Jeremy Shelley sets BCS National Championship and bowl record with five field goals
Alabama heads to New Orleans for a rematch with LSU
More than 20 graduates will suit up for Alabama's game against LSU in the BCS National Football Championship Game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans
Trent Richardson named Most Valuable Player
POSTGAME NOTES - ALABAMA vs. TENNESSEE
2011 (SENIOR): Jerrell Harris is the Crimson Tide's starting sam linebacker ... has played in all 12 games this season ... has recorded five starts due to offensive formations ... has 22 tackles on the season with 12 solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss of three yards. Kent State: Made two tackles with one solo stop as the Tide handled the Golden Flashes 48-7. Penn State: Played in the Tide's base 3-4 defense and on special teams ... had on solo tackle and two total stops. North Texas: Had an assisted tackle in limited action as the Mean Green employed a quick-pass approach that saw UNT get the ball out quick and throw 31 passes. Arkansas: Did not start as the Tide opened in a dime formation ... made two assisted tackles with one tackle for loss of minus-1 yard ... provided good pressure on the quarterback. Florida: Registered two solo tackles against the Gators. Vanderbilt: Totaled three solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards ... also recorded a quarterback hurry. Mississippi: Earned the start and assisted on one tackled ... recorded a quarterback hurry. Tennessee:Registered two tackles, including a solo stop in the win against the Volunteers. LSU: Made a season-high five tackles with two solo stops ... also had half of a tackle for loss. Mississippi State: Started and made one solo tackle as the Tide limited the Bulldogs to just 12 rushing yards. Georgia Southern: Played but did not record any statistics. Auburn: Did not start but played and recorded one solo tackle ... helped limited the Tigers to just 140 total yards ... AU had just 44 yards --- 25 rushing -- through three quarters and gained the rest after the Tide had already locked up the win in the fourth quarter.
2010 (JUNIOR): Harris started the first three games at will linebacker for the Tide before making the move outside to sam linebacker before the Arkansas game ... played in 10 games and finished with 24 tackles on the season, including 17 solo stops for the nation's fifth-ranked total defense. San Jose State: Registered four tackles with two solo stops in his first career start as the Tide held the Spartans to 175 total yards. Penn State: Made a career-high seven tackles -- including six solo stops -- in a 24-3 win over No 18 Penn State. Duke: Started and made two solo tackles as the Tide routed the Blue Devils in Durham, 62-13, which sent the starters to the bench early. Arkansas: Recorded one assisted tackle in his first game at sam linebacker for the Crimson Tide. South Carolina: Played in Alabama's goal line defense. Tennessee: Assisted on two tackles against the Vols. Georgia State: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the coaching staff ... recorded five tackles, including four solo stops ... tallied two quarterback hurries and a tackle for a loss of a yard. Michigan State: Recorded three solo tackles in a reserve role at linebacker.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): He played in six games for the Crimson Tide on special teams and as a backup sam linebacker ... was suspended for the first six games of the year ... returned for homecoming against South Carolina ... finished with three tackles, all coming on special teams. Tennessee: Came off the bench but did not record any statistics. LSU: Recorded his first tackles of the season, assisting on two tackles on special teams stops. Mississippi State: Came off the bench and found time at linebacker and on special teams but did not record any statistics. Chattanooga: Tallied one solo tackle coming off the bench for the Tide. Auburn: Played as a regular on special teams for the Tide ... did not have a tackle. Texas: Played on special teams but did not record a tackle.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Harris played in 10 games for Alabama in 2008, including the last seven contests of the season ... one of 16 true freshmen to see the field in 2008 ... totaled three tackles with two solo stops... made his first career appearance in a Crimson Tide uniform against Tulane in the season's second game, but did not record any statistics ... received his most playing time to date at Arkansas, garnering time on both special teams and at linebacker ... returned to the field at Tennessee and made his first career tackle at outside linebacker ... also played against Arkansas State, LSU, Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida in the SEC Championship Game and Utah in the Sugar Bowl but did not record any statistics ... set a career mark with two tackles on special teams at LSU.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: He was regarded as one of the top linebacker prospects in the country ... a Parade All-American ... the No. 22 player nationally on SuperPrep Magazine's Elite 50 ... the No. 3 linebacker in the country according to SuperPrep and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama ... SuperPrep/Scout.com Top 100 selection (No. 67) ... ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 4 outside linebacker prospect in the country ... Rivals.com Top 100 selection (No. 34) and its fourth-ranked player on the Alabama Top 35 list ... No. 22 player on the Scout.com Southeast 150 list ... named a second team All-American by EA Sports ... the No. 69 player nationally according by Tom Lemming of CSTV ... ranked the No. 59 overall player in the country by Sports Illustrated/Takkle.com ... the No. 99 player in the country according to ESPN.com ... named to The Mobile Press-Register Elite 18 (No. 2) ... listed as the No. 12 player overall in The Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... SuperPrep/Scout.com Top 30 Alabama selection (No. 2) ... listed on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 ... member of the Alabama Sports Writers Association Super 12 ... first-team ASWA 6A All-State selection ... recorded 145 tackles, 15 sacks and three interceptions as a senior ... had 130 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks as an All-State selection as a junior.