Wide receiver Amari Cooper had eight catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort, which took him past the 3,000 mark for career receiving yards, making him the first Alabama receiver to break past that plateau.
Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception on Saturday, connecting six times for 178 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper
OUTLOOK: A consensus Freshman All-American during his first year on campus and returns for his junior season after an outstanding sophomore campaign … one of the Crimson Tide’s most disruptive defensive linemen … played 27 games with 15 starts over the last two years … versatile and athletic enough to play both inside at nose tackle and defensive tackle and outside at defensive end … led the team with 5.5 sacks as a freshman … could contend for All-SEC and All-America honors ... has 56 career tackles with 14.5 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries and three pass breakups.
SOPHOMORE (2014): A preseason All-American who started 13 games along the defensive line ... honorable mention All-SEC by the Assocatied Press ... started at nose tackle with extra defensive backs in the game and at the five-technique defensive end in the Crimson Tide’s base 3-4 alignment ... played in all 14 games for the Crimson Tide ... finished with 49 tackles on the season with 6.5 tackles for loss (-11 yards), a forced fumble, four quarterback hurries, three pass deflections and a blocked PAT ... earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors following the Ole Miss game. FAU: Logged four tackles with two solo stops while limiting the Owls to 57 yards rushing and just 145 total yards ... notched half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard). Southern Miss: Knocked down a pass at the line of scrimmage in his second start of the season ... added one assisted tackle as the Tide limited USM to just 56 yards rushing. Florida: Registered a quarterback hurry and one assisted tackle as the Tide limited the Gators to just 200 total yards. Ole Miss: Earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking a critical point-after touchdown late in the fourth quarter, giving Alabama a chance to win ... added three assisted tackles and half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard). Arkansas: Made five tackles with two solo stops and 1.5 tackles (-1 yard) for loss while forcing his first career fumble. Texas A&M: Had one quarterback hurry and helped limit the SEC’s top-ranked offense to just 172 yards, 393 yards below its average, and 31 yards rushing. Tennessee: Recorded a career-high seven tackles with two solo stops and half of a tackle for loss (-2 yards). LSU: Equaled his career-high with seven tackles versus the Tigers ... recorded one solo stop and helped limit LSU to just 3.3 yards per rush on 56 carries. Mississippi State: Matched his career high for the second straight game with seven tackles ... had half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard) and knocked down a Dak Prescott pass as his Tide defense held MSU’s vaunted rushing attack to 117 yards below its average. Auburn: Made three tackles with a solo stop while recording one quarterback hurry in the win over the Tigers. Missouri: Registered a career-high three tackles for loss (-5 yards) while making a career-best nine total tackles ... had five solo stops and added one quarterback hurry. Ohio State: Made two solo tackles against the Buckeyes and batted down one pass.
FRESHMAN (2013): A true freshman who made an immediate impact on the Alabama defensive line ... earned first team Freshman All-America honors from Sporting News and named to the league coaches' Freshman All-SEC team ... a reserve on the interior of the line who was in the regular rotation ... played in all 13 games with two starts (Georgia State and Tennessee) ... his 38 tackles included 15 solo stops ... led the team with 5.5 sacks (34 yards) while his eight tackles for loss (40 yards) ranked second ... added and a blocked kick and five quarterback hurries ... named Athlon National Freshman of the Week following the Kentucky game and a three-time Alabama Defensive Player of the Week (Georgia State, Kentucky & Mississippi State). Virginia Tech: Had two assisted tackles in his debut in an Alabama uniform. Texas A&M: Registered the lone sack of Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel for a loss of five yards ... finished with three total tackles, including one solo stop. Colorado State: In his first game at Bryant-Denny, recorded a sack for a loss of five yards. Ole Miss: Made three solo tackles in 25-0 shutout of the Rebels while amassing two quarterback hurries. Georgia State: Earned team Defensive Player of the Week honors in his first start ... had one sack (2 yards) in 45-3 win. Kentucky: Had his way with the Wildcats offensive front, registering two sacks for 14 yards and six total tackles ... had five solo stops and helped hold 'Cats to 170 total yards, earning Tide Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight game. Tennessee: Matched his season high with six tackles, all assisted ... started his second career game ... added two quarterback hurries in 45-10 Alabama win. LSU: Had one quarterback hurry against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Registered five tackles and his team-leading fifth sack of the season (5 yards) ... finished with two solo stops and helped limit the Bulldogs to 197 total yards and 53 yards rushing. Chattanooga: Logged three assisted tackles and blocked his first career kick ... batted down 48-yard attempt by UTC's Nick Pollard. Auburn: Totaled five tackles with two half tackles for loss (6 yards) and half of a sack (5 yards) ... had four assisted tackles and one solo. Oklahoma: Recorded a tackle for a loss of three yards and totaled two tackles against the Sooners.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the elite defensive linemen in the 2013 signing class ... member of the second-team 2012 All-USA Football Team, chosen by USA Today ... played for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... a five-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Scout.com ranks him as the nation's No. 1 defensive tackle and the fifth-best player in the nation at any position ... 247Sports lists Robinson as the country's No. 3 offensive tackle, the 26th overall prospect in the Top247 and the No. 3 player in the state of Texas ... the 247Composite has him as the No. 2 offensive tackle, the No. 33 overall player and the No. 4 athlete in Texas ... Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2 prospect in Texas, the No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and was 33rd in the final Rivals100 ... Sporting News' No. 32 player in the nation ... ranked 11th by ESPN at defensive tackle and 13th in the state of Texas ... ESPN also listed him as the No. 13 player in the Midlands Region and 105th in the ESPN150 ... rated 70th nationally by Tom Lemming at MaxPreps and the No. 4 defensive tackle ... No. 30 on the 2013 PrepStar Dream Team ... invited to the 2012 "The Opening" all-star event on the Nike campus in Oregon ... recorded over 60 tackles with seven sacks and six forced fumbles as a junior in 2011 and graded out at over 85 percent on his blocking assignments at offensive tackle ... coached by Todd Whitten at Arlington Heights High School ... chose the Crimson Tide over Texas while also considering Southern California, LSU, Arkansas and Florida State.