Depth Chart Vs. Auburn

Antoine Caldwell was a man of many hats against Auburn. The Crimson Tide center also played nine snaps at right tackle and three at left guard. Additionally, he is listed having played two snaps on special teams because twice Alabama elected to try for two-point conversions after touchdowns.

Alabama played 54 men against Auburn. The Tide used 20 on offense, 20 on defense, and 14 just on special teams. The Southeastern Conference limits were in effect for last week's game. Alabama was allowed to dress 95 of which 80 were eligible for competition, and Auburn was limited to 70 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

On defense, Alabama continued in its nickel package with five backs and only three linemen (along with three linebackers) against Auburn Saturday. As had been the case the previous week against LSU, Eric Gray was the starter at right cornerback (and Simeon Castille the nickel back) and Bobby Greenwood started at right end. There was a change at tackle where Jeremy Clark started and Dominic Lee came in when the Tide shifted to a four-man front.

Also on defense, safety Rashad Johnson missed his second consecutive game with a knee injury and Marcus Carter was in the starting lineup.

On offense, wide receiver Keith Brown was able to play despite knee and ankle injuries, but Will Oakley got the start. Marlon Davis started at right guard and B.J. Stabler, who has been the starter at right guard most of the past two seasons, did not play for the second consecutive game. Stabler has been nursing a knee injury. Chris Capps started at right tackle, but played only 22 snaps.

Caldwell, halfback Kenneth Darby, and defensive end Wallace Gilberry extended their starting streaks to 23 games, longest of any current Tide players. Defensive end Chris Harris played in his 41st game, the most by any current Alabama player without a career start.

Here are those who played against Auburn with starters listed first and the number of plays in parenthesis. If there are two numbers, the second is the number of plays on special teams. The "special teams" included Bama's regular offense with the Tide twice attempting two-point after touchdown conversions.

OFFENSE

Split End—D. J. Hall (56-2), Nikita Stover (20-1)

Left Tackle—Andre Smith (63-3)

Left Guard—Justin Britt (60-2)

Center—Antoine Caldwell (63-2), Evan Cardwell (12-2)

Right Guard—Marlon Davis (63-2)

Right Tackle—Chris Capps (22-1), Kyle Tatum (32-1)

Tight End—Travis McCall (32-10), Nick Walker (14-1), Charles Hoke (1-5)

Quarterback—John Parker Wilson (63-2)

Halfback—Kenneth Darby (35-1), Jimmy Johns (10-17)

Fullback—LéRon McClain (36-10), Tim Castille (27-9)

Flanker—Will Oakley (22-1), Keith Brown (54-2), Matt Caddell (8)

DEFENSE

Left End—Wallace Gilberry (42), Chris Harris (17)

Left Tackle—Jeremy Clark (30), J.P. Adams (18), Lorenzo Washington (2)

Right Tackle—Dominic Lee (38), Brandon Deaderick (7)

Right End—Bobby Greenwood (40), Keith Saunders (19)

Strongside Linebacker—Terrence Jones (40-2), Zach Schreiber (20-6)

Middle Linebacker— Prince Hall (47), Matt Collins (11)

Weakside Linebacker—Juwan Simpson (59-4)

Left Cornerback—Ramzee Robinson (59)

Right Cornerback—Simeon Castille (59-6), Eric Gray (13-17), Lionel Mitchell (10-1)

Strong Safety—Jeffrey Dukes (59-7)

Safety—Marcus Carter (59-4)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punter and Holder—P.J. Fitzgerald (4 punts, 1 field goal)

Snapper—Luke Spaulding (4 punts, 1 field goals)

Placekicker—Jamie Christensen (4 kickoffs, 1 field goal)

Coverage and Returns—Chris Rogers (10), Marquis Johnson (12), Ali Sharrief (10), Justin Woodall (10), Javier Arenas (10), Bryan Kilpatrick (10), Forress Rayford (1), Sam Burnthall (14), Demarcus Waldrop (13), Darren Mustin (4), Michael Johnson (1)


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