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.
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OUTLOOK: Acclimated himself to the Crimson Tide defense quickly as a true freshman, earning playing time in seven games and four starts ... he returns as a sophomore in 2014 looking to earn a starting job at cornerback ... has 19 career tackles with one tackle for loss, one interception, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a quarterback hurry.
FRESHMAN (2013): Started four games at cornerback as a true freshman for Alabama and played in seven contests ... finished with 19 tackles including 16 solo stops and one tackle for loss (3 yards), added an interception, a quarterback hurry and three pass breakups ... returned a fumble 35 yards against Chattanooga ... named a Special Teams Player of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff after the Arkansas game. Colorado State: Started against the Rams, with Deion Belue sidelined by a toe injury. Ole Miss: Started for the second straight week and played well against the Rebels high-powered offense ... helped the Tide post a shutout (25-0) ... made four tackles with three solo stops ... made his first career interceptions and broke up two other passes ... added a tackle for loss of three yards. Georgia State: Made two tackles and added a quarterback hurry as part of the Tide's first-team defense. Arkansas: Came off the bench as a reserve cornerback and earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors by the coaching staff ... had two solo tackles and recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage. Tennessee: Recorded one solo tackle at cornerback in the fourth quarter. Chattanooga: Came off the bench to see reps at cornerback ... recovered a fumble and returned it 35 yards. Oklahoma: Returned to the starting lineup at cornerback and made 10 tackles - nine solo - against the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Key addition for the Crimson Tide in the secondary for the 2013 class ... a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports ... ranks 157th in the Top247 and is the outlet's No. 5 athlete ... ranked as the No. 14 athlete in the 247Composite ... also ranked 21st in the state of Florida by 247Sports ... ESPN lists him as No. 54 wide receiver ... also rated as a wide out by Rivals.com where he was listed 48th ... the No. 48 wide receiver by Scout.com ... caught 37 passes for 792 yards and touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball as a senior in 2012 ... also contributed five interceptions, 66 tackles and one forced fumble on defense ... returned two interceptions for touchdowns ... coached by Wayne Blair at Boyd Anderson High School ... chose Alabama over LSU, Florida State, Arkansas and Tennessee.