Mark Barron: Junior – Defensive Back - Led the Alabama defense with 75 total tackles, 2 sacks and 3 interceptions. Has great size at 6-foot-2, 210-pounds and loves to hit.
Courtney Upshaw: Junior – Linebacker - Posted 11.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks to go with 47 total tackles. A jumbo linebacker at 6-foot-2, 263-pounds known for his hard-hitting style of play.
Marcell Dareus: Junior – Defensive Line - Was second on the team with 9 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks to go with 31 total tackles. A great pass rusher who can come off the edge or slide down inside. Total player who played his best in the National Championship game against Texas a year ago.
Robert Lester: Sophomore – Defensive Back - Pulled down 7 interceptions on the season to go with 47 total tackles and 1 sack. Great size at 6-foot-2, 206-pounds who really took his game to another level this season.
The Spartans will be tested by these four players throughout Saturday's game in the Capital One Bowl.