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.
Alabama's front seven finding efficient ways to the quarterback
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Trey DePriest is one of two Crimson Tide signees out of Ohio ... a five-start prospect by Scout.com and that publication's No. 1 middle linebacker and No. 6 overall player nationally ... a versatile player with outstanding strength and speed ... started classes at the University of Alabama in January of 2010 and will participate in spring drills ... No. 38 in the ESPNU 150 and the nation's No. 2 outside linebacker by ESPNU ... ranks 97th in the Rivals 100 and is listed as the No. 5 player in Ohio and the No. 7 outside linebacker nationally ... a 2011 Under Armour All-American ... SuperPrep Magazine All-American and the publication's No. 8 player in the state of Ohio and the No. 45 player nationally ... No. 54 player nationally by Tom Lemming ... the Ohio Division-I Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 after finishing his senior season with 117 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks ... recorded 101 tackles as a junior in 2009 with seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss while recovering three fumbles ... also rushed for 812 yards and caught 13 passes for 202 yards while scoring 13 touchdowns ... also handled the punting duties at Springfield, averaging 37.7 yards ... 2009 and 2010 All-Area Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-State selection ... chose Alabama over Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.