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: Tore his ACL in the first game of the 2013 season … returned to the field in 2014 and should have 100 percent of his explosiveness back in 2015 … looking to breaking into the starting lineup along the Alabama defensive front in 2015 ... has played in 15 career games with 26 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss.
SOPHOMORE (2014): A regular in the defensive line rotation at end for the Crimson Tide defense ... played in 14 games and had 22 tackles with eight solo stops, 2.0 sacks (-5 yards), 5.5 tackles for loss (-11 yards) and two quarterback hurries. West Virginia: Came off the bench but was a force for the Alabama defense with five tackles ... helped limit the Mountaineers to just 28 rushing yards ... had two solo tackles. FAU: Played but did not record any stats vs. the Owls. Southern Miss: Recorded one solo tackle off the bench … helped limit the Golden Eagles to only 56 rushing yards on 18 attempts ... added his first quarterback hurry of the season. Florida: Made one solo tackle, including one solo stop as the Tide limited the Gators to only 200 total yards. Arkansas: Added an assisted tackle in the Tide’s win over the Razorbacks, while helping limit the SEC’s best rushing attack to just 89 yards, 227 yards below their previous average. Tennessee: Registered the first sack of his career, dropping Vols quarterback Joshua Dobbs for a one-yard loss ... finished with two solo tackles. LSU: Made three tackles, including two solo stops ... had two tackles for loss (-2 yards) and helped limit the Tigers to just 3.3 yards per rush and 76 passing yards. Mississippi State: Turned in a career-best seven tackles with two tackles for loss (-7 yards) and one sack (-4 yards). Auburn: Recorded two assisted tackles with half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard) ... added his second quarterback hurry of the season in the win over the No. 15 Tigers.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): Played in one game before a knee injury ended his season ... had four tackles with two solo stops against Virginia Tech before the injury.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirt during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Picked the Crimson Tide on signing day to help solidify an outstanding 2012 class of defensive linemen ... a four-star talent with good power ... ranked 149th in the Rivals250 ... Rivals.com rated him as the No. 11 defensive tackle nationally and the No. 11 player in the state of Georgia ... Scout.com ranked him the country's 17th-best defensive tackle ... 247sports.com listed him as the No. 21 player in the Peach State and the No. 22 defensive tackle nationally ... ESPNU three-star prospect who was rated 42nd among defensive tackles and 56th in Georgia ... first team Georgia Sports Writers Association AAA All-State ... SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 13 player in the state of Georgia ... SuperPrep's No. 53 defensive line prospect (ends and tackles) ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 ... No. 77 on the PrepStar Dream Team ... PrepStar All-American and All-Atlantic Region choice ... PrepStar's No. 11 defensive tackle ... No. 50 in Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... had 109 tackles as a senior in 2011 with 8.5 sacks, four pass breakups and one blocked field goal ... had 76 tackles with 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries as a junior in 2010 ... coached by Mike Rozier at Henry County High School ... chose Alabama over Georgia Tech.