Alabama Depth Chart vs. Southern Miss

Alabama dressed 127 men for Homecoming and 66 saw action in The Tide's 27-3 win over Southern Mississippi. Bama used 27 on offense, 29 on defense, and 10 just on special teams.

Linebacker Juwan Garth, defensive tackle Justin Britt, and cornerback Travis Robinson were held out with injuries.

In first starts of the year, Freddie Roach was at weakside linebacker and Anthony Bryant at defensive tackle. Both were 2003 starters. Halfback Kenneth Darby made his first career start. Marcel Stamps, a special teams mainstay who had seen brief action at wide receiver, saw his first action on defense, at linebacker. Jeremy Schatz made his career debut with a 40-yard punt.

There was no substitution at quarterback, where Spencer Pennington played every snap.

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


Split End–Matt Caddell (22), Keith Brown (20), Zeke Knight (5-20), Marcus McKnight (6)

Left Tackle–Wesley Britt (46-5), Chris Capps (14-1)

Left Guard–Evan Mathis (54-6), Mark Sanders (5), Taylor Britt (3)

Center–J.B. Closner (53), Travis West (7)

Right Guard–Danny Martz (54-6), Justin Moon (6)

Right Tackle–Kyle Tatum (54-6), Von Ewing (6)

Tight End–Clint Johnston (39-6), David Cavan (22-6), Trent Davidson (7-2)

Quarterback–Spencer Pennington (60)

Halfback–Kenneth Darby (37), Aaron Johns (6)

Fullback–Tim Castille (31-1), Le'Ron McClain (34-8), Josh Smith (6-16)

Flanker–D.J. Hall (23), Tyrone Prothro (31-2), Matt Miller (11-12)


Right End–Mark Anderson (44-1), Chris Harris (17), Keith Saunders (5)

Right Tackle–Jeremy Clark (25), Dominic Lee (11), Chris Turner (8), Curtis Dawson (8)

Left Tackle–Anthony Bryant (29), Rudy Griffin (19), J.P. Adams (2)

Left End–Todd Bates (35), Wallace Gilberry (24)

Strong Linebacker–DeMeco Ryans (45), Terrence Jones (17-7)

Middle Linebacker–Cornelius Wortham (28-3), Juke King (2-5)

Weak Linebacker– Freddie Roach (53-4), Demarcus Waldrop (9-10), Marcel Stamps (5-18), Matt Collins (2-6)

Right Cornerback–Anthony Madison (59), Simeon Castille (19)

Left Cornerback–Ramzee Robinson (59-5), Chris James (2-8), Eric Gray (2-16)

Strong Safety–Charlie Peprah (58), Jeffrey Dukes (1-14)

Free Safety–Roman Harper (56-4), Carlos Andrews (5-13)


Punter–Bo Freelend (3), Jeremy Schatz (1)

Placekicker–Brian Bostick (6, 3 FG, 3 PAT)

Kickoff–Jamie Christensen (6)

Holder–Alex Fox (6, 3 FG, 3 PAT)

Snapper–Drew Lane (10, 4 punt, 3 FG, 3 PAT)

Coverage and Returns–Brandon Brooks (10), Marcus Carter (14), Justin Ballard (1), Matt Ragland (14)

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