Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
JUNIOR (2015): The Tide’s right guard, started all 15 games of the season ... helped open holes for 199.9 rushing yards per game that ranks 32nd nationally and third in the SEC ... finished with a team-high 57 knockdown blocks ... missed only 12 assignments in the Tide’s 14 games ... surrendered just one sack for a unit that ranked tied for 45th nationally in sacks allowed with 1.67 per game. Wisconsin: Graded out at 86 percent and notched four knockdown blocks as the Crimson Tide rushed for 238 yards and accounted for 502 yards of total offense against the Badgers ... did not surrender a sack or a hurry. Middle Tennessee: Amassed five knockdown blocks as the Tide rushed for 220 yards (5.6 per carry) and totaled 532 yards of offense. Ole Miss: Blocked for 503 yards of total offense while opening holes for 215 rushing ... allowed only one sack in 59 pass attempts ... had a team-high five knockdown blocks. ULM: Started and missed only one assignment ... did not surrendered a sack and helped the Tide generate 34 points on offense. Georgia: Started and blocked for 379 yards of total offense, including 189 yards rushing ... did not allow one sack or a pressure ... helped clear the way for Derrick Henry’s career-best 148 yards rushing. Arkansas: Opened holes for 95 rushing yards by Henry ... did not allow a sack or miss an assignment in the Tide’s 27-14 win. Texas A&M: Blocked for 258 yards rushing, including 236 yards by Henry, which was the fourth-highest single-game rushing total in school history ... had one knockdown block ... did not surrender a sack or a quarterback hurry ... the line as a whole allowed only one sack to an Aggies’ team that enter the game averaging almost four sacks per game that led the SEC. Tennessee: Opened holes for 143 yards rushing by Henry ... tied for the team lead with five knockdown blocks. LSU: Cleared a path for 210 rushing yards from Henry and 250 for the team … did not allow a sack ... had a team-best six knockdown blocks ... provided time for Jake Coker to complete 75 percent of his passes. Mississippi State: Had two knockdown blocks and did not allow a sack or a hurry ... opened holes for 235 yards rushing as Henry went over 200 yards (204) for the second straight week. Charleston Southern: Had a knockdown block and graded out at 84 percent ... did not allow a hurry or a sack and had no missed assignments. Auburn: Had five knockdown blocks against the Tigers in a 29-13 win on the Plains … did not allow a sack or a hurry … opened holes for 271 rushing yards by Henry. Florida: Had a season-high seven knockdown blocks ... opened holes for 233 yards rushing, including 189 by Henry. Michigan State: Provided time for Coker to complete 25-of-31 passes for a career-high 286 yards and two scores ... opened holes for 154 rushing yards ... did not allow a sack or a hurry ... had six knockdown blocks. Clemson: Provided time for 335 yards passing from Jake Coker and 158 yards rushing from Derrick Henry ... had four knockdown blocks.
SOPHOMORE (2014): A redshirt sophomore who battled for the starting job at right guard ... came off the bench in the season opener against West Virginia, but played well over half the snaps with the starting unit ... earned his first career start against Florida Atlantic and then started at Arkansas ... settled into a role on special teams (field goal and PAT) and saw playing 12 games ... helped an offensive line that averaged 206.6 yards rushing per game, which ranked seventh in the SEC and 30th nationally ... the line surrendered just 16 sacks on the season to rank second in the SEC and 14th nationally (1.14 per game) ... blocked for 484.5 yards of total offense per game (third in the SEC and 17th nationally). West Virginia: Opened holes for two 100-yard rushers as T.J. Yeldon went for 126 yards and two touchdowns and Derrick Henry added 113 yards and one score ... blocked for 538 yards of total offense with no sacks allowed. FAU: Recorded a knockdown block and helped block for 190 yards on the ground while providing time for 430 yards through the air, the second-most yards in school history ... did not allow a sack in 38 pass attempts. Southern Miss: Came off the bench at right guard and did not have a missed assignment ... helped the Tide roll up 333 yards on the ground and 546 yards of total offense. Florida: Came off the bench as a reserve in the fourth quarter. Ole Miss: Played 18 snaps off the bench at right guard. Arkansas: Started at right guard and had one knockdown block. Texas A&M: Came off the bench in the second series of the third quarter and finished the game in a 59-0 win over the Aggies.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): A reserve guard on the Alabama offensive line who has played in eight games this season ... saw action against Virginia Tech, Colorado State, Ole Miss, Georgia State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee and Chattanooga ... had a team-high four knockdown blocks against the Mocs in the 11th game of the season.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirt during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A four-star prospect by ESPNU ... ranked as the site's No. 15 defensive tackle and the No. 9 player in the State of Alabama ... 247sports.com rated him as the No. 33 offensive tackle with four stars and the state's 13th-best talent ... Scout.com ranked him the No. 31 offensive tackle and gave him four stars while Rivals.com slotted him as the No. 26 defensive tackle ... No. 100 on Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 and 10th in the paper's Elite 18 (top 18 prospects in Alabama) ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection ... No. 11 on Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... the No. 12 player in the state of Alabama by SuperPrep ... played in the Alabama Mississippi All-Star Game ... honorable mention ASWA 6A All-State as a senior in 2011 ... recorded 30 tackles and four TFL in 2009 at Davidson High School ... chose Alabama over Florida State, Auburn, Georgia and LSU.