Depth Chart

Alabama was able to dress 95 players with 80 designated as eligible to play for its Southeastern Conference home game against Arkansas Saturday, and 58 of them saw action. (An SEC visiting team is limited to 70 players dressed.)

There were no first time starters in Bama's 24-13 win over the Razorbacks. Tyrone Prothro, who is considered first team but who does not usually start, got his second consecutive starting opportunity at flanker. Sophomore Eric Gray, who has been hampered by injury, made his 2005 debut with some special teams play. Junior Kyle Bennett made his first appearance of the year as a member of the kickoff return team, and was the return man (13 yards) on a squibbed Arkansas kickoff in the second quarter. Defensive tackles Justin Britt and Dominic Lee returned to action after having missed a couple of games.

Alabama used 21 on offense, 21 on defense, and 16 just on special teams. Here are those who played with starters listed first. The number in parenthesis is the number of plays, and if there are two numbers the second is the number of plays on special teams.


Split End–Keith Brown (34), Zeke Knight (12-17), Matt Caddell (20)

Left Tackle–Chris Capps (59-5), Cody Davis (4)

Left Guard–Antoine Caldwell (63-5)

Center–J.B. Closner (63)

Right Guard–B.J. Stabler (58), Taylor Britt (5)

Right Tackle–Kyle Tatum (63-5)

Tight End–Nick Walker (47-5), Travis McCall (11-9), Charles Hoke (2)

Quarterback–Brodie Croyle (62)

Fullback–LéRon McClain (46-12), Tim Castille (22)

Halfback–Kenneth Darby (38), Glen Coffee (4)

Flanker–Tyrone Prothro (51-11), D.J. Hall (28-4), Brandon Brooks (1)


Right End–Mark Anderson (56-1), Keith Saunders (11)

Tackle–Jeremy Clark (18-1), Justin Britt (14)

Nose Tackle–Rudy Griffin (37-1), J.P. Adams (9), Dominic Lee (12)

Left End–Wallace Gilberry (54), Chris Harris (14), Bobby Greenwood (7)

Strongside Linebacker–DeMeco Ryans (67-8)

Middle Linebacker–Freddie Roach (64-1), Matt Collins (7-12)

Weakside Linebacker–Juwan Simpson (69-8), Demarcus Waldrop (6-15)

Right Cornerback–Anthony Madison (29-2), Simeon Castille (60-4)

Left Cornerback–Ramzee Robinson (70-4)

Strong Safety–Charlie Peprah

Safety–Roman Harper (71-8)


Placekicker–Jamie Christensen (10, 2 FG, 3 PAT, 5 KO)

Punter–Jeremy Schatz (7)

Snapper–Drew Lane (12, 2 FG, 3 PAT, 7 P)

Holder–Matt Miller (2 FG, 3 PAT, 13 other)

Coverage and Returns–Marcel Stamps (11), Jimmy Johns (5), Cory Reamer (9), Lionel Mitchell (5), Marcus Carter (4), Chris Keys (15), Eric Gray (6), Juke King (8), Kyle Bennett (4), Rashad Johnson (22), Justin Moon (5), Theo Townsend (11)

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