April 20, 2013
WHITE DEFEATS CRIMSON, 17-14, IN GOLDEN FLAKE A-DAY GAME
Running back T.J. Yeldon accounted for 129 all-purpose yards to lead the White team over the Crimson team, 17-14, in the 2013 Golden Flake A-Day Game before a crowd of 78,315 at Bryant-Denny Stadium and an ESPN2 television audience. Yeldon, playing for the White team, earned the Dixie Howell Award given to the game’s most valuable player, after totaling 129 yards on the day (69 rushing, 60 receiving), including the game-winning touchdown. Yeldon led all players in rushing and receiving yardage on the day. It marked the second consecutive year for Yeldon to win the honor. Sophomore center Ryan Kelly of the White team earned the Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the Game Award given to the game’s most valuable lineman.
OFFICIAL A-DAY GAME ATTENDANCE
The official estimated attendance at today’s game was 78,315 at Bryant-Denny Stadium (capacity: 101,821) on Saturday, the sixth-largest attendance mark for an A-Day football game.
LARGEST A-DAY ATTENDANCE TOTALS
The top attendance totals for Alabama’s A-Day Game.
SPRING FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS
The following Alabama football players were honored for the performance throughout Spring Football Practice with the following awards bestowed by the Crimson Tide coaching staff:
Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award – Christion Jones, Adrian Hubbard
Jerry Duncan “I Like to Practice” Award – Ryan Kelly, Brian Vogler, Vinnie Sunseri, Davlin Tomlinson
Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award – Jeoffrey Pagan
Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award – Cyrus Kouandjio
Bobby Johns Defensive Back Award – Deion Belue
Johnny Musso Offensive Back Award – T.J. Yeldon
Ray Perkins Receiver Award – Amari Cooper
Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Award – C.J. Mosley
Derrick Thomas Community Service Award –Kevin Norwood, Blake Sims
Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Award – Parker Barrineau, Zach Houston
Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award – Derrick Henry, O.J. Howard, Kenyan Drake, Ryan Anderson, Landon Collins, Cyrus Jones
Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award – Austin Shepherd, Arie Kouandjio, DeAndrew White, Denzel Devall, Geno Smith, Trey Depriest
Mal Moore Leadership Award –Anthony Steen, Ed Stinson
Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award –AJ McCarron, HaHa Clinton-Dix
Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the A-Day Game Award – Ryan Kelly
Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the A-Day Game Award – T.J. Yeldon
THE GOLDEN FLAKE A-DAY GAME BRINGS END TO SPRING PRACTICE
The University of Alabama football team and head coach Nick Saban wrapped up spring practice today with the 2013 Golden Flake A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama opened spring practice on Friday, March 15, and held 14 practices through Thursday, April 18, leading up to today’s A-Day game. The Crimson Tide also held two scrimmages here in Bryant-Denny Stadium this spring (April 6 and April 13) in preparation for today’s game.
WALK OF FAME CEREMONY HONORED 2012 TEAM CAPTAINS
The annual Walk of Fame ceremony took place Saturday at 12:15 p.m. at Denny Chimes. The 2012 permanent team captains – offensive lineman Barrett Jones, defensive lineman Damion Square and offensive lineman Chance Warmack– had their hand prints and foot prints placed in cement at the base of Denny Chimes.
A-DAY GAME FORMAT
The format for the A-Day game was much like a normal game, with a few minor variations primarily regarding the game clock. The game consisted of four 15-minute quarters with a running clock. The clock stopped only following scoring plays, penalties, and changes of possession. Regular clock rules were used during the final minutes of the second quarter and the fourth quarter.