Depth Chart Vs. Southern Miss

Since this was not a Southeastern Conference game, there was no limit on squad size for Saturday's homecoming game against Southern Mississippi. Alabama dressed over 100 men and 51 saw action for the Tide. First time starters included quarterback Brandon Avalos and defensive end Mark Anderson.

In addition to quarterbacks Brodie Croyle and Spencer Pennington, regulars who did not see action for Alabama included defensive end Nautyn McKay-Loescher, linebacker Derrick Pope, defensive tackle Kyle Tatum, and running back Kenneth Darby. McKay-Loescher did not play because he had to miss practice last week for "personal reasons." He had played in all 42 previous games in his career. Now snapper Nick Ridings is the only senior have played in all 43 Tide games.

Redshirt freshman defensive end J.P. Adams saw his first college playing time. Junior fullback Josh Smith saw his most extensive playing time.

Bama used 21 on offense, 18 on defense, and 12 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-Dre Fulgham (30), Lance Taylor (25-13), Zach Fletcher (7)

Left Tackle-Wesley Britt (57-4)

Left Guard-Justin Smiley (57-4)

Center-J.B. Closner (57)

Right Guard-Dennis Alexander (54-2), Danny Martz (3-2)

Right Tackle-Evan Mathis (39-1), Atlas Herrion (18-3)

Tight End-David Cavan (42-4), Clint Johnston (39-7), Donald Clarke (12-5)

Quarterback-Brandon Avalos (57)

Halfback-Shaud Williams (36-10), Ray Hudson (21-10)

Fullback-Tim Castille(28-4), Josh Smith (18-1)

Flanker-Triandos Luke (15), Brandon Greer (6), Tyrone Prothro (6)

DEFENSE

Left End-Mark Anderson (53-8), Chris Harris (11-4)

Left Tackle-Anthony Bryant (50-1), J.P. Adams (1)

Right Tackle-Ahmad Childress (47), Jeremy Clark (42-1)

Right End-Antwan Odom (60-1), Leslie Williams (16-4)

Strongside Linebacker-Juwan Garth (70-17)

Middle Linebacker-Freddie Roach (51-7)

Weakside Linebacker-DeMeco Ryans (68-7)

Left Cornerback-Charlie Peprah (67-1), Ramzee Robinson (21-14)

Right Cornerback-Anthony Madison (65-1), David Scott (8-16)

Strong Safety-Roman Harper (67-7)

Safety-Charles Jones (65), Carlos Andrews (8-20)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punter-Bo Freelend (6)

Kickoff-Kyle Robinson (4)

Placekicker-Brian Bostick (4, 2 FG, 2 PAT)

Snapper-Nick Ridings (10, 6 Punt, 2 FG, 2 PAT)

Holder-Gabe Giardina (4, 2 FG, 2 PAT)

Coverage and Returns: Thurman Ward (19), Roberto McBride (4), Greg McLain (9), Chris James (17), LéRon McClain (4), Matt Miller (1), Terrence Jones (14)


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