Alabama dressed over 100 men for the non-conference game against Western Carolina Saturday night and 74 saw action for the Crimson Tide in Bama's 52-0 victory. The Crimson Tide used 32 on offense, 32 on defense, and 10 just on special teams.
There were a number of Alabama players seeing action for the first time, or the first time this year. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the use of true freshman middle linebacker Curtis Dawson. One who didn't play was freshman wide receiver Keith Brown, who had started the week before but who was held out with a minor injury.
Among those who dressed (but didn't play) was walk-on wide receiver Jason Reese, who is also a walk-on Alabama basketball player. Others who dressed but didn't play include three who have been injured and considered as possible redshirt candidates. They are freshmen B.J. Stabler (offensive tackle) and Antoine Caldwell (center) and junior tight end Greg McLain.
Here are those who played against Western Carolina with starters listed first and the number of plays in parenthesis. If there are two numbers, the second is special teams plays.
Split End–Matt Caddell (33), Ezekial Knight (14-15), Marcus McKnight (3), Matt Ragland (4-9)
Left Tackle–Wesley Britt (49-6), Chris Capps (24-2)
Left Guard–Evan Mathis (49-6), Mark Sanders (15-2)
Center–J.B. Closner (49), Travis West (24)
Right Guard–Danny Martz (49-6), Justin Moon (18-2), Taylor Britt (15)
Right Tackle–Kyle Tatum (49-6), Von Ewing (24-2)
Tight End–Clint Johnston (33-13), David Cavan (15-8),Trent Davidson (21-1)
Quarterback–Brodie Croyle (46), Marc Guillon 15), Spencer Pennington (12)
Halfback–Ray Hudson (17), Kenneth Darby (24), Aaron Johns (20)
Fullback–Tim Castille (40), LéRon McClain (23-9), Josh Smith (6-18)
Flanker–D.J. Hall (49), Tyrone Prothro (27-1), Matt Miller (25-14), Brandon Brooks (4-9), Marcel Stamps (7-21)
Right End–Mark Anderson (26-5), Chris Harris (21), Keith Saunders (7)
Right Tackle–Jeremy Clark (18), Justin Britt (9), Dominic Lee (16)
Left Tackle–Rudy Griffin (16), Anthony Bryant (13), J.P. Adams (2), Allen Long (1)
Left End–Todd Bates (23), Wallace Gilberry (18), Chris Turner (13)
Strongside Linebacker–DeMeco Ryans (26), Terrence Jones (25-16), Juke King (3-1)
Middle Linebacker–Cornelius Wortham (30-5), Freddie Roach (16-5), Curtis Dawson (4), Matt Collins (7-8)
Weakside Linebacker–Juwan Garth (29-5), Demarcus Waldrop (24-15)
Right Cornerback–Anthony Madison (45), Simeon Castille (33-5), Eric Gray (7-18)
Left Cornerback–Ramzee Robinson (30-5), Travis Robinson (7-5), Jeffrey Dukes (7-9)
Strong Safety–Charlie Peprah (46), Marcus Carter (7-9)
Safety–Roman Harper (47-5), Carlos Andrews (7-14)
Punter–Bo Freelend (5)
Placekicker–Brian Bostick (8, 7 PAT, 1 FG)
Kickoff–Jamie Christensen (9)
Holder–Alex Fox (8, 7 PAT, 1 FG))
Snapper–Drew Lane (13, 5 punt, 7 PAT, 1 FG)
Coverage and Returns–Bryan Kilpatrick (2), Chris James (8), Kyle Bennett (1), Forress Rayford (2), Justin Ballard (10)