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Darren Lake
Darren  Lake


York, Ala.

High School:
Sumter County

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 315




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SENIOR (2015): A force up the middle at defensive tackle for Alabama. Wisconsin: Made his first career start for the Tide, where he had one unassisted tackle ... helped plug up the middle to limit the Badger offense to just 40 yards rushing on 21 total attempts. Middle Tennessee: Broke up one pass in a reserve role along the Tide defensive line. Ole Miss: Did not record any stats on the night ... helped plug up the middle as part of a defensive front that limited the Rebels to just 92 yards on the ground. ULM: Notched one tackle on the day ... helped limit the Warhawks to just 92 yards of total offense, including only nine yards rushing. Georgia: Helped plug up the middle of the line, recording one assisted tackle ... helped limit the Bulldogs to 299 yards on offense, nearly 200 yards below their season average. Arkansas: Provided depth along a Crimson Tide defensive front that limited the Razorback rushers to just 44 yards on the ground. Texas A&M: Helped plug holes to limit the Aggie rushing attack to a season-low 32 yards on the ground ... did not record any tackles. LSU: Did not record any stats but plugged up the middle to help limit Leonard Fournette to just 31 yards on 19 carries. Mississippi State: Helped plug up holes to limit the Bulldog rushing attack to only 89 yards on the ground ... did not record any tackles.

JUNIOR (2014): Reserve nose tackle who was a key to the Crimson Tide's run-stopping defense ... made his Crimson Tide debut against Southern Miss and played extensively at Arkansas while seeing action against Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi State, Western Carolina, Auburn and Missouri ... had five assisted tackles on the season and one quarterback hurry. Arkansas: Made one assisted tackle while helping limit the Hogs to only 89 yards rushing. Texas A&M: Notched one tackle in a 59-0 win over the Aggies. LSU: Recorded a season-high three tackles with two solo stops against the Tigers' run-heavy offense. Auburn: Had one quarterback hurry in a 55-44 win over the Tigers.

SOPHOMORE (2013): The Crimson Tide's backup nose guard ... a regular in the defensive line rotation ... played in all 13 games, making 15 tackles. Virginia Tech: Came off the bench to record an assisted tackle in 35-10 victory. Colorado State: Made one solo stop in the home opener against the Rams. Georgia State: Assisted on one tackle in the 45-3 win. Kentucky: Registered a career-high five tackles against the Wildcats, including four solo stops. Arkansas: Recorded three tackles with two solo stops in shutout of the Razorbacks. Mississippi State: Made two assisted tackles as the Tide limited the Bulldogs to 53 yards rushing. Chattanooga: Registered two total tackles with one solo stop.

FRESHMAN (2012): Played in eight games as a true freshman, totaling three tackles ... had one tackle for a loss (-3 yards). Florida Atlantic: Assisted on one tackle against the Owls. Mississippi State: Assisted on one tackle in the SEC divisional win. Auburn: Registered one tackle for a loss in the shutout win against Auburn.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A massive defensive line prospect who was rated 184th in MaxPreps Tom Lemming's Top 200 and the No. 12 defensive tackle ... three-star defensive lineman by,, and ESPNU ... ranked him as the nation's No. 24 defensive tackle prospect ... rated him No. 20 among players in the state of Alabama ... ESPNU considered him the No. 54 defensive tackle, 317th among players in the Southeast and No. 28 in Alabama ... ranked him as the No. 38 defensive tackle and the No. 17 prospect in Alabama ... No. 16 on Mobile Press-Register's 2012 Elite 18 ... SuperPrep rated him as the No. 19 player in the state ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection ... had 48 tackles with five sacks, two forced fumbles, one pass breakup and one safety in 2011 ... earned first team Alabama Sports Writers Association 4A All-State honors as a senior ... coached by Andre Pickering at Sumter County High School ... chose Alabama over Tennessee.

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