Depth Chart Vs. Oklahoma

Although Head Coach Mike Shula indicated before the Oklahoma game that he hoped to play a large number of players in order to help keep the team fresh, Bama actually used only 49 players against the Sooners, two fewer than in the opening game against South Florida. There was no limit on the number Bama could dress for the non-conference game against Oklahoma and Bama had some 108 on the sidelines.

Alabama used 20 on offense, 16 on defense, and 13 just on special teams. A few played more than one position, such as Nautyn McKay-Loescher lining up at both end and tackle on defense. Although Ramzee Robinson is listed as a back-up cornerback, he was actually used as a fifth defensive back, the nickel position.

A handful of Tiders played every play on either offense or defense, including offensive linemen Wesley Britt, Justin smiley and Dennis Alexander; quarterback Brodie Croyle; linebacker Derrick Pope; and defensive backs Charles Jones, Charlie Peprah and Anthony Madison. Strong safety Roman Harper missed only one play.

Here are those who played with starters listed first. The number in parenthesis is the number of plays. If there are two numbers, the second is the number of plays on special teams.


Split End–Zach Fletcher (52), Dre Fulgham (47), Lance Taylor (19-10) vLeft Tackle–Wesley Britt (74-3)

Left Guard–Justin Smiley (74-3)

Center–J.B. Closner (56), Matt Lomax (18)

Right Guard–Dennis Alexander (74-3)

Right Tackle–Evan Mathis (51-1), Atlas Herrion (23-2)

Tight End–David Cavan (48-3)

Quarterback–Brodie Croyle (74)

Halfback–Shaud Williams (48-2), Ray Hudson (15-11), Kenneth Darby (11-5)

F-Back–Tim Castille (22-2), Clint Johnston (21-13), LéRon McClain (11-3)

Flanker–Triandos Luke (39-5), Brandon Greer (37)


Left End–Nautyn McKay-Loescher (57-1), Mark Anderson (24-12)

Left Tackle–Anthony Bryant (51-1)

Right Tackle–Ahmad Childress (45), Jeremy Clark (31-1)

Right End–Antwan Odom (59-1)

Strongside Linebacker–Derrick Pope (67-8)

Middle Linebacker–Freddie Roach (57-8)

Weakside Linebacker–DeMeco Ryans (57-18), Juwan Garth (4-26)

Left Cornerback–Charlie Peprah (67-1)

Right Cornerback–Anthony Madison (67-1), Ramzee Robinson 8-15)

Strong Safety–Roman Harper (66-7), Carlos Andrews (1-15)

Safety–Charles Jones (67)


Punter–Bo Freelend (7)

Kickoff–Jeff Aul (5)

Placekicker–Brian Bostick (3, 2 FGs, 1PAT)

Snapper–Nick Ridings (10, 7 Punts, 2 FGs, 1 PAT)

Holder–Gabe Giardina (3, 2 FGs, 1PAT)

Coverage and Returns: Thurman Ward (17), Roberto McBride (4), David Scott (17), Chris James (15), Josh Smith (5), Leslie Williams (15), Terrence Jones (11), Donald Clarke (8)

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