April 6, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football resumed its spring practice schedule on Monday afternoon in full pads with a two-hour workout inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.
It was the Crimson Tide's 10th practice of the spring as Alabama builds towards its annual A-Day Game on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium. ESPN will be in town to televise the game nationally with Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color) and Wendi Nix (sidelines) calling the action.
"I was able to participate in the A-Day game last year and it really blew me away," transfer tight end Colin Peek said. "When you run out of the tunnel and see almost 90,000 people in the stands for a spring scrimmage it is really amazing. The A-Day Game is something that you look forward to because you have so many days of spring practice and you work out so hard that the game is a place that you can showcase your game and give the fans a good show."
Peek, who transferred from Georgia Tech, could be a big target for Alabama quarterbacks in 2009. The 6-6, 247-pounder should be a threat in the passing game while also serving as an effective blocker in the Tide's powerful rushing attack. Peek started 11 games for the Yellow Jackets in 2007, ranking third on the team with 25 receptions for 248 yards and a touchdown.
"I'm just glad to be out there helping my team out," Peek said. "It is exciting when you have a chance to produce and do well."
The Crimson Tide will return to the practice field on Wednesday before a closed scrimmage on Friday.