Who Did It?

Alabama was able to dress 70 men for the final game of the season in Auburn, but only 56 Crimson Tide players saw action in the loss. Because it was a Southeastern Conference game, there were squad limits in effect. Bama as the visiting team could dress 70, while the home team could dress 95, of which 80 were designated as eligible to play.

Alabama started the game offensively with "standard personnel," meaning two wide receivers, a tight end, fullback and running back. Bama was also in what is considered its base defense of four down linemen, three linebackers, and four defensive backs to start the game. Throughout the game the personnel groupings changed on both offense and defense.

Alabama used 21 on offense, 21 on defense, and 14 just on special teams. Several offensive players are listed with a special teams play because Bama went for (and made) a two-point conversion after the Tide's second touchdown.

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


Split End–Keith Brown (57-1), Zeke Knight (17-15), Matt Miller (1-18)

Left Tackle–Chris Capps (63-3), Cody Davis (3)

Left Guard–Antoine Caldwell (66-3)

Center–Taylor Britt (66-1)

Right Guard–B.J. Stabler (66-1)

Right Tackle–Kyle Tatum (66-3)

Tight End–Nick Walker (42-4), Travis McCall (17-6), Charles Hoke (2)

Quarterback–Brodie Croyle (59), John Parker Wilson (7-1)

Fullback–LéRon McClain (27-12), Tim Castille (31-1)

Halfback–Kenneth Darby (44-1), Glen Coffee (8-6)

Flanker–D.J. Hall (63-1), Matt Caddell (19), Marcus McKnight (2)


Right End–Mark Anderson (48), Keith Saunders (12)

Tackle–Jeremy Clark (30), Justin Britt (19)

Nose Tackle–Rudy Griffin (28), J.P. Adams (10), Dominic Lee (11)

Left End–Wallace Gilberry (49), Chris Harris (5), Bobby Greenwood (10)

Strongside Linebacker–DeMeco Ryans (57-10)

Middle Linebacker–Freddie Roach (59), Matt Collins (2-12)

Weakside Linebacker–Juwan Simpson (59-1), Terrence Jones (4-26)

Right Cornerback–Anthony Madison (47-7), Simeon Castille (39-10)

Left Cornerback–Ramzee Robinson (61)

Strong Safety–Charlie Peprah (59-8), Jeffrey Dukes (1-16)

Safety–Roman Harper (61-10)


Punter–Jeremy Schatz (10)

Placekicker–Jamie Christensen (6, 1 PAT, 1 FG, 4 KO)

Holder–Matt Miller (19, 1 PAT, 1 FG, 16 other special teams, 1 split end)

Snapper–Drew Lane (11, 1 PAT, 1 FG, 10 P)

Coverage and Returns–Brandon Brooks (12), Marcel Stamps (1), Jimmy Johns (4), Marcus Carter (9), Juke King (10), Chris Keys (16), Demarcus Waldrop (25), Kyle Bennett (5), Rashad Johnson (20), Theo Townsend (10), Justin Moon (2)

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