Alabama heads to New Orleans for a rematch with LSU
More than 20 graduates will suit up for Alabama's game against LSU in the BCS National Football Championship Game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans
2011 (SENIOR): John Michael Boswell is the Crimson Tide's backup right guard ... also a regular contributor on special teams on the extra point and field goal teams ... has played in nine games.
2010 (JUNIOR): Boswell played as part of the offensive line and on special teams in eight contests. San Jose State: Helped pave the way for the Crimson Tide to rush for 257 yards. Penn State: Came off the bench and played on the offensive line. Duke: Came off the bench to help provide the holes for Alabama to rush for 315 yards. Arkansas: Helped the Tide rushing attack run for 227 yards. Georgia State: Came off the bench to help the Tide rush for 262 yards and amass 478 yards of total offense. Michigan State: Played most of the fourth quarter on the Tide's offensive line in the 49-7 win.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Boswell earned playing time in 12 games in 2009 as a reserve on the offensive line and on special teams. Florida International: Made his first appearance of the season off the bench against the Panthers ... helped Alabama rush for 275 yards. North Texas: Came off the bench to help the Tide rush for 260 yards in his most extensive playing time to that point. Arkansas: Came off the bench for significant playing time on the offensive line late in the game. Kentucky: Saw action on the Tide's field goal and extra point unit. South Carolina: Played on the Tide's field goal and extra point unit. Tennessee: Came off the bench for significant playing time along the offensive line for the third consecutive game. LSU: Played as a reserve for the seventh time ... saw time on the offensive line and on the extra-point team. Mississippi State: Vame off the bench once for significant playing time on the offensive line in both special teams and as a reserve along the line in the fourth quarter. Chattanooga: Played most of the second half and helped the Tide rush for a season-best 313 yards. Auburn: Saw action on the Tide's field goal and extra point team. Florida: Came off the bench for playing time along the offensive line ... helped Alabama amass 490 total yards, including 251 on the ground. Texas: Played as a reserve on the offensive line and on the extra-point team.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Boswell added quality depth to the Crimson Tide offensive line during his true freshman campaign ... was the first offensive tackle off the bench ... one of 16 true freshmen to see playing time for Alabama ... played in eight games, seeing action against Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas State, Mississippi State, Auburn and in the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Utah ... earned Freshman All-SEC honors from the league coaches ... also played on the Tide's jumbo package in short-yardage situations.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Boswell was an Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A First-Team All-State offensive lineman as a senior at Tuscaloosa County ... a three-year starter ... earned a four-star rating according to Rivals.com ... the No. 11 player overall on the Alabama Top 35 list according to Rivals and the No. 11 offensive guard in the country ... SuperPrep's No. 14 player in the state of Alabama ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super South Top 100 selection ... played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game and the Under Armour All-Star game in Orlando ... a ScoutSouth.com Star of Alabama ... listed as the Red Zone Player of the Year in Alabama by USA Today ... named to The Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 (No. 82) and Elite 18 (No. 12) selection ... a three-star offensive lineman by Scout.com and the No. 14 player in the state ... Scout.com's No. 34 offensive tackle nationally ... The Tuscaloosa News All-State selection as a senior ... No. 131 player on the Scout.com Southeast 150 list ... named permanent team captain at Tuscaloosa County as a senior ... played for head coach Robert Higgenbotham.