Alabama looks to return to its winning ways on Saturday
2011 (SENIOR): Chris Underwood has seen an expanded role at tight end as a senior as well as continuing his vital role on special teams ... played in all 12 games at tight end and earned his first career start against LSU ... does not have a catch on the season ... plays on the field goal, kickoff return and punt return teams. Returned a punt seven yards against Tennessee. LSU: Earned his first career start, playing significant time against the Tigers.
2010 (JUNIOR): Underwood played in 13 games as a backup tight end ... hauled in three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. Duke: Caught his first career pass for 28 yards. Arkansas: Came off the bench but did not record any statistics. Georgia State: Caught his first career touchdown on a seven-yard reception. Michigan State: Caught one pass for one yard in the Tide's Capital One Bowl victory.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): He was a valuable special teams player for the Tide and a reserve tight end ... played in 10 games in 2009 against North Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, Chattanooga, Auburn and Texas.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Underwood was a reserve tight end for Alabama behind seniors Nick Walker and Travis McCall ... did not have a catch on the season but played in eight games, including Clemson, Tulane, Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi State ... a member of the Tide's special teams.
2007 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted in his initial season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated the nation's no. 39 weak side defensive end by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 22 player on the Rivals.com Alabama Top 30 list of top overall prospects ... helped team to the semi-finals of 2006 Class 6A state playoffs, where they lost to Hoover in epic 42-37 game in which the teams combined for 978 total yards in a game that featured seven lead changes ... had a 63-yard reception to set up a second quarter touchdown that gave the Rebels a 14-10 lead ... coached by Buddy Anderson at Vestavia Hills High School.