Depth chart vs. Kentucky

Alabama dressed the Southeastern Conference limit of 80 players for an SEC home game (visiting teams are limited to 70 players) against Kentucky Saturday night and 52 players saw action against the Wildcats.

There were two new starters as Atlas Herrion took over for Justin Smiley at left tackle and LéRon McClain started at fullback in place of Tim Castille. Smiley and Castille are injured.

Both Castille and Smiley, along with senior linebacker Cornelius Wortham and senior wide receiver Antonio Carter, ­ neither of whom has played this year, ­ were in street clothes on the Alabama sideline.

The game also marked the first action this year for wide receiver Brandon Brooks (part of the 'hands' receiving team when Kentucky was on-sides kicking), tight end Greg McLain (last year¹s starting fullback), kickoff man Kyle Robinson, Matt Miller, who played on special teams, and defensive tackle Taylor Britt.

Bama used 21 on offense, 17 on defense, and 14 just on special teams.

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.

OFFENSE

Split End­: Zach Fletcher (53-1), Dre Fulgham (30-1), Lance Taylor (16-11)

Left Tackle­: Wesley Britt (80-6)

Left Guard­: Atlas Herrion (73-6)

Center­: J.B. Closner (80)

Right Guard­: Dennis Alexander (80-6)

Right Tackle­: Evan Mathis (64-6), Danny Martz (23)

Tight End: ­David Cavan (70-6), Donald Clarke (4-9), Greg McLain (3-2)

Quarterback­: Brodie Croyle (80)

Halfback­: Shaud Williams (56-7), Kenneth Darby (15-7), Ray Hudson (10-8)

F-Back­: LéRon McClain (11-3), Clint Johnston (21-13), Josh Smith (13-3)

Flanker: ­Triandos Luke (39-1), Brandon Greer (23-1)

DEFENSE

Left End: ­Nautyn McKay-Loescher (34-2), Mark Anderson (21-6)

Left Tackle­: Anthony Bryant (41-2), Taylor Britt (1)

Right Tackle­: Ahmad Childress (38-2), Jeremy Clark (7)

Right End­: Antwan Odom (45-2)

Strongside Linebacker­: Derrick Pope (44-5), Juwan Garth (5-16)

Middle Linebacker­: Freddie Roach (47-5)

Weakside Linebacker­: DeMeco Ryans (45-5)

Left Cornerback­: Charlie Peprah (47-5)

Right Cornerback­: Anthony Madison (42-2), Ramzee Robinson (22-13)

Strong Safety­: Roman Harper (47-8), Carlos Andrews (5-13)

Safety­: Charles Jones (47)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punter: ­Bo Freelend (3)

Kickoff­: Jeff Aul (2), Kyle Robinson (4)

Placekicker­: Brian Bostick (6, 3 FGs, 3 PAT)

Snapper­: Nick Ridings (9, 3 Punts, 3 FGs, 3 PAT)

Holder­: Gabe Giardina (6, 3 FGs, 3 PAT)

Coverage and Returns: Brandon Brooks (1), Thurman Ward (7), Roberto McBride (6), David Scott (13), Chris James (14), Matt Miller (6), Leslie Williams (13), Terrence Jones (7)


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