Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
SOPHOMORE (2015): Earned five starts and saw action in every game as a sophomore, notching 27 tackles in the process ... named one of the players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff for his efforts against Charleston Southern. Wisconsin: Earned his first career start at linebacker, finishing with six tackles to tie for second on the team in stops ... helped plug up the middle to limit the Badger offense to just 40 yards rushing on 21 total attempts. Middle Tennessee: Came off the bench to collect two tackles ... helped limit the Blue Raider offense to 275 yards. Ole Miss: Provided depth to the linebacker corps, but did not record any stats against the Rebels. ULM: Collected three tackles in a reserve role ... helped limit the Warhawks to 92 yards of total offense, including only nine rushing. Georgia: Came up big in Athens, notching five tackles ... helped limit a Bulldog offense that was averaging 45.5 points per game to just 10 by day’s end. Arkansas: Had one stop and one quarterback hurry against the Razorbacks ... helped limit the Hogs to only 220 yards, more than 250 yards below their season average entering the night. Texas A&M: Played but was ejected following a targeting penalty in the second quarter. Tennessee: Saw limited time after having to sit early in the game due to a targeting penalty in the previous contest ... did not record any tackles in his shortened action. LSU: Made the start at linebacker, finishing with one tackle ... helped limit the Tiger offense to 182 yards, nearly 250 below their season average. Mississippi State: Recorded one tackle against the Bulldogs. Charleston Southern: Earned his fourth start of the season ... collected three tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards), in his limited playing time. Auburn: Came off the bench to provide depth at linebacker ... did not record any stats against the Tigers. Florida: Made two stops in his fifth start of the season ... helped limit the Gator offense to 180 total yards, including only 15 rushing yards. Michigan State: Totaled three tackles with half a tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one pass breakup ... helped limit the Spartan offense to 239 yards, 158 yards below their season average. Clemson: Entered in a reserve role but did not record any stops.
FRESHMAN (2014): A reserve linebacker who came off the bench in his first appearance in the crimson and white against West Virginia ... started on the kickoff coverage unit for the Tide and made appearances in all 14 games with three tackles on the season ... earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his efforts in the Iron Bowl. West Virginia: Recorded one assisted tackle off the bench against the Mountaineers. Texas A&M: Came off the bench and made two tackles ... helped limit the SEC's top-ranked offense to just 172 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was an early enrollee for the Crimson Tide, after joining the squad in January of 2014 ... selected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... four-star prospect ... invited to Nike's "The Opening" ... No. 75 in the Rivals100 and the outlet's No. 6 inside linebacker ... also tabbed as the No. 6 player in Alabama by Rivals ... ESPN ranked him the sixth-best inside linebacker nationally while rating him 102nd in the ESPN300, No. 7 in the state and No. 56 in the Southeast Region ... the 247Sports Composite rankings listed him as the No. 9 inside linebacker and the No. 8 player in Alabama ... No. 203 in the 247Sports Top247 ... No. 22 middle linebacker by Scout.com ... four-star member of the PrepStar Top 300 All-American ... ranked the No. 15 linebacker in the class of 2014 and 153rd overall ... first team Alabama Sports Writers Association 6A All-State as a senior ... member of the AL.com 2013 Super All-State Team ... No. 6 on AL.com's 2014 A-List ... recorded 119 tackles as a senior at Carver High School for head coach Billy Gresham ... added four sacks, three interceptions, six forced fumbles and blocked a punt in that 2013 season ... played in the 2013 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... also a 2012 ASWA first team 6A All-State selection after making 123 tackles ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Southern California, Tennessee and Arizona State.