Crimson Tide work in shorts and helmets and welcome nine newcomers to the practice field
Another key player returns for the Tide
The title, Alabama's third in the past four seasons, concluded a 13-1 season for the Tide
C.J. Mosley named Most Valuable Player; Damion Square, Chance Warmack and Barrett Jones named captains
Alabama amassed 512 total yards, including 181 rushing yards by game MVP Eddie Lacy
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Has started 12 games at strongside "sam" linebacker while playing in all 13 ... specializes in rushing the quarterback, with 39 total tackles (23 solo), 10 tackles for loss (-49 yards), 6.0 sacks (-39 yards), a team-best three forced fumbles, a pass breakup and four quarterback hurries ... two-time Alabama defensive player of the week (Arkansas & LSU) and the SEC defensive player of the week following LSU game. Michigan: Made his first career start versus the Wolverines ... had one solo tackle. Western Kentucky: Very active game saw him total career-high six tackles, all solo ... also caused fumble for first time in his career (part of Tide's four forced turnovers vs. WKU) ... notched his first quarterback hurry of the season. Arkansas: Named one of the defensive players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff ... totaled three tackles, including two for a loss of 14 yards and a sack for a loss of eight ... helped create havoc in the backfield as Razorbacks managed only 79 passing yards. Florida Atlantic: Made one solo tackle against the Owls ... part of the Tide's starting unit allowed only 35 yards of offense in three quarters of action. Mississippi: Recorded a career-best 1.5 sacks (10 yards) ... made three total tackles and batted down a pass. Missouri: His blindside sack deep in Alabama territory forced a fumble and denied a scoring opportunity late in the second quarter ... made three tackles (two solo) ... had two tackles for loss (nine yards), one on a a sack ... helped hold Tigers to three yards rushing and 129 total yards. Tennessee: Had one solo tackle during 44-13 win in Knoxville. Mississippi State: Recorded two quarterback hurries ... also forced a holding penalty on the Bulldogs left tackle deep in their own territory. LSU: Earned SEC defensive player of the week after registering a career-best 12 tackles (doubling his previous best) ... had 2.5 solo stops (7 yards), including an assisted sack (4 yards) ... recorded two solo tackles. Texas A&M: Made one solo tackle against the Aggies. Western Carolina: Registered two assisted tackles in 49-0 win over the Catamounts. Auburn: Was very active in 49-0 shutout of the Tigers ... recorded two solo tackles, had one sack and forced a fumble. Georgia: Recorded a sack for the second straight week ... had four solo tackles and an additional quarterback hurry ... his sack thwarted UGA drive immediately following Alabama's final go-ahead touchdown with 3:15 remaining in the game.
2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Hubbard gave the Crimson Tide a dangerous threat off the edge as a reserve jack linebacker ... played in nine games and recorded nine tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of five yards and a quarterback hurry. North Texas: Made his first career tackle with an assisted stop in the 41-0 shutout. Arkansas: Registered a solo tackle and a quarterback hurry in the win against the Razorbacks. Florida: Came off the bench to record two tackles, including a solo stop. Vanderbilt: Registered two tackles, including one for a loss of four yards. Mississippi: Assisted on one tackle and was credited with half a tackle for a loss of one yard. Tennessee: Assisted on one tackle in the win against the Volunteers. LSU: Assisted on one tackle against the Tigers.
2010 (REDSHIRT): He took a redshirt during his first year at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Hubbard came to the Capstone as a tremendous athlete with unlimited potential ... third-team EA Sports All-American ... ranked 54th in the final ESPNU 150 and listed as the No. 5 defensive end after his impressive performance in the Under Armour All-America Game ... ranked as the No. 10 defensive end nationally by Rivals.com and was ranked 189th in the final Rivals250 ... No. 14 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2010 Top 50 ... No. 48 on The Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... an All-Southeast Region by PrepStar magazine ... racked up 102 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior at Norcross High School for head coach Keith Maloof ... No. 41 in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep magazine ... chose the Crimson Tide over Florida State, South Carolina, Clemson, Auburn and Kentucky.