Brings experience and versatility to the Crimson Tide lineup ... can play either second base or shortstop ... also played in the outfield in the fall ... has good range and speed ... is an excellent bunter ... helped lead the McKinney (Texas) Marshalls to back-to-back TCL Championship series appearances in the summers of 2006 and 2007, winning the league title in 2006 ... has appeared in 58 games in his two-year Alabama career ... has made 26 starts ... has compiled a .296 (32-for-108) career batting average with one home run and 13 RBI.
CAREER POST-SEASON NOTES: Has appeared in three career post-season games ... has played in two SEC Tournament games and one NCAA Regional game ... made his post-season debut against LSU on May 24, 2006 ... made his NCAA Tournament debut against Jacksonville State on June 2, 2006 ... drew a bases-loaded walk and scored one run in the Tide's 13-1 win.
SOPHOMORE (2007): Appeared in 39 games and started 25 games at two different positions, second base (23) and shortstop (2) ... hit .277 (28-for-101) with one home run and 17 RBI ... had seven sacrifice bunts ... as a starter, he hit .272 (25-for-92) with one home run and 11 RBI in 25 starting assignments ... hit .333 (3-for-9) with one RBI in 12 games off the bench ... opened the season by hitting .304 (21-for-69) in the first 20 games ... reached base in 24 of 37 games ... opened the season by reaching base in the first 11 games ... was the team's leading hitter against Georgia State, hitting .583 (7-for-12) with five runs scored, one home run and four RBI on Feb. 10-11 ... slugged his first career home run in the season opener against GSU ... turned in a pair of three-game hitting streaks from Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 16-18 ... drew three walks against Troy on Feb. 14 ... tallied two hits and scored two runs in a 16-0 win over UAB on Feb. 28 ... posted consecutive two-hit games against McNeese State (March 3-4) and Tennessee (March 16-17) ... recorded a sacrifice bunt in the 10th inning to start UA's winning rally in a 5-3 win at No. 1 Vanderbilt on April 8 ... posted a ninth-inning bunt single to score Greg Paiml with the tying run in UA's eventual 7-6 comeback win over Georgia on April 13 ... added two hits and one RBI in a 12-4 win at Auburn on April 20 ... played in the summer for the McKinney (Texas) Marshalls in the Texas Collegiate League ... led the Marshalls to a 23-17 record and a second-place finish in the Rogers Hornsby Division ... McKinney defeated Wichita Falls in the first round of playoffs before falling to the Coppell in TCL Championship series ... played in 13 games for McKinney and hit .250 (9-for-36) with one home run and two RBI ... played on the same McKinney team as future UA opponents Stephen Richards (Arkansas), Michael Wild (Arkansas) and Derek Wiley (Belmont).
FRESHMAN (2006): Appeared in 14 games and made one start ... in limited action, he hit .571 (4-for-7), scored four runs, had one extra base hit and one RBI ... made his collegiate debut against Samford on February 14 ... recorded his first collegiate hit at No. 6 Nebraska on March 12 ... went 3-for-3 with a double in his first career start at shortstop against Mississippi Valley State on April 19 ... drew a bases-loaded walk and scored a run in his NCAA Regional debut against Jacksonville State on June 2 ... played summer ball for the McKinney (Texas) Marshalls in the Texas Collegiate League ... helped the Marshalls to a 31-17 (.646) regular season record and the 2006 TCL Championship ... played in 38 games for McKinney and hit .207 (24-for-116) with nine runs scored, seven RBI and three doubles ... slugged a two-run home run in a championship game win over Denton.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Catholic High School in New Iberia, La., where he was a four-year letterman for Coach David Jordan ... hit .352 as a senior with five home runs and 32 RBI ... named First-Team Class 3A All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jeffrey R. Texada ... son of Buddy and Joy Texada ... his last name is pronounced Tuh-hada ... has three brothers, Dan, John and Scott.