TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The University of Alabama football team concluded its preparations for Ole Miss on Thursday and announced its three captains for the upcoming game.
Following practice head coach Mike Shula announced Kenneth Darby, Juwan Simpson and Jeffrey Dukes as captains for Saturday's contest against the Rebels.
Darby, a senior running back from Huntsville, leads the team in rushing with 424 yards on 109 carries. He is coming off his top performance of the season. He had 115 yards on 18 carries against Duke. It was his 11th career 100-yard game. He ranks fifth in the SEC averaging 70.7 yards per game. Darby is also third on the team in receiving with 11 catches for 42 yards.
Simpson, a senior linebacker from Decatur, is tied for the team lead with 36 tackles. He has 19 solo stops and has assisted on 17 other tackles. He is third on the team with three tackles for a loss. He also has one interception and one forced fumble. He is ninth in the SEC in tackles per game.
Dukes, a senior safety from Oxford, Miss., will lead the special teams against the school that is located in his hometown. He is tied for the team lead with 36 tackles. He leads the squad with 21 solo stops and has 15 assisted tackles. He also has 1.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions and two pass breakups. He is ninth in the SEC in interceptions and 17th in tackles.
Saturday's game can be seen on CBS at 2:30 p.m. CT. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson will be calling the game from Bryant-Denny Stadium. It will be the third time this season the Crimson Tide has been on CBS. They were on seven times last year.