Freddie Roach Named Freshman All-America

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Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Freddie Roach
Freddie Roach



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Freddie Roach, a redshirt freshman on The University of Alabama's football team, was recently named to the 2002 Scripps/FWAA Freshman All-America Team.

A 13-game starter at middle linebacker in 2002, Freddie was the Tide's sixth-leading tackler with 63 total stops.  He had 6 tackles behind the line for 17 yards and one quarterback sack for 4 yards.  He forced 2 fumbles, recovered one, had 5 quarterback pressures and returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown against Middle Tennessee State.

He had a career-high 10 stops in his first career start and then had 8 tackles the following week against Oklahoma.  Roach had 2 tackles behind the line in back-to-back games against Southern Miss and Arkansas.

Roach, a 6-2, 237-pounder from Killen, Alabama, was the only defensive player from the Southeastern Conference named to the 26-member freshman All-America team.  The team consists of 22 offensive and defensive players and 4 specialists.  LSU's Andrew Whitworth (OL), Florida's Mike Degory (OL) and Vanderbilt's Greg Johnson (P) were SEC honorees on the offensive unit.


 

 

     
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