2012 (SOPHOMORE):Started all 14 games at left tackle, blocking for 10 individual 100-yard rushing performances ... helped open holes for 227.5 yards of rushing offense per game to finish the season ranked 16th nationally ... also blocked for 445.5 of total offense per game ... allowed only 3.5 sacks, as a first-year starter ... graded out at 90 percent or better in seven games: Florida Atlantic, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Western Carolina, Auburn and Notre Dame ... finished with 24 pancake blocks. Michigan: Opened holes for 232 yards on the ground (431 total offense) ... T.J. Yeldon became the first Alabama freshman to rush for over 100 yards (111 yards) in his debut game. Western Kentucky: Blocked for 328 yards of total offense in a 35-0 shutout ... provided the time for AJ McCarron to throw for four touchdowns. Arkansas: Helped block for 438 yards of total offense, including 225 rushing yards ... part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack. Florida Atlantic: The Tide turned in another impressive show of balance in 40-7 win, rushing for 256 yards and passing for 247 ... graded out at 92 percent ... blocked for Eddie Lacy's 106 yards, on only 15 first-half carries. Mississippi: Helped block for 305 yards of total offense ... provided time for McCarron to complete 73 percent of his passes (2 TDs). Missouri: Helped the Alabama offense break out for 533 total yards of offense including 362 yards on the ground ... provided the holes for two 100-yards rushers, on career-highs from Lacy (177) and Yeldon (144) ... finished with a grade of 90 percent. Tennessee: Played his best game to date, with grade of 94 percent ... helped provide the holes and time for offense to amass 539 yards of total offense ... protected the blind side of the line as McCarron passed for 306 yards and four touchdowns ... helped open holes for Yeldon to rush for 129 yards and two scores. Mississippi State: Blocked for 414 yards of total offense, including 179 net yards on the ground ... helped open holes for Yeldon, who averaged 8.4 yards per carry and scored his seventh touchdown of the season. LSU: Earned offensive player-of-the-week honors from coaching staff ... graded out at 89 percent with three pancake blocks ... part of line that kept a bruised McCarron upright in 21-17 come-from-behind road victory over No. 5 Tigers ... helped provide plenty of time to pass on game-winning drive that covered 72 yards (all in the air) in only 43 seconds, capped by a 28-yard touchdown pass to Yeldon ... blocked for 165 yards rushing with Lacy averaging 7.5 yards per rush (touchdown) and Yeldon 6.9. Texas A&M: Helped provide time for McCarron to throw for 309 yards and a touchdown ... opened some of the holes for Lacy's 92 rushing yards on 16 carries (5.8 yards per rush) ... had no missed assignments on 66 snaps, with two pancake blocks ... posted a grade of 90 percent. Western Carolina: It was a short but successful day for the starting linemen, exiting late in the second quarter with a 35-0 lead ... helped block on four rushing touchdowns (three by Lacy) and 300 rushing yards ... did not allow a sack. Auburn: Did not allow a sack as the Tide rolled up 483 yards of total offense and scored 49 points ... played only one series in the third quarter and graded out at 94 percent for the game, on 50 plays ... helped block for Lacy's 131-yard, two-touchdown performance. Georgia: Opened holes for SEC Championship Game record 350 rushing yards ... helped Lacy (181 yards) and Yeldon (153) rush for career highs ... part of line that blocked for 512 yards of offense ... team-best four pancake blocks. Notre Dame: Part of an overwhelming performance by the Alabama offensive front ... graded out at 91 percent with three pancake blocks ... opened holes for 265 yards on the ground, including 100-yard efforts by Lacy (140) and Yeldon (108) ... did not surrender a sack.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Cyrus Kouandjio played in eight games as the coaching staff looks to continue to develop the talented left tackle ... suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second half of the Tennessee game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Cyrus Kouandjio was one of the elite prospects at any position in the 2011 signing class ... the younger brother of 2010 Alabama recruit, Arie ... a Parade All-American ... the consensus top offensive line prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, ESPNU, Scout.com, SuperPrep and Tom Lemming ... the No. 2 overall player nationally by Scout.com and SuperPrep Magazine ... No. 3 prospect in the ESPNU 150 and third nationally by Tom Lemming at MaxPreps ... Rivals.com ranked Kouandjio as the No. 4 player in the country ... an overpowering run blocker with excellent athleticism ... tremendous overall speed and quickness for a player his size ... started at left tackle in the Under Armour All-American Game ... SuperPrep All-American and the No. 1 player in the MidAtlantic Region ... SuperPrep MidAtlantic Offensive Player of the Year ... a consensus first-team All-State selection in Maryland ... held over 60 scholarship offers ... chose the Crimson Tide over virtually every major college football program.