Stuart McNair

Here are out selections of top defenders at each Alabama position in Saban Era

Those selected as Alabama’s best defenders in Saban Era have excellent credentials

Having completed our examination of every position in the Nick Saban Era, we have determined what would be the All-Saban team in his extraordinary nine years as Alabama’s coach.


All of those selected for spots as best at their position (or positions in those instances where there are two players) played on national championship teams – and were in great part responsible for those team championships.


They were All-America players in many cases, winners of individual awards for being the nation’s best at times, and had the attributes necessary to be winning football players and leaders for Nick Saban.


Today we review those selected as best at their positions on defense, including punter and punt return specialist.


ENDS – Marcell Dareus and Jarran Reed


NOSE TACKLE – A’Shawn Robinson


OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS – Courtney Upshaw and Xzavier Dickson


INSIDE LINEBACKERS – C.J. Mosley and Reggie Ragland


CORNERBACKS – Dre Kirkpatrick and Dee Milliner


SAFETIES – HaHa Clinton-Dix and Mark Barron


PUNTER – J.K. Scott


PUNT RETURNS – Javier Arenas

BamaMag Top Stories