Crimson Tide work in shorts and helmets and welcome nine newcomers to the practice field
C.J. Mosley named Most Valuable Player; Damion Square, Chance Warmack and Barrett Jones named captains
Alabama beats the Tigers 21-17 with a 72-yard touchdown drive in the final minute of the game
Alabama Football plays Auburn at Bryant Denny Stadium
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Has started 12 games at middle "mike" linebacker while seeing action in all 13 ... his 56 tackles (29 solo) rank second on the team ... has totaled four tackles for loss (16 yards), two pass breakups and a pair of quarterback hurries. Michigan: Made his first career start against the No. 8 Wolverines ... racked up a team-best seven tackles (one for loss) in 41-14 win that saw Michigan gain only 269 yards of total offense. Western Kentucky: Had two tackles (one solo) against the Hilltoppers, in his second start. Arkansas: Totaled four tackles, one for a loss of 10 yards, and three solo stops in shutout road victory. Florida Atlantic: Notched his first quarterback hurry of the season against the Owls and made two tackles ... the Tide's starting unit allowed only 35 yards of offense from the Owls in three quarters of action. Mississippi: Made nine tackles to tie for second on the team ... had one tackle for loss and four solo stops in the Tide's win. Missouri: Helped limit the Tigers to three yards rushing while making three tackles, with one solo stop. Tennessee: Registered six tackles (two solo) as the Tide limited the Vols to 13 points and 282 yards of offense. Mississippi State: Recorded four total tackles (two solo) ... notched his second quarterback hurry of the season. LSU: Equaled a career-best with 10 tackles (two solo) ... knocked down a pass for the first time this season. Texas A&M: Made five total tackles, with two solo stops. Western Carolina: Did not start as Alabama opened in a dime (six-DB) alignment. Auburn: Notched three solo tackles and made a tackle for loss of four yards in 49-0 Iron Bowl win. Georgia: Started and recorded four solo tackles against the Bulldogs, in 32-28 victory that secured the SEC postseason championship.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Trey DePriest quickly made a name for himself as a big hitter on the Alabama special teams and a reserve linebacker ... the true freshman tallied 25 tackles in 13 games in 2011 with 14 of those stops coming on the kickoff coverage team ... UA coaching staff Special Teams Player of the Week in weeks one and two ... also had 1.5 tackles for a loss and a quarterback hurry ... backed up Dont'a Hightower at mike linebacker. Kent State: Led the team with 10 tackles while announcing his presence on several occasions with jarring hits heard throughout the stadium ... SEC Freshman of the Week ... also notched half of a sack from his backup mike linebacker spot ... had three solo tackles and a pass breakup ... selected as one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the UA coaching staff. Penn State: Made two tackles on special teams with one solo stop in the Tide's 27-11 win in Happy Valley ... selected as one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the UA coaching staff. North Texas: Had one tackle on the kickoff coverage team and three total tackles ... saw action as a backup mike linebacker. Arkansas: Assisted on one tackle in the win over the Razorbacks. Florida: Made one tackle for a loss of a yard in the win at the Swamp. Vanderbilt: Totaled two tackles, including a solo stop in the shutout win against the Commodores. Mississippi: Tallied one solo tackle on kickoff coverage. Tennessee: Assisted on a tackle on kickoff coverage. LSU: Made one solo tackle on kickoff coverage against the Tigers. Mississippi State: Assisted on one tackle on kickoff coverage. LSU (BCS National Championship Game): Recorded two solo tackles vs. the Tigers ... made one stop on the kickoff coverage team and one stop at linebacker ... his defensive minutes were expanded when C.J. Mosley left the game in the second half with a hip injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Trey DePriest was one of two Crimson Tide signees out of Ohio in 2011 ... 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 participated 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.