| Ryan Rhoden
One of 10 seniors on the UA roster ... a veteran outfielder and capable pinch hitter ... played in 135 games and made 108 starts for the Crimson Tide ... posted a .285 (119 for 417) career batting average with four home runs and 57 RBI ... recorded 29 career multi-hit games and 14 career multi-RBI games at UA ... hitting .267 (4 for-15) with two RBI in his career with the bases loaded ... hitting .353 (6-for-17) with 15 RBI in his three-year career with bases loaded ... the 15 RBI with the bases loaded ties Kent Matthes for the most among active UA players ... played in 59 SEC games and made 48 starts ... compiled a .272 (47 for 173) batting average in conference play with six RBI ...hit a career-best .291 (41 for 141) in 43 games as a sophomore in 2007 ... tied the Alabama single-game record with five hits in win over UAB on Feb, 28, 2007.
CUBA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT:
Rhoden played in two games against Cuba, earning a start in game two as the Tide's designated hitter.
CAREER Postseason NOTES:
Appeared in 10 postseason games, including seven starts ... posted a .214 (6-for-28) career postseason average with four runs scored and one RBI ... played in four SEC Tournament games ... hitting .100 (1 for 10) in SEC Tournament play in his UA career ... did not see action in 2008 SEC Tournament ... hitless in four at bats at 2007 SEC Tournament ... made second career SEC Tournament start against Arkansas on May 23, 2007 ... played two games in 2006 SEC Tournament ... went 1 for 4 and scored two runs in SEC Tournament debut and first postseason start against LSU on May 24, 2006 ... played in six NCAA Regional games and made five starts ... walked and scored as pinch hitter vs. East Carolina in lone 2008 NCAA Regional appearance on May 30 ... played all five NCAA Tournament games in 2006 ... made postseason debut against Jacksonville State on June 2 and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI ... hit .286 (4 for 14) with one RBI at the 2006 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional ... had a postseason high six at-bats against Troy on June 4, 2006 ... went 1-for-5 (.200) at the plate in two NCAA Super Regional games against North Carolina.
Appeared in 32 games and made 19 starts ... hit .276 (21 for 76) with one home run and 17 RBI ... played in 13 SEC games and made eight starts ... batted .296 (8 for 27) in conference play with six RBI ... went 2 for 4 with three RBI against Cal Poly on Feb. 23 ... hit two-run home run against Youngstown State on March 8 ... pinch-hit two-run single against Vanderbilt on March 21 as UA snapped six-game losing streak with 9-7 win ... went 2 for 3 in UA's series-opening win over Ole Miss on March 27 ... added two more hits against Mississippi Valley State on April 8 ... went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBI against Mississippi State on April 19 ... was 2 for 3 and scored two runs at No. 6 Georgia on May 17.
Appeared in 43 games ... made 37 starts at three different positions, including catcher (24), left field (9) and DH (3) ... hit .291 (41-for-141) with two home runs and 11 RBI ... had three stolen bases, four doubles and scored 19 runs ... played in 18 SEC games with 14 starts ... hit .207 (12-for-58) with four RBI ... reached base in 33 of 43 games ... hit safely in 27 of 43 games ... reached base safely in first 17 games of season from Feb. 10 through March 10 ... went 3-for-6 and scored two runs in two starts against Canisius on Feb. 16-17 ... tied UA single-game record with five hits in 16-0 win over UAB on Feb. 28, making him the 22nd player in school history to record five hits in a game ... that was the 28th five-hit game in school history ... was the leading hitter in the month of February when he hit .421 (16-for-38) with five RBI in 10 games ... posted a nine-game hitting streak (.444, 16-for-36, 7 R, 6 RBI) from Feb. 11 through March 2 ... slugged his second career home run against No. 17 Nebraska on March 9 ... went 4-for-8 with three RBI in games against Tennessee and Mississippi Valley State on March 18 and March 21 ... went 2-for-3 in a 5-3 win over LSU on March 31 ... tallied one hit off Vanderbilt All-American and eventual first-round draft pick David Price on April 6 ... belted a two-run home against Mississippi Valley State on May 1 ... played for Youse's (Md.) Orioles in the Cal Ripken, Sr., Collegiate League in the summer of 2006 ... helped his team win the 2006 AAABA World Championship in Johnstown, Pa., the team's third straight AAABA championship ... hit .295 (28-for-95) with one home run and 12 RBI in 26 games ... collected eight hits and six RBI in a five-game span to earn "Player of the Week" honors on July 2, 2006 ... played on the same team as Alabama teammates Vincent DiFazio and Kyle Moore.
Appeared in 60 games and made 52 starts ... hit .285 (57-for-200) with one home run, 24 RBI, 31 runs scored, five doubles, two triples and one stolen base ... tallied 14 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games ... played in 28 SEC games and made 24 starts for the 2006 SEC Champions ... against SEC opponents, he hit .307 (27-for-88) with 13 RBI ... posted a five-game hitting streak (.421, 8-for-19) from Feb. 13-19 ... slugged his first career home run in a 7-6 win over Birmingham Southern on Feb. 28, tallying a career-high three RBI in the game ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 4-2 loss to No. 1 Mississippi State on April 2 ... compiled a career-high 11-game hitting streak (.442, 19-for-43, 8 RBI) from April 15-May 5 ... went 4-for-8 in the final two games at No. 20 LSU on April 15-16 ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI in a 14-7 win over No. 16 Vanderbilt on April 22 ... tied the UA single-game record with two sacrifice bunts in a 6-5 win over Vanderbilt on April 23 ... had two hits and three RBI in the Tide's 9-1 series clinching win over Auburn on April 30 ... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI in the series opener at Tennessee on May 18 as UA clinched a tie for the SEC Western Division title ... went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in the Crimson Tide's 13-1 win over Jacksonville State in the 2006 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional.
A 2005 graduate of Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa where he was a two-year starter in baseball for Coach John Cameron ... in two seasons at Bryant, he hit .434 with 11 home runs and 91 RBI ... helped Bryant to two straight area titles and a berth in the Class 6A state playoffs ... as a senior, he hit .421 with seven home runs and 56 RBI ... as a junior, he hit .448 with four home runs and 35 RBI ... played his freshman and sophomore years at Tuscaloosa's Central High School ... was a member of three straight American Legion state championship teams (2003-05) that advanced to the Southeast Regional's ... the 2003 squad missed the American Legion World Series by one game after losing in the title game.
Full name is Ryan William Rhoden ... son of Greg and Lisa Rhoden ... has one sister, Elizabeth ... his father, Greg, played football at Alabama under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant from 1979-82 ... engaged to Brittney Smelser and the couple has set an August 15, 2009 wedding date.