt 01:15 *TOUCHDOWN 09:11 Punt 02:03 *FIELD GOAL 10:04 Punt 07:08 *FIELD GOAL 02:41 *TOUCHDOWN

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 2-73 0:39 10-62 4:25 11-75 4:38 5-10 2:51 6-77 2:29 6-31 2:52 11-53 5:31 5-36 3:08 4-0 0:44 8-75 3:25

COLORADO STATE Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Spot A25 A05 A39 C48 A35 A24 A12 C11 A10 A22 C47

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 10:24 Punt 07:51 Punt 03:19 Downs 10:34 Kickoff 02:18 Kickoff 12:36 Interception 05:48 Interception 03:30 Punt 09:53 Kickoff 01:46 Kickoff

Spot C00 C00 C28 C35 A44 C00 C00 C00 C25 A23 C21

Drive Ended Time How Lost 12:43 *TOUCHDOWN 08:56 *TOUCHDOWN 05:13 *FIELD GOAL 00:12 Missed FG 08:35 Punt 01:00 *TOUCHDOWN 06:52 *TOUCHDOWN 05:18 *TOUCHDOWN 14:51 *FIELD GOAL 08:12 Punt 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 6-75 2:17 4-95 1:28 7-33 2:38 7-13 3:07 3-9 1:59 5-76 1:18 14-88 5:44 2-11 0:30 9-65 3:39 3-1 1:41 3-26 1:46

VANDERBILT Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd

4th

Spot A32 V47 A30 V26 A25 A33 A25 A25 A32 A42 A11 A33

Drive Started Time Obtained 13:08 Interception 07:46 Punt 04:08 Punt 03:20 Fumble 14:48 Punt 07:32 Punt 05:01 Punt 15:00 Kickoff 11:00 Punt 07:20 Punt 04:04 Punt 11:45 Punt

Spot V40 V00 V00 V00 V00 A48 V04 V00 V00 V00 V00 V08

Drive Ended Time How Lost 09:50 Punt 06:16 *TOUCHDOWN 03:32 *TOUCHDOWN 00:42 *TOUCHDOWN 09:09 *TOUCHDOWN 05:50 Punt 01:18 *FIELD GOAL 12:07 *TOUCHDOWN 09:02 *TOUCHDOWN 05:45 *TOUCHDOWN 13:26 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 7-28 3:18 5-47 1:30 2-70 0:36 6-26 2:38 13-75 5:39 3-15 1:42 13-71 3:43 8-75 2:53 8-68 1:58 4-58 1:35 10-89 5:38 15-59 11:40

Spot M42 M00 M00 M00 M00 M23 M00 A45 M30 M00 M00 M00 M00 A44

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:07 Punt 10:04 *TOUCHDOWN 09:20 *TOUCHDOWN 05:13 *TOUCHDOWN 12:53 *TOUCHDOWN 06:49 Missed FG 03:42 *TOUCHDOWN 00:14 Punt 12:37 *FIELD GOAL 09:07 *TOUCHDOWN 06:05 *TOUCHDOWN 02:36 *TOUCHDOWN 06:51 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-4 0:47 6-51 2:14 0-0 0:00 5-85 2:13 10-75 4:49 9-55 4:02 2-36 0:31 4-9 1:32 5-48 2:23 6-29 1:59 3-69 0:54 5-44 2:04 12-91 8:09 7-2 5:00

TEXAS A&M Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Spot A33 T00 T46 A40 T32 T16 T00 T48 T00 A36 A35 A03 T26 T15

Drive Ended Time How Lost 11:36 Punt 09:46 *TOUCHDOWN 06:01 Punt 01:58 Punt 12:39 Missed FG 05:41 *FIELD GOAL 03:16 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 End of Half 11:01 *TOUCHDOWN 06:50 Fumble 14:45 Punt 10:18 *SAFETY 02:09 *FIELD GOAL 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-8 1:36 1-75 0:13 3-4 1:36 3-(10) 1:33 8-31 2:29 12-75 4:33 4-43 1:49 4-14 0:25 9-75 3:59 3-(1) 1:01 5-10 1:54 3-2 1:27 10-52 4:40 1-(3) 0:17

ARKANSAS Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Spot A25 R25 A35 A18 A33 A08 A43 A25 A16 A22 R35 R40 A28

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 13:03 Downs 10:27 Punt 03:50 Punt 00:00 Punt 14:02 Punt 06:50 Punt 04:39 Punt 12:48 Punt 04:16 Kickoff 14:44 Punt 11:05 Interception 03:03 Kickoff

Spot A37 A02 A50 A15 A23 A24 A22 A41 A23 A19 A23 A35

Drive Started Time Obtained 13:56 Punt 04:52 Punt 14:13 Punt 09:23 Punt 03:19 Punt 15:00 Kickoff 10:17 Punt 06:03 Kickoff 00:22 Punt 00:00 Punt 07:23 Interception 02:54 Punt

Spot R00 R21 R00 A20 A32 R45 A45 R00 R43 R00 R00 R03 R42

Drive Ended Time How Lost 14:45 *TOUCHDOWN 11:36 *FIELD GOAL 07:24 *TOUCHDOWN 01:32 Punt 00:06 Fumble 08:30 Punt 05:50 Punt 01:20 *TOUCHDOWN 09:34 Interception 01:25 *TOUCHDOWN 12:29 *TOUCHDOWN 08:55 *FIELD GOAL 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 1-75 0:15 4-4 1:27 8-65 3:03 3-2 2:18 0-(1) 0:00 9-47 5:32 3-2 1:00 9-75 3:19 8-41 3:14 6-78 2:51 5-35 2:15 5-37 2:10 5-30 3:03

STATS

Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 07:48 Downs 13:36 Kickoff 10:21 Punt 06:38 Punt 03:06 Punt 00:00 Missed FG 10:04 Punt 04:17 Punt 01:47 Fumble 00:56 Interception 12:22 Interception 09:22 Punt 05:29 Punt

TENNESSEE Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd

4th

Spot T00 A30 T49 T00 T00 T00 T05 T07 T00 A20 T00 A47

Drive Ended Time How Lost 08:21 *TOUCHDOWN 01:11 Punt 12:30 Punt 04:48 *TOUCHDOWN 01:18 *TOUCHDOWN 12:39 *TOUCHDOWN 06:03 Interception 03:13 *FIELD GOAL 12:59 *TOUCHDOWN 10:46 Fumble 04:49 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 12-63 5:35 7-28 3:41 3-1 1:43 15-85 4:35 6-77 2:01 8-76 2:21 12-73 4:14 8-52 2:50 7-77 2:23 0-1 0:00 5-77 2:34 4-12 2:54

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2017 Statistics ALABAMA DRIVE CHARTS LSU Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd

4th

Spot A26 A10 A09 L37 A25 A24 A23 A37 A44 A25 A26 A39 L17

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 10:18 Punt 02:17 Punt 00:08 Interception 08:38 Kickoff 04:09 Punt 11:31 Punt 09:04 Punt 05:17 Punt 01:48 Kickoff 11:07 Punt 06:22 Punt 02:17 Downs

Spot A05 A25 A25 A18 A02 A25 A25 A18 A20 A32

Drive Started Time Obtained 08:52 Punt 03:37 Kickoff 10:39 Kickoff 07:03 Punt 02:28 Punt 15:00 Kickoff 06:03 Kickoff 14:04 Kickoff 06:30 Punt 01:09 Punt

Spot A35 L00 A13 L00 A25 A50 A29 A42 L00 L23 A25 A40 L08

CLEMSON Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:05 Punt 06:08 *TOUCHDOWN 00:14 Punt 14:17 *TOUCHDOWN 07:38 Punt 02:52 Punt 10:12 Punt 07:28 Punt 02:55 *TOUCHDOWN 13:25 *FIELD GOAL 09:10 Punt 04:39 Punt 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-9 1:55 9-90 4:10 5-4 2:03 4-37 0:51 3-0 1:00 4-26 1:17 3-6 1:19 3-5 1:36 7-56 2:22 11-52 3:23 3-(1) 1:57 3-1 1:43 3-9 2:17

Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd

4th

Spot A46 A47 C46 A15 A41 A22 A27 C27 C00 A47 A31 A41 A06

Drive Started Time Obtained 13:43 Punt 10:47 Punt 03:46 Punt 09:54 Kickoff 04:06 Punt 14:53 Kickoff 12:39 Kickoff 09:18 Interception 05:27 Interception 01:45 Punt 12:54 Punt 09:55 Punt 01:43 Downs

Spot A36 A20 A25 A25 A25 A25 A22 A44 A26 G40 A20 A17 A34 A35 G25

Drive Started Time Obtained 13:38 Interception 09:04 Punt 14:14 Kickoff 07:33 Kickoff 02:14 Punt 00:07 Kickoff 14:56 Kickoff 10:51 Punt 06:47 Kickoff 06:21 Interception 01:55 Punt 11:39 Punt 07:10 Punt 02:55 Punt 15:00 Possession

Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Spot A05 M00 M00 A21 A40 M12 A23 M00 M23 M00

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-0 1:54 5-75 1:54 5-75 1:13 3-3 0:54 7-38 2:02 7-63 2:19 3-(2) 1:13 10-82 4:15 10-57 4:27 6-68 0:44

MERCER

STATS

Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st 2nd

3rd

4th

Spot A25 A35 A02 M40 M49 A16 A20 A37 A42 M06 M17 A39 A04

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 08:16 Missed FG 01:13 Punt 14:41 Interception 11:51 Punt 06:18 Punt 01:00 Interception 10:54 Downs 06:51 Punt 03:15 Interception 00:42 Punt 11:00 Downs 07:38 Punt

Spot A14 A25 A09 A40 A02 A21 A23 B39 A25 A16 A32

Drive Started Time Obtained 12:24 Punt 04:38 Kickoff 15:00 Fumble 11:57 Punt 04:27 Punt 14:53 Kickoff 10:06 Kickoff 02:50 Kickoff 12:49 Kickoff 05:33 Punt 00:08 Punt

Spot M00 M00 M00 M00 M00 A46 A39 A43 M00 M00 M00 M36 A46

Drive Ended Time How Lost 11:27 *TOUCHDOWN 06:35 *TOUCHDOWN 14:49 *TOUCHDOWN 13:26 *TOUCHDOWN 10:39 *TOUCHDOWN 05:02 Fumble 00:00 End of Half 09:11 Punt 04:18 *TOUCHDOWN 03:06 *TOUCHDOWN 14:55 *TOUCHDOWN 09:24 Fumble 00:35 Punt

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 10-75 3:33 5-65 1:41 4-98 1:24 3-40 1:15 3-49 1:12 4-30 1:16 5-19 1:00 3-6 1:43 6-58 2:33 2-6 0:09 2-17 0:47 3-25 1:36 10-42 7:03

AUBURN Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

82 2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Spot B48 A44 A14 B00 A08 B00 A32 B26 B30 B46 A29

Drive Ended Time How Lost 09:32 Punt 02:43 Fumble 13:38 Punt 08:31 *TOUCHDOWN 02:53 Punt 13:22 *TOUCHDOWN 08:08 Punt 00:53 Downs 09:03 Downs 02:29 Downs 00:00 End of Half

Drive Ended Time How Lost 12:04 Punt 05:23 *FIELD GOAL 00:12 *TOUCHDOWN 05:52 Punt 00:17 Missed FG 14:48 Fumble 11:17 Punt 05:40 *TOUCHDOWN 05:27 *TOUCHDOWN 14:53 Punt 10:59 Punt 07:06 Punt 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-8 1:39 10-47 5:24 8-46 3:34 8-41 4:02 10-39 3:49 1-(2) 0:05 3-3 1:22 7-27 3:38 0-0 0:00 6-15 1:52 3-3 1:55 6-22 2:49 3-11 1:43

GEORGIA

MISSISSIPPI STATE Drive Ended Time How Lost 06:58 Punt 01:43 *TOUCHDOWN 09:26 *TOUCHDOWN 06:09 Punt 00:26 Punt 12:41 *FIELD GOAL 04:50 Punt 09:49 *TOUCHDOWN 02:03 Missed FG 00:25 *TOUCHDOWN

Spot C46 C06 C00 C44 C20 A20 A30 C00 C00 C38 A34 C37 A17

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 7-38 2:52 5-19 1:55 3-5 1:22 7-60 3:26 3-6 1:34 5-79 1:31 3-9 1:58 6-13 1:57 10-45 3:46 11-38 3:04 1-(3) 0:08

Team UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Qtr 1st 2nd

3rd

4th OT

Spot G22 A26 A29 G44 A32 A24 A29 G00 A26 G25 A44 G12 G00 G17 G00

Drive Ended Time How Lost 09:54 Missed FG 06:54 Punt 12:52 Punt 05:14 Punt 01:19 Punt 00:00 End of Half 13:03 Punt 08:52 *TOUCHDOWN 06:32 Interception 05:15 *FIELD GOAL 00:08 Punt 09:24 *FIELD GOAL 03:49 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 Missed FG 15:00 *TOUCHDOWN

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 11-42 3:44 3-6 2:10 3-4 1:22 4-31 2:19 3-7 0:55 1-(1) 0:07 3-7 1:53 7-56 1:59 2-0 0:15 6-15 1:06 4-24 1:47 8-71 2:15 8-66 3:21 10-48 2:55 2-25 0:00

2017 Statistics OPPONENT DRIVE CHARTS FLORIDA STATE Team FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU

Qtr 1st 2nd

3rd

4th

Spot F25 F10 F25 F25 A31 F30 F25 F07 F10 F25 F24 F06 F25 F07

Drive Started Time Obtained 10:57 Missed FG 04:26 Kickoff 11:28 Kickoff 09:15 Punt 04:45 Punt 01:01 Punt 15:00 Kickoff 06:23 Punt 01:54 Kickoff 01:41 Kickoff 12:28 Missed FG 10:48 Punt 06:25 Kickoff 01:36 Punt

Spot A38 A00 F32 F46 A36 A20 A48 F25 F11 F28 F24 F08 F25 F22

Drive Ended Time How Lost 07:48 Downs 13:41 *TOUCHDOWN 10:21 Punt 06:38 Punt 03:06 Punt 00:00 Missed FG 10:04 Punt 04:17 Punt 01:47 Fumble 00:56 Interception 12:22 Interception 09:22 Punt 05:29 Punt 00:00 End of Half

OLE MISS Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 8-37 3:09 11-90 5:45 3-7 1:07 5-21 2:37 3-(5) 1:39 6-50 1:01 8-27 4:56 5-18 2:06 0-1 0:07 2-3 0:45 1-0 0:06 3-2 1:26 3-0 0:56 3-15 1:36

Team MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS

Qtr 1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Spot M12 M13 M24 M12 M25 M25 M23 M25 M20 M16 M25 M26 M21 M25

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Spot F25 F21 F06 F08 F25 F25 F11 F21 F10 A37 F25

Drive Started Time Obtained 14:21 Kickoff 08:24 Kickoff 14:25 Kickoff 07:44 Punt 01:15 Kickoff 15:00 Kickoff 09:11 Punt 02:03 Kickoff 10:04 Punt 07:08 Kickoff 02:41 Kickoff

Spot F32 A09 F22 F44 F27 A43 F14 F50 F20 A00 A18

Drive Ended Time How Lost 12:49 Punt 04:03 *FIELD GOAL 10:35 Punt 03:44 Punt 00:00 End of Half 12:03 Punt 07:34 Punt 13:12 Punt 07:52 Interception 06:06 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 End of Half

Spot M18 M15 M30 A46 A09 M49 M15 M31 M24 M10 A31 A31 A41 M21

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:54 Punt 12:18 Punt 09:20 Interception 07:26 Punt 02:42 *FIELD GOAL 10:51 Punt 04:13 Punt 01:46 Punt 00:00 End of Half 11:06 Punt 06:59 Downs 04:40 Interception 00:00 Punt 05:00 Punt

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-6 1:06 3-2 0:49 3-6 0:44 5-42 1:54 6-66 2:31 4-24 2:02 3-(8) 2:36 5-6 1:56 1-4 0:14 3-(6) 1:31 7-44 2:08 5-43 1:25 5-38 2:36 3-(4) 1:51

TEXAS A&M

FRESNO STATE Team FRES FRES FRES FRES FRES FRES FRES FRES FRES FRES FRES

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 13:07 Punt 10:04 Kickoff 09:20 Kickoff 05:13 Kickoff 12:53 Kickoff 06:49 Missed FG 03:42 Kickoff 00:14 Punt 12:37 Kickoff 09:07 Kickoff 06:05 Kickoff 02:36 Kickoff 06:51 Kickoff

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-7 1:32 9-70 4:21 8-16 3:50 7-36 4:00 2-2 1:15 6-32 2:57 3-3 1:37 8-29 3:51 5-10 2:12 4-37 1:02 9-57 2:41

Team A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M A&M

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Spot T25 T30 T01 T20 T16 T33 T25 T25 T19 A36 T46 T29 T36

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 11:36 Punt 09:46 Kickoff 06:01 Punt 01:58 Punt 12:39 Missed FG 05:41 Kickoff 03:16 Kickoff 11:01 Kickoff 06:50 Fumble 14:45 Punt 10:18 Kickoff 02:09 Kickoff

Spot T27 A34 T06 T50 T14 A42 T43 A38 A37 A00 A10 T24 A00

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:12 Punt 09:59 *FIELD GOAL 07:37 Punt 03:31 Fumble 00:08 Punt 10:14 Punt 05:05 Fumble 00:25 Downs 07:51 Downs 01:39 *TOUCHDOWN 11:45 Interception 06:49 Punt 00:17 *TOUCHDOWN

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-2 1:48 5-36 1:37 3-5 2:09 6-30 2:30 3-(2) 1:50 6-25 2:25 2-18 0:36 8-37 2:51 8-44 3:10 8-36 5:11 6-44 3:00 5-(5) 3:29 7-64 1:52

COLORADO STATE Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Spot C24 C23 C25 C36 C15 C25 C25 C25 C26 C25 C18

Drive Started Time Obtained 12:43 Kickoff 08:56 Kickoff 05:13 Kickoff 00:12 Missed FG 08:35 Punt 01:00 Kickoff 15:00 Kickoff 06:52 Kickoff 05:18 Kickoff 14:51 Kickoff 08:12 Punt

Spot C30 C23 C48 A09 A00 C32 A33 A48 A49 A00 A00

Drive Ended Time How Lost 10:24 Punt 07:51 Punt 03:19 Downs 10:34 *FIELD GOAL 02:18 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 End of Half 12:36 Interception 05:48 Interception 03:30 Punt 09:53 *TOUCHDOWN 01:46 *TOUCHDOWN

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-6 2:19 3-0 1:05 4-23 1:54 12-55 4:38 11-85 6:17 2-7 1:00 8-42 2:24 4-27 1:04 6-25 1:48 11-75 4:58 15-82 6:26

VANDERBILT Team VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Spot V20 V04 V14 V25 V30 V25 V24 V18 V18 V24 V25 V25

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 09:50 Punt 06:16 Kickoff 03:32 Kickoff 00:42 Kickoff 09:09 Kickoff 05:50 Punt 01:18 Kickoff 12:07 Kickoff 09:02 Kickoff 05:45 Kickoff 13:26 Kickoff

Spot V44 V06 V30 V26 V37 V26 V30 V23 V21 V28 V41 V31

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:08 Interception 07:46 Punt 04:08 Punt 03:20 Fumble 14:48 Punt 07:32 Punt 05:01 Punt 00:00 End of Half 11:00 Punt 07:20 Punt 04:04 Punt 11:45 Punt

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 4-24 1:52 3-2 2:04 6-16 2:08 1-1 0:12 3-7 0:54 3-1 1:37 3-6 0:49 2-5 1:18 3-3 1:07 3-4 1:42 4-16 1:41 3-6 1:41

ARKANSAS Team ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK ARK

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Spot R19 R28 R21 R26 A32 R09 R15 R21 R25 R40 R25 R25 R25

Drive Started Time Obtained 14:45 Kickoff 11:36 Kickoff 07:24 Kickoff 01:32 Punt 00:06 Fumble 08:30 Punt 05:50 Punt 01:20 Kickoff 15:00 Kickoff 09:34 Interception 01:25 Kickoff 12:29 Kickoff 08:55 Kickoff

Spot T24 T25 T20 T15 T23 T25 T10 A00 T25 T25 A20 T36

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 08:21 Kickoff 01:11 Punt 12:30 Punt 04:48 Kickoff 01:18 Kickoff 12:39 Kickoff 06:03 Interception 03:13 Kickoff 12:59 Kickoff 10:46 Fumble 04:49 Kickoff

Spot R25 R29 R43 R32 A40 R15 R17 A03 A45 A12 R01 R28 A00

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:03 Downs 10:27 Punt 03:50 Punt 00:06 Punt 14:02 Punt 06:50 Punt 04:39 Punt 00:00 End of Half 12:48 Punt 04:16 *FIELD GOAL 14:44 Punt 11:05 Interception 03:03 *TOUCHDOWN

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 4-6 1:42 3-1 1:09 6-22 3:34 3-6 1:26 3-(8) 1:04 3-6 1:40 3-2 1:11 8-76 1:20 6-30 2:12 13-48 5:18 3-(24) 1:41 5-3 1:24 13-75 5:52

STATS

Team CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU CSU

TENNESSEE Team TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN TENN

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Spot T31 A45 T25 T38 T17 T47 T18 A00 T39 T25 A05 T43

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:56 Punt 04:52 Punt 14:13 Punt 09:23 Punt 03:19 Punt 00:00 End of Half 10:17 Punt 06:03 *TOUCHDOWN 00:22 Punt 10:46 Punt 07:23 Interception 02:54 Punt

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-7 1:04 6-30 3:29 3-5 1:58 5-23 3:07 3-(6) 1:29 7-22 1:18 3-8 2:22 0-0 0:00 5-14 2:51 3-0 2:13 5-15 3:23 3-7 1:55

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2017 Statistics OPPONENT DRIVE CHARTS LSU Team LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd

4th

Spot L09 L28 L39 L25 L13 L06 L25 L20 L10 L33 L25 L17 L08

Drive Started Time Obtained 13:05 Punt 06:08 Kickoff 00:14 Punt 14:17 Kickoff 07:38 Punt 02:52 Punt 15:00 Kickoff 10:12 Punt 07:28 Punt 02:55 Kickoff 13:25 Kickoff 09:10 Punt 04:39 Punt

Spot M25 M43 M27 M05 M30 M28 M31 M36 M40 M23 M35

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 06:58 Punt 01:38 Kickoff 09:18 Kickoff 06:09 Punt 00:26 Punt 12:33 Kickoff 04:50 Punt 09:42 Kickoff 02:03 Missed FG 00:25 Kickoff

Spot L44 A39 L39 A04 L23 L29 L42 L25 L17 A00 L32 L25 L17

CLEMSON Drive Ended Time How Lost 10:18 Punt 02:17 Punt 00:08 Interception 08:38 *FIELD GOAL 04:09 Punt 00:00 End of Half 11:31 Punt 09:04 Punt 05:17 Punt 01:48 *TOUCHDOWN 11:07 Punt 06:22 Punt 02:17 Downs

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 6-35 2:47 8-33 3:51 1-0 0:06 13-71 5:39 5-10 3:29 5-23 2:52 6-17 3:29 3-5 1:08 3-7 2:11 4-67 1:07 5-7 2:18 6-8 2:22 9-9 2:22

Team CU CU CU CU CU CU CU CU CU CU CU CU CU

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd

4th

Spot C16 C16 C24 C19 C10 C20 A20 C32 C13 C25 C05 C25 C20

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 12:04 Punt 05:18 Kickoff 00:03 Kickoff 05:52 Punt 00:17 Missed FG 14:48 Fumble 11:17 Punt 05:35 Kickoff 05:27 Kickoff 14:53 Punt 10:59 Punt 07:06 Punt

Spot G25 G22 G21 G20 G05 G31 G36 G07 A39 G25 G10 G14 G21 G20 A25

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 09:54 Missed FG 06:54 Punt 12:52 Punt 05:14 Punt 01:19 Punt 13:03 Punt 08:47 Kickoff 06:32 Interception 05:15 Kickoff 00:08 Punt 09:20 Kickoff 03:44 Kickoff 00:00 Missed FG 15:00 Possession

MISSISSIPPI STATE Team MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Spot A41 A00 A00 M20 M45 M26 A00 A08 A42 M22 A34

Drive Ended Time How Lost 08:52 Punt 03:37 *TOUCHDOWN 10:39 *TOUCHDOWN 07:03 Punt 02:28 Punt 00:00 End of Half 06:03 *TOUCHDOWN 14:13 *FIELD GOAL 06:30 Punt 01:09 Punt 00:00 End of Half

Qtr 1st 2nd

3rd

STATS

4th

Spot M43 M35 M25 M25 M25 A46 M25 M07 M18 M06 M49 M36 M20

Drive Started Time Obtained 11:27 Kickoff 06:35 Kickoff 14:49 Kickoff 13:26 Kickoff 10:39 Kickoff 05:02 Fumble 15:00 Kickoff 09:11 Punt 04:18 Kickoff 03:06 Kickoff 14:55 Kickoff 09:24 Fumble 00:35 Punt

Spot B25 B06 A44 B22 B23 A49 B21 B31 B26 B31 B44

Drive Started Time Obtained 15:00 Kickoff 09:32 Punt 02:43 Fumble 13:38 Punt 08:28 Kickoff 02:53 Punt 13:15 Kickoff 08:08 Punt 00:53 Downs 09:03 Downs 02:29 Downs

Spot A35 A42 M25 M32 M37 A16 A37 M06 M20 M08 A39 M45 M25

Drive Ended Time How Lost 08:16 Missed FG 01:13 Punt 14:41 Interception 11:51 Punt 06:18 Punt 01:00 Interception 10:54 Downs 06:51 Punt 03:15 Interception 00:42 Punt 11:00 Downs 07:38 Punt 00:00 End of Half

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 6-22 3:11 9-23 5:22 1-0 0:08 3-7 1:35 6-12 4:21 8-30 4:02 9-38 4:06 3-(1) 2:20 3-2 1:03 3-2 2:24 7-12 3:55 3-9 1:46 1-5 0:35

AUBURN Team AU AU AU AU AU AU AU AU AU AU AU

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

84 2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Spot B45 A00 A09 B22 A44 A16 A27 A00 A00 B50 B44

Drive Ended Time How Lost 12:24 Punt 04:38 *TOUCHDOWN 00:00 Fumble 11:57 Punt 04:27 Punt 15:00 *FIELD GOAL 10:12 *FIELD GOAL 03:02 *TOUCHDOWN 12:49 *TOUCHDOWN 05:33 Punt 00:08 Punt

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:43 Punt 10:47 Punt 03:46 Punt 10:00 *FIELD GOAL 04:06 Punt 00:00 End of Half 12:45 *FIELD GOAL 09:18 Interception 05:27 Interception 01:45 Punt 12:54 Punt 09:55 Punt 01:43 Downs

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-3 1:17 3-3 1:17 3-(6) 1:32 13-54 5:03 4-15 1:46 1-(1) 0:17 4-(5) 2:03 6-33 1:59 1-0 0:08 6-(2) 3:42 7-21 1:59 3-(7) 1:04 18-75 5:23

GEORGIA Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 11-34 6:08 6-57 3:21 11-73 5:59 4-15 2:15 6-15 3:41 1-(2) 0:26 13-69 6:30 10-56 5:37 5-18 3:12 3-(1) 0:54 4-31 0:25

MERCER Team MER MER MER MER MER MER MER MER MER MER MER MER MER

Spot C19 C19 C18 A27 C25 C19 A25 A35 C13 C23 C26 C18 A05

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 5-20 2:36 12-94 4:54 8-35 2:43 3-0 1:41 8-33 4:01 7-33 2:53 9-52 3:03 12-69 5:06 7-74 3:04 6-19 3:30 3-0 2:21

Team UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd

4th OT

Spot G28 G31 A24 A10 G28 A00 G29 A00 A39 A39 G38 G23 G28 G20 A34

Drive Ended Time How Lost 13:38 Interception 09:04 Punt 14:14 *FIELD GOAL 07:33 *FIELD GOAL 02:14 Punt 00:07 *TOUCHDOWN 10:51 Punt 06:52 *TOUCHDOWN 06:21 Interception 01:55 Punt 11:39 Punt 07:10 Punt 02:55 Punt 00:00 End of Half 15:00 *FIELD GOAL

Consumed Pl-Yds TOP 3-3 1:22 4-9 0:50 14-55 7:40 13-70 5:19 6-23 3:00 9-69 1:12 3-(7) 2:12 4-93 1:55 1-0 0:11 6-36 3:20 7-28 3:29 3-9 2:10 3-7 0:49 0-0 0:00 4-(9) 0:00

2017 Statistics ALABAMA’S 20-PLUS YARD PLAYS Yards 78* 75* 75* 66* 65 63 61* 61 60* 60 58 55 55* 53* 52* 48 47 46 45 44 41* 39 38 38 36* 35* 35 34* 34 34 33 31 31 31 31 30 30 29 29 28 27 27 27* 27* 26 26 26 26* 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 23 23* 23* 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21

Type Pass Rush Rush Pass INT Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass FGR KR Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Rush Rush Pass KR Pass Rush Pass INT Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Rush INT Pass INT Pass Rush Pass Rush Pass Rush Pass Rush Rush Pass Pass Pass PR Rush Pass PR Rush Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass KR Pass Rush KR KR Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush KR KR KR KR

Player(s) Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Damien Harris Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Hootie Jones Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Henry Ruggs III from Tua Tagovailoa Cam Sims from Jalen Hurts Rashaan Evans+Rashaan Evans Trevon Diggs Jalen Hurts Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Robert Foster from Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Henry Ruggs III from Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Josh Jacobs Bo Scarbrough DeVonta Smith from Tua Tagovailoa Minkah Fitzpatrick Josh Jacobs from Jalen Hurts Jalen Hurts Jerry Jeudy from Jalen Hurts Levi Wallace Najee Harris Jerry Jeudy from Tua Tagovailoa Irv Smith Jr. from Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Josh Jacobs from Tua Tagovailoa Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Levi Wallace Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Anthony Averett Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Jalen Hurts Jerry Jeudy from Jalen Hurts Jalen Hurts Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Damien Harris DeVonta Smith from Tua Tagovailoa Jalen Hurts Jalen Hurts Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts DeVonta Smith from Jalen Hurts Xavian Marks Jalen Hurts Jerry Jeudy from Jalen Hurts Xavian Marks Najee Harris Damien Harris Robert Foster from Jalen Hurts Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Robert Foster from Jalen Hurts Xavian Marks from Tua Tagovailoa DeVonta Smith from Jalen Hurts Jerry Jeudy from Tua Tagovailoa Josh Jacobs Hale Hentges from Jalen Hurts Tua Tagovailoa Henry Ruggs III Henry Ruggs III Tua Tagovailoa Calvin Ridley from Tua Tagovailoa Najee Harris from Jalen Hurts Josh Jacobs Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts Jalen Hurts Henry Ruggs III Henry Ruggs III Josh Jacobs Josh Jacobs

* - touchdown scored on play

LONG PLAYS BY THE NUMBERS Opponent Colorado State Texas A&M Arkansas Mercer Colorado State Mississippi State Vanderbilt Mississippi State Tennessee Ole Miss Florida State Auburn Fresno State Florida State Colorado State Mississippi State LSU Ole Miss Ole Miss Mercer Georgia Texas A&M Mercer Texas A&M Auburn Ole Miss Georgia Vanderbilt Tennessee Florida State Arkansas Georgia Auburn Ole Miss Mississippi State Fresno State Texas A&M Ole Miss Arkansas Fresno State Arkansas Texas A&M Vanderbilt Colorado State Ole Miss Tennessee Auburn Mississippi State Mercer Mercer Ole Miss Mercer Fresno State Vanderbilt Ole Miss Mercer LSU Mercer Fresno State Colorado State Vanderbilt Auburn Fresno State Tennessee Arkansas Ole Miss Vanderbilt Ole Miss Clemson Tennessee LSU Vanderbilt Colorado State Clemson Georgia Auburn

Long Plays By Yards 100+ 90-99 80-89 70-79 60-69 50-59 40-49 30-39 20-29

No. 0 0 0 3 7 5 6 16 56

TD 0 0 0 3 3 3 1 3 7

Long Plays By Type Rushing Passing Punt returns Kick returns Interceptions Fumble returns Other TOTAL

No. 28 42 3 12 7 0 1 93

TD 7 12 0 0 1 0 0 20

20-YARD PLUS BY PLAYER Player Calvin Ridley Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Henry Ruggs III Josh Jacobs Jerry Jeudy DeVonta Smith Robert Foster Bo Scarbrough Xavian Marks Najee Harris Tua Tagovailoa Levi Wallace Irv Smith Jr. Trevon Diggs Hale Hentges Minkah Fitzpatrick Anthony Averett Cam Sims Rashaan Evans Da’Ron Payne Derek Kief Mack Wilson Deionte Thompson Major Tennison Hootie Jones TOTAL

No. 15 10 9 9 9 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 93

TD 3 2 3 2 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20

R 0 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28

P 15 0 0 3 3 6 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 42

KR 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12

PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 7

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

STATS

20-YARD PLUS PLAYS (TOP 75)

LONGEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR Rushing 75 Damien Harris at Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Damien Harris vs. Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Rushing Touchdown 75 Damien Harris at Texas A&M (Oct. 7, 2017) Damien Harris vs. Arkansas (Oct. 14, 2017) Passing 78 Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Passing Touchdown 78 Calvin Ridley from Jalen Hurts vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Punt Return 26 Xavian Marks vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Xavian Marks vs. Mercer (Nov. 18, 2017) Kick Return 55 Trevon Diggs at Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Interception Return 65 Hootie Jones vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16, 2017) Field Goal Return 58 Rashaan Evans vs. Florida State (Sept. 2, 2017) Punt 64 JK Scott at Auburn (Nov. 25, 2017) Field Goal 48 JK Scott vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30, 2017)

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2017 Statistics SEASON/CAREER STATISTICS OFFENSE SEASON STATISTICS

STATS

RUSHING Damien Harris Jalen Hurts Bo Scarbrough Najee Harris Josh Jacobs Brian Robinson Jr. Tua Tagovailoa Ronnie Clark Calvin Ridley Robert Foster Austin Johnson TEAM Total Opponents

GP 14 14 14 14 12 11 9 5 14 14 1 10 14 14

Att 135 154 124 61 46 24 27 21 2 1 2 15 612 487

PASSING Jalen Hurts Tua Tagovailoa JK Scott Total Opponents

GP 14 9 14 14 14

Effic 150.16 174.97 24.40 155.52 96.78

RECEIVING Calvin Ridley Bo Scarbrough Jerry Jeudy Cam Sims Robert Foster Josh Jacobs Irv Smith Jr. Henry Ruggs III Damien Harris DeVonta Smith Hale Hentges Najee Harris Derek Kief Major Tennison Xavian Marks Miller Forristall Da’Ron Payne Jalen Hurts Andy Pappanastos Total Opponents

GP 14 14 14 14 14 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 5 8 3 14 14 13 14 14

No. 63 17 14 14 14 14 14 12 12 8 7 6 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 204 229

TOTAL OFFENSE Jalen Hurts Damien Harris Tua Tagovailoa Bo Scarbrough Najee Harris Josh Jacobs Brian Robinson Jr. Ronnie Clark Calvin Ridley Robert Foster Austin Johnson JK Scott TEAM Total Opponents

G 14 14 9 14 14 12 11 5 14 14 1 14 10 14 14

Plays 409 135 104 124 61 46 24 21 2 1 2 1 15 945 913

Gain 1,008 999 612 374 285 167 168 107 17 12 8 0 3,757 1,737

Loss 8 144 16 4 1 2 35 0 0 0 0 38 248 411

Cmp-Att-Int 154-255-1 49-77-2 1-1-0 204-333-3 229-426-19

Yds 967 109 264 207 174 168 128 229 91 160 75 45 34 30 24 12 1 -1 -9 2,708 2,320

Rush 855 1,000 133 596 370 284 165 107 17 12 8 0 -38 3,509 1,326

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Avg 15.3 6.4 18.9 14.8 12.4 12.0 9.1 19.1 7.6 20.0 10.7 7.5 17.0 15.0 24.0 12.0 1.0 -1.0 -9.0 13.3 10.1

Pass 2,081 0 636 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -9 0 2,708 2,320

Net 1,000 855 596 370 284 165 133 107 17 12 8 -38 3,509 1,326

Pct 60.4 63.6 100.0 61.3 53.8

TD 5 0 2 1 1 2 3 6 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 8

CAREER STATISTICS

Avg 7.4 5.6 4.8 6.1 6.2 6.9 4.9 5.1 8.5 12.0 4.0 -2.5 5.7 2.7

TD 11 8 8 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 36 9

Yds 2,081 636 -9 2,708 2,320

Long 78 15 36 60 52 38 34 60 17 41 23 22 21 21 24 12 1 0 0 78 80

Total 2,936 1,000 769 596 370 284 165 107 17 12 8 -9 -38 6,217 3,646

Long 75 55 44 35 45 17 23 19 13 12 6 0 75 54

TD 17 11 0 28 8

Avg/G 69.1 7.8 18.9 14.8 12.4 14.0 9.1 16.4 6.5 11.4 5.4 3.2 2.4 6.0 3.0 4.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.7 193.4 165.7

Avg/G 209.7 71.4 85.4 42.6 26.4 23.7 15.0 21.4 1.2 0.9 8.0 -0.6 -3.8 444.1 260.4

Lng 78 60 0 78 80

Avg/G 71.4 61.1 42.6 26.4 23.7 15.0 14.8 21.4 1.2 0.9 8.0 -3.8 250.6 94.7

Avg/G 148.6 70.7 -0.6 193.4 165.7

GP 41 29 34 14 27 11 9 9 44 36 1

GP 29 9 57

Att 327 345 267 61 131 24 27 30 8 2 2

Effic 143.54 174.97 24.40

Gain 2,251 2,160 1,561 374 870 167 168 141 44 12 8

Loss 57 351 49 4 19 2 35 0 4 5 0

Net 2,194 1,809 1,512 370 851 165 133 141 40 7 8

Avg 6.7 5.2 5.7 6.1 6.5 6.9 4.9 4.7 5.0 3.5 4.0

Att-Cmp-Int 394-637-10 49-77-2 1-1-0

Pct 61.9 63.6 100.0

Yds 4,861 636 -9

GP 44 34 14 53 36 27 23 14 41 14 43 14 36 5 13 18 44 29 18

No. 224 21 14 41 35 28 14 12 30 8 11 6 7 2 3 6 1 1 1

G 29 41 9 34 14 27 11 9 44 36 1 57

Yds 2,781 131 264 467 389 324 128 229 203 160 90 45 62 30 43 85 1 -1 -9

Plays 982 327 104 267 61 131 24 30 8 2 2 1

Avg 12.4 6.2 18.9 11.4 11.1 11.6 9.1 19.1 6.8 20.0 8.2 7.5 8.9 15.0 14.3 14.2 1.0 -1.0 -9.0

Rush 1,809 2,194 133 1,512 370 851 165 141 40 7 8 0

TD 14 21 20 3 5 2 2 1 1 0 0

TD 40 11 0

TD 19 0 2 2 3 2 3 6 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Pass 4,861 0 636 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -9

Long 75 60 85 35 56 17 23 19 13 12 6

Avg/G 53.5 62.4 44.5 26.4 31.5 15.0 14.8 15.7 0.9 0.2 8.0

Lng 78 60 0

Avg/G 167.6 70.7 -0.2

Long 81 15 36 60 52 38 34 60 56 41 23 22 21 21 24 32 1 0 0

Total 6,670 2,914 769 1,512 370 851 165 141 40 7 8 -9

Avg/G 63.2 3.9 18.9 8.8 10.8 12.0 5.6 16.4 5.0 11.4 2.1 3.2 1.7 6.0 3.3 4.7 0.0 0.0 -0.5

Avg/G 230.0 53.5 85.4 44.5 26.4 31.5 15.0 15.7 0.9 0.2 8.0 -0.2

2017 Statistics SEASON/CAREER STATISTICS OFFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS SEASON STATISTICS TD 0 11 8 8 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 66 18

FGs 18-25 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 19-28 14-16

Kick 56-56 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 64-64 15-16

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-2

CAREER STATISTICS DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Points 110 66 48 48 36 32 18 18 18 18 18 12 12 11 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 519 167

SEASON STATISTICS

TD 0 16 20 21 6 20 8 3 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 3 2 2 1 2 1

FGs 19-26 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Kick 62-62 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 10-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PATs Rush Rcv 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 119 96 120 126 36 122 48 18 18 18 18 12 12 13 6 18 12 12 6 12 6

CAREER STATISTICS

PUNT RETURNS Trevon Diggs Xavian Marks Henry Ruggs III Damien Harris Total Opponents

No. 18 11 8 1 38 6

Yds 154 82 46 19 301 39

Avg 8.6 7.5 5.8 19.0 7.9 6.5

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 21 26 16 0 26 19

No. 31 16 8 1

Yds 284 187 46 19

Avg 9.2 11.7 5.8 19.0

TD 0 1 0 0

Long 47 75 16 0

KICK RETURNS Henry Ruggs III Josh Jacobs Trevon Diggs Minkah Fitzpatrick Total Opponents

No. 13 4 2 1 20 52

Yds 239 86 74 39 438 973

Avg 18.4 21.5 37.0 39.0 21.9 18.7

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 23 23 55 39 55 63

No. 13 4 9 1

Yds 239 86 240 39

Avg 18.4 21.5 26.7 39.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 23 23 55 39

INTERCEPTIONS Mack Wilson Ronnie Harrison Levi Wallace Hootie Jones Anthony Averett Da’Ron Payne Minkah Fitzpatrick Deionte Thompson Dylan Moses Tony Brown Raekwon Davis Total Opponents

No. 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 19 3

Yds 39 7 66 65 30 21 0 21 11 0 19 279 97

Avg 9.8 2.3 22.0 32.5 30.0 21.0 0.0 21.0 11.0 0.0 19.0 14.7 32.3

TD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Long 21 6 35 65 30 21 0 21 11 0 19 65 97

No. 4 7 3 2 1 1 9 1 1 3 1

Yds 39 112 66 65 30 21 274 21 11 9 19

Avg 9.8 16.0 22.0 32.5 30.0 21.0 30.4 21.0 11.0 3.0 19.0

TD 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0

Long 21 58 35 65 30 21 100 21 11 9 19

FUMBLE RETURNS Total Opponents

No. 0 0

Yds 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0

TD 0 0

Long 0 0

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

STATS

SCORING Andy Pappanastos Damien Harris Bo Scarbrough Jalen Hurts Henry Ruggs III Calvin Ridley Josh Jacobs Najee Harris Hale Hentges Irv Smith Jr. DeVonta Smith Jerry Jeudy Tua Tagovailoa JK Scott Ronnie Clark Robert Foster Da’Ron Payne Mack Wilson Derek Kief Cam Sims Levi Wallace Total Opponents

PATs Rush Rcv 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0

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STATS

ALL PURPOSE Damien Harris Calvin Ridley Jalen Hurts Bo Scarbrough Josh Jacobs Henry Ruggs III Najee Harris Jerry Jeudy Trevon Diggs Cam Sims Robert Foster Brian Robinson Jr. DeVonta Smith Tua Tagovailoa Irv Smith Jr. Ronnie Clark Xavian Marks Hale Hentges Levi Wallace Hootie Jones Minkah Fitzpatrick Mack Wilson Derek Kief Major Tennison Anthony Averett Da’Ron Payne Deionte Thompson Raekwon Davis Miller Forristall Dylan Moses Austin Johnson Ronnie Harrison Andy Pappanastos TEAM Total Opponents

G 14 14 14 14 12 14 14 14 13 14 14 11 14 9 14 5 8 14 14 12 13 12 14 5 14 14 14 14 3 11 1 14 13 10 14 14

Rush 1,000 17 855 596 284 0 370 0 0 0 12 165 0 133 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 -38 3,509 1,326

Rec 91 967 -1 109 168 229 45 264 0 207 174 0 160 0 128 0 24 75 0 0 0 0 34 30 0 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 -9 0 2,708 2,320

PR 19 0 0 0 0 46 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 301 39

FIELD GOALS Andy Pappanastos JK Scott Total Opponents

Att 25 3 28 16

Good 18 1 19 14

Long 46 48 48 52

Blkd 0 0 0 1

PUNTING JK Scott TEAM Total Opponents

No. 54 1 55 94

Yds 2,320 0 2,320 3,817

Avg 43.0 0.0 42.2 40.6

Long 64 0 64 65

KICKOFFS JK Scott Total Opponents

No. 99 99 43

Yds 6,255 6,255 2,689

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Avg 63.2 63.2 62.5

TB 45 45 22

KOR 0 0 0 0 86 239 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 438 973

CAREER STATISTICS

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 65 0 39 0 0 30 21 21 19 0 11 0 7 0 0 279 97

Tot 1,110 984 854 705 538 514 415 264 228 207 186 165 160 133 128 107 106 75 66 65 39 39 34 30 30 22 21 19 12 11 8 7 -9 -38 7,235 4,755

Avg/G 79.3 70.3 61.0 50.4 44.8 36.7 29.6 18.9 17.5 14.8 13.3 15.0 11.4 14.8 9.1 21.4 13.2 5.4 4.7 5.4 3.0 3.2 2.4 6.0 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.4 4.0 1.0 8.0 0.5 -0.7 -3.8 516.8 339.6

G 41 44 29 34 27 14 14 14 28 53 36 11 14 9 23 9 13 43 25 43 42 27 36 5 36 44 28 21 18 11 1 44 18

Rush 2,194 40 1,809 1,512 851 0 370 0 0 0 7 165 0 133 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0

Rec 203 2,781 -1 131 324 229 45 264 88 467 389 0 160 0 128 0 43 90 0 0 0 1 62 30 0 1 0 0 85 0 0 0 -9

PR 19 4 0 0 27 46 0 0 284 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 187 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0

Att 26 4

TB 4 0 4 1

OB 2 2 1

FC 27 0 27 32

I20 27 0 27 37

Blkd 1 0 1 1

No. 243

No. 133

Yds 11,074

Yds 8,374

Avg 63.0

Avg 45.6

KOR 174 0 0 0 86 239 0 0 240 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 24 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Good 19 1

Long 73

TB 57

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 65 274 39 0 0 30 21 21 19 0 11 0 112 0

OB 4

Tot 2,590 2,825 1,808 1,643 1,288 514 415 264 612 467 396 165 160 133 128 141 353 114 66 65 329 40 62 30 30 22 21 19 85 11 8 120 -9

Long 46 48

TB 29

FC 77

Avg/G 63.2 64.2 62.3 48.3 47.7 36.7 29.6 18.9 21.9 8.8 11.0 15.0 11.4 14.8 5.6 15.7 27.2 2.7 2.6 1.5 7.8 1.5 1.7 6.0 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.9 4.7 1.0 8.0 2.7 -0.5

Blkd 0 0

Pct. 73.1 25.0

I20 108

Blkd 2

2017 Statistics SEASON/CAREER STATISTICS DEFENSE CAREER STATISTICS

DEFENSE

GP Solo

Ast

Total

TFL

Sacks

TFL

Sacks

Ronnie Harrison

14

43

31

74

4.5-23

2.5-18

3-7

Int PBU FR FF Blk GP Solo 4

-

-

-

44

110

Ast Total 67

177

7-36

3.5-23

7-112

Int PBU FR FF Blk 17

2

1

Rashaan Evans

12

35

39

74

13-54

6-41

-

3

1

1

-

53

85

67

152 23.5-110

15-95

-

5

2

2

-

Raekwon Davis

14

24

45

69

10-50

8.5-46

1-19

-

1

-

-

21

25

48

73

11-58

9.5-54

1-19

-

1

-

-

Minkah Fitzpatrick

13

38

22

60

8-31

1.5-15

1-0

8

-

1

1

42

109

62

171

16-63

4.5-41

9-274

26

-

2

2

Hootie Jones

12

31

22

53

1-2

-

2-65

2

-

-

-

43

47

30

77

1-2

-

2-65

7

-

1

-

Da’Ron Payne

14

21

32

53

1-7

1-7

1-21

3

1

-

-

44

39

63

102

5-23

3-20

1-21

5

2

1

-

2

Isaiah Buggs

14

20

31

51

4-16

1.5-4

-

-

-

-

-

14

20

31

51

4-16

1.5-4

-

-

-

-

-

Levi Wallace

14

31

17

48

4.5-22

2-18

3-66

15

-

-

-

25

38

21

59

4.5-22

2-18

3-66

17

-

-

-

Anthony Averett

14

31

17

48

4-23

1-10

1-30

8

-

-

-

36

71

27

98

7-42

2-23

1-30

16

-

2

-

Anfernee Jennings

11

20

21

41

6-21

1-7

-

2

-

2

-

26

27

33

60

8-34

1-7

-

2

-

2

-

Shaun Dion Hamilton

9

20

20

40

5.5-22

2.5-17

-

2

-

1

-

51

65

69

134

16-57

4.5-34

2-40

4

-

2

Mack Wilson

12

21

19

40

2.5-3

-

4-39

2

-

-

-

27

26

22

48

2.5-3

-

4-39

2

1

-

-

Keith Holcombe

14

15

23

38

2-5

1-4

-

3

1

-

-

44

34

37

71

3-6

1-4

-

5

1

-

1

Tony Brown

14

18

13

31

1-3

-

1-0

2

-

-

-

51

58

31

89

5.5-27

0.5-4

3-9

5

-

1

-

Dylan Moses

11

19

11

30

5.5-24

1.5-17

1-11

-

-

1

-

11

19

11

30

5.5-24

1.5-17

1-11

-

-

1

-

Da’Shawn Hand

11

9

18

27

3.5-25

3-23

-

1

1

-

-

50

30

41

71

15.5-63

10-50

-

1

1

1

-

Deionte Thompson

14

18

7

25

1-2

-

1-21

1

-

-

-

28

22

12

34

1-2

-

1-21

1

-

-

-

Quinnen Williams

14

11

9

20

6.5-18

2-10

-

-

-

-

-

14

11

9

20

6.5-18

2-10

-

-

-

-

-

Terrell Lewis

4

10

6

16

2-17

1-13

-

1

-

-

-

15

17

10

27

3-26

2-22

-

1

-

-

Joshua Frazier

14

8

7

15

2.5-7

-

-

3

-

1

-

34

10

17

27

4.5-23

2-16

-

3

-

1

-

Jamey Mosley

12

3

10

13

1.5-2

1-1

-

1

-

-

-

17

3

10

13

1.5-2

1-1

-

1

-

-

-

Daniel Wright

14

4

6

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

4

6

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Johnny Dwight

6

6

3

9

3.5-12

1-8

-

-

-

-

-

7

6

3

9

3.5-12

1-8

-

-

-

-

-

Xavier McKinney

13

5

3

8

1.5-1

-

-

-

-

-

-

13

5

3

8

1.5-1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Shyheim Carter

14

2

5

7

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

23

6

8

14

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

Mekhi Brown

12

3

4

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

3

4

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

4

2

6

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

7

4

2

6

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

13

3

3

6

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

28

5

6

11

-

-

-

3

-

1

-

Christian Miller

4

4

2

6

2-3

1-1

-

-

-

-

-

31

9

13

22

4.5-17

3-13

-

1

-

-

-

LaBryan Ray

6

2

3

5

2.5-16

1-14

-

-

-

-

-

6

2

3

5

2.5-16

1-14

-

-

-

-

-

Joshua McMillon

8

3

2

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

8

3

2

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Jared Mayden

7

4

-

4

1-3

-

-

-

-

-

-

11

5

-

5

1-3

-

-

1

-

-

-

Christopher Allen Trevon Diggs

Jamar King

7

-

4

4

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

9

-

6

6

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

14

2

1

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

29

4

3

7

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

VanDarius Cowan

7

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Brian Robinson Jr.

11

2

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

11

2

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Derek Kief

14

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

36

3

2

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

DeVonta Smith

14

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Josh Jacobs

12

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

27

2

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Henry Ruggs III

14

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cam Sims

14

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

53

2

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Robert Foster

14

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

36

3

1

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Damien Harris

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

41

4

1

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Keaton Anderson

Total

14

496 461

957

101-414

40-274

19-279

66

5

8

2

Opponents

14

530 480 1,010

56-236

27-154

3-97

31

7

10

1

STATS

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FLORIDA STATE (0-1) ALABAMA (1-0)

7 24

1/1

FRESNO STATE (1-1) ALABAMA (2-0)

10 41

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 • MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM • ATLANTA, GA. ATTENDANCE: 76,330 • TV: ABC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 • BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 101,127 • TV: ESPN 2

ATLANTA — The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide forced two interceptions, caused and recovered a fumble and blocked two kicks in its 24-7 win over the No. 3-ranked Florida State Seminoles in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game inside the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The victory extended the Tide’s winning streak in season openers to 16 straight games.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts amassed a career-best 154 rushing yards to go along with two scores on the ground and one through the air as top-ranked Alabama dominated Fresno State, 41-10, in the Crimson Tide’s 2017 home opener at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Alabama special teams forced a fumble on a kickoff as well as blocking a field goal and a punt, while converting on three field goal attempts in the decisive victory. The Tide defense buckled down in the second half, allowing the potent Seminole offense just 65 total yards, while picking off FSU quarterback Deondre Francois twice in the final 16 minutes of the game. Shaun Dion Hamilton led the Alabama defense with eight tackles from his starting linebacker spot, including 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Jalen Hurts finished the night 10-of-18 for 96 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 55 yards on 15 carries. Damien Harris paced the Crimson Tide rushers, contributing a team-high 73 rushing yards on nine carries while adding a touchdown. Calvin Ridley’s big night helped him move to fifth all-time in career receiving yards at Alabama with 1,896 after amassing 82 yards on seven catches. He also moved into fifth all-time in career receiving touchdowns after catching a 53-yard score in the first half.

Florida State Alabama

1 0 3

2 7 7

3 0 11

4 0 3

UA FSU UA UA UA UA

STATS

FSU 15 27-40 210 19-33-2 60-250 0-0 0-0 2-20 0-0 7-27.0 1-1 4-30 27:13 4 of 13 0 of 1 1-2 2-8

FSU 0 - UA 3 FSU 7 - UA 3 FSU 7 - UA 10 FSU 7 - UA 13 FSU 7 - UA 21 FSU 7 - UA 24

UA 13 42-173 96 10-18-0 60-269 0-0 1-19 1-15 2-0 6-35.2 1-0 5-30 32:47 3 of 16 2 of 2 4-4 3-20

RUSHING: FSU - Cam Akers 10-30; Jacques Patrick 6-17; Keith Gavin 1-6; George Campbell 1-minus 4; Deondre Francois 9-minus 9. UA - Damien Harris 9-73; Jalen Hurts 15-55; Bo Scarbrough 15-40; Najee Harris 3-5. PASSING: FSU - Deondre Francois 19-33-2-210. UA - Jalen Hurts 10-18-0-96. RECEIVING: FSU - Keith Gavin 7-50; Ryan Izzo 3-46; Nyqwan Murray 3-29; Auden Tate 2-41; Jacques Patrick 2-12; George Campbell 1-21; Cam Akers 1-11. UA Calvin Ridley 7-82; Damien Harris 1-11; Bo Scarbrough 1-4; Jalen Hurts 1-minus 1. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Mack Wilson 1-0; Levi Wallace 1-0. FUMBLES: FSU - Keith Gavin 1-1. UA - TEAM 1-0.

The Crimson Tide outgained the Bulldogs in total offense, 497-273, including a 30557 ratio on the ground. Sophomore defensive lineman Raekwon Davis and junior defensive back Ronnie Harrison led the Alabama defense with a team-high eight tackles apiece, while redshirt senior defensive back Anthony Averett totaled four tackles to go along with his first career interception.

Fresno State Alabama

1 3 14

2 0 14

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14:21 08:24 04:03 2nd 14:25 01:15 3rd 02:03 4th 07:08 06:06 02:41

UA UA FS UA UA UA UA FS UA

4 7 10

Score 10 41

Jalen Hurts 55 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 2-73 0:39 Hale Hentges 23 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 10-62 4:25 Jimmy Camacho 27 yd field goal, 9-70 4:21 Jalen Hurts 3 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 11-75 4:38 Damien Harris 5 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-77 2:29 Andy Pappanastos 24 yd field goal, 11-53 5:31 Andy Pappanastos 22 yd field goakl, 4-0 0:44 Derrion Grim 26 yd pass from Chason Virgil (Jimmy Camacho kick), 4-37 1:02 Henry Ruggs III 16 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Andy Pappanastos kick), 8-75 3:25

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

FS 18 22-57 216 26-41-1 63-273 0-0 0-0 5-127 0-0 6-37.0 1-0 1-6 29:18 3 of 11 0 of 0 1-2 1-8

FS 0 - UA 7 FS 0 - UA 14 FS 3 - UA 14 FS 3 - UA 21 FS 3 - UA 28 FS 3 - UA 31 FS 3 - UA 34 FS 10 - UA 34 FS 10 - UA 41

UA 28 39-305 192 20-27-0 66-497 0-0 2-12 1-19 1-30 3-41.7 0-0 4-30 30:42 4 of 10 1 of 1 5-5 2-9

RUSHING: FS - Ronnie Rivers 9-29; Marcus McMaryion 1-15; Josh Hokit 4-12; Da’Mari Scott 2-10; Jordan Mims 2-2; Chason Virgil 3-2; TEAM 1-minus 13. UA Jalen Hurts 10-154; Najee Harris 13-70; Bo Scarbrough 6-36; Damien Harris 6-32; Calvin Ridley 1-13; Tua Tagovailoa 3-8. PASSING: FS - Chason Virgil 21-34-1-180; Marcus McMaryion 5-7-0-36. UA - Jalen Hurts 14-18-0-128; Tua Tagovailoa 6-9-0-64. RECEIVING: FS - Keesean Johnson 8-55; Da’Mari Scott 7-67; Kyle Riddering 2-20; Josh Hokit 2-16; Derrion Grim 1-26; Jared Rice 1-10; Jordan Mims 1-7; Jamire Jordan 1-7; Ronnie Rivers 1-6; Dejonte O’Neal 1-5; James Bailey 1-minus 3. UA - Calvin Ridley 5-45; Cam Sims 3-28; Robert Foster 2-23; Bo Scarbrough 2-15; Irv Smith Jr. 2-7; Xavian Marks 1-24; Hale Hentges 1-23; Henry Ruggs III 1-16; Najee Harris 1-10; Jerry Jeudy 1-8; Damien Harris 1-minus 7. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Anthony Averett 1-30. FUMBLES: FS - TEAM 1-0.

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SCORING SUMMARY

Andy Pappanastos 35 yd field goal, 9-44 3:18 Auden Tate 3 yd pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo kick), 11-90 5:45 Calvin Ridley 53 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-85 2:08 Andy Pappanastos 25 yd field goal, 4--1 2:30 Damien Harris 11 yd run (Calvin Ridley pass from Jalen Hurts), 1-11 0:06 Andy Pappanastos 33 yd field goal, 6-16 2:57

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

The Tide’s signal-caller also went 14-of-18 for 128 yards and a touchdown through the air to lead the UA offense. With 231 yards of total offense in the first half, Hurts surpassed 4,000 yards of total offense in his Alabama career. Freshman Najee Harris led all running backs with 70 yards on 13 carries for the win.

Score 7 24

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 04:30 2nd 13:41 11:28 3rd 01:54 01:41 4th 06:25

Hurts’ career day on the ground marked his fourth 100-yard rushing game at Alabama. The Houston native’s previous career high came last season on Sept. 17 against Ole Miss when he complied 146 rushing yards in a 48-43 comeback victory.

2017 Statistics 2017 RECAPS AND BOXSCORES 23 41

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ALABAMA (4-0, 1-0 SEC) VANDERBILT (3-1, 0-1 SEC)

59 0

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 • BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 101,821 • TV: ESPN 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 • VANDERBILT STADIUM • NASHVILLE, TENN. ATTENDANCE: 40,350 • TV: CBS

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts collected 351 yards of total offense, while throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another score, as top-ranked Alabama cruised past Colorado State, 41-23, Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

NASHVILLE — A stout running game coupled with a stifling defensive effort led the top-ranked Crimson Tide to a 59-0 shutout win at Vanderbilt Stadium in Alabama’s Southeastern Conference opener.

In addition to Hurts’ offensive production, the Crimson Tide scored 14 points off two Rams’ turnovers. Hurts finished the game 12-of-17 for 248 yards and two scores through the air, and a game-high 103 yards on the ground on 11 carries to lead the Alabama offense. The game marked Hurts’ sixth career 100-yard rushing game and his second in as many contests. Junior Calvin Ridley led all receivers with 92 yards on three catches, including a 78-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. With 2,031 career receiving yards, Ridley is now the fifth 2,000-yard receiver in Crimson Tide history. On the defensive side of the ball, junior Keith Holcombe led the way with a careerhigh nine total tackles and a pass breakup. Senior defensive back Hootie Jones and junior back Ronnie Harrison each had interceptions to anchor the defense.

Colorado State Alabama

1 0 17

2 10 7

3 0 14

4 13 3

Score 23 41

Alabama rolled up 496 rushing yards, the most in head coach Nick Saban’s tenure, to go with a program-best 38 total first downs in the victory. The Tide collected 677 total yards for the sixth-most yards in a single game in program annals. The offense finished with six rushing touchdowns, two receiving scores and a field goal to tally the final score. Junior running back Damien Harris led the rushing attack with a career-best 151 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns, highlighted by his career-long 61 yard rush for UA’s second touchdown of the day. Fellow junior Bo Scarbrough added 79 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns. Seven other Alabama players toted the rock, including the backfield’s sixth rushing touchdown of the day from freshman runner Brian Robinson Jr. The Crimson Tide defense limited the Commodores to 78 total yards of offense, the fewest allowed by an Alabama defense under Saban, holding VU to only 40 yards rushing and 38 yards through the air on the day. The Tide defense did not allow Vandy past its own 44 on the afternoon and gave up only three first downs, the fewest by an SEC team in the last 20 years of the league.

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

12:43 08:56 05:13 2nd 10:34 02:18 01:00 3rd 06:52 05:18 4th 14:51 09:53 01:46

UA UA UA CSU CSU UA UA UA UA CSU CSU

Jalen Hurts 27 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-75 2:17 Calvin Ridley 78 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 4-95 1:28 Andy Pappanastos 46 yd field goal, 7-33 2:38 Wyatt Bryan 27 yd field goal, 12-55 4:38 Warren Jackson 4 yd pass from Nick Stevens (Wyatt Bryan kick), 11-85 6:17 Robert Foster 52 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-76 1:18 Bo Scarbrough 9 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 14-88 5:44 Damien Harris 5 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 2-11 0:30 Andy Pappanastos 43 yd field goal, 9-65 3:39 Nick Stevens 5 yd run (Wyatt Bryant kick), 11-75 4:58 Warren Jackson 3 yd pass from Nick Stevens (Nick Stevens pass failed), 15-82 6:26

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

CSU 22 40-144 247 21-38-2 78-391 0-0 0-0 3-70 0-0 3-50.3 1-0 3-14 33:53 10 of 17 1 of 2 4-4 0-0

CSU 0 - UA 7 CSU 0 - UA 14 CSU 0 - UA 17 CSU 3 - UA 17 CSU 10 - UA 17 CSU 10 - UA 24 CSU 10 - UA 31 CSU 10 - UA 38 CSU 10 - UA 41 CSU 17 - UA 41 CSU 24 - UA 41

UA 23 39-239 248 13-21-0 60-487 0-0 1-9 2-42 2-65 2-50.0 0-0 4-45 26:07 7 of 12 0 of 0 2-3 0-0

RUSHING: CSU - Dalyn Dawkins 10-59; Izzy Matthews 16-47; Nick Stevens 5-26; Rashaad Boddie 4-6; Marvin Kinsey Jr. 3-6; Detrich Clark 2-0. UA - Jalen Hurts 11103; Bo Scarbrough 12-66; Damien Harris 11-53; Najee Harris 4-11; Josh Jacobs 1-6. PASSING: CSU - Nick Stevens 21-38-2-247. UA - Jalen Hurts 12-17-0-248; Tua Tagovailoa 1-4-0-0. RECEIVING: CSU - Michael Gallup 5-81; Izzy Matthews 3-47; Detrich Clark 3-21; Dalton Fackrell 2-31; Dalyn Dawkins 2-30; Olabisi Johnson 2-15; Adam Prentice 2-15; Warren Jackson 2-7. UA - Calvin Ridley 3-92; Bo Scarbrough 3-36; Damien Harris 2-25; Robert Foster 1-52; DeVonta Smith 1-24; Miller Forristall 1-12; Cam Sims 1-7; Najee Harris 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Hootie Jones 1-65; Ronnie Harrison 1-0. FUMBLES: CSU - Nick Stevens 1-0.

1 21 0

Alabama Vanderbilt

2 10 0

3 21 0

4 7 0

Score 59 0

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

06:16 03:32 00:42 2nd 09:09 01:18 3rd 12:07 09:02 05:45 4th 13:26

UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Bo Scarbrough 6 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-47 1:30 Damien Harris 61 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 2-70 0:36 Damien Harris 2 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-26 2:38 Bo Scarbrough 2 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 13-75 5:39 Andy Pappanastos 22 yd field goal, 13-71 3:43 Damien Harris 2 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 8-75 2:53 Jerry Jeudy 34 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Andy Pappanastos kick), 8-68 1:58 DeVonta Smith 27 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Andy Pappanastos kick), 4-58 1:35 Brian Robinson Jr. 17 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 10-89 5:38

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UA 38 66-496 181 17-27-0 93-677 0-0 3-33 0-0 1-1 2-32.0 3-0 6-40 42:55 9 of 15 2 of 2 6-7 0-0

UA 7 - VU 0 UA 14 - VU 0 UA 21 - VU 0 UA 28 - VU 0 UA 31 - VU 0 UA 38 - VU 0 UA 45 - VU 0 UA 52 - VU 0 UA 59 - VU 0

VU 3 16-40 38 7-22-1 38-78 0-0 0-0 5-89 0-0 9-43.7 1-1 5-20 17:05 1 of 10 0 of 0 0-0 1-9

STATS

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COLORADO STATE (2-2) ALABAMA (3-0)

RUSHING: UA - Damien Harris 12-151; Bo Scarbrough 11-79; Najee Harris 10-70; Brian Robinson Jr. 5-51; Ronnie Clark 10-48; Jalen Hurts 9-48; Josh Jacobs 4-28; Tua Tagovailoa 1-22; Calvin Ridley 1-4; TEAM 3-minus 5. VU - Ralph Webb 6-20; Khari Blasingame 7-14; Jamauri Wakefield 2-6; Kyle Shurmur 1-0. PASSING: UA - Jalen Hurts 9-17-0-78; Tua Tagovailoa 8-10-0-103. VU - Kyle Shurmur 4-15-1-18; Deuce Wallace 3-7-0-20. RECEIVING: UA - Calvin Ridley 5-43; Jerry Jeudy 3-68; Irv Smith Jr. 2-14; DeVonta Smith 1-27; Cam Sims 1-11; Damien Harris 1-9; Major Tennison 1-9; Najee Harris 1-3; Bo Scarbrough 1-2; Robert Foster 1-minus 5. VU - Trent Shefield 2-14; Donaven Tennyson 2-14; Khari Blasingame 1-6; Ralph Webb 1-3; C.J. Duncan 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Ronnie Harrison 1-1. FUMBLES: UA - Robert Foster 1-0; Trevon Diggs 1-0; Jalen Hurts 1-0. VU - Khari Blasingame 1-1.

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OLE MISS (2-2, 0-1 SEC) ALABAMA (5-0, 2-0 SEC)

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ALABAMA (6-0, 3-0 SEC) TEXAS A&M (4-2, 2-1 SEC)

27 19

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 • BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 101,821 • TV: ESPN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 • KYLE FIELD • COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS ATTENDANCE: 101,058 • TV: ESPN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide defeated Ole Miss, 66-3, on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The top-ranked University of Alabama football team used a powerful rushing attack and stout defense to take down Texas A&M, 27-19, on Saturday night at Kyle Field.

Following the Tide’s SEC home opener, Alabama scored 50-plus points in backto-back Southeastern Conference openers for the first time since 1945, after the previous weekend’s impressive 59-0 win at Vanderbilt to begin conference play. The 66 points scored by Alabama is the most since 1979, when the Crimson Tide downed Vanderbilt, 66-3, in Nashville. The huge scoring output also marked the Tide’s most points scored against Ole Miss in program history. Alabama dominated Ole Miss on both sides of the ball, outgaining the Rebels, 613253, while forcing two turnovers and compiling five sacks in the game. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts finished the night 12-of-19 for 197 yards and two scores passing, while adding a team-high 101 rushing yards and a score on 10 carries to lead the Alabama offense, despite playing just over one half of football. Five different rushers scored on the ground for UA, including Hurts, freshmen Najee Harris and Tua Tagovailoa, and a pair of junior running backs in Ronnie Clark and Bo Scarbrough. Junior Hale Hentges along with sophomore Josh Jacobs and freshman Henry Ruggs III each recorded a touchdown reception to round out the scoring. On defense, senior corner Levi Wallace led the way with a Tide season-high and career-high two interceptions, including one which he returned for a 35-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Junior safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was tops on the team in tackles with a career-high eight stops to go along with his first sack of the season. 1 3 21

Ole Miss Alabama

2 0 14

3 0 24

4 0 7

Score 3 66

The Crimson Tide outgained the Aggies 232-71 on the ground in the victory. On the defensive side of the ball, Alabama forced three A&M turnovers. Junior running back Damien Harris led Alabama’s rushing attack with a game-high 124 yards, including a career-long 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Harris eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the second time this season and the fifth time in his career. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts finished the game with 56 yards on 14 carries and a score on the ground, while going 13-of-22 for 123 yards and a score through the air. On defense, junior lineman Isaiah Buggs led the team with a career-high 10 tackles, while junior defensive back and sophomore lineman Raekwon Davis each finished with eight tackles. Junior standout Minkah Fitzpatrick recorded his first interception of the season and forced a fumble to go along with his five tackles. Alabama’s defense forced three turnovers in the game and collected four sacks, with one apiece from Davis, junior Keith Holcombe, and freshmen Quinnen Williams and LaBryan Ray.

1st

10:04 09:20 05:13 02:42 2nd 12:53 03:42 3rd 12:37 09:07 06:05 02:36 4th 06:51

UA UA UA MISS UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Bo Scarbrough 6 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-51 2:14 Levi Wallace 35 yd interception return (Andy Pappanastos kick) Hale Hentges 3 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-85 2:13 Gary Wunderlich 26 yd field goal, 6-66 2:31 Josh Jacobs 18 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 10-75 4:49 Jalen Hurts 10 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 2-36 0:31 JK Scott 48 yd field goal, 5-48 2:23 Najee Harris 4 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-29 1:59 Tua Tagovailoa 2 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 3-69 0:54 Henry Ruggs III 8 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-44 2:04 Ronnie Clark 9 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 12-91 8:09

STATS

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MISS 11 26-88 165 14-29-2 55-253 0-0 0-0 6-84 0-0 9-36.0 3-0 3-30 23:23 0 of 13 0 of 2 1-1 0-0

MISS 0 - UA 7 MISS 0 - UA 14 MISS 0 - UA 21 MISS 3 - UA 21 MISS 3 - UA 28 MISS 3 - UA 35 MISS 3 - UA 38 MISS 3 - UA 45 MISS 3 - UA 52 MISS 3 - UA 59 MISS 3 - UA 66

UA 26 51-365 248 15-24-0 75-613 0-0 4-58 1-22 2-66-1 2-42.5 1-0 7-60 36:37 7 of 15 3 of 3 8-8 5-30

RUSHING: MISS - Jordan Wilkins 12-101; Eric Swinney 3-2; D’Vaughn Pennamon 3-1; Shea Patterson 8-minus 16. UA - Jalen Hurts 10-101; Damien Harris 7-67; Josh Jacobs 2-51; Najee Harris 7-43; Tua Tagovailoa 4-37; Brian Robinson Jr. 7-34; Ronnie Clark 5-22; Bo Scarbrough 6-18; TEAM 3-minus 8. PASSING: MISS - Shea Patterson 14-29-2-165. UA - Jalen Hurts 12-19-0-197; Tua Tagovailoa 3-5-0-51. RECEIVING: MISS - D.K. Metcalf 3-46; Van Jefferson 3-17; DaMarkus Lodge 2-72; Dawson Knox 2-28; Eric Swinney 2-1; A.J. Brown 1-6; Jordan Wilkins 1-minus 5. UA - Calvin Ridley 4-60; Josh Jacobs 2-36; Jerry Jeudy 2-31; Robert Foster 2-25; Cam Sims 1-60; Derek Kief 1-21; Henry Ruggs III 1-8; Irv Smith Jr. 1-4; Hale Hentges 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Levi Wallace 2-66. FUMBLES: MISS - Shea Patterson 1-0; Jaylon Jones 1-0; D’Vaughn Pennamon 1-0. UA - Trevon Diggs 1-0.

92 2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

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3 7 7

4 3 9

Score 27 19

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

SCORING SUMMARY

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Alabama Texas A&M

09:59 09:46 2nd 05:41 03:16 3rd 11:01 01:39 4th 10:18 02:09 00:17

A&M UA UA UA UA A&M A&M UA A&M

Daniel LaCamera 52 yd field goal, 5-36 1:37 Damien Harris 75 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 1-75 0:13 Andy Pappanastos 34 yd field goal, 12-75 4:33 Jalen Hurts 1 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 4-43 1:49 Henry Ruggs III 8 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 9-75 3:59 Christian Kirk 2 yd pass from Kellen Mond (Daniel LaCamera kick), 8-36 5:11 Cullen Gillaspia safety Andy Pappanastos 44 yd field goal, 10-52 4:40 Kellen Mond 1 yd run (Daniel LaCamera kick), 7-64 1:52

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UA 16 44-232 123 13-22-0 66-355 0-0 3-10 1-39 1-0 5-29.2 2-1 6-50 27:32 4 of 14 1 of 1 3-4 4-27

UA 0 - A&M 3 UA 7 - A&M 3 UA 10 - A&M 3 UA 17 - A&M 3 UA 24 - A&M 3 UA 24 - A&M 10 UA 24 - A&M 12 UA 27 - A&M 12 UA 27 - A&M 19

A&M 16 40-71 237 19-29-1 69-308 0-0 1-3 4-52 0-0 5-47.6 3-2 6-45 32:28 3 of 14 2 of 4 2-3 3-19

RUSHING: UA - Damien Harris 14-124; Jalen Hurts 14-56; Bo Scarbrough 15-55; TEAM 1-minus 3. A&M - Trayveon Williams 15-38; Keith Ford 11-19; Kellen Mond 14-14. PASSING: UA - Jalen Hurts 13-22-0-123. A&M - Kellen Mond 19-29-1-237. RECEIVING: UA - Calvin Ridley 5-68; Bo Scarbrough 3-21; Jerry Jeudy 2-24; Henry Ruggs III 1-8; Robert Foster 1-1; Irv Smith Jr. 1-1. A&M - Trayveon Williams 4-60; Christian Kirk 4-52; Keith Ford 4-17; Jhamon Ausbon 3-23; Roshauud Paul 2-14; Camron Buckley 1-39; Damion Ratley 1-32. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Minkah Fitzpatrick 1-0. FUMBLES: UA - Jalen Hurts 1-0; Robert Foster 1-1. A&M - Trayveon Williams 1-1; Christian Kirk 1-0; Kellen Mond 1-1.

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TENNESSEE (3-4, 0-4 SEC) ALABAMA (8-0, 5-0 SEC)

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 • BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 101,821 • TV: ESPN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 • BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 101,821 • TV: CBS

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The top-ranked University of Alabama football team amassed 308 yards and four scores on the ground en route to its convincing, 41-9, Homecoming win over Arkansas on Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The No. 1 University of Alabama football team outgained Tennessee, 604-108, in its 45-7 win Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium. It was the Crimson Tide’s third game this season with over 600 yards of total offense.

The Crimson Tide’s top-ranked rushing defense was on display, as the unit held the Razorbacks to just 27 yards on the ground in the win.

Alabama won its 11th straight game over the Volunteers in the 100th meeting between the two storied programs.

On the offensive side of the ball, junior running back Damien Harris collected his seventh career 100-yard game and his third this season, rushing for a game-high 125 yards and two scores on just nine attempts. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts and freshman tailback Najee Harris also contributed rushing scores in the win. Hurts added a 12-of-19 night, passing for 155 yards with one touchdown and his first interception of the season.

The UA offense used eight different ball carriers to amass 272 rushing yards. The rushing attack was led by junior running back Damien Harris, who had a game-high 72 yards and a touchdown, while junior running back Bo Scarbrough finished the game with two scores on the ground. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts went 13-of-21 for 198 yards and one touchdown through the air in just one half of play. His top target, junior wideout Calvin Ridley, finished his night with a team-leading eight receptions for 82 yards.

Alabama’s defense was led by junior defensive back Ronnie Harrison. Harrison finished with a team-high 10 tackles and added one pass breakup, while senior linebacker tied his career-high mark for sacks with two as part of his six total tackles. 1 0 17

Arkansas Alabama

2 0 7

3 3 7

4 6 10

Score 9 41

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

14:45 11:36 07:24 2nd 01:20 3rd 04:16 01:25 4th 12:29 08:55 03:03

UA UA UA UA ARK UA UA UA ARK

Damien Harris 75 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 1-75 0:15 Andy Pappanastos 39 yd field goal, 4-4 1:27 Damien Harris 4 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 8-65 3:03 Jalen Hurts 11 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 9-75 3:19 Connor Limpert 30 yd field goal, 13-48 5:18 Henry Ruggs III 20 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-78 2:51 Najee Harris 4 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-35 2:15 Andy Pappanastos 21 yd field goal, 5-37 2:10 Jordan Jones 3 yd pass from Cole Kelley (Connor Limpert kick failed), 13-75 5:52

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ARK 15 29-27 200 23-43-1 72-227 0-0 0-0 4-65 1-0 8-38.4 2-0 5-25 29:33 5 of 18 2 of 3 2-3 2-15

ARK 0 - UA 7 ARK 0 - UA 10 ARK 0 - UA 17 ARK 0 - UA 24 ARK 3 - UA 24 ARK 3 - UA 31 ARK 3 - UA 38 ARK 3 - UA 41 ARK 9 - UA 41

UA 23 43-308 188 13-21-1 64-496 0-0 5-10 2-40 1-0 3-43.7 3-1 6-66 30:27 5 of 11 0 of 0 5-5 5-36

RUSHING: ARK - Devwah Whaley 5-18; Chase Hayden 9-10; David Williams 3-5; Deon Stewart 1-4; Cole Kelley 11-minus 10. UA - Damien Harris - 9-125; Bo Scarbrough 7-65; Jalen Hurts 10-41; Josh Jacobs 9-39; Najee Harris 5-33; Brian Robinson Jr. 2-7; TEAM 1-minus 2. PASSING: ARK - Cole Kelley 23-42-1-200; Blake Johnson 0-1-0-0. UA - Jalen Hurts 12-19-1-155; Tua Tagovailoa 1-2-0-33. RECEIVING: ARK - Deon Stewart 6-65; Jordan Jones 4-72; Brandon Martin 4-34; Cheyenne O’Grady 4-8; Devwah Whaley 2-6; Will Gragg 1-11; Jonathan Nance 1-3; Austin Cantrell 1-1. UA - Calvin Ridley 4-51; Josh Jacobs 2-36; Cam Sims 2-20; Jerry Jeudy 1-29; Henry Ruggs III 1-20; DeVonta Smith 1-16; Damien Harris 1-8; Bo Scarbrough 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: ARK - Kevin Richardson III 1-0. UA - Mack Wilson 1-0. FUMBLES: ARK - Chase Hayden 1-0; Blake Johnson 1-0. UA - Henry Ruggs III 2-1; Trevon Diggs 1-0.

On the defensive side of the ball, senior defensive back Levi Wallace had a careerhigh two sacks to go along with a career-best six tackles. Junior defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs led the defense with a team-high seven tackles, while senior defensive back Hootie Jones tied a career-high mark with six tackles. Senior linebacker Rashaan Evans was also outstanding in the defensive effort, totaling six tackles, including one sack and a pair of tackles for loss. 1 0 7

Tennessee Alabama

2 0 14

3 7 10

4 0 14

Score 7 45

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 08:21 2nd 04:48 01:18 3rd 12:39 06:03 03:13 4th 12:59 04:49

UA UA UA UA TENN UA UA UA

Bo Scarbrough 1 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 12-63 5:35 Bo Scarbrough 1 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 15-85 4:35 Damien Harris 11 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-77 2:01 Irv Smith Jr. 14 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 8-76 2:21 Daniel Bituli 97 yd interception return (Brent Cimaglia kick) Andy Pappanastos 25 yd field goal, 8-52 2:50 Tua Tagovailoa 23 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 7-77 2:23 Henry Ruggs III 60 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-77 2:34

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TENN 7 30-64 44 9-16-1 46-108 0-0 0-0 4-94 1-97 9-45.8 0-0 9-81 25:09 1 of 12 0 of 1 0-1 2-3

TENN 0 - UA 7 TENN 0 - UA 14 TENN 0 - UA 21 TENN 0 - UA 28 TENN 7 - UA 28 TENN 7 - UA 31 TENN 7 - UA 38 TENN 7 - UA 45

UA 35 53-272 332 22-33-1 86-604 0-0 5-25 2-36 1-21 2-42.0 3-1 7-56 34:51 7 of 13 2 of 2 5-6 4-34

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RUSHING: TENN - John Kelly 12-63; Tim Jordan 2-7; Marquez Callaway 1-4; Ty Chandler 4-2; Jarrett Guarantano 11-minus 12. UA - Damien Harris 13-72; Najee Harris 7-50; Josh Jacobs 8-47; Tua Tagovailoa 4-36; Brian Robinson Jr. 3-23; Bo Scarbrough 9-18; Ronnie Clark 2-16; Jalen Hurts 5-14; TEAM 2-minus 4. PASSING: TENN - Jarrett Guarantano 9-16-1-44. UA - Jalen Hurts 13-21-0-198; Tua Tagovailoa 9-12-1-134. RECEIVING: TENN - Marquez Callaway 3-14; Ethan Wolf 2-11; John Kelly 2-5; Tim Jordan 1-8; Brandon Johnson 1-6. UA - Calvin Ridley 8-82; Irv Smith Jr. 3-60; Jerry Jeudy 3-48; Hale Hentges 2-34; Josh Jacobs 2-24; Najee Harris 2-10; Henry Ruggs III 1-60; Cam Sims 1-14. INTERCEPTIONS: TENN - Daniel Bituli 1-97. UA - Mack Wilson 1-21. FUMBLES: TENN - None. UA - Xavian Marks 2-1; Tua Tagovailoa 1-0.

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LSU (6-3, 3-2 SEC) ALABAMA (9-0, 6-0 SEC)

ALABAMA (10-0, 7-0 SEC) 16/18/18 MISS. STATE (7-3, 3-3 SEC)

10 24

31 24

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 • BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 101,821 • TV: CBS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 • DAVIS WADE STADIUM • STARKVILLE, MISS. ATTENDANCE: 61,337 • TV: ESPN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The No. 2/1/1 Crimson Tide kept its undefeated season intact with a 24-10 win over No. 19/19/20 LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd in primetime on Saturday night. The victory pushed Alabama’s win streak over LSU to seven straight games dating back to the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts found freshman wide receiver DeVonta Smith for the 26-yard game-winning touchdown with 25 seconds left in the game, as the No. 2/1/1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide edged the No. 16/18/18 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 31-24, in a back-and-forth thriller at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday night.

The UA defense continued its dominant performance in conference play, keeping LSU from reaching the end zone in the first half, a trend which has continued for the Tide defense against SEC foes all season. The Alabama defensive unit was led by senior linebacker Rashaan Evans’ 10 tackles, including one sack, and sophomore defensive lineman Raekwon Davis, who totaled a career-high nine tackles while also adding a sack to the Tide totals.

The win helped the Crimson Tide improve to 10-0 overall, and 7-0 in Southeastern Conference play, to record the Tide’s 37th 10-win season in program history, including the 10th under head coach Nick Saban across his last 10 years at UA dating back to the 2008 campaign.

On offense, sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts compiled 227 yards of total offense, going 11-of-24 for 183 yards and a touchdown through the air, while adding a teamhigh 44 yards on 14 carries to go with a rushing score. Hurts’ touchdown strike in the passing game was a four-yard connection with sophomore tight end Irv Smith Jr. to provide the Crimson Tide with its first score of the evening. Junior wideout Calvin Ridley led the Tide receivers with three catches for 61 yards with Smith Jr. ranking second with a pair of receptions for 25 yards. Senior punter JK Scott was masterful on special teams. The Tigers were unable to get good field position all evening thanks to Scott’s standout performance in the punting game. The fourth-year punter totaled 413 yards on only eight punts to average a season-high 51.6 yards per kick. Scott booted a career-high tying five punts of 50-plus yards with a game-long kick of 58 yards. He also dropped six of his punts inside the 20 and allowed his first return of the season, totaling two yards, before the UA special teams unit put an end to the Tiger return.

Hurts led the Tide offense with 282 total yards, including a 10-of-19 night through the air resulting in 242 yards and the game-winning touchdown pass. The Houston, Texas, native added 40 yards on 19 carries with a score on the ground to his totals. Ridley fell just three yards short of matching his career-high mark for yards with 171 on five catches, earning him his seventh career 100-yard performance. On the defensive side of the ball, senior defensive back Hootie Jones led the way with a career-high 10 tackles to go along with one pass breakup. Senior linebacker Rashaan Evans tallied nine tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and added one sack totaling a 10-yard loss.

Alabama Mississippi State

LSU Alabama

2 3 7

3 7 7

4 0 3

Score 10 24

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 06:08 2nd 14:17 08:38 3rd 02:55 01:48 4th 13:25

UA UA LSU UA LSU UA

Irv Smith Jr. 4 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 9-90 4:10 Bo Scarbrough 9 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 4-37 0:51 Connor Culp 21 yd field goal, 13-71 5:39 Jalen Hurts 3 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 7-56 2:22 Darrel Williams 2 yd run (Connor Culp kick), 4-67 1:07 Andy Pappanastos 40 yd field goal, 11-52 3:23s

STATS

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

LSU 16 42-151 155 15-31-1 73-306 0-0 1-2 2-52 0-0 8-41.4 0-0 5-30 34:07 9 of 19 0 of 1 2-2 4-25

LSU 0 - UA 7 LSU 0 - UA 14 LSU 3 - UA 14 LSU 3 - UA 21 LSU 10 - UA 21 LSU 10 - UA 24

UA 14 36-116 183 11-24-0 60-299 0-0 3-11 1-18 1-6 8-51.6 0-0 1-11 25:53 5 of 14 0 of 0 3-4 6-37

RUSHING: LSU - Darrel Williams 7-83; Derrius Guice 19-71; Russell Gage 6-26; Stephen Sullivan 1-4; Derrick Dillon 2-1; Myles Brennan 3-minus 14; Danny Etling 4-minus 20. UA - Jalen Hurts 14-44; Bo Scarbrough 11-39; Damien Harris 9-33; Josh Jacobs 1-3; TEAM 1-minus 3. PASSING: LSU - Danny Etling 12-26-1-137; Myles Brennan 3-5-0-18. UA - Jalen Hurts 11-24-0-183. RECEIVING: LSU - Derrius Guice 5-29; DJ Chark 3-53; Stephen Sullivan 2-44; Darrel Williams 2-7; Derrick Dillon 1-16; Russell Gage 1-5; Foster Moreau 1-1. UA - Calvin Ridley 3-61; Irv Smith Jr. 2-25; Robert Foster 2-23; Henry Ruggs III 1-47; Cam Sims 1-15; DeVonta Smith 1-12; Bo Scarbrough 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Ronnie Harrison 1-6. FUMBLES: None.

94 2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

2 7 7

3 3 7

4 14 3

Score 31 24

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

1 0 7

1 7 7

03:37 01:43 2nd 10:39 09:26 3rd 12:41 06:03 4th 14:13 09:49 00:25

MSU UA MSU UA UA MSU MSU UA UA

Aeris Williams 11 yd run (Jace Christmann kick), 6-57 3:21 Jalen Hurts 1 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-75 1:54 Aeris Williams 5 yd run (Jace Christmann kick), 11-73 5:59 Josh Jacobs 1 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-75 1:13 Andy Pappanastos 30 yd field goal, 7-63 2:19 Nick Fitzgerald 2 yd run (Jace Christmann kick), 13-69 6:30 Jace Christmann 25 yd field goal, 10-56 5:37 Damien Harris 14 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 10-82 4:15 DeVonta Smith 26 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 6-68 0:44

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UA 19 38-202 242 10-19-0 57-444 0-0 1--6 1-18 0-0 4-43.5 1-0 5-60 21:04 3 of 10 1 of 1 4-5 1-10

UA 0 - MSU 7 UA 7 - MSU 7 UA 7 - MSU 14 UA 14 - MSU 14 UA 17 - MSU 14 UA 17 - MSU 21 UA 17 - MSU 24 UA 24 - MSU 24 UA 31 - MSU 24

MSU 22 49-172 158 13-24-0 73-330 0-0 2-0 4-77 0-0 5-46.6 0-0 4-30 38:56 8 of 15 0 of 0 4-4 5-22

RUSHING: UA - Damien Harris 8-93; Jalen Hurts 19-40; Josh Jacobs 6-36; Bo Scarbrough 5-33. MSU - Aeris Williams 22-97; Nick Fitzgerald 21-66; Kylin Hill 4-7; Nick Gibson 1-4; Team 1-minus 2. PASSING: UA - Jalen Hurts 10-19-0-242. MSU - Nick Fitzgerald 13-24-0-158. RECEIVING: UA - Calvin Ridley 5-171; Josh Jacobs 2-18; DeVonta Smith 1-26; Cam Sims 1-18; Hale Hentges 1-9. MSU - Deddrick Thomas 2-30; Reggie Todd 2-25; Farrod Green 2-24; Jordan Thomas 1-24; Keith Mixon 1-20; Nick Gibson 1-9; Aeris Williams 1-9; Osirus Mitchell 1-8; Justin Johnson 1-7; Kylin Hill 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: None. FUMBLES: UA - Xavian Marks 1-0.

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ALABAMA (11-1, 7-1 SEC) AUBURN (10-2, 7-1 SEC)

14 26

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 • BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 101,821 • TV: SEC NETWORK

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 • JORDAN-HARE STADIUM • AUBURN, ALA. ATTENDANCE: 87,451 • TV: CBS

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The No. 1/1/1-ranked Alabama football team posted a dominant performance in its final home game of the 2017 season, accumulating 530 yards of total offense in a 56-0, shutout victory over Mercer on Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

AUBURN, Ala. — The top-ranked University of Alabama football team fell to No. 6/6/6 Auburn, 26-14, Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the 82nd installment of the Iron Bowl.

The Crimson Tide’s 530 yards of total offense were split evenly with 265 apiece through the air and on the ground, averaging 8.8 yards per play. The Tide’s quarterbacks finished a combined 14-of-18 with six touchdowns while the running backs accounted for a pair of rushing scores. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts was a perfect 7-of-7 passing for 180 yards and three touchdowns, which moves him to fifth on Alabama’s career touchdown passes list with 37 in his short 26-game UA career. One of Hurts’ three touchdowns went to junior wideout Calvin Ridley, who finished the day with a team-leading 103 yards on three catches. On the defensive side of the ball, freshman linebacker Dylan Moses led the team with a career-best 11 tackles, four of which went for a loss, and added his first career interception at the end of the first half. In total, Tide defenders held the Bears’ offense to only 161 total yards and stopped them on 11 of Mercer’s 16 third-down conversion attempts. 1 0 14

Mercer Alabama

2 0 21

3 0 14

4 0 7

Score 0 56

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

11:27 06:35 2nd 14:49 13:26 10:39 3rd 04:18 03:06 4th 14:55

UA UA UA UA UA UA UA UA

Irv Smith Jr. 8 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (JK Scott kick), 10-75 3:33 Najee Harris 3 yd run (JK Scott kick), 5-65 1:41 Calvin Ridley 66 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (JK Scott kick), 4-98 1:24 Josh Jacobs 7 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (JK Scott kick), 3-40 1:15 Hale Hentges 4 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (JK Scott kick), 3-49 1:12 Cam Sims 8 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (JK Scott kick), 6-58 2:33 Brian Robinson Jr. 6 yd run (JK Scott kick), 2-6 0:09 Derek Kief 13 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (JK Scott kick), 2-17 0:47

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MER 9 39-107 54 7-22-3 61-161 0-0 0-0 4-107 0-0 6-44.7 0-0 2-10 34:48 5 of 16 1 of 3 0-1 0-0

MER 0 - UA 7 MER 0 - UA 14 MER 0 - UA 21 MER 0 - UA 28 MER 0 - UA 35 MER 0 - UA 42 MER O - UA 49 MER 0 - UA 56

UA 22 42-265 265 14-18-0 60-530 0-0 2-52 0-0 3-32 2-52.5 2-2 1-5 25:12 4 of 6 0 of 0 7-7 0-0

RUSHING: MER - Tee Mitchell 17-57; Alex Lakes 5-22; Tyray Devezin 3-12; Kaelan Riley 3-10; CJ Leggett 7-7; Tanner Brumby 4-minus 1. UA - Bo Scarbrough 5-54; Brian Robinson Jr. 7-50; Josh Jacobs 6-41; Damien Harris 6-32; Jalen Hurts 2-30; Najee Harris 6-24; Ronnie Clark 4-21; Tua Tagovailoa 3-11; Austin Johnson 2-8; TEAM 1-minus 6. PASSING: MER - Kaelan Riley 6-19-3-44; Tanner Brumby 1-3-0-10. UA - Tua Tagovailoa 7-11-0-85; Jalen Hurts 7-7-0-180. RECEIVING: MER - Sam Walker 4-33; Marquise Irvin 2-22; CJ Leggett 1-minus 1. UA - Calvin Ridley 3-103; Josh Jacobs 2-45; Cam Sims 2-21; Robert Foster 1-24; Major Tennison 1-21; Henry Ruggs III 1-16; Derek Kief 1-13; DeVonta Smith 1-10; Irv Smith Jr. 1-8; Hale Hentges 1-4.

The Tigers got on the board first, taking a 7-0 lead after the first quarter of play. Alabama answered back with a touchdown midway through the second quarter, before Auburn went into the locker room with a 10-7 lead thanks to a field goal to close out the first half. The Crimson Tide came out of the break with a quick score on five plays in just 1:31 of action to take a 14-10 lead, but it was all Auburn the rest of the way as the Tigers scored 16 unanswered points for the win. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts finished the game going 12-of-22 for 112 yards and a score, while leading the Tide in rushing with 80 yards on 17 carries. On the defensive side of the ball, freshman linebacker Dylan Moses ended the team with a team-high 10 tackles, while senior linebacker Rashaan Evans had nine tackles, one for a loss, and one quarterback hurry. 1 0 7

Alabama Auburn

2 7 3

3 7 10

4 0 6

Score 14 26

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 04:38 2nd 08:31 00:00 3rd 13:22 10:12 03:02 4th 12:49

AU UA AU UA AU AU AU

Nate Craig-Myers 3 yd pass from Kerryon Johnson (Daniel Carlson kick), 12-94 4:54 Jerry Jeudy 36 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 7-60 3:26 Daniel Carlson 33 yd field goal, 7-33 2:53 Bo Scarbrough 21 yd run (Andy Pappanastos kick), 5-79 1:31 Daniel Carlson 44 yd field goal, 9-52 3:03 Kerryon Johnson 1 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 12-69 5:06 Jarrett Stidham 16 yd run (Jarrett Stidham pass failed), 7-74 3:04

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UA 18 38-211 103 13-23-0 61-314 0-0 0-0 3-99 0-0 4-46.0 3-1 9-65 23:58 3 of 11 1 of 4 0-1 1-4

UA 0 - AU 7 UA 7 - AU 7 UA 7 - AU 10 UA 14 - AU 10 UA 14 - AU 13 UA 14 - AU 20 UA 14 - AU 26

AU 25 49-168 240 22-29-0 78-408 0-0 0-0 2-31 0-0 5-35.8 1-1 4-40 36:02 9 of 18 0 of 0 4-5 2-11

STATS

MERCER (5-6 4-4 S C ) ALABAMA (11-0, 7-0 SEC)

RUSHING: UA - Jalen Hurts 18-82; Damien Harris 6-51; Bo Scarbrough 6-46; Josh Jacobs 6-25; Robert Foster 1-12; TEAM 1-minus 5. AU - Kerryon Johnson 30-104; Jarrett Stidham 12-51; Kam Martin 4-9; Eli Stove 2-8; Malik Willis 1-minus 4. PASSING: UA - Jalen Hurts 12-22-0-112; JK Scott 1-1-0-minus 9. AU - Jarrett Stidham 21-28-0-237; Kerryon Johnson 1-1-0-3. RECEIVING: UA - Calvin Ridley 3-38; Damien Harris 2-20; Josh Jacobs 2-6; Bo Scarbrough 2-6; Jerry Jeudy 1-36; Irv Smith Jr. 1-3; Robert Foster 1-3; Andy Pappanastos 1-minus 9. AU - Ryan Davis 11-139; Darius Slayton 3-27; Kerryon Johnson 3-21; Nate Craig-Myers 2-28; Will Hastings 1-20; Jalen Harris 1-5; Eli Stove 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS: None. FUMBLES: UA - TEAM 2-0; Jalen Hurts 1-1. AU - Jarrett Stidham 1-1.

INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Hootie Jones 1-0; Deionte Thompson 1-21; Dylan Moses 1-11. FUMBLES: UA - Ronnie Clark 1-1; Henry Ruggs III 1-1.

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ALABAMA (12-1) CLEMSON (12-2)

24 6

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ALABAMA (13-1) GEORGIA (13-2)

26 23

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 • MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME • NEW ORLEANS, LA. ATTENDANCE: 72,360 • TV: ESPN

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 • MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM • ATLANTA, GA. ATTENDANCE: 77,430 • TV: ESPN

NEW ORLEANS — The fourth-ranked University of Alabama football team defeated the nation’s top-ranked team in the Clemson Tigers, 24-6, Monday evening in the 84th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

ATLANTA — The fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide defeated third-ranked Georgia, 26-23, on a game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass from freshman Tua Tagovailoa to fellow first-year teammate, wideout DeVonta Smith, on Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Crimson Tide scored 14 points off a pair of Tigers turnovers in the third quarter to put the game out of reach and seal the victory. Sophomore linebacker Mack Wilson grabbed his first career pick-six to go along with six tackles and a pass breakup, while junior defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne picked off the first pass of his career while also catching a one-yard touchdown strike from Jalen Hurts. Senior linebacker Rashaan Evans led the team with nine tackles, including one sack, while adding a pass breakup. On offense, Hurts - a sophomore - finished 16-of-24 with 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns through the air while picking up 40 rushing yards on 11 carries in the winning effort. Junior tailback Damien Harris led the Tide rushing attack with 77 yards on 19 attempts. Calvin Ridley led all wideouts, hauling in four passes for 39 total yards and matching Payne with a touchdown reception on the night. 1 10 0

Alabama Clemson

2 0 3

3 14 3

4 0 0

Score 24 6

The Crimson Tide secured its NCAA-record 17th national championship after edging the Bulldogs in just the fourth installment of the College Football Playoff. Alabama head coach Nick Saban improved to 12-0 against his former assistants with the win over Georgia head coach Kirby Smart. Tagovailoa was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player after going 14-of-24 for 166 yards and three scores through the air paired with 27 yards on the ground - all of which came in the second half and overtime. On defense, junior Da’Ron Payne was selected as the Defensive MVP for the second consecutive week, compiling six tackles in the game. Sophomore linebacker Mack Wilson paced the Tide with a career-high 12 tackles, including two for loss. Senior defensive back Tony Brown and sophomore lineman Raekwon Davis each nabbed an interception in the win. After falling behind 13-0 going into the break, the Tide made the switch at quarterback to Tagovailoa. The first-year signal caller came in to provide UA with a spark, and he would eventually even things up at 20-20 before a missed field goal from Alabama sent things into overtime. The extra time saw Georgia go for negative yardage, forcing the Bulldogs into a 51-yard field goal. Alabama then took its first shot on offense, with Tagovailoa getting sacked for a loss of 16 yards on the first play from scrimmage. The Ewa Beach, Hawai’i, native showed poise, bouncing back on the very next play to find Smith on the outside streak for the game-winning touchdown.

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

05:23 00:12 2nd 10:00 3rd 12:45 05:40 05:27

UA UA CU CU UA UA

Andy Pappanastos 24 yd field goal, 10-47 5:24 Calvin Ridley 12 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 8-46 3:34 Alex Spence 44 yd field goal, 13-54 5:03 Alex Spence 42 yd field goal, 4--5 2:03 Da’Ron Payne 1 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Andy Pappanastos kick), 7-27 3:38 Mack Wilson 18 yd interception return (Andy Pappanastos kick)

STATS

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UA 16 42-141 120 16-24-0 66-261 0-0 3-30 3-48 2-39 6-35.5 1-1 2-10 32:11 8 of 17 1 of 1 3-4 5-34

UA 3 - CU 0 UA 10 - CU 0 UA 10 - CU 3 UA 10 - CU 6 UA 17 - CU 6 UA 24 - CU 6

CU 14 33-64 124 18-37-2 70-188 1-0 0-0 4-65 0-0 7-39.3 0-0 4-29 27:49 8 of 19 1 of 2 1-2 2-8

RUSHING: UA - Damien Harris 19-77; Jalen Hurts 11-40; Bo Scarbrough 12-24. CU - Travis Etienne 4-22; Kelly Bryant 19-19; Adam Choice 5-14; Tavien Feaster 4-10; TEAM 1-minus 1. PASSING: UA - Jalen Hurts 16-24-0-120. CU - Kelly Bryant 18-36-2-124; Tavien Feaster 0-1-0-1. RECEIVING: UA - Calvin Ridley 4-39; Henry Ruggs III 2-25; Bo Scarbrough 2-16; Damien Harris 2-4; Josh Jacobs 2-3; Najee Harris 1-22; Irv Smith Jr. 1-6; DeVonta Smith 1-4; Da’Ron Payne 1-1. CU - Deon Cain 6-75; Hunter Renfrow 5-31; Ray-Ray McCloud 3-1; Tavien Feaster 2-minus 3; Amari Rodgers 1-16; Milan Richard 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Mack Wilson 1-18; Da’Ron Payne 1-18. FUMBLES: UA - Jalen Hurts 1-1.

Alabama Georgia

1 0 0

2 0 13

3 10 7

4 10 0

OT1 6 3

Score 26 23

SCORING SUMMARY 2nd 14:14 07:33 00:07 3rd 08:52 06:52 05:15 4th 09:24 03:49 0T1 15:00 15:00

UGA UGA UGA UA UGA UA UA UA UGA UA

Rodrigo Blankenship 41 yd field goal, 14-55 7:40 Rodrigo Blankenship 27 yd field goal, 13-70 5:19 Mecole Hardman 1 yd run (Rodrigo Blankenship kick), 9-69 1:12 Henry Ruggs III 6 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Andy Pappanastos kick), 7-56 1:59 Mecole Hardman 80 yd pass from Jake Fromm (Rodrigo Blankenship kick), 4-93 1:55 Andy Pappanastos 43 yd field goal, 6-15 1:06 Andy Pappanastos 30 yd field goal, 8-71 2:15 Calvin Ridley 7 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Andy Pappanastos kick), 8-66 3:21 Rodrigo Blankenship 51 yd field goal, 4--9 0:00 DeVonta Smith 41 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa, 2-25 0:00

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Comp-Att-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UA 20 39-184 187 17-32-1 71-371 0-0 5-38 2-42 2-19 6-47.5 0-0 6-41 26:17 3 of 14 1 of 1 3-5 4-33

UA 0 - UGA 3 UA 0 - UGA 6 UA 0 - UGA 13 UA 7 - UGA 13 UA 7 - UGA 20 UA 10 - UGA 20 UA 13 - UGA 20 UA 20 - UGA 20 UA 20 - UGA 23 UA 26 - UGA 23

UGA 22 45-133 232 16-32-2 77-365 0-0 2-34 3-40 1-0 7-42.1 0-0 6-65 33:43 8 of 19 0 of 0 2-2 3-26

RUSHING: UA - Najee Harris 6-64; Jalen Hurts 6-47; Tua Tagovailoa 12-27; Bo Scarbrough 4-23; Damien Harris 6-17; Josh Jacobs 3-8; TEAM 2-minus 2. UGA - Sony Michel 14-98; Nick Chubb 18-25; D’Andre Swift 4-15; Mecole Hardman 2-10; Jake Fromm 7-minus 15. PASSING: UA - Tua Tagovailoa 14-24-1-166; Jalen Hurts 3-8-0-21. UGA - Jake Fromm 16-32-2232. RECEIVING: UA - Calvin Ridley 4-32; Henry Ruggs III 3-29; Robert Foster 3-28; Damien Harris 2-21; DeVonta Smith 1-41; Jerry Jeudy 1-20; Cam Sims 1-13; Hale Hentges 1-2; Bo Scarbrough 1-1. UGA - Riley Ridley 6-82; Terry Godwin 4-48; Mecole Hardman 2-80; D’Andre Swift 2-7; Javon Wims 1-16; Nick Chubb 1-minus 1. INTERCEPTIONS: UA - Tony Brown 1-0; Raekwon Davis 1-19. UGA - Deandre Baker 1-0. FUMBLES: None.

96 2018 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

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