OUTLOOK: Cory Reamer is one of six returning starters in Alabama's defensive front seven ... an instinctive linebacker with a nose for the football ... has good speed and tackles well ... has played in 34 games in his Alabama career, including a career-high 14 games in 2008 while making 11 starts ... has 40 career tackles and six tackles for loss ... selected for the team's Iron Man Award for his dedication to the individual and team goals of the Crimson Tide's year-round strength and conditioning program ... another of the linebackers that spent the spring expanding his knowledge of the different linebacker positions ... Reamer worked for much of the spring at will linebacker to give the Crimson Tide even more versatility at the position ... captured the Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Award following spring practice in 2009 ... a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2008 (JUNIOR): Reamer locked down the job as the Tide's starting sam linebacker in the fall and excelled at the position throughout the 2008 season ... started 11 games while playing in all 14 contests ... did not start vs. Western Kentucky as the Tide opened in a dime defense against the Hilltoppers, in a nickel vs. Florida and a dime vs. Utah in the Allstate Sugar Bowl ... played inside and outside linebacker after spending years as a safety ... registered 35 tackles on the season with six tackles for loss (-16), one sack (-8) and a forced fumble ... a special teams standout on the punt team ... the defensive player of the week following the Tulane game by the Alabama coaching staff. Clemson: Reamer notched two solo tackles in the Tide's 34-10 win over Clemson in the Georgia Dome to open the season ... also forced a fumble on the Tigers' second play from scrimmage that was recovered by freshman Dont'a Hightower and led to an Alabama field goal. Tulane: He was a playmaker against the Green Wave with seven total tackles, two TFL (-10) and one sack (-8) along with several highlight-reel hits ... earned defensive player of the week honors from the Crimson Tide coaching staff following the win. Western Kentucky: Reamer played sparingly in the Tide's 41-7 win over the Hilltoppers ... UA kept its nickel and dime defensive packages on the field most of the game as WKU used a spread offense. Arkansas: He made three solo tackles from his outside linebacker spot in a 49-14 win over Arkansas. Georgia: Reamer made one solo tackle in the Tide's 41-30 win over the No. 3 Bulldogs. Kentucky: He started but did not have any tackles ... playing time decreased with Alabama in nickel and dime defenses in the second half. Mississippi: Reamer turned in one of his better performances of the season with six tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss (-2) ... helped Alabama keep the Mississippi offense in check most of the game. Tennessee: He made two assisted tackles as the Crimson Tide defense limited Tennessee to just 36 yards rushing and 173 total yards. Arkansas State: Reamer made two assisted tackles as the Crimson Tide defense limited the Red Wolves to 158 yards of total offense. LSU: He turned in a solid game against the Tigers in Baton Rouge with six tackles ... made two solo stops. Mississippi State: Reamer notched three tackles, including one solo stop ... had one tackle for loss (-3) and one quarterback hurry as the Tide defense held the Bulldogs to 167 total yards. Auburn: The speedy Reamer was very effective against the Tigers with three tackles, including a solo stop and half of a TFL ... helped a Tide defense that surrendered just 170 total yards and a mere 57 on the ground. Florida: Reamer saw limited playing time as the Gators employed a spread offense that kept the Tide's nickel and dime defenses on the field most of the game. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: His playing time was limited with Utah using a spread offense that forced the Crimson Tide to play a lot of nickel and dime defenses.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... had two tackles on the season ... recorded both tackles, each solo stops, in the season opener against Western Carolina ... had three knockdown blocks on special teams to earn UA Special Teams Co-Player of the Week honors against Louisiana-Monroe ... earned the 2008 Derrick Thomas Community Service award following 2008 spring practice.
2006 (REDSHIRT): Appeared in the first two games of the season, recording one tackle and a fumble recovery ... recovered a fumble in the SEC opener against Vanderbilt ... played 27 total snaps, with 15 against Hawai'i and 12 versus Vanderbilt ... missed the final 11 games with an injury.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in the first five games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... logged 40 snaps before the injury, including 16 in the win over Florida ... had two tackles on the season, with one against South Carolina and one against the Gators.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A defensive back at Hoover High School as a prep ... had an outstanding performance in the 2004 Class 6A state championship game in a win over Prattville for Hoover's third-straight state title ... had five tackles, blocked two punts, returning one for a touchdown, to go with a 42-yard interception return to set up another score en route to game MVP honors ... had 92 tackles, seven interceptions, three sacks and two blocked kicks as a senior ... recorded 81 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass breakups in his junior season ... ranked No. 12 on The Birmingham News' Super Senior list.