SENIOR (2015): The former walk-on became one of the top defenders on kickoff coverage, leading the team with six stops ... selected as a Burlsworth Award nominee in his final season at UA, an award that honors the top walk-on player in the nation ... earned special teams player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff for his efforts against Middle Tennessee and Charleston Southern. Wisconsin: Saw action as a blocker but did not record any statistics. Middle Tennessee: Notched one tackle on special teams. Ole Miss: Laid a huge hit on kickoff coverage to pin the Rebels inside their own 20 yard line for his lone tackle of the game. ULM: Hauled in his first pass of the season, a 19-yard touchdown strike from Jake Coker ... also added one tackle on special teams. Georgia: Filled a role as a blocker at fullback and on special teams against the Bulldogs ... notched one tackle on kickoff coverage. Arkansas: Saw time on special teams, returning a short Hog kickoff for 16 yards. Texas A&M: Helped block for Henry’s career-high 236 yards on the ground while also seeing action on special teams. Tennessee: Worked on offense and special teams, but did not record any stats ... helped block for Derrick Henry’s 143 yards rushing and two scores. LSU: Recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage ... also had a significant role in the blocking scheme from the H-back position ... helped the Crimson Tide offense rush for 250 total yards, including 210 by Henry. Mississippi State: Worked on special teams but did not record any stats ... helped block for Derrick Henry’s 204 yards rushing. Charleston Southern: Recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage on his senior day. Auburn: Did not record any stats against the Tigers ... helped open holes for Derrick Henry’s career-high 271 yards rushing. Florida: Helped block for Henry’s SEC Championship Game performance against the Gators ... also saw time on special teams but did not record any tackles. Michigan State: Saw time on special teams and in the backfield as a blocker but did not record any stats. Clemson: Provided blocks out of the backfield for Derrick Henry’s 158 yards rushing.
JUNIOR (2014): A reserve tight end who saw action in eight games ... finished with two catches for 21 yards and one touchdown ... played against West Virginia, FAU, Southern Miss, Florida, Texas A&M, Western Carolina, Missouri and Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. Southern Miss: Made his first career catch, a nine-yard reception. Western Carolina: Found the end zone for the first time in his career on a 12-yard touchdown catch from Jake Coker. Ohio State: Made one tackle against the Buckeyes on kickoff coverage.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played at Hoover High School for Josh Niblett ... started on the Bucs defensive line.
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