There will be 28 graduates on the Crimson Tide's roster when Alabama plays Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans, including 17 that earned degrees this semester
2011 SEASON RECAP: Did not see significant action in 2011 ... played in two games on the season ... went 0-for-1 with one walk on the season.
FRESHMAN (2011): EIU: Saw his only action of the series in a pinch-hit appearance in the seventh inning of game two ... was 0-for-1 with a strikeout. NWSU: Made his first appearance in a Tide uniform as a pinch hitter in game three of the weekend ... went 0-for-0 with a walk in his lone at-bat.
FRESHMAN (2010): Waldrep sat out the 2010 season with an injury...received a medical redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A two-sport star at Celina High School, where he played baseball and football ...a four-year starter for Coach James Evans on the diamond ... during his senior season, Waldrep hit .428 (42-for-98) with three home runs and 33 RBI ... he also compiled a .601 slugging percentage and .649 on-base mark ... recorded 11 multi-hit games, including one four hit game and three, three-hit games ... was the starting catcher for the North squad in the 2009 Texas North-South All-Star Game ... he played on three district championship teams (2006, 2007 and 2009) during his prep career ...he was named All-District catcher (District 9 3A) in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... he was a Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Second-Team All-State performer in 2007 and Third-Team pick in 2009 ... on the gridiron, Waldrep ran for 4,307 yards and 79 touchdowns in his three-year career for Coach Butch Ford ... he finished with 482 career points ...he was a two-time Texas All-State running back and three-time all-district performer ...played in four Texas High School State Championship Games, winning the state title in 2005 (2A Division II) and 2007 (3A Division II) ... was the leading rusher and scorer for District 9 3A in 2006 and 2007 ... full name is Charley Waldrep ... parents are Kent and Lynn Waldrep ... has one older brother, Trey ... Charley is attending the University of Alabama on the Paul Bryant Family Scholarship .... his father, Kent, played football at TCU and suffered a life-changing injury in a game against Alabama on Oct. 26, 1974 at Birmingham's Legion Field ... Waldrep suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed the last 35 years ... Coach Bryant befriended the elder Waldrep and his ties to the University of Alabama and Crimson Tide athletics are strong ... the elder Waldrep has authored several books and is one of the top motivational speakers in the southwestern United States.