Alabama Depth Chart

Alabama took 118 men to the Music Çity Bowl in Nashville and 55 played in the 20-16 loss to Minnesota. Alabama used 18 on offense, 19 on defense and 18 on special teams. Josh Smith got his first start as Alabama's first play was from the Illinois two-yard line and Smith lined up in the backfield with LéRon McClain.

Alabama tight end Clint Johnston, who has missed time with a concussion, was not medically cleared to play and did not dress for the game, but senior David Cavan was recovered from broken vertebrae and started, along with fellow tight ends Trent Davidson and Greg McLain.

Not participating were four players who did not make the trip (presumably, but not necessarily, because they failed to meet the acacdemic requirements of having passed at least six hours in the fall semester). They were sixth-year senior wide receiver A.C. Carter, back-up left tackle Chris Capps, and defensive tackles Dominic Lee and Curtis Dawson.

The 118 men included a handful who were injured (including Brodie Croyle, Tim Castille, and Ray Hudson) and unable to play, as well as redshirted freshmen and walk-ons who comprised the scout team.

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


Split End–Matt Caddell (28), Keith Brown (23), Zeke Knight (22-21)

Left Tackle–Wesley Britt (57-2)

Left Guard–Evan Mathis (57-2)

Center–J.B. Closner (57)

Right Guard–Danny Martz (57-2)

Right Tackle–Kyle Tatum (57-2)

Tight End–David Cavan (35-2), Trent Davidson (6-8), Greg McLain (2)

Quarterback–Spencer Pennington (57)

Halfback–Josh Smith (6-8), Aaron Johns (29), Kenneth Darby (17)

Fullback–LéRon McClain (37-15)

Flanker–D.J. Hall (37), Tyrone Prothro (43-12)


Right End–Mark Anderson (63-5), Chris Harris (27)

Right Tackle–Jeremy Clark (34), Justin Britt (28)

Left Tackle–Anthony Bryant (47), Rudy Griffin (38)

Left End–Todd Bates (59), Wallace Gilberry (30)

Strongside Linebacker–DeMeco Ryans (76-7), Terrence Jones (13-14)

Middle Linebacker–Cornelius Wortham (79)

Weakside Linebacker–Freddie Roach (69-7), Juwan Garth (30-18)

Right Cornerback–Anthony Madison (82)

Left Cornerback–Ramzee Robinson (72), Simeon Castille (24)

Strong Safety–Charlie Peprah (85-7), Jeffrey Dukes (32-7)

Free Safety–Roman Harper (85)


Punter–Bo Freelend (5), Jeremy Schatz (2)

Placekicker–Brian Bostick (2 PAT)

Kickoff–Jamie Christensen (3)

Holder–Alex Fox (2 PAT)

Snapper–Drew Lane (9, 7 punt, 2 PAT)

Coverage and Returns–Marcel Stamps (14), Marcus Carter (4), Chris James (14), Eric Gray (11), Matt Miller (9), Demarcus Waldrop (8), Juke King (8), Matt Ragland (1), Matt Collins (11), Keith Saunders (1), Kyle Bennett (3), Justin Ballard (7)

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