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2011 (SOPHOMORE): Fowler gave the Crimson Tide a reliable option the bench at running back in 2011 ... came in behind Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy ... finished with 385 yards on 56 carries with four touchdowns in 13 games ... averaged 6.9 yards per carry ... converted 16 first downs rushing the football. Kent State: Went for a career-best 69 yards on just four carries for a 17.3 yards per carry average ... scored his first touchdown of the season on a 49-yard burst off the right side of the line of scrimmage. Penn State: Came into the game in a couple of goal-line situations against the Nittany Lions ... did not have a carry. North Texas: Ran three times for 20 yards ... rushed for one first down. Arkansas: Carried the ball four times for 11 yards in the win against the Razorbacks. Florida: Totaled five carries for 19 yards in the win at the Swamp. Vanderbilt: Recorded a career-high 13 carries against the Commodores ... totaled 58 yards with a long rush of 10 yards. Mississippi: Ran for a career-high 125 yards on just nine carries ... tallied two touchdowns, including a long run to paydirt of 69 yards. Tennessee: Carried the ball nine times for 27 yards. Georgia Southern: Rushed eight times for 41 yards, including a long run of 22 yards. Auburn: Ran the ball once for a 15 yard touchdown.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Fowler played in 11 games, earning time on special teams and at running back ... totaled two tackles and rushed the ball 14 times for 111 yards with a 36-yard touchdown ... averaged 7.9 yards per carry as a freshman. San Jose State: Recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage against the Spartans. Penn State: Did not record any statistics. Duke: Tallied one tackle on special teams ... earned his first playing time at running back and carried the ball six times for 48 yards with a long of 17. Tennessee: Rushed the ball two times for three yards. Mississippi State: Came off the bench to rush the ball three times for 15 yards, with a long run of six yards. Georgia State: Rushed the ball twice for 42 yards and recorded his first career touchdown with a 36-yard run. Michigan State: Had one carry for three yards in the Crimson Tide's 49-7 win over the Spartans.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Jalston Fowler was a four-star running back out of Vigor High School in the Mobile area ... a bruising back who enrolled at Alabama in January 2010 to get a head start in spring practice ... was listed as the No. 2 fullback nationally by Scout.com ... a SuperPrep All-American ... rated as the No. 9 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... No. 10 on the Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 97 in the publication's Super Southeast 120 ... the No. 3 player in the Birmingham News Super Senior postseason rankings ... a PrepStar All-American at running back ... Tom Lemming ranks him as the No. 20 big back/fullback nationally ... rushed for 1,182 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2008 ... also caught 27 passes for 391 yards and a score ... led his Vigor team to the 2008 5A Alabama State Championship ... was an Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State selection ... was a Birmingham News Super Senior in 2009 ... also an outstanding linebacker on the defensive side of the football.