Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
SOPHOMORE (2015): A talented athlete who provided depth on defense and special teams ... finished with eight special teams tackles on the season, four on punts and four on kickoff coverage ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week against Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss and LSU. Wisconsin: Recorded one tackle on special teams, stopping the Badger punt returner before he could gain any positive yards. Middle Tennessee: Recorded two unassisted tackles, one on kickoff coverage and one from his position in the defensive secondary. Ole Miss: Collected one unassisted tackle on special teams, while also reeling in the Tide’s onside kick late in the game ... the onside recovery was the Tide’s first since 2007 and helped Alabama retain possession. ULM: Saw action in the secondary, collecting one stop against the Warhawks. Georgia: Collected one unassisted tackle on special teams. Arkansas: Recorded two total tackles, one apiece on both of the Crimson Tide’s punts. Texas A&M: Saw time on special teams but did not record any stats for the first time this season. Tennessee: Recorded one tackle on punt coverage ... helped limit the Volunteer return game to just three return yards on the Tide’s four punts. LSU: Recorded a huge tackle on special teams, coming untouched down the sideline to blow up the Tiger returner on kickoff coverage just before halftime. Mississippi State: Saw his most extensive work on defense this season, entering late in the second quarter to replace an injured Minkah Fitzpatrick ... recorded two tackles and two pass breakups, both passes which he nearly picked off. Charleston Southern: Played significant minutes on defense, helping fill in at the star position ... finished the day with three tackles, including one for a loss (-5 yards). Auburn: Continued to see action on special teams while also providing depth in the defensive backfield ... did not record any stats against the Tigers. Florida: Forced one fumble, knocking the ball out of the Gator return man’s hands on a punt that would pin UF on the 1-yard line ... also made one tackle on defense.
FRESHMAN (2014): Appeared in 13 games and made two starts (Florida and Ole Miss) ... finished with 10 tackles, including one for loss and seven solo stops ... had one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry. FAU: Recorded the first tackle of his career. Florida: Finished with three total tackles, including one for a loss of six yards. Texas A&M: Came off the bench and registered one quarterback hurry. Tennessee: Made one solo tackle on special teams for the Tide. Ohio State: Registered one solo tackle on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A January 2014 enrollee at the University of Alabama ... a consensus five-star prospect who competes in both football and track for the Crimson Tide ... Parade Magazine All-American ... 2014 Under Armour All-America game selection ... 2013 second team All-USA by USA Today ... ranked No. 4 in the Scout300 and listed as the No. 2 cornerback ... the No. 8 player in the ESPN300 and the No. 9 player according to the 247Sports Top247 while ranking 16th nationally and the No. 2 corner in the 247 Composite ... rated 25th in the Rivals100 ... listed as the No. 2 cornerback nationally by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout.com ... tabbed as the No. 4 corner nationally by Rivals.com ... Scout.com and Rivals.com listed him as the top-rated player in the state of Texas while ESPN and 247Sports ranked him No. 2 in Texas ... five-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team, ranked as the No. 5 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 2 cornerback ... honorable mention All-State as a junior at Ozen High School in 2012 ... 2013 preseason Mr. Football for the state of Texas by MaxPreps ... credited with 96 tackles and three interceptions as a sophomore in 2011 while adding a fumble recovery and 16 pass breakups ... had 95 stops, one pick and 15 PBUs as a freshman in 2010 ... the 2013 Texas Class 4A state champion in the 110-meter hurdles (13.40) ... has run a wind-aided personal best of 10.37 at 100 meters and has been clocked at 10.53 wind-legal in the 100 ... placed second in the 100 (10.53) at the 2013 Texas Class 4A state meet ... has a personal best of 7.76 in the indoor 60-meter hurdles, the fastest time in the nation in 2013 ... ran a PR of 13.38 in the 110 hurdles at the 2013 Texas Relays, the top time in the U.S. in 2013 ... won the 110 hurdles at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympics (13.88) and the USATF Junior Nationals (13.69) ... his sister Bealoved is a member of the LSU track team ... another sister, Sojourner, is a track student-athlete at Rice University ... son of Tony Brown and Tammy Walker-Brown ... both of his parents were student-athletes at Texas Tech ... coached by Keeath Magee at Ozen ... chose Alabama over LSU, Texas, Southern California, Texas A&M and Ohio State.