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.
No. 1 Alabama goes on the road to face against Tennessee
OUTLOOK: Moved to cornerback for the Crimson Tide in 2013 and started five games ... provides Alabama with experienced depth while battling for a starting job at cornerback in 2014 ... has played in 22 career games with five starts ... has 25 career tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups to go along with 364 all-purpose yards in 2012 with 51-yards receiving, 250 yards in kickoff returns, 61 yards in punt returns and two-yards rushing.
SOPHOMORE (2013): Moved to the defensive side of the football in 2013 and has played significant minutes at cornerback ... made his first career start at cornerback against Tennessee and started five games ... played in 11 contests collecting 25 tackles with two interceptions and seven pass breakups ... added a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss (10 yards). Texas A&M: Came into the game for an injured Deion Belue and made a critical first-half interception of Johnny Manziel in the end zone ... made four solo tackles and one assisted stop in the game. Kentucky: Came off the bench at Kentucky to assist on one tackle. Arkansas: Recorded his second interception of the year and had two solo tackles. Tennessee: Logged his first career start at cornerback and made four tackles with two solo stops and two pass breakups. LSU: Started for the second straight game ... had five solo tackles ... recorded his first career sack on the Tigers' last play of the game. Mississippi State: Equaled his season-high with five tackles, including two solo stops ... assisted on a tackle for loss and broke up a pass. Chattanooga: Logged one solo tackle and broke up a pass as the Tide starters played just over a half of football and helped limit the Mocs to 175 yards of offense. Auburn: Started and made one solo tackle. Oklahoma: Came off the to make one solo tackle and breakup one pass
FRESHMAN (2012): Played in 11 games as a true freshman, catching four passes for 51 yards ... returned 10 kicks for 250 yards ... also returned eight punts for 61 yards, with a long of 32 yards. Florida Atlantic: Caught one pass for 35 yards. Missouri: Latched onto one pass for four yards ... returned one kick for 23 yards and added a punt return for two yards. Tennessee: Named one of the special teams players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff ... returned one kick 27 yards ... had four punt returns for 59 yards, including a long of 32. Mississippi State: One of the special teams players of the week by Alabama coaching staff ... returned two kicks for 76 yards, with a long of 41 ... also returned a punt for four yards. Texas A&M: Returned two kicks for 35 yards against the Aggies. Western Carolina: Caught two passes for 12 yards and returned a punt for no gain. Georgia: Returned four kicks for 89 yards, including a long return of 25 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A true athlete in every sense of the word ... clocked at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash with a 37.5-inch vertical leap ... turned in a great performance at the Under Armour All-America Game ... Parade All-American ... a five-star wide receiver by Scout.com and the No. 45 player in the nation ... a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, 247sports.com and ESPNU ... the No. 20 player in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 4 athlete ... also ranked No. 4 in the ESPNU East Region and the No. 2 player in Maryland ... 247sports.com rated him as the No. 8 athlete and No. 76 in the Top247 ... also tabbed by 247sports.com as the state's No. 3 talent ... No. 79 in the Rivals100 ... Rivals.com listed him as the No. 6 athlete nationally and the third-best player in Maryland ... a SuperPrep All-American who was ranked 46th on the publication's Elite 50 list ... the No. 3 athlete nationally by SuperPrep and the No. 4 player in Maryland ... PrepStar All-American and All-Atlantic Region choice ... 2011 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year ... No. 76 in MaxPrep's Tom Lemming's Top 100 nationally and the No. 7 athlete ... consensus All-State player as a junior and senior ... Baltimore Sun All-Metro team in 2010 and 2011 ... played running back, slot and cornerback at Gilman High School, where he was coached by Biff Poggi ... Baltimore Sun 2011 Metro Offensive Player of the Year ... accounted for 2,365 all-purpose yards as a senior with 24 touchdowns while recording five interceptions on the defensive side of the ball ... chose Alabama over Virginia Tech, Auburn and Ohio State.