David Ross should contend for playing time at guard in 2010 as the Crimson Tide look to replace two starters along the offensive line ... played in all 33 games during his three-year career, making two starts as a sophomore in 2008 ... won the 2010 Jerry Duncan "I Like to Practice" Award following spring drills.
2009 (JUNIOR): He played in six games as a reserve offensive lineman in 2009 ... a backup at center and both guard positions ... saw action against Florida International, North Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Chattanooga.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Ross was the Crimson Tide's backup left guard ... played in all 14 games and made three starts ... made his first career start against Tulane at left guard and then started at right guard vs. Western Kentucky. Clemson: Ross played sparingly as a reserve and on field goal and special teams units before moving into the lineup at left guard in the second half ... took over for Mike Johnson, who slid out to left tackle after Andre Smith left the game with a right knee sprain ... helped the Tide roll up 419 yards of total offense, including 239 yards rushing. Tulane: He made his first career start at left guard as UA accounted for 99 yards on the ground against the Green Wave. Western Kentucky: Ross started his second straight game... started in place of Marlon Davis at right guard, who was out with a strained hamstring ... helped the Tide to a season-high 557 yards of offense, including 281 yards on the ground. Arkansas: He helped Alabama rush for a season-high 328 yards on 35 carries and played on the PAT and field goal teams. Georgia: Ross saw the field on the Crimson Tide's field goal and extra-point teams. Kentucky: He played on field goal and extra point units for the Tide. Mississippi: Ross played on extra point and field goal special teams for Alabama. Tennessee: He saw action on special teams against the Volunteers. Arkansas State: Ross received playing time at guard while also playing on UA's field goal and extra-point units. LSU: He played on the Tide's field goal and extra-point block team against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Ross again saw special teams action and played guard on the Tide's final drive. Auburn: He was in at guard on the Tide's final two drives ... blocked for Greg McElroy's 34-yard touchdown strike to Marquis Maze in the fourth quarter. Florida: Ross saw action on the Crimson Tide's field goal and extra point units in the SEC Championship Game. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He started his third game of the season and his second at left guard ... filled in for Mike Johnson, who started at left tackle.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... participated on field goal and extra point units.
2006 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted his initial season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Prep star at Homewood High School ... rated the No. 2 offensive center and the No. 47 offensive linemen in the nation by Rivals.com as a senior ... helped lead Homewood to the 2005 Alabama state championship ... a three-year starter and a Super 12 selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... Class 5A Lineman of the Year in 2005 ... All-State and All-Metro selection by The Birmingham News in both his junior and senior seasons.