Depth Chart Vs. Mississippi

Alabama took the Southeastern Conference limit of 70 players for a league road game to Mississippi and 56 saw action for the Tide. Bama used 22 on offense, 23 on defense, and 11 just on special teams.

Although tight end Donald Clarke had six previous starts in his Alabama career, he had his first start of this season. He is the third different starting tight end this year. David Cavan, who has been the most-used tight end, did not play because of an injured hand.

Redshrt freshman Nic Luke made his college debut, playing on special teams. Brodie Croyle returned to action at quarterback and went the distance. Tailback Kenneth Darby also returned to action, but lasted only one play before being re-injured. Others who had missed the previous week and played were defensive end Nautyn McKay-Loescher, defensive tackle Kyle Tatum, and linebacker Derrick Pope. LéRon McClain returned to action, but only on special teams.

Although it was reported that true freshman defensive end Wallace Gilberry had played in the game, that was incorrect information.

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-Dre Fulgham (47-1), Lance Taylor (26-11), Zach Fletcher (17)

Left Tackle-Wesley Britt (58-3)

Left Guard-Justin Smiley (59-1)

Center-J.B. Closner (29), Matt Lomax (30)

Right Guard-Dennis Alexander (59-3)

Right Tackle-Evan Mathis (33-2), Atlas Herrion (27-3)

Tight End-Donald Clarke (40-3), Clint Johnston (1), Greg McLain (13-12)

Quarterback-Brodie Croyle (59)

Halfback-Shaud Williams (35-8), Ray Hudson (23-13), Kenneth Darby (1)

Fullback-Tim Castille (30-11), Josh Smith (9-6)

Flanker-Triandos Luke (17), Brandon Greer (16), Tyrone Prothro (23)


Left End-Nautyn McKay-Loescher (49), Mark Anderson (29-5), Chris Harris (11-6)

Left Tackle-Anthony Bryant (52), Kyle Tatum (15), Dominic Lee (25)

Right Tackle-Ahmad Childress (40), Jeremy Clark (32)

Right End-Antwan Odom (49), Leslie Williams (12-14)

Strongside Linebacker-Juwan Garth (72-18)

Middle Linebacker-Freddie Roach (50-5), Derrick Pope (21), Terrence Jones (1-18)

Weakside Linebacker-DeMeco Ryans (72-5)

Left Cornerback-Charlie Peprah (66), Ramzee Robinson (12-16), Roberto McBride (4-8)

Right Cornerback-Anthony Madison (60), David Scott (19-14)

Strong Safety-Roman Harper (67-5)

Safety-Charles Jones (60), Carlos Andrews (8-24)


Punter-Bo Freelend (5)

Kickoff-Kyle Robinson (6)

Placekicker-Brian Bostick (3, 1 FG, 2 PAT)

Snapper-Nick Ridings (8, 5 Punt, 1 FG, 2 PAT)

Holder-Gabe Giardina (3, 1 FG, 2 PAT)

Coverage and Returns: Thurman Ward (14), Brandon Brooks (1), Nic Luke (8), Chris James (26), LéRon McClain (5), Matt Miller (8)

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