Wide receiver Amari Cooper had eight catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort, which took him past the 3,000 mark for career receiving yards, making him the first Alabama receiver to break past that plateau.
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OUTLOOK: An outside linebacker who is in his fourth season in the program … developed into a pass-rush threat for the Crimson Tide in 2014 and is looking to become an every-down player in 2015 ... has 30 career tackles with 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
SOPHOMORE (2014): Played in all 14 games and recorded 25 tackles, including three sacks (-28 yards), 8.0 tackles for loss (-37 yards), a fumble recovery and nine quarterback hurries ... earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the coaching staff following the Arkansas and Texas A&M victories. FAU: Came off the bench to record two tackles, including his second career sack. Southern Miss: Recorded a sack for an eight-yard loss in the win over the Goldenw Eagles. Florida: Made two tackles, including one solo stop as the Tide limited the Gators to only 200 total yards. Ole Miss: Came off the bench to tally a single quarterback hurry. Arkansas: Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the coaching staff after making three tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) and one sack (-5 yards) ... recovered a fumble and returned it three yards. Texas A&M: Made six tackles and earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Alabama coaches after posting the highest production point totals against the Aggies ... helped limit the SEC’s top-ranked offense to 172 yards, including just 31 yards rushing. Tennessee: Notched four total tackles in Knoxville with one solo stop ... added one tackle for loss (-3 yards). LSU: Made two assisted tackles in the Crimson Tide’s overtime victory in Baton Rouge. Mississippi State: Recorded two assisted tackles with half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard) ... harassed the Bulldogs’ quarterback with two hurries. Western Carolina: Had one quarterback hurry against the Catamounts. Auburn: Finished with one tackle for loss (-2 yards). Missouri: Had a career-best three quarterback hurries and assisted on one tackle. Ohio State: Registered one tackle for loss (-1 yard).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): A reserve outside linebacker who played in all 13 games with 1.5 sacks (-4 yards), five tackles and one quarterback hurry ... also started on the kickoff return team. Virginia Tech: Recorded one solo and one assisted tackle, which produced a two-yard sack. Arkansas: Assisted on two tackles and had one quarterback hurry. Chattanooga: Registered the first solo sack of his career, dropping the Mocs' quarterback for a loss of two yards.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Came to the Capstone as one of the fastest risers in the class of 2012 ... a five-star prospect by 247sports.com, which ranked him as the nation's No. 19 overall prospect and the No. 1 outside linebacker ... 247sports.com also ranked him as the No. 2 player in Alabama ... ranked 93rd in the ESPNU 150 and the site's No. 7 outside linebacker ... earned four stars from ESPNU, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... listed at No. 98 in the Rivals100 as well as the No. 6 outside linebacker ... Scout.com ranked him as the No. 22 defensive end prospect ... No. 5 in the Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 33 in the Super Southeast 120 ... a SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 25 linebacker ... also listed as the No. 8 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... a member of the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super 12 ... an ASWA 6A All-State selection ... No. 3 on the Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... turned in a strong showing at the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... coached by Glenn Vickery at Daphne ... had 105 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior in 2011 ... posted 75 stops and 14.5 sacks as a junior, helping Daphne win the state championship ... second cousin of former Alabama standout and current Cincinnati Bengal, Wallace Gilberry ... teammate of Alabama's T.J. Yeldon at Daphne High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and Illinois.