Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
OUTLOOK: A three-year letterman at nose tackle for Alabama … backed up Brandon Ivory in 2013 and 2014 and will battle for an increased role along the Crimson Tide defensive front in 2015 … has played in 29 career games at the Capstone with 23 total tackles and one tackle for loss.
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 Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247sports.com and ESPNU ... Scout.com ranked him as the nation's No. 24 defensive tackle prospect ... Rivals.com 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 ... 247sports.com 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.