Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception on Saturday, connecting six times for 178 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper
McCarron completed 21 of 35 pass attempts, including one touchdown, and the Alabama offense churned out 668 total yards while producing two 100-yard rushing performances and a 300-yard passer in the same game for the first time in the Tide's illustrious football history
2012 (JUNIOR): Once again sharing the field goal kicking duties (with Jeremy Shelley) while serving primary role on kickoffs ... has connected on 4-of-9 field goals this season, three from beyond 50 yards ... has kicked off 92 times for 5,837 yards and 42 touchbacks. Michigan: Drilled a career-long 51-yard field goal in win against the No. 8-ranked Wolverines. Western Kentucky: Named one of the specialists of the week by the Alabama coaching staff, after three of his six kickoffs went for touchbacks ... also assisted on one tackle on special teams. Arkansas: Named one of the specialists of the week by the Alabama coaching staff ... connected on his second 51-yard field goal of the season (1-for-2 in the game) ... kicked off nine times for 580 yards and eight touchbacks. Florida Atlantic: Named one of the specialists of the week for the second consecutive week by the Alabama coaching staff ... 2-for-2 on field goals, including a career-long 52-yarder ... kicked off nine times for 580 yards, with six touchbacks. Mississippi: Kicked off eight times and had seven touchbacks ... totaled 520 kickoff yards, for a 65-yard average per kick. Missouri: Had seven kickoffs covering 430 yards and three touchbacks. Tennessee: Missed his two field-goal attempts ... kicked off eight times for 498 yards and four touchbacks. Mississippi State: Kicked off seven times for 433 yards. LSU: Covered 236 yards on four kickoffs, with one touchback. Texas A&M: Kicked off five times for 321 yards (64.2 average) and two touchbacks. Western Carolina: Had eight kickoffs for 512 yards ... averaged 64 yards per kick and, with three touchbacks. Auburn: Kicked off eight times for 494 yards (61.8 per kick). Georgia: Had his lone field-goal attempt blocked ... kicked off five times for 325 yards, averaging 65 yards per kick (all touchbacks). Notre Dame:Registered four touchbacks seven kickoffs for a 64-yard average.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Foster was the Crimson Tide's starting kicker on kickoffs and place-kicker on longer field goal opportunities ... averaged 63.3 yards on 81 kickoffs in 2011 and was 2-for-9 on field goals, hitting from 45 yards against Tennessee and 46 yards against LSU. Kent State: Averaged 64.4 yards on nine kickoffs in the Crimson Tide's 48-7 victory ... also missed on a 53-yard field goal against the Golden Flashes. Penn State: Kicked off six times for 372 yards, an average of 62.0 yards per kick. North Texas: Averaged 64.0 yards on eight kickoffs against the Mean Green. Arkansas: Kicked off seven times for 430 yards, averaging 61.4 yards per kick with one touchback. Florida: Kicked off seven times for 450 yards, averaging 64.3 per kick. Vanderbilt: Was named the Special Teams Player of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... recorded five kickoffs for 316 yards ... averaged 63.2 per kick. Mississippi: Tallied three kickoffs for 197 yards for an average of 65.7 per kick ... missed a 53-yard field goal attempt. Tennessee: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... connected on his first field goal of the season when he hit from 45 yards in the win against the Volunteers ... kicked off eight times, recording one touchback and averaging 65.4 per kick. LSU: Connected on one field goal for 46 yards against the Tigers ... was 1-for-4 on the evening ... kicked off three times for an average of 63 yards. Mississippi State: Kicked off four times for 231 yards for an average of 57.8 per kick ... went 0-1 on field goals. Georgia Southern: Kicked off seven times for an average of 63.9 per kick ... recorded one touchback. Auburn: Kicked off eight times for an average of 60.5 yards ... tied a career high with two touchbacks. LSU (BCS National Championship Game): Kicked off six times for a 66.7 yard average, allowing the coverage team to limit the Tigers to 20.8 yards per return ... his net yards per kickoff was a solid 45.8 ... did not attempt a field goal.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Foster played in all 13 games as a true freshman as a placekicker and kickoff specialist ... connected on 7-of-9 field goal attempts with a long of 49 yards against Mississippi (Oct. 16) ... was a perfect 7 for 7 on PAT attempts and tallied 10 touchbacks on kickoffs ... the former high school linebacker made nine tackles on kick coverage and forced a fumble ... averaged 65.2 yards on kickoffs (84 for 5,476 yards). San Jose State: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... was a perfect 2 for 2 in field goal attempts in his first collegiate game with a long of 41 yards ... connected on both extra point attempts ... averaged 67 yards with a touchback on kickoffs. Penn State: Missed his only field goal attempt on the day ... averaged 67.2 yards on five kickoffs. Duke: Went a perfect 2 for 2 in field goal attempts with a long of 44 yards ... connected on both PAT attempts. Arkansas: Kicked off five times and tallied one touchback ... did not attempt a field goal. Florida: Kicked off six times with one touchback ... did not attempt a field goal. South Carolina: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... kicked off five times and tallied a season-best two touchbacks while averaging a season-best 69.2 yards on kickoffs ... assisted on one tackle on kickoff coverage. Mississippi: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... connected on two field goals, including a long of 49 yards ... kicked off five times and tallied one touchback. Tennessee: Kicked off eight times and tallied a touchback ... connected on his only point after attempt in the contest. LSU: Kicked off four times and recorded one touchback. Mississippi State: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... connected on a 45-yard field goal and averaged 68.7 yards on seven kickoffs with one touchback. Georgia State: Missed a 54-yard field goal attempt ... recorded a tackle and forced a fumble on kickoff coverage ... kicked off 10 times for 633 yards. Auburn: Made one assisted tackle on kickoff coverage ... averaged 60 yards on six kickoffs against the Tigers. Michigan State: Kicked off five times for an average of 62.2 yards with his 10th touchback of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: He was widely considered one of the top overall kicking athletes in the nation ... played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Game ... a four-star prospect by Scout.com and its No. 3-rated kicker in the 2010 class ... also ranked as the No. 11 place-kicker nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 12 kicker according to ESPNU ... a January 2010 enrollee ... a first-team APSE Class 5A All-State in 2009 and first-team TOC Class 5A DFW All-Area Team ... connected on 38-of-48 field goals during his high school career ... was 10-for-10 on field goal attempts in 2009, including three kicks of 45 yards or longer ... career long of 49 yards came on Sept. 27, 2009, against North Shore High School ... made 57-of-58 extra point attempts as a senior for the Dragons ... also started at middle linebacker and finished with 106 tackles, including six tackles for loss and six sacks ... made 6-of-8 field goals as a junior in 2008 ... hit on 11-of-15 kicks as both a freshman (2006) and a sophomore (2007) ... chose the Crimson Tide over Colorado, Stanford, UCLA and Washington.