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					       12 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS                                     21 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS                                    51 BOWL APPEARANCES

    GAME 4: NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES vs. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
   September 20, 2003 Bryant-Denny Stadium Tuscaloosa, Alabama                                                                Quick Facts
         6:05 p.m. (CST) PPV -- 1st meeting between UA and NIU
                                                                                                                  Alabama in this week’s polls
                                                                                                                  Associated Press                    21st



  Alabama Football                                                                                                USA Today/Coaches                   NR


                                                                                                                  Alabama Quick Notes: Northern Illinois will be the
                                                                                                                  Crimson Tide’s 116th different football opponent
                                                                                                                  since 1892...Alabama has played only one other game
ALABAMA HOSTS NORTHERN ILLINOIS                          Northern Illinois head coach Joe Novak (30-50, .375)
After posting its 12th consecutive win in                is in his eight season as head coach of the Huskies.     with a team from the state of Illinois, beating the
Southeastern Conference openers last weekend             Novak’s accomplishments over the last three-plus         Fighting Illini 20-15 in the 1982 Liberty Bowl in
against Kentucky, the Alabama Crimson Tide (2-1, 1-0     seasons has put NIU on the football map. The popu-       Coach Paul Bryant’s final game with the Tide...
SEC) plays its third non-conference game of the 2003     lar coach began his career by losing 26 of his fist 27   Senior RB Shuad Williams was named the SEC
season by hosting the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-0,    games, including a school-record 23-game losing          Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this
0-0 MAC) this Saturday, Sept. 20 at Bryant-Denny         streak from Sept. 28, 1996 through Oct. 10, 1998.        season after rushing 30 times for 174 yards and three
Stadium. The game will be televised on a pay-per-        Since then, the Huskies have played winning football,    TDs against Kentucky (Sept. 13)...Williams ranks 5th
view basis in Alabama and Illinois and the kickoff is    posting a 29-23 (.558) record in their last 52 games.    in the NCAA with sixth total TDs this season...He also
set for 6:05 p.m. (CT). The game will be the first       NIU has had three straight winning seasons under         ranks 12th in the NCAA averaging 12 points per
time Alabama has ever faced a team from the Mid          Novak (2000-02) and last year went 8-4 and shared        game...Williams is averaging 121 rushing yards per
American Conference. Northern Illinois has won nine      the Mid American Conference championship, losing         game this season despite not having a run for more
of its last 10 games, dating back to last season. The    the tie-breaker to Toledo. Novak has also served as      than 19 yards...Sophomore LB DeMeco Ryans leads
Huskies opened the 2003 season with a 20-13 over-        an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio), Illinois,            the SEC with 30 tackles this season...Alabama is
time win over Maryland on Thursday, Aug. 28 in           Northern Illinois and Indiana, working for Bill          playing a school record third straight night game
DeKalb, Ill. Handling the announce duties for the        Mallory at NIU and Indiana for 12 years.                 at Bryant-Denny Stadium this weekend...
Pay-Per-View telecast will be David Crane (play-by-
play), Tyler Watts (analyst) and Chris Stewart (side-                                                             #21 Alabama (2-1, 0-0 SEC)
line). The game will also be aired on the 80-plus sta-   GETTING THE GAME
                                                                                                                  Date    Opponent            TV          Time/Score
tion Crimson Tide Sports Network with Eli Gold           The game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis.
                                                                                                                  8-30    South Florida      ESPN            W, 40-17
(play-by-play), Kenny Stabler (color analyst) and Tom    Alabama and Illinois residents may call their local
                                                                                                                  9-6     Oklahoma (1)       ESPN            L, 20-13
Roberts (sidelines) describing the action.               cable operator to order the game. The game will also
                                                                                                                  9-13    Kentucky           ESPN            W 27-17
                                                         be available on DISH Network (Channel 456) or by
                                                                                                                  9-20    Northern Illinois  PPV                 6 PM
                                                         calling 1-800-TVSTARS (large C-band owners). The         9-27    Arkansas           CBS             2:30 PM
UA IN 109th FOOTBALL SEASON                              game is also available through ESPN GamePlan in the      10-4    at Georgia                              TBA
The University of Alabama is in its 109th football       states other than Alabama and Illinois.                  10-11   Southern Miss (HC) PPV                 2 PM
season and has compiled a 755-285-43 (.719) all-time                                                              10-18   at Ole Miss                             TBA
record in 1,083 games. The Crimson Tide played its                                                                10-25   Tennessee                               TBA
first football game on Nov. 11, 1892 with a 56-0 win     NEXT GAME                                                11- 1   OPEN DATE
over Birmingham High School in Birmingham.               Alabama closes out its season-opening five-game          11-8    at Miss. State                          TBA
Alabama is fifth on the all-time victory list for        homestand with the Arkansas Razorbacks next              11-15   LSU                                     TBA
Division I. The Crimson Tide football legacy includes    Saturday, Sept. 27 here at Bryant-Denny Stadium.         11-22   at Auburn                               TBA
12 national championships and 21 SEC champi-             The game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports      11-30   at Hawai’i                              TBA
onships. UA has also logged 27 10-win seasons, the       (2:30 PM).
most by any Division I school. UA also ranks among                                                                Northern Illinois (2-0, 0-0 MAC
the best in post-season play, holding the NCAA           SPECIAL EVENTS                                           Date    Opponent             TV        Time/Score
record for most bowl games (51) and wins (29).           *Kickoff on the Quad begins at 3 p.m. on the UA          8-28    Maryland            FOX       W 20-13 (OT)
                                                                                                                  9- 6    Tennessee Tech                    W 42-17
                                                         Quad with food, entertainment, autograph guests
                                                                                                                  9-20    at ALABAMA          PPV              6 PM
                                                         and more.
THE HEAD COACHES                                                                                                  9-27    Iowa State                        3:05 PM
                                                         *The 1973 Alabama football team will hold their 30th
Alabama head coach Mike Shula (2-1, .667) makes his                                                               10-4    Ohio                              6:35 PM
                                                         reunion at the NIU game this week. The 1973 team
head coaching debut during the 2003 season. Shula                                                                 10-11   at Central Michigan                  1 PM
                                                         went 11-1 and claimed the UPI national champi-           10-18   Western Michigan                  3:05 PM
previously served as an assistant coach in the NFL
                                                         onship under Coach Paul Bryant.                          10-25   at Bowling Green                     4 PM
with Tampa Bay, Chicago and Miami. A three-year
                                                         *Former Alabama All-American Bobby Humphrey              11-1    Ball State                        1:05 PM
letterman at Alabama (1984-86), Shula was a two-
                                                         (1984-87) will sign autographs in the legends tent       11-8    at Buffalo                           1 PM
time All-SEC selection and threw for over 2,000 yards
                                                         and will run out the game ball this Saturday.            11-15   at Toledo                            7 PM
as a junior (1985), leading Alabama to dramatic
                                                         *The Alabama softball team will sign autographs on       11-22   Eastern Michigan                  1:05 PM
come-from-behind wins over Georgia and Auburn.
                                                         the Quad prior to Saturday’s Alabama-NIU game.
                                                         (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5)                                    (Rank -- Opponent ranking at time of game)


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                                                                                                                           Media Relations Directory
                        This Week’s Schedule
   SUNDAY           MONDAY          TUESDAY         WEDNESDAY            THURSDAY              FRIDAY         SATURDAY        Media Relations Phone:       348-6084
                                                                                                               Season         Media Relations Fax:         348-8841
 Mike Shula                       MEDIA DAY
 Teleconference                                    Practice            Practice            No Interviews       Opener
 (1 PM)                                            (4-6 pm)            (4-5:30 pm)         with players or                    Associate Director of Athletics
                                  Lunch (11:30)                                            coaches                            for Media Relations:
                                   Coach Rader                                                               Northern
 Practice                                          Photo Opps.         Photo Opps.                                                  *Larry White
 (5:35 PM -        OFF DAY       and Coach Kines
                                      (Noon)
                                                   (4:05-4:25 PM)      (TBA)               Closed practice   Illinois
                                                                                                                                    Work: 348-6084
                                                                                           at practice       vs. ALABAMA
 6:05 PM)                          Coach Shula                                                                                      Home: 333-1640
                                                   Coach Shula         Coach Shula         facility
                                    (12:30 pm)                                                               6:05 PM                e-mail: lwhite@ia.ua.edu
 Player inter-                                     (After Practice)    (After Practice)
                                  Players (1 pm)                                                             (PPV)
 views follow-
                                                                       “Hey, Coach”                                           Associate Director of Media Relations:
 ing practice                        Practice
                                                                       7-8:30 PM                                                    Becky Hopf
                                    (4-6 PM)                                                                                        Work: 348-6084
                                                                                                                                    Home: 343-9055
                                                                                                                                    e-mail: bhopf@ia.ua.edu
Crimson Tide Sports Network Affiliates                         Jackson, MS                WPBQ-AM 1240
Your Guide to Alabama on the airwaves                          Jacksonville, FL           WIOJ-AM 1010
                                                               Jasper                     *WARF-AM 1240                       Assistant Directors of Media Relations:
with Eli Gold, Ken Stabler and Tom Roberts                                                                                           *Barry Allen
                                                                                          *WFFN-FM 95.3
                                                               Linden                     *WINL-FM 98.5                              Office: 348-8836
Anniston              *WASZ-FM 95.5                                                                                                  Home: 758-6526
Apalachicola, FL      *WFCT-FM 105.5                           Meridian, MS               *WZKR-FM 103.3
                                                               Mobile                     *WNTM-AM 710                               e-mail: ballen@ia.ua.edu
Arab                  *WAFN-FM 92.7
Bessemer              *WSMQ-AM 1450                                                       WYCL-FM 107.3
                                                               Monroeville                *WMFC-AM 1360                              John Hayden
Birmingham            *WZRR-FM 99.5                                                                                                  Office: 348-6734
                      WJOX-AM 690                                                         *WMFC-FM 99.3
                                                               Montgomery                 *WXFX-FM 95.1                              Home: 752-5601
Brewton               *WKNU-FM 106.3                                                                                                 e-mail: jhayden@ia.ua.edu
Butler                *WPRN-FM 107.7                           Nashville, TN              WWTN-FM 99.7
Carrollton, GA        WCKS-FM 103.3                            Oneonta                    *WCRL-AM 1570
                                                                                          WKLD-FM 97.7                               Brian Morgan
Centre                *WRHY-FM 105.9                                                                                                 Office: 348-7496
Centreville           *WBIB-AM 1110                            Opp                        WAMI-AM 860
                                                                                          WAMI-FM 102.3                              Home: 345-5509
Clanton               *WKLF-AM 980                                                                                                   e-mail: bmorgan@ia.ua.edu
                      *WEZZ-FM 97.7                            Pell City                  *WFHK-AM 1430
Cullman               *WFMH-AM 1340                            Russellville               *WGOL-AM 920
                                                               Scottsboro                 *WKEA-FM 98.3                              Roots Woodruff
                      *WFMH-FM 95.5                                                                                                  Office: 348-2088
Decatur               *WWTM-AM 1400                            Selma                      *WHBB-AM 1490
                                                                                          WDXX-FM 100.1                              Home: 349-0936
Dothan                *WAGF-AM 1320                                                                                                  e-mail: rwoodruff@ia.ua.edu
                      *WAGF-FM 101.3                           Spartanburg, SC            WASC-AM 1530
Eufaula               WRVX-FM 97.9                             Sylacauga                  *WFEB-AM 1340
                                                               Tuscaloosa                 *WZBQ-FM 94.1                       Media Relations Intern:
Fayette               *WLDX-AM 990                                                                                                  *Mitch Dobbs
Florence              *WVNA-FM 105.5                           West Point, GA             *WCJM-FM 100.9
                                                               Winfield                   *WKXM-AM 1300                             Office: 348-7486
Fort Payne            *WFPA-AM 1400                                                                                                 Home: 562-1988
Gadsden               *WGAD-AM 1350                                                       WKXM-FM 105.9
                                                                                                                                    e-mail: mdobbs@ia.ua.edu
Georgiana             *WFXX-FM 107.7
Haleyville            *WJBB-AM 1230                            * -- Denotes the station also carries “Hey, Coach”
                                                               each Thursday night from 7-8:30 p.m.                           Athletic Photographer:
                      *WJBB-FM 92.7                                                                                                  Kent Gidley
Huntsville            *WUMP-AM 730                                                                                                   Work: 348-2301
                      WUSX-FM 93.3                                                                                                   Home: 556-1614
Jackson, AL           *WRJX-AM 1230                                                                                                  e-mail: kgidley@ia.ua.edu
                      WBMH-FM 106.1
                                                                                                                              Mailing Address:
                                                                                                                                    Box 870391
  Coach Shula TV Show Affiliates                                  “Hey, Coach!”                                                     Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0391
The weekly look at Crimson Tide Football is hosted by             Bama fans again will have an opportunity to talk
NBC 13 sports anchor Jim Dunaway.                                 with Crimson Tide coach Mike Shula each week                Overnight Address:
                                                                  on the network’s “Hey Coach” show. Tom                            323 Paul Bryant Drive
Dothan                WTVY (Sunday, 10:30 pm)                     Roberts hosts the 90 minute coaches’ call-in                      Basement—Coleman Coliseum
Birmingham            NBC 13 (Sunday, 10:30 pm)                   show on Thursday night during the 2003 football                   Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Huntsville            WHDF (Sunday, 5 pm)                         season. Coach Shula makes comments and
Mobile                WJTC (Sunday, 10 pm)                                                                                    Internet Address: www.rolltide.com
                                                                  interviews fans in attendance. The show is
Montgomery            WCOV (Sunday, 10:30 pm)
                                                                  broadcast live from Wings Sports Grille in                  * -- Primary football contacts.
Tuscaloosa            WVUA (Monday 6:30 pm)
Comcast               Tuesday (4 pm)
                                                                  Tuscaloosa. In January, “Hey Coach” will return
FOX Sports Net        TBA                                         to Monday night with other Bama head coaches.
                                                                  Fans can join the program by calling toll-free
                                                                  877-202-BAMA.

          Alabama Football on TV
                                                                  “Crimson Tide Post-Game Party”
Live:                  Pay-Per-View (6:05 PM) (LIVE)              Chris Stewart hosts the “Crimson Tide Post-
                       Contact Local Cable Outlets                Game Party” one hour after each Alabama game
                                                                  at Wings Fingers on the Strip. The “Crimson Tide
Delay:                 CSS: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. (CT)               Post-Game Party” is carried live on Crimson Tide
                       WVUA, Channel 7: Sunday                    Sports Network stations.
                       4 PM (CT) (Tuscaloosa Only)

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                                                             MIKE SHULA NOTEBOOK                                1986 (Senior) -- Finished his career with a

    Coach Shula                                              *Here are some notebook items concern-
                                                             ing Mike Shula, the Crimson Tide’s 26th
                                                             head football coach.
                                                                                                                school record 35 career TD passes...Led
                                                                                                                the Crimson Tide to its only ever win over
                                                                                                                Notre Dame (28-10) in Oct. 4,
                                                                                                                1986...Shula completed 15 of 23 passes for
             MIKE SHULA                                      *Shula is currently the second-youngest Division   191 yards and three TDs in the win over
         YEAR-BY-YEAR LEDGER                                 1A head coach, one year and two days older         the Irish...Elected a permanent team cap-
                                                             than Rutgers’ head coach Greg Schianno.            tain along with future NFL All-Pro
Alabama Player, Starting QB                                                                                     Cornelius Bennett.
(32-15-1, .678)                                              *At 38 years old, Shula is the Crimson
                                                             Tide’s youngest modern day head coach and the      Mike Shula’s Key Games as UA Quarterback
                                                                                                                Opponent (Year)                                      Stats
Year      All                Conf                   Bowl     youngest since the hiring of Frank Thomas
                                                                                                                Ole Miss (1983)                      1-for-4, 6 yds, 1 INT
*1983 8-4                    4-2                 Sun Bowl    in 1931.
1984      5-6                2-4                     None                                                       *Made his Alabama debut as back up to Walter Lewis
1985      9-2-1             4-1-1              Aloha Bowl                                                       Boston College (1984)
1986      10-3               4-2                 Sun Bowl    *Since his debut with the Alabama                  *First career start at Alabama opposite 1984 Heisman
 * -- Played only one game as a true freshman in 1983.       Crimson Tide as a true freshman in 1983,           winner Doug Flutie
                                                             the 2003 season will mark Shula’s 21st sea-        Georgia (1985)                   9-for-13, 136 yds, 2 TDs
                                                                                                                *Game Winning TD pass to Al Bell with 15 seconds to play
Tampa Bay Offensive Asst/QB Coach                            son in the collegiate or professional ranks.
                                                                                                                Penn State (1985)               16-for-27, 211 yds, 2 TDs
(20-43, .317)                                                                                                   Tennessee (1985)                   16-for-29, 216 yds, TD
                                                             *Shula made his Alabama playing debut on           Memphis State (1985)            24-for-34, 367 yds, 4 TDs
Year     All               Finish                Playoffs    Sept. 17, 1983 in a 40-0 win over the Ole Miss     *Tossed an Alabama record four TD passes and
1987     4-11            5th Central                None
                                                             Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium.                    *Named SEC Player of the Week
1988     5-11            5th Central                None
                                                                                                                Miss. State (1985)               8-for-17, 200 yds, 2 TDs
1989     5-11            5th Central                None
                                                                                                                LSU (1985)                           14-for-23-153 yards
1990     6-10            5th Central                None     *A three-year letterman and starter for
                                                                                                                *Caught-game tying TD pass from Gene Jelks
                                                             coach Ray Perkins from 1984-86, leading            Auburn (1985)                               14-for-28-195
Miami Dolphins, Offensive Asst.                              the Tide to a 32-15-1 (.678) record.               *Led UA to game-winning drive in final 50 seconds
(19-14, .576)                                                                                                   USC (Aloha Bowl)                    8-for-15, 112 yds, TD
                                                             1984 (Sophomore) -- Shula played in eight          Ohio State (1986)                  11-for-19, 183 yds, TD
Year     All                Finish               Playoffs                                                       Southern Miss (1986)            17-for-28, 199 yds, 2 TDs
1991     8-8              T2nd East                 None
                                                             games and made six starts for the Crimson
                                                                                                                Notre Dame (1986)               15-for-23, 191 yds, 3 TDs
1992     11-5              1st East       1-1 (AFC Semis)    Tide...Shula’s first career start for the
                                                                                                                *Alabama’s only win over the Fighting Irish
                                                             Crimson Tide came in a 38-31 loss to               Memphis State (1986)             13-for-24, 176 yds, 1 TD
Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach                               Boston College and 1984 Heisman Trophy             Tennessee (1986)                     3-for-6, 78 yds, 2 TD
(23-23, .500)                                                winnner Doug Flutie on Sept. 8, 1984 at            Washington (1986)               15-for-26, 176 yds, 2 TDs
                                                             Legion Field...Completed a 67-yard pass to         *Final game as Alabama quarterback in Sun Bowl
Year     All               Finish                Playoffs    Greg Richardson with 7:57 left in the game
1993     7-9             4th Central                None
                                                             to give UA a 24-20 win over Miss. State in         *Shula begins his first year with the
1994     9-7            T2nd Central      1-1 (2nd Round)
1995     9-7            2nd Central                 None     Jackson.                                           Crimson Tide on Aug. 30, 2003 against
                                                                                                                South Florida at Legion Field. Here are
                                                             1985 (Junior) -- An All-SEC selection after        the all-time records of first-year Alabama
Tampa Bay Offensive Coordinator                                                                                 coaches since 1892.
                                                             becoming the second QB in Alabama his-
(35-29, .547)
                                                             tory to throw for more than 2,000 yards in
                                                             a single-season (138-for-229, 2,009 yards,         Year    Coach                                  Record
Year     All               Finish                Playoffs
                                                                                                                1892    E.B. Beaumont                             2-2
1996     6-10                                       None     16 TDs)... Shula also ranked third in the
                                                                                                                1893    Eli Abbott                                0-4
1997     10-6            1st Central      1-1 (NFC Semis)    SEC and fifth nationally with a 150.02 rat-
1998     8-8                                        None                                                        1896    Otto Waggonhurst                          2-1
                                                             ing...Set UA records for single-game (4)           1897    Allen McCants                             1-0
1999     11-5            1st Central     1-1 (NFC Champ)
                                                             and single-season TD passes (16) and               1899    W.A. Griffin                              3-1
                                                             completion percentage (60.3%)...Twice              1900    M. Griffin                                2-3
Miami Dolphins, QBs Coach                                    named SEC Player of the Week for his per-          1901    M.H. Harvey                             2-1-2
(33-15, .688)                                                formances against Cincinnati and                   1903    W.B. Blount                               3-4
                                                             Memphis State, where he threw a UA                 1905    Jack Leavenworth                          6-4
Year     All               Finish                Playoffs
2000     11-5             1st East        1-1 (AFC Semis)    record four TD passes...Led Alabama to             1906    J.W.H. Pollard                            5-1
2001     11-5             2nd East     0-1 (AFC Wild Card)   exciting comeback wins over Georgia and            1910    Guy Lowman                                4-4
2002     11-5             t1st East                  None    Auburn...Against Georgia, he fired a 17-           1911    D.V. Graves                             5-2-2
                                                             yard TD pass to Al Bell with 15 seconds to         1915    Thomas Kelley                             6-2
Alabama, Head Coach (2-1, .500)                              play for the 20-16 game-winning                    1919    Xen Scott                                 8-1
                                                             TD...Against Auburn, Shula directed a six-         1923    Wallace Wade                            7-2-1
Year     All                SEC                     Bowl     play, 45-yard drive that led to Van Tiffin’s       1931    Frank Thomas                              9-1
2003     2-1                1-0                       NA                                                        1947    Red Drew                                  8-3
                                                             52-yard game-winning FG (UA 25, AU
                                                             23)...Shula completed passes to Gene Jelks         1955    J.B. Whitworth                           0-10
    Compostie Record as Player and Coach                                                                        1958    Paul W. Bryant                          5-4-1
                                                             (16 yds) and Greg Richardson (19 yards)
         164-140-1 (.539) - 305 Games                        on the drive and threw a key block on              1983    Ray Perkins                               8-4
      Five NFL Divisional Championships                      Bell’s 20-yard reverse on fourth and               1987    Bill Curry                                7-5
          Six NFL Playoff Appearances                        four...Caught game-tying TD pass at LSU            1990    Gene Stallings                            7-5
     Three Bowl Appearances at Alabama                                                                          1997    Mike DuBose                               4-7
                                                             from Jelks.
          Two-Time All-SEC Selection                                                                            2001    Dennis Franchione                         7-5
          1986 Alabama Team Captain


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Bama Career Starts                          Alabama in NCAA/SEC Stats                                   Latest Polls
Player                      2003   Career
Dennis Alexander, SG          3      10     2003 NCAA TEAM STATS                                        AP TOP 25
Carlos Andrews, SS                   8      Scoring Offense                             60th (26.7)     Team                     Record    Pts    PVS
Wesley Britt, QT             3       28     Scoring Defense                             39th (18.0)     1. Oklahoma (50)          3-0     1,601    1
Anthony Bryant, DT           3       4      Rushing Offense                            37th (187.7)     2. Miami, Fla. (3)        3-0     1,508     2
Antonio Carter, WR                   19     Rushing Defense                              7th (50.3)     3. Michigan (4)           3-0     1,457     5
                                            Passing Offense                            68th (198.7)     4. Southern Cal (2)       3-0     1,445    4
Tim Castille, F              2        2
                                            Passing Defense                            74th (218.3)     5. Ohio State (6)         3-0     1,402     3
David Cavan, TE              3       5
                                            Pass Efficiency Offense                    86th (106.9)     6. Kansas State           4-0     1,249     7
Ahmad Childress, DT          1       3      Pass Efficiency Defense                    80th (129.0)     7. Georgia                3-0     1,230    8
Jeremy Clark, RDT            2        2     Total Offense                              57th (386.3)     8. Virginia Tech          2-0     1,151     9
Donald Clarke, TE                     6     Total Defense                              18th (268.7)     9. Pittsburgh             2-0     1,061    11
J.B. Closner, C              3        3     Kickoff Returns                             59th (21.4)     10. Florida State         3-0     1,054    10
Brodie Croyle, QB            3        5     Punt Returns                                39th (11.8)     11. LSU                   3-0      999     12
Zach Fletcher, SE            3       3      Net Punting                                 61st (35.7)     12. Tennessee             2-0      956     13
Dre Fulgham, HB                       3     Turnover Margin                           t72nd (-0.33)     13. Texas                 1-1      677      6
Roman Harper, FS             3        4                                                                 14. Arkansas              2-0      651    NR
                                            2003 SEC TEAM STATS                                         15. Nebraska              3-0      647     18
Atlas Herrion, LT            1        2
                                            Scoring Offense                               8th (26.7)    16. Arizona State         2-0      643     16
Clint Johnston, TE                    4
                                            Scoring Defense                               7th (18.0)    17. Florida               2-1      602     19
Charles Jones, FS            3       21                                                                 18. Iowa                  3-0      521     23
                                            Rushing Offense                              4th (187.7)
Triandos Luke, WR            3       18                                                                 19. Washington            1-1      352     21
                                            Rushing Defense                               2nd (50.3)
Anthony Madison, LCB         3        5     Passing Offense                              8th (198.7)    20. TCU                   2-0      309     22
Evan Mathis, RT              3       25     Passing Defense                            10th (218.3)     21. ALABAMA               2-1      223    NR
Roberto McBride, LCB                  1     Pass Efficiency Offense                    11th (106.9)     22. Oregon                3-0      150    NR
Nautyn McKay-Loescher, DE    3       13     Pass Efficiency Defense                      8th (129.0)    23. Missouri              3-0      149    NR
Le’Ron McClain, FB           1        1     Total Offense                                8th (386.3)    24. Washington State      2-1      141    NR
Greg McLain, FB                       6     Total Defense                                5th (268.7)    25. Purdue                1-1      122    NR
Antwan Odom                  3       10     Time of Possession                          2nd (34:31)
                                            Kickoff Returns                              10th (21.4)    2003 Alabama opponents in boldface.
Charlie Peprah, DB           3       11
                                            Punt Returns                                  5th (11.8)
Derrick Pope, MLB            3        6
                                            Net Punting                                   7th (35.7)
Freddie Roach, MLB           3       13                                                                 ESPN/COACHES TOP 25
                                            Turnover Margin                             t8th (-0.33)
DeMeco Ryans, LB             3       4      First Downs                                     2nd (72)    Rk    Team               Record    Pts    PVS
Justin Smiley, LG            2       27     3rd Down Conversions                         t7th (.400)    1.    Oklahoma (46)       3-0     1,551    1
Shaud Williams, TB           3        7     Fewest Penalties                                3rd (15)    2.    Miami, Fla. (8)     3-0     1,498     2
Cornelius Wortham, SLB               18     Fewest Penalty Yards                           1st (36.7)   3.    Southern Cal (1)    3-0     1,397    4
                                                                                                        4.    Ohio State (7)      3-0     1,366     2
                                            2003 SEC INDIVIDUAL STATS                                   5.    Michigan (1)        3-0     1,335     7
                                            Rushing                    Shaud Williams, 3rd (121.0)      6.    Kansas State        4-0     1,265     6
                                            Passing Average              Brodie Croyle, 6th (198.7)     7.    Georgia             3-0     1,217    8
                                            Total Offense                Brodie Croyle, 4th (207.3)     8.    Virginia Tech       2-0     1,123     9
                                            Pass Efficiency             Brodie Croyle, 10th (106.9)     9.    Florida State       3-0     1,031    10
                                            All-Purpose Yards          Shaud Williams, 4th (157.7)      10.   LSU                 3-0      985     11
                                            Punt Returns                 Shaud Williams, 6th (13.4)     11.   Pittsburgh          2-0      933     12
                                            Kick Returns                   Ray Hudson, t6th (21.5)      12.   Tennessee           2-0      892     13
                                                                                                        13.   Texas               1-1      712      5
           RECORDS WATCH                    Interceptions                Charlie Peprah, t6th (0.33)
                                                                                                        14.   Iowa                3-0      648     19
                                            Punting Average                 Bo Freelend, 9th (37.4)
                   CAREER                                                                               15.   Nebraska            3-0      641     18
                                            Scoring                      Shaud Williams, 1st (12.0)
                                                                            Brian Bostick, 8th (8.7)    16.   Arizona State       2-0      637     16
                                            Scoring (TDs)                   Shaud Williams, 1st (6)     17.   Florida             2-1      587     20
                                            Kick Scoring                    Brian Bostick, 4th (8.7)    18.   Arkansas            2-0      420    NR
                                            Field Goals                    Brian Bostick, t2nd (2.0)    19.   TCU                 2-0      298     23
                                            FG Percentage             Brian Bostick, 4th (6-8, .750)    20.   Texas A&M           2-0      249     25
                                                                                                        21.   Washington          1-1      204     24
                                                                                                        22.   Oregon              3-0      185    NR
                                            2003 NCAA INDIVIDUAL STATS
                                                                                                        23.   Notre Dame          1-1      140     14
                                            Rushing                   Shaud Williams, 14th (121.0)
                                                                                                        24.   Minnesota           3-0      122    NR
                                            Total Offense              Brodie Croyle, 56th (207.3)
                                                                                                        25.   Washington State    2-1      116    NR
                                            Pass Efficiency             Brodie Croyle, 81st (106.9)
                                            All-Purpose Yards         Shaud Williams, 17th (157.7)
                                                                                                        2003 Alabama opponents in boldface.
                                            Punt Returns               Shaud Williams, 29th (13.4)
                                            Kick Returns                  Ray Hudson, 54th (21.5)
                                            Interceptions               Charlie Peprah, 77th (0.33)
                                            Punting Average               Bo Freelend, 82nd (37.4)
                                            Scoring                     Shaud Williams, 7th (12.0)
                                                                          Brian Bostick, 47th (8.7)
                                            Field Goals                    Brian Bostick, t7th (2.0)


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ALABAMA-NIU SERIES                                                         ALABAMA FOOTBALL PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
This will be the first-ever meeting between
Alabama and Northern Illinois.
                                                     Player                                 Pronunciation
                                                     Dre Fulgham                            Dray FULL-jum
ALABAMA vs. MAC                                      Tyrone Prothro, SE                     PRO-throw
Alabama 1-1 (.500) against the current field         Brandon Avalos, QB                     Ah-va-los
of Mid American Conference teams.                    Gabe Giardina, PK/H                    GAR-deen-ya
                                                     Michael Machen,QB                      MATCH-en
*The only actual meeting with a MAC                  Jeremy Schatz, P                       SHOTZ
school was a 21-7 win over Bowling Green             Nautyn McKay-Loescher, DE              NAUT-in McKay LOW-sure
on Aug. 31, 1996 at Legion Field.

*The Crimson Tide lost to Central Florida            *The Huskies are tentatively scheduled to                  FIRST-TIME FOES
40-38 on Oct. 28, 2000, but the Knights              play at LSU (Sept. 23, 2006), at Alabama                   The Northern Illinois Huskies will be the
were an independent at the time and have             (Aug. 30, 2008) and Tennessee (Sept. 25,                   Crimson Tide’s second first-time oppo-
since joined the MAC.                                2010).                                                     nent this season.

                                                                                                                *Alabama opened the 2003 season by play-
ALABAMA-NIU NOTEBOOK                                 THE STATS                                                  ing South Florida (Aug. 30) for the first
*Alabama has played only one other football          Here is the statistical comparison between                 time in school history.
team from the state of Illinois in its 109-year      Alabama and Northern Illinois.
history.                                                                                                        *In its last 20 games, Alabama has played four
                                                     UA-NIU Stats Breakdown                                     first-time opponents, including Middle
*In Coach Paul Bryant’s final game,                  Category                   UA                     NIU
                                                                                                                Tennessee (Aug. 31, 2002), Hawai’i (Nov.
Alabama defeated Illinois, 20-15, on Dec. 29, 1982   Points Scored              80                       62
                                                     Average                   26.7                    31.0
                                                                                                                27, 2002), South Florida and Northern
in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.                Points Allowed             54                       30     Illinois.
                                                     Average                   18.0                    15.0
*Jeremiah Castille intercepted an Alabama                                                                       *Northern Illinois will mark the 116th dif-
bowl record three passes in the game and             Rushing Yards            187.7                   109.5     ferent football opponent for Alabama since
was named the Liberty Bowl MVP.                      Passing Yards            198.7                   263.5
                                                                                                                football began in 1892.
                                                     Total Offense            386.3                   373.0
Northern Illinois won the 1963 NAIA national         Rushing Defense           50.3                   102.0     *Alabama is scheduled to play two more first-
championship with a perfect 10-0 record.             Passing Defense          218.3                   231.5     time opponents next year, including Utah State
                                                     Total Defense            268.7                   333.5     (Sept. 4) and Western Carolina (Sept. 18)
*Northern Illinois has never beaten as SEC                                                                      in Tuscaloosa.
school, going 0-8 (.000) in its previous             Turnovers                  4                         2
eight meetings.                                       Fumbles 1                 1
                                                      Interceptions             3                         1
                                                                                                                *Alabama has a winning record against 92 of its
                                                                                                                previous 115 opponents since 1892.
Northern Illinois vs. SEC
                                                     Penalties Per Game         5.0                      5.5
SEC Opponent          Record            Last Mtg
                                                      Average Yards             36.7                   53.0
Alabama                0-0          First Meeting    Punting (No-Avg)         14/37.4               15/41.7
Arkansas               0-1                  1994
                                                                                                                BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM
                                                     Time of Possession        34:21                  31:09
Auburn                 0-1                  2000                                                                Alabama’s on campus home since 1929,
                                                     Third Down Conv.          18/45                  15/33
Florida                0-2                  1995     Fourth Down Conv.          4/4                      0/0
                                                                                                                Bryant-Denny Stadium is one of college
Georgia                0-0                    NA     Red Zone                  10/13                     5/5    football’s most scenic venues.
Kentucky               0-0                    NA     Sacks By                 3 (-27)                4 (-11)
LSU                    0-0                    NA                                                                *The Crimson Tide has compiled an all-
                                                     RUSHING LEADERS                             Att-Yds-TD     time record of 188-34-3 (.842) in 225 games.
Miss. State            0-0                    NA
                                                     Shaud Williams (UA)                           75-363-5
Ole Miss               0-1                  1993
                                                     Michael Turner (NIU)                          57-224-2
South Carolina         0-0                    NA                                                                *Alabama has sold out 63 of the 65 games
Tennessee              0-0                    NA     PASSING LEADERS                    Comp-Att-Int-Yds-TD     played at Bryant-Denny Stadium since the
Vanderbilt             0-3                  1999     Brodie Croyle (UA)                      52-96-3-596-2      stadium was expanded prior to the 1988
                                                     Josh Hladi (NIU)                        38-62-1-518-5      season, raising capacity to 70,123 fans.
Northern Illinois Game-By-Game vs. SEC Schools                                                                  The two exceptions were North Texas
Date                                       Result    RECEIVING LEADERS                          Rec-Yds-TD
                                                                                                                (Sept. 14, 2002) and Kentucky (Sept. 13,
Oct. 19, 1991                  Florida 41, NIU 10    Triandos Luke (UA)                           11-143-2
                                                     Zach Fletcher (UA)                            7-137-0
                                                                                                                2003).
Nov. 13, 1993                  Ole Miss 44, NIU 0
Oct. 29, 1994               Vanderbilt 17, NIU 16
Nov. 12, 1994                Arkansas 30, NIU 27     P.J. Fleck (NIU)                             18-161-1      *In 1998, the capacity was increased to its
Nov. 4, 1995                   Florida 58, NIU 20
                                                     Dan Sheldon (NIU)                             6-107-2      present size of 83,818 fans here at Bryant-
Oct. 11, 1997                Vanderbilt 17, NIU 7                                                               Denny Stadium.
                                                     PUNT RETURNS                           No.-Yds-Avg-TD
Sept. 11, 1999              Vanderbilt 34, NIU 31    Shaud Williams (UA)                        7-94-13.4-1
Sept. 23, 2000                 Auburn 31, NIU 14     Dan Sheldon (NIU)                         7-108-15.4-0
                                                                                                                *The Crimson Tide recorded 56 consecu-
                                                                                                                tive sellouts (1987-2002) prior to last
                                                     KICKOFF RETURNS                        No.-Yds-Avg-TD      year’s win over North Texas (Sept. 14).
                                                     Ray Hudson (UA)                            4-86-21.5-0     The UNT snapped the sellout streak at
                                                     Randee Drew (NIU)                          2-43-21.5-0     Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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*The stadium was originally named for                    ALABAMA PLAYERS IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
former University of Alabama President Dr.
George H. Denny. Denny, who was named             The Crimson Tide had 22 players, including two practice suqad players, on
UA President on Jan. 1, 1912, began an            the opening day NFL rosters announced by the league prior to opening day.
extraordinary career that spanned almost a
quarter of a century.                             Player, Pos.                       NFL Team                Alabama Years
*Bryant-Denny Stadium and Denny
                                                  Shaun Alexander, RB                Seattle Seahawks        1996-99
Chimes (located on the UA quadrangle)             Fernando Bryant, CB                Jacksonville Jaguars    1995-98
stand as reminders to Denny’s legacy to           Tony Dixon, Safety                 Dallas Cowboys          1997-2000
the Capstone.                                     Alonzo Ephraim, C                  Philadelphia Eagles     1999-2002
                                                  Ahmaad Galloway, RB                Denver Broncos          1999-2002
*In 1976, the State of Alabama Legislature        Cornelius Griffin, DT              New York Giants         1998-99
and the UA Board of Trustees added coach          Patrick Hape, TE                   Denver Broncos          1993-96
Paul “Bear” Bryant’s name to the stadium,
thus calling Alabama’s football home
                                                  Jarret Johnson, DE                 Baltimore Ravens        1999-2002
Bryant-Denny Stadium.                             Terry Jones, Jr., TE               Baltimore Ravens        1998-2001
                                                  Kenny King, DE                     Arizona Cardinals       1999-2002
Largest Crowds at Bryant-Denny Stadium            Jason McAddley, WR                 Arizona Cardinals       1998-2001
1.      86,869 vs. Tennessee      Oct. 23, 1999
                                                  Freddie Milons, WR                 Pittsburgh Steelers     1998-2001
2.      84,818 vs. Auburn         Nov. 23, 2002
3.      83,818 (61x; last vs. OU) Sept. 6, 2003   Chris Mohr, P                      Atlanta Falcons         1983-86
                                                  Kindal Moorehead, DT               Carolina Panthers       1998-2000; 2002
ALL-TIME TUSCALOOSA RECORD                        Michael Myers, DT                  Dallas Cowboys          1996-97
In addition to its impressive record at           Reggie Myles, CB                   Cincinnati Bengals      1998-2001
Bryant-Denny Stadium (1929-Present),              *Marico Portis, OL                 Tennessee Titans        1999-2002
Alabama has made Tuscaloosa a very diffi-         Saleem Rasheed, LB                 San Francisco 49ers     1998-2000
cult place to play for opposing football          Dwayne Rudd, LB                    Tampa Bay Buccaneers    1994-96
teams.
                                                  Chris Samuels, T                   Washington Redskins     1996-99
*Alabama has compiled a 273-47-3 (.850)           Kenny Smith, DT                    New Orleans Saints      1997-2000
record in 323 all-time games in                   Deshea Townsend, CB                Pittsburgh Steelers     1994-97
Tuscaloosa.
                                                  * - Denotes practice squad player.
*Alabama was 4-2 (.667) in Tuscaloosa last
season.
                                                  *Miami has since broken that record with           All-Time Coaches Record at Bryant-Denny Stadium
Alabama Football All-Time Tuscaloosa Record       a 58-game home winning streak, but the             Coach (Years)        Record                Pct.
Site                  Record               Pct.   Hurricanes record also includes three wins         Wade (1929-30)         6-0              1.000
Quad                   42-11              .794    in the post-season Orange Bowl game. All           Thomas (1931-46)     37-3-1               .915
Denny Field             43-2              .956    of UA’s 57 wins were in the regular-season.        Drew (1947-54)       18-3-1               .841
Bryant-Denny         188-34-3             .842                                                       Whitworth (1955-57)   2-4-1               .357
Total                273-47-3             .850                                                       Bryant (1958-82)      72-2                .973
                                                  *The 57-game winning streak is one of seven
                                                                                                     Perkins (1983-86)     11-2                .846
                                                  winning streaks longer than 15 games for
*Alabama’s first game on campus was a 4-0                                                            Curry (1987-89)        4-2                .667
                                                  the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.
loss to Birmingham Athletic Club on Oct.                                                             Stallings (1990-96)   22-4                .846
14, 1893.                                                                                            DuBose (1997-2000)     9-8                .529
                                                  All-Time Tuscaloosa Winning Streaks
                                                                                                     Franchione (2001-02)   6-5                .556
                                                  Strk    Dates of Streak
                                                                                                     Shula (2003)           1-1                .500
*From 1911-28, Alabama posted a 55-2              57      Oct. 26, 1963-Nov. 13, 1982
(.965) record in Tuscaloosa. The 1929 sea-        37      Nov. 18, 1911-Oct. 15, 1921
son marked the opening of what is now             20      Nov. 1, 1941-Nov. 11, 1950                 SEVENTH HEAVEN AT BRYANT-DENNY
known as Bryant-Denny Stadium.                    18*     Sept. 28, 1928-Sept. 28, 1935              Alabama will set the all-time record with seven
                                                  18      Sept. 30, 1922-Oct. 6, 1928                games in Bryant-Denny Stadium this season.
*Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant posted a                16      Nov. 23, 1957-Oct. 12, 1963                The previous record for most games
remarkable 72-2 (.973) record in Tuscaloosa,      15      Nov. 9, 1935-Oct. 12, 1940                 played in Bryant-Denny Stadium was six
losing only to Florida (1963) and Southern                                                           last year.
Miss (1982). The USM game was the last            *Alabama posted a 19-game unbeaten streak in
game he ever coached at Bryant-Denny              Tuscaloosa from 1928-35.                           *Alabama played six home games at Bryant-
Stadium.                                                                                             Denny Stadium last year, matching an 82-
                                                  *Here is a look at the all-time coaching           year old school record. The Crimson Tide
*From 1963-82, Alabama posted an NCAA             records here at Bryant-Denny Stadium               went 4-2 (.667) here last season, the most
record 57-game home winning streak.               since 1929.                                        wins at Bryant-Denny Stadium since post-
                                                                                                     ing a 4-1 (.800) ledger here in 1999.




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ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (FIRST QUARTER)

ALABAMA                USF        OU          UK     NIU      ARK        GA        USM        MISS      UT         MSU        LSU      AU          UH
Points                  7          0           7
First Downs             2          3           8
Rushing Yds             7         13          68
Passing Yds             2         33          59
Total Off.              9         46          127
3rd Dwn                0/3        1/4         0/2
4th Dwn                0/0        0/0         0/0


OPPONENT               USF        OU          UK     NIU      ARK        GA        USM        MISS      UT         MSU        LSU      AU          UH
Points                  7          6           0
First Downs             4          3           0
Rushing                 8         33           3
Passing                52         18           5
Total Off.             60         51           8
3rd Dwn                1/3        2/5         0/3
4th Dwn                0/0        0/0         0/0



*The six home games last year also                    NIGHT GAMES                                            *Overall, Alabama has compiled a 17-3
matched the all-time Tuscaloosa record for            Alabama has compiled a 118-35-7 (.759) all-            (.850) record in Bryant-Denny Stadium
most home games.                                      time record in its previous 160 night                  night games.
                                                      games.
*In 1920, the Crimson Tide also played six                                                                   Bryant-Denny Stadium Night Games
home games in Tuscaloosa and recorded a               *The Crimson Tide’s first-ever night game              Date                              Result of Game
a shutout in all six games under coach Xen            was a 26-0 win over Spring Hill College at             Oct. 4, 1948           Alabama 48, Duquesne 6
Scott.                                                Murphy High School in Mobile on Sept.                  Oct. 5, 1949           Alabama 48, Duquesne 8
                                                      27, 1940.                                              Oct. 13, 1950           Alabama 34, Furman 6
*Alabama posted a 10-1 record in 1920                                                                        Oct. 12, 1951          Villanova 41, Alabama 18
under Coach Scott and shutout all six                 *The first-ever Tuscaloosa night game was a            Oct. 11, 1958           Alabama 29, Furman 6
                                                                                                             Sept. 19, 1964          Alabama 31, Georgia 3
Tuscaloosa opponents by an combined                   48-6 win over Duquesne on Oct. 8, 1948.
                                                                                                             Sept. 27, 1969         Alabama 63, S. Miss 14
264-0. The Crimson Tide averaged 44
                                                                                                             Sept. 30, 1972         Alabama 48, Vanderbilt 21
points per game in Tuscaloosa that season.            *The Northern Illinois game is the third of            Sept. 27, 1973         Alabama 77, Va. Tech 6
                                                      three straight night games for Alabama. The
1920 Tuscaloosa Shutout Streak                                                                               Sept. 20, 1975         Alabama 56, Clemson 0
                                                      Crimson Tide played Oklahoma (Sept. 6)                 Sept. 21, 1991          Alabama 10, Georgia 0
Sept. 25 - Alabama 59, Southern Military Academy 0    and Kentucky (Sept. 13) each of the last
Oct. 2 - Alabama 49, Marion Institute 0                                                                      Oct. 1, 1994           Alabama 29, Georgia 28
                                                      two weeks.                                             Sept. 14, 1996         Alabama 36, Vanderbilt 26
Oct. 9 - Alabama 45, Birmingham Southern 0
Oct. 16 - Alabama 57, Mississippi College 0                                                                  Sept. 5, 1998              Alabama 38, BYU 31
                                                      *The last time Alabama played three con-               Oct. 14, 2000          Alabama 45, Ole Miss 7
Oct. 23 - Alabama 33, Howard 0
Nov. 11 - Alabama 21, LSU 0
                                                      secutive night games was last season                   Sept. 1, 2001            UCLA 20, Alabama 17
                                                      against North Texas, Southern Miss and                 Sept. 14, 2002         Alabama 33, N. Texas 7
HOME SWEET HOME                                       Arkansas.                                              Sept. 21, 2002          Alabama 20, S. Miss 7
Alabama will open the 2003 season with                                                                       Sept. 6, 2003          Oklahoma 20, Alabama 13
five consecutive home games for the first time                                                               Sept. 13, 2003         Alabama 27, Kentucky 17
since 1934.                                           BRYANT-DENNY LIGHTS                                    Sept. 20, 2003             N. Illinois at Alabama
                                                      The Kentucky game will mark just the 21st
*The 2003 season marks the 10th time in               night game in the history of Bryant-Denny              ROLLING TIDE
school history that Alabama has opened                Stadium, but the fourth in the last                    The Crimson Tide football team enters the
with five straight home games.                        eight games played on campus.                          Northern Illinois game with a 16-4 (.800)
                                                                                                             record in its last 20 games, the second-best
FIVE STRAIGHT HOME GAMES                              *The NIU game is set for a 6:05 p.m. kick-             record in the SEC during that time.
Year                      Consecutive Home Games      off and will establish a school record for most
1901                                           5      night games (3) in a season here at Bryant-            *The defending SEC Champion Georgia
1902                                           8      Denny Stadium.                                         Bulldogs are 19-3 (.864) since the end of
1915                                           5                                                             the 2001 season and are the only SEC team
1917                                           5
1919                                           5
                                                      *The Crimson Tide played two night                     with a better record than Alabama.
1920                                           8      games here last year for the first time in
1921                                           5      school history.
1930                                           5
1934                                           5
2003                                           5



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ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (SECOND QUARTER)
ALABAMA               USF         OU         UK    NIU       ARK     GA        USM          MISS      UT         MSU         LSU        AU         UH
Points                 10          3          3
First Downs             4          5          7
Rushing Yds            35         40         40
Passing Yds            72         34         61
Total Off.            107         74         101
3rd Dwn               1/3         2/5        1/5
4th Dwn               0/0         0/0        1/1


OPPONENT              USF         OU         UK    NIU       ARK     GA        USM          MISS      UT         MSU         LSU        AU         UH
Points                 10           7         7
First Downs             6           2         4
Rushing                32          10         0
Passing                95          95        58
Total Off.            127         105        58
3rd Dwn               3/6         0/3        1/2
4th Dwn               0/1         0/0        0/0



SEC’s BEST RECORDS (Since Nov, 10, 2001)            Alabama’s Last 20 Games (16-4, .800)                   *The Crimson Tide seeks its 150th all-time
School                Record                Pct.    Date                                    Result         September win this Saturday against the
Georgia                19-3                .864     Nov. 10, 2001         Alabama 24, Miss. St. 17         Northern Illinois Huskies.
Alabama                16-4                .800     Nov. 17, 2001            Alabama 31, Auburn 7
LSU                    16-5                .761     Nov. 29, 2001              Alabama 28, USM 15
                                                                                                           *Dating back to 1997, Alabama is just 14-
Tennessee              15-6                .714     Dec. 27, 2001          Alabama 14, Iowa St. 13
                                                                                                           10 (.583) in its last 24 September games.
Florida                13-6                .684     Aug. 31, 2002            Alabama 39, MTSU 34
Arkansas               13-7                .650     Sept. 7, 2002         Oklahoma 37, Alabama 27
                                                    Sept. 14, 2002          Alabama 33, N. Texas 7         *In its first-ever game in the month of
Auburn                 11-9                .550
                                                    Sept. 21, 2002              Alabama 20, USM 7          September, Alabama posted a 24-0 win
Ole Miss               10-8                .556
                                                    Sept. 28, 2002        Alabama 31, Arkansas 12          over Howard on Sept. 30, 1911.
Kentucky                9-9                .500
                                                    Oct. 5, 2002           Georgia 27, Alabama 25
South Carolina          9-9                .500
                                                    Oct. 19, 2002           Alabama 42, Ole Miss 7         *Alabama is 1-1 (.500) this season in
Miss. State            4-14                .222     Oct. 26, 2002             Alabama 34, Tenn. 14
Vanderbilt             3-16                .157                                                            September after its 20-13 loss to
                                                    Nov. 2, 2002               Alabama 30, Vandy 8         Oklahoma last week.
                                                    Nov. 9, 2002          Alabama 28, Miss. St. 14
*The Crimson Tide’s current 20-game                 Nov. 16, 2002                Alabama 31, LSU 0
stretch is the best since the Gene Stallings era    Nov. 23, 2002            Auburn 17, Alabama 7
                                                                                                           *The loss to Oklahoma snapped a three-game
(1993-95).                                          Nov. 30, 2002          Alabama 21, Hawai’i 16          winning streak in the month of September,
                                                    Aug. 30, 2003         Alabama 40, S. Florida 17        the longest streak since the 1997-98 sea-
*Coach Stallings led Alabama to 17-3 (.850)         Sept. 6, 2003         Oklahoma 20, Alabama 13          sons.
                                                    Sept. 13, 2003        Alabama 27, Kentucky 17
record over a 19-game stretch beginning
with the 1993 Gator Bowl win over North                                                                    *Alabama was 3-1 (.750) last year in
Carolina (24-10) and ended with a loss to           SEPTEMBER RECORD                                       September and posted a 5-3 (.625) record
Tennessee (41-14) on Oct. 14, 1995.                 Alabama has compiled a 149-35-5 (.801) in              in September under former coach Dennis
                                                    189 all-time games in the month of                     Franchione.
*A win over Northern Illinois this                  September.
Saturday night would still leave the
Crimson Tide one game shy of the best
21-game record since the Stallings era.

*From Dec. 31, 1993 through Oct. 21,
                                                    ALABAMA’S SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
1995, Alabama posted an 18-3 (.875)
record in 21 games.                                 Date               Result                          Notes
                                                    Sept. 30, 1922     UA 110, Marion 0                Biggest win in school history
*Alabama’s current streak began with a              Sept. 29, 1929     UA 55, Miss. College 0          1st game at Denny Field
24-17 win over Miss. State on Nov. 10,              Sept. 27, 1940     UA 26, Springhill 0             1st night game in Alabama history
                                                    Sept. 27, 1947     Tulane 21, UA 20                1st loss in month of September
2001 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
                                                    Sept. 21, 1951     UA 89, Delta State 0            2nd biggest win in school history
                                                    Sept. 27, 1958     LSU 13, UA 3                    Paul Bryant’s 1st game as head coach
                                                    Sept. 23, 1967     UA 37, Fla. State 37            Infamous tie at Legion Field
                                                    Sept. 10, 1971     UA 17, USC 10                   Bama opens “wishbone” era
                                                    Sept. 8, 1984      Boston College 38, UA 31        Mike Shula’s 1st career start at UA
                                                    Sept. 5, 1998      UA 38, BYU 31                   Shaun Alexander 4 rushing TDs


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ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (THIRD QUARTER)
ALABAMA                USF           OU           UK     NIU        ARK       GA         USM         MISS      UT         MSU          LSU           AU   UH
Points                  16            7            3
First Downs              9            7            7
Rushing Yds             40            50          96
Passing Yds             99            83          40
Total Off.             139           113          136
3rd Dwn                3/4           0/3          1/2
4th Dwn                0/0           1/1          0/0


OPPONENT               USF           OU           UK     NIU        ARK       GA         USM         MISS      UT         MSU          LSU           AU   UH
Points                  0             7            3
First Downs             2             4            3
Rushing                11             5           10
Passing                58            127          40
Total Off.             69            132          50
3rd Dwn                0/3           1/4          2/4
4th Dwn                0/0           1/1          0/0



*Alabama posted a 30-0-2 (.968) record in                 All-Time September Coaching Record                        *Alabama made nine television appear-
its first 32 September game before finally                Coach                                     Record          ances last season.
losing at Tulane (21-20) on Sept. 27, 1945.               D.V. Graves                                  4-0
                                                          Thomas Kelley                                1-0          2002 TV APPEARANCES
                                                          Xen Scott                                    3-0
*The school’s longest winning streak in                                                                             Opponent                   TV           Score
                                                          Wallace Wade                                 8-0
the month of September is 19 games from                                                                             Middle Tennessee           JP         W 39-34
                                                          Frank Thomas                              13-0-2
Sept. 30, 1911 through Sept. 29, 1934.                    Red Drew                                   7-5-1          at Oklahoma               ABC         L 37-27
                                                          J.B. Whitworth                               0-3          Southern Miss            espn2         W 20-7
                                                          Paul Bryant                               52-8-1          at Arkansas              ESPN         W 30-12
*The Crimson Tide also posted an 18-
                                                          Ray Perkins                                 11-2          Georgia                   CBS         L 27-25
game winning streak (Sept. 19, 1970-Sept.
                                                          Bill Curry                                   8-1          Ole Miss                  CBS          W 42-7
28, 1974) and a 16-game winning streak                    Gene Stallings                              22-5          at Tennessee             ESPN         W 34-14
(Sept. 21, 1991 through Sept. 9, 1995) in                 Mike DuBose                                  8-6          at LSU                   ESPN          W 31-0
the month.                                                Dennis Franchione                            5-3
                                                                                                                    Auburn                    CBS          L 17-7
                                                          Mike Shula                                   1-1
                                                                                                                    at Hawaii                ESPN         W 21-16
ON THIS DATE                                              ALABAMA ON THE TUBE
                                                                                                                    2003 TV APPEARANCES
Alabama has compiled a 6-1 (.857) all-time                Alabama has compiled a 148-86-5 (.629) all-
                                                                                                                    Opponent                  TV            Score
records in games played on Sept. 20th.                    time record on television in since its first tele-
                                                                                                                    South Florida            ESPN         W 40-17
                                                          vised game in 1951. The Crimson Tide                      Oklahoma                 ESPN         L 20-13
All-Time Games on Sept. 20th                              has made 239 TV appearances since 1951.
Year   Result                                     Site
                                                                                                                    Kentucky                 ESPN         6:45 PM
1946   Alabama 26, Furman 7                     Bham                                                                N. Illinois               PPV            6 PM
1947   Alabama 34, Southern Miss 7              Bham
                                                          *In regular-season televised games, UA is                 Arkansas                 CBS          2:30 PM
1969   Alabama 17, Va. Tech 13             Blacksburg     124-70-3 (.637).
1975   Alabama 56, Clemson 0               Tuscaloosa                                                               *Following its win over South Florida,
1980   Alabama 59, Ole Miss 35                Jackson     *Alabama first three games of the 2003                    Alabama is 12-5 (.706) in televised season
1986   Alabama 21, Florida 7               Gainesville    season were all televised by ESPN, with the
1997   Arkansas 17, Alabama 16             Tuscaloosa
                                                                                                                    openers since 1960.
                                                          Oklahoma and Kentucky games aired in
                                                          primetime.                                                *The South Florida game marked the sev-
BAMA COACHES IN SEPTEMBER
                                                                                                                    enth straight year the season opener has been
Alabama coaches have put up some                          *The 2003 season opener with South                        televised.
impressive numbers in the month of                        Florida drew a 26.9 rating in the
September. Legendary coach Paul Bryant                    Birmingham market.
has the school’s best September record
(52-8-1) in his 25-year career with the                   *On a national scale, Coach Mike Shula’s
Crimson Tide. In addition, five coaches --                debut was the highest rated sporting event on net-
DV Graves, Thomas Kelley, Xen Scott,                      work or cable television during the Labor Day
Wallace Wade and Frank Thomas -- never                    weekend holiday.
lost a game in the month of September.
                                                          *The Alabama-Arkansas game (Sept. 27)
                                                          will be televised nationally by CBS Sports.




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ALABAMA FOOTBALL STATISTICS (FOURTH QUARTER)
ALABAMA               USF         OU          UK    NIU       ARK      GA        USM         MISS       UT           MSU     LSU            AU           UH
Points                  7          3          14
First Downs             9          4           7
Rushing Yds           107          5          62
Passing Yds            30         45          38
Total Off.            137         50          100
3rd Dwn               5/5         2/5         2/4
4th Dwn               0/0         1/1         1/1


OPPONENT              USF         OU          UK    NIU       ARK      GA        USM         MISS       UT           MSU     LSU            AU           UH
Points                 0           0           7
First Downs            0           4           4
Rushing                0          26          13
Passing                0          41          66
Total Off.            0           67          79
3rd Dwn               0/1         1/4         1/3
4th Dwn               0/0         0/1         0/0



ALABAMA’S TELEVISED SEASON OPENERS                   UA 12-Game Winning Streak (SEC Openers)                 *Alabama has played in more games (481),
Year   Game                                   TV     Sept. 5, 1992          Alabama 25, Vanderbilt 8         wins (325) and championships (21) than
1960   Alabama 21, Georgia 6 (Bham)          ABC     Sept. 11, 1993         Alabama 17, Vanderbilt 6         any team in SEC history.
1965   Georgia 18, Alabama 17 (Athens)       ABC     Sept. 10, 1994         Alabama 17, Vanderbilt 7
1975   Missouri 20, Alabama 7 (Bham)         ABC     Sept. 2, 1995          Alabama 33, Vanderbilt 25        *Alabama has 11 more SEC wins than
1978   Alabama 20, Nebraska 3 (Bham)         ABC     Sept. 14, 1996         Alabama 36, Vanderbilt 26        Kentucky (136), Vanderbilt (106),
1979   Alabama 30, Ga. Tech 6 (Atlanta)      ABC     Sept. 11, 1997         Alabama 20, Vanderbilt 0         Arkansas (41) and South Carolina (32)
1981   Alabama 24, LSU 7 (Baton Rouge)       ABC     Sept. 12, 1998         Alabama 32, Vanderbilt 7         combined.
1984   Boston College 38, Alabama 31 (Bham) ABC      Sept. 4, 1999          Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 17
1985   Alabama 20, Georgia 16 (Athens)       ABC     Sept. 9, 2000          Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 10
                                                                                                             *Alabama is the only SEC school to win a
1986   Alabama 16, Ohio State 10          Raycom     Sept. 8, 2001          Alabama 12, Vanderbilt 9
                                                                                                             championship in every decade since the
1992   Alabama 25, Vanderbilt 8 (Tusc)         JP    Sept. 28, 2002         Alabama 30, Arkansas 12
1997   Alabama 42, Houston 17 (Bham)           JP    Sept. 13, 2003         Alabama 27, Kentucky 17
                                                                                                             1930s. The Crimson Tide’s last SEC
1998   Alabama 38, BYU 31 (Tusc)            ESPN                                                             Championship came in 1999.
1999   Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 17 (Nashville) JP      ALABAMA’S SEC TRADITION                                 Alabama’s SEC Titles By Decades
2000   UCLA 35, Alabama 24 (LA)              ABC     Alabama has compiled a 325-136-20 (.696)                Decade                Titles                   Years
2001   UCLA 20, Alabama 17 (Tusc)           ESPN     all-time record in 481 SEC games since                  1930s                   3              1933, 34, 37
2002   Alabama 39, MTSU 34 (Bham)              JP    1933.                                                   1940s                   1                       1945
2003   Alabama 40, S. Florida 17 (Bham)     ESPN
                                                                                                             1950s                   1                       1953
                                                     *Alabama won its 325th all-time SEC game on             1960s                   4           1961, 64, 65, 66
ALABAMA IN SEC OPENERS                               Saturday, Sept. 13 against Kentucky.                    1970s                   8           1972, 73, 74, 75,
The Alabama Crimson Tide has compiled                                                                                                                  77, 78, 79
a 45-20-2 (.639) all-time record in SEC              *Dating back to the 2001 season, Alabama                1980s                    2                 1981, 89
openers since the league was formed in               is 9-2 (.818) in its last 11 SEC games.                 1990s                    1                      1999
1933.

*Alabama has won 12 consecutive SEC openers,         ALL-TIME SEC FOOTBALL STANDINGS
dating back to the 1992 season.
                                                     Team                Yrs        Gms        Won       Lost         Tied     Pct.          Titles
*The Crimson Tide’s current 12-game winning
                                                     ALABAMA             70         481        325       136          20       .696          21
streak in SEC openers, includes 10 wins
                                                     Tennessee           70         440        281       140          19       .660          13
over Vanderbilt (1992-2001), one win over            Georgia             71         441        253       174          14       .590          11
Arkansas (2002) and Kentucky (2003).                 Florida             70         431        236       180          15       .565          6
                                                     LSU                 71         445        236       187          22       .555          8
*Alabama’s first SEC game was a scoreless tie        Auburn              70         460        244       198          18       .550          5
with Ole Miss at Birmingham’s Municipal              Ole Miss            70         436        219       202          15       .519          6
Stadium (now Legion Field) on Oct. 7,                Arkansas            12         88         41        45           2        .477          0
1933.                                                South Carolina      12         89         32        56           1        .365          0
                                                     Miss. State         70         445        148       285          12       .346          1
*The 2003 season marked the first time since         Kentucky            70         440        136       292          12       .323          0
1996 the Crimson Tide has played its SEC             Vanderbilt          69         450        106       326          18       .256          0
opener here in Tuscaloosa.


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*Every Alabama head coach since 1933,               ALABAMA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Selected by Coaching Staff)
with the exception of J.B. “Ears” Whitworth
and Ray Perkins has won at least one SEC
Championship.                                       Opponent            Offense                     Defense            Special Teams
                                                    South Florida       Dennis Alexander            Charlie Peprah     Ramzee Robinson
Alabama’s SEC Titles By Coach                       Oklahoma            Shaud Williams              Derrick Pope       Thurman Ward
Coach                                       Years   Kentucky            Shaud Williams              Freddie Roach      Bo Freelend
Frank Thomas (4)                1933, 34, 37, 45    N. Illinois
Red Drew (1)                                 1953   Arkansas
Paul Bryant (13)         1961, 64, 65, 66, 71, 72   Georgia
                           73, 74, 77, 78, 79, 81   Southern Miss
Bill Curry (1)                               1989   Ole Miss
Gene Stallings (1)                           1992   Tennessee
Mike DuBose (1)                              1999   Miss. State
                                                    LSU
                                                    Auburn
2002 SEC REVIEW
                                                    Hawai’i
Alabama posted a 6-2 (.750) record in SEC
play last season and clinched the best
record in the SEC Western Division.

*Alabama’s six SEC wins last year were the          SEC EASTERN DIVISION RECORD (Since 1992)          SHAUD WILLIAMS NAMED SEC POW
most since the 1999 team won the SEC                Opponent                             Record       University of Alabama senior tailback
Championship with a 7-1 SEC slate.                   vs. Florida                             3-3      Shaud Williams was named the Southeastern
                                                     vs. Georgia                             2-1      Conference Offensive Player of the Week
                                                     vs. Kentucky                            2-1      by the league office Monday, Sept. 15 after
*The Crimson Tide won only six SEC games in
                                                     vs. USC                                 3-1      a career game in the Tide’s 27-17 victory
the previous two seasons (2000-01) combined,
                                                     vs. Tennessee                        3-7-1
posting a 2-6 record in 2000 and a 4-4                                                                over the Kentucky Wildcats on Sept. 13.
                                                     vs. Vanderbilt                        11-0
league mark in 2001.
                                                                                                      Williams had 192 all-purpose yards
*En route to its 6-2 conference record last
                                                    SEC RECORD ALSO IMPRESSIVE                        against Kentucky, including 174 rushing
                                                    While Alabama has the second-best overall         yards, 15 punt return yards and three
year, Alabama averaged 406 yards per
                                                    record in the SEC since Nov. 10, 2001, the        receiving yards on 35 plays. In all,
game this season. The Crimson Tide aver-
                                                    Crimson Tide’s SEC record in the last two-        Williams played 62 snaps in the win over
aged 189.4 rushing yards (17 TDs) and
                                                    plus seasons is also among the best in the        the Wildcats. He ran the ball five times for
216.6 passing yards (9 TDs) per game in
                                                    league.                                           30 yards on Alabama's opening drive of
its eight SEC games last year.
                                                                                                      the game, pushing him over the 2,000-
                                                    *In its last 11 SEC games, Alabama has
                                                                                                      yard mark for his career.
                                                    compiled a 9-2 (.818) league record, sec-
EAST AND WEST
                                                    ond only to Georgia's 10-2 (.833) confer-
Since the SEC split into two divisions                                                                The Andrews, Texas native rushed 30
                                                    ence record, which includes an SEC
prior to the 1992 season, Alabama has                                                                 times for 174 yards and three touchdowns.
                                                    Championship Game win over Arkansas
compiled a 61-31-1 (.661) record in regular-                                                          The 174 rushing yards are the most for
                                                    last year in Atlanta.
season conference games.                                                                              Williams at Alabama, surpassing his previ-
                                                                                                      ous high of 160 rushing yards last year at
                                                    *Here is a look at the best records (SEC
*Factor in the Tide’s four appearances in                                                             Hawai'i (Nov. 27, 2002) and his three
                                                    games only) since the end of the 2001 sea-
the SEC Championship game and UA’s                                                                    rushing touchdowns are the most in his
                                                    son.
record is 62-33-1 (.651), after splitting four                                                        career, surpassing his previous best of two
championship game tilts with Florida.                                                                 against South Florida (Aug. 30, 2003) and
                                                    SEC’s BEST RECORDS (Since Nov, 10, 2001)
                                                                                                      Colorado (1999 while at Texas Tech).
                                                    School              Record               Pct.
*Alabama has compiled a 37-18 (.673)                Georgia              10-2               .833
record against SEC Western Division                 Alabama              9-2                .818      The senior also added a career-high 30
teams since 1992.                                   LSU                  8-3                .727      rushing attempts in the win, surpassing his
                                                    Tennessee            8-3                .727      previous best of 28 attempts in the 2003
SEC WESTERN DIVISION RECORD (Since 1992)                                                              season opener against South Florida.
                                                    Florida               7-3               .700
Opponent                                 Record                                                       The award is Williams'’ second SEC Player
                                                    Arkansas             6-4                .600
vs. Auburn                                  7-5                                                       of the Week honor in three weeks.
                                                    Auburn               7-5                .583
vs. Arkansas                                6-4                                                       Williams' earned the nod in Alabama’s
                                                    Ole Miss             5-7                .417
vs. LSU                                     7-4                                                       week one 40-17 win over South Florida at
                                                    Kentucky              4-7               .364
vs. Ole Miss                               10-1
                                                    South Carolina        3-7               .300      Birmingham’s Legion Field. For his career,
vs. Miss. State                             7-4
                                                    Miss. State          1-10               .091      Williams' has 372 rushing attempts for
                                                    Vanderbilt           0-13               .000      2,168 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns in
*Alabama has compiled a 26-15-1 (.631)
                                                                                                      four years at Texas Tech and Alabama.
record against SEC Eastern Division teams
since 1992.




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MIKE SHULA MAKES COACHING DEBUT                  Alabama Players Who Became Head Coach            Alabama’s All-Time Winningest Starting QBs
Former All-SEC quarterback Mike Shula                                Playing        Coaching      Player                  Record                Years
made his head coaching debut as the              Name                 Years             Years     Jay Barker              35-1-1             1991-94
Crimson Tide defeated the South Florida          Eli Abbott          1892-94    1893-95; 1902     *Harry Gilmer           30-9-2             1944-47
Bulls, 40-17, Aug. 30, 2003 at Legion Field.     Allen McCants       1892-94             1897     Pat Trammell            26-2-4             1959-61
                                                 J.B. Whitworth      1930-31         1955-57      Jeff Rutledge            24-4              1976-78
*Alabama head coaches are 19-6 (.760) in         Paul Bryant         1933-35         1958-82      “Dixie” Howell          22-2-1             1934-37
their coaching debuts with the Crimson           Ray Perkins         1964-66         1983-86      Mike Shula              22-8-1             1984-86
                                                 Mike DuBose         1972-74       1997-2000      Joe Namath               21-3              1962-64
Tide.
                                                 Mike Shula          1983-86          Present     Terry Davis              21-3              1971-72
                                                                                                  * --Gilmer and Howell both played in single wing for-
*Shula was named the Crimson Tide’s 26th                                                          mations in which they did not lineup as quarterback,
head coach on May 9, 2003, returning to his      FORMER QB LEADS THE TIDE
                                                 Of the previous four former UA players to        but were their team’s pass thrower.
alma mater after spending the last 16 years
in the NFL as a player and assistant coach.      be named head coach at Alabama, Coach
                                                 Shula is the only former quarterback             SHULA’S DEBUT, Part II
                                                 among the group.                                 Coach Mike Shula became the sixth UA head
*Shula is the Crimson Tide’s third head
                                                                                                  coach to make his debut in Birmingham’s Legion
coach in the last nine months, replacing
                                                 *Eli Abbott, a Tuscaloosa native, was a tackle   Field.
former head coach Mike Price just 115
days prior to the start of the 2003 season.      (1892-94) while also serving as the player-
                                                 coach in his tenure at Alabama. Abbott is        *Five of the last six Alabama head coaches
                                                 listed as the head coach from 1893-95 and        have made their debut with the Crimson
*The Alabama head coach made his head
                                                 then coached again in 1902.                      Tide at Legion Field.
coaching debut in the very stadium where he
earned his first start under center for the
                                                 *He is the only player-coach in school his-      *The list of Alabama coaches to make their
Crimson Tide 19 years ago.
                                                 tory and the only coach to serve two             debut at Legion Field includes Red Drew, Ray
                                                 tenures at Alabama.                              Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike
*As a sophomore, Shula made his first
                                                                                                  DuBose and Mike Shula.
start for the Crimson Tide on Sept. 8, 1984
at Legion Field in a 38-31 loss to the           *Allen McCants was a right halfback from
                                                 1892-94 for coach Eli Abbott. McCants            *The Crimson Tide’s first head coach, E.B.
Boston College Eagles and 1984 Heisman
                                                 was a native of Meridian, Miss.                  Beaumont, also debuted in Birmingham, but
Trophy winner Doug Flutie.
                                                                                                  the game was played at Lakeview Park.
                                                 *J.B. Whitworth lettered as a tackle under       Beaumont coached the first game in
*Prior to this year, two of the Crimson
                                                 coach Wallace Wade (1930) and Frank              Alabama history, leading the Crimson
Tide’s last three head coaches lost their
                                                 Thomas (1931).                                   Tide to a 56-0 win over Birmingham High
first game at Alabama, including Gene
                                                                                                  School.
Stallings (1990) and Dennis Franchione
(2001).                                          *Paul Bryant was an end for coach Frank
                                                 Thomas and was a teammate of NFL Hall            *In 2001, Dennis Franchione became the first
                                                 of Famer and Green Bay Packers legend            Alabama coach in more than 70 years to
*E.B. Beaumont (1892) served as the first head
                                                 Don Hutson.                                      make his coaching debut in Tuscaloosa.
coach in the history of Alabama football,
                                                                                                  Fran’s debut came Sept. 1, 2001 at Bryant-
leading the Crimson Tide its first-ever win
                                                 *Ray Perkins was a standout receiver at          Denny Stadium in the Tide’s 20-17 loss to
over Birmingham High School (56-0) on
                                                 Alabama, catching passes from NFL                UCLA.
Nov. 11, 1892.
                                                 Legends Joe Namath and Kenny Stabler
                                                 from 1964-66 and helping Bama to a pair          *Prior to Franchione, the last coach to
*From 1905-47, Alabama had nine consecu-
                                                 of national championships (1964-65) and          open his UA career in Tuscaloosa was Frank
tive successful coaching debuts beginning with
                                                 an 11-0 season as a senior in 1966.              Thomas, who led his team to a 42-0 win
Jack Leavenworth (1905) and concluding
                                                                                                  over Howard on Sept. 26, 1931.
with Harold “Red” Drew (1947).
                                                 *Mike DuBose was a standout defensive line-
                                                 man under Coach Bryant (1972-73) and             *Coach Paul Bryant made his UA coaching
*Paul Bryant (1957), Gene Stallings (1990)
                                                 was a member of two SEC Championship             debut at Mobile’s Ladd Stadium.
and Dennis Franchione (2001) all lost their
Alabama coaching debuts.                         teams while a Bama player.
                                                                                                  *Coach J.B. Whitworth’s debut came in
                                                 *Shula was a three-year starter at quarter-      Houston, Texas against the Rice Owls.
*Despite losing their UA debut, the trio
still managed to compile a 311-79-9 (.791)       back under Ray Perkins and is the school’s
                                                 sixth all-time winningest signal-caller.         *Here is a game-by-game look at the head
overall record in 399 games and win seven
                                                                                                  coaching debuts of all former Tide football
national championships (1961, 1964, 1965,
                                                                                                  coaches since 1892.
1973, 1978, 1979 and 1992).

*Shula is one of seven Alabama head coaches to
have also played for the Crimson Tide.
The list also includes Allen McCants, Eli
Abbott, J.B. Whitworth, Paul Bryant, Ray
Perkins and Mike DuBose.



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FOR THE RECORD                                   Top Five All-Time Winning Percentage (Min. 3 Yrs)   Alabama Head Coaching Debuts
Here is a look at the coaching records for       Coach                  Years            Games       Coach                  Year              Result
the Crimson Tide’s previous 25 head              Paul Bryant           1958-82              .854     E.B. Beaumont         1892                 Won
coaches since 1892.                              Frank Thomas          1931-46              .812     Alabama 56, Bham HS 0 - Nov. 11 (Birmingham)
                                                 Wallace Wade          1923-30              .812
*Legendary coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant           J.W.H. Pollard        1906-09              .783     Eli Abbott             1893                 Lost
                                                 Xen Scott             1919-22              .744     Bham AC 4, Alabama 0 - Oct. 14 (Tuscaloosa)
(1958-82) remains the winningest coach in
school history with his 232-46-9 (.824)
                                                 THE STAFF                                           Otto Waggonhurst      1896                   Won
record in 287 career games. He led the
                                                 While head coach Mike Shula has never               Alabama 30, Bham AC 0 - Oct. 24 (Tuscaloosa)
Crimson Tide to six national titles (1961,
                                                 coached a game at the collegiate level or
‘64, ‘64, ‘73, ‘78 and ‘79) in his tenure at
                                                 previously been a head coach, the first-            Allen McCants           1897                  Won
the Capstone.
                                                 year Alabama skipper has assembled a                Alabama 6, Tuscaloosa AC 0 - Nov. 13 (Tuscaloosa)
ALABAMA FOOTBALL COACHES RECORDS                 solid, veteran coaching staff.
                                                                                                     W.A. Martin             1899                  Won
Coach                 Years            Record
                                                 Shula’s nine on-the-field assistant coaches         Alabama 16, Tuscaloosa AC 5 - Oct. 21 (Tuscaloosa)
E.B. Beaumont         1892          2-2 (.500)
Eli Abbott        1893-95, 1902    7-13 (.350)   have combined for 166 years of experience in
                                                 the high school, college and professional           M. Griffin              1900                   Won
Otto Waggonhurst      1896          2-1 (.667)
                                                 ranks.                                              Alabama 35, Taylor School 0 - Oct. 21 (Tuscaloosa)
Allen McCants         1897         1-0 (1.000)
W.A. Martin           1899        4-3-1 (.750)
                                                 *Three of the Crimson Tide’s assistant              M.H. Harvey             1901                  Won
M. Griffin            1900          2-3 (.400)
                                                                                                     Alabama 41, Ole Miss 0 - Oct. 19 (Tuscaloosa)
M.H. Harvey           1901        2-1-2 (.600)   coaches have previously served as Division
W.B. Blount         1903-04        10-7 (.598)   I head coaches, including defensive coordi-
                                                                                                     W.B. Blount              1903                  Lost
Jack Leavenworth      1905          6-4 (.600)   nator Joe Kines (Arkansas, 1992), offensive         Vanderbilt 30, Alabama 0 - Oct. 10 (Nashville)
J.W.H. Pollard      1906-09      21-4-5 (.783)   coordinator Dave Rader (Tulsa, 1988-99)
Guy Lowman            1910          4-4 (.500)   and Sparky Woods (South Carolina, 1989-             Jack Leavenworth         1905                 Won
D.V. Graves         1911-14     21-12-3 (.625)   93).                                                Alabama 17, Maryville 0 - Oct. 3 (Tuscaloosa)
Thomas Kelley       1915-17      17-7-1 (.700)
Xen Scott           1919-22      29-9-3 (.744)   *In addition, another three coaches are             J.W.H. Pollard           1906                  Won
Wallace Wade        1923-30     61-13-3 (.812)
                                                 serving their second stint on the UA staff,         Alabama 6, Maryville 0 - Oct. 6 (Tuscaloosa)
Frank Thomas        1931-46 115-24-7 (.812)
                                                 including Kines (Defensive Coordinator,
Harold “Red” Drew   1947-54     54-28-7 (.643)
                                                 1985-86), Rader (Quarterbacks/Receivers             Guy Lowman            1910                   Won
J.B. Whitworth      1955-57      4-24-2 (.167)
Paul Bryant         1958-82 232-46-9 (.824)
                                                 Coach, 1983-85) and Charlie Harbison                Alabama 25, Bham Southern 0 - Oct. 1 (Tuscaloosa)
Ray Perkins         1983-86     32-15-1 (.677)   (Secondary, 1998-2000).
                                                                                                     D.V. Graves            1911                  Won
Bill Curry          1987-89       26-10 (.722)
                                                 *Kines and Rader were on Ray Perkins                Alabama 24, Howard 0 - Sept. 30 (Tuscaloosa)
Gene Stallings      1990-96       62-25 (.713)
Mike DuBose        1997-2000      24-23 (.511)   coaching staff in the mid 1980s when cur-
                                                 rent head coach Mike Shula was the starting         Thomas Kelley          1915                    Won
Dennis Franchione   2001-02        17-8 (.680)
                                                 quarterback. Shula’s position coach was             Alabama 44, Howard 0 - Oct. 2 (Tuscaloosa)
Mike Shula            2003          2-1 (.667)
                                                 Rader and he worked against Kines’ defen-
                                                 sive unit each day in practice.                     Xen Scott             1919                   Won
THE TOP FIVE                                                                                         Alabama 27, Bham Southern 0 - Oct. 4 (Tuscaloosa)
Here is a listing of Alabama’s top five head
coaches in terms of games, wins and win-         2003 Alabama Coaching Staff
                                                 Coach                           Responsibilities    Wallace Wade            1923                   Won
ning percentage since 1892.                                                                          Alabama 12, Union 0 - Sept. 29 (Tuscaloosa)
                                                 Joe Kines                      Asst. Head Coach
Top Five Games Coached                                                      Defensive Coordinator
                                                                                                     Frank Thomas           1931                  Won
Coach                Years             Games
                                                 Dave Rader                  Offensive Coordinator   Alabama 42, Howard 0 - Sept. 26 (Tuscaloosa)
Paul Bryant         1958-82              287
Frank Thomas        1931-46              146                                  Quarterbacks Coach
                                                                                                     “Red” Drew             1947                   Won
Harold “Red” Drew   1947-54               89
                                                 Chris Ball                      Secondary Coach     Alabama 34, Southern Miss 0 - Sept. 20 (Birmingham)
Gene Stallings      1990-96               87
Wallace Wade        1923-30               77
                                                 Bob Connelly                Offensive Line Coach    J.B. Whitworth          1955                   Lost
Top Five All-Time Wins                                                                               Rice 20, Alabama 0 - Sept. 24 (Houston)
Coach                  Years           Games     Charlie Harbison                Receivers Coach
Paul Bryant           1958-82            232                                                         Paul Bryant            1958                    Lost
Frank Thomas          1931-46            115     Paul Randolph              Defensive Ends Coach     LSU 13, Alabama 3 - Sept. 27 (Mobile)
Gene Stallings        1990-96             62
Wallace Wade          1923-30             61     Dave Ungerer                   Tight Ends Coach     Ray Perkins             1983                  Won
Harold “Red” Drew     1947-54             54                                 Special Teams Coord.    Alabama 20, Georgia Tech 7 - Sept. 10 (Birmingham)

                                                 Sparky Woods               Running Backs Coach      Bill Curry             1987                   Won
                                                                                                     Alabama 38, Southern Miss 6 - Sept. 5 (Birmingham)
                                                 Buddy Wyatt              Defensive Tackles Coach
                                                                                                     Gene Stallings          1990                  Lost
                                                                                                     Southern Miss 27, Alabama 24 - Sept. 8 (Birmingham)



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Coach                  Year               Result     MORE DEBUTS                                      TRUE FRESHMEN TO START SEASON OPENER
Mike DuBose            1997                 Won      Alabama has had a total of 12 players            Player, Pos.                            Year
Alabama 42, Houston 17 - Aug. 30 (Birmingham)        make their Crimson Tide debut during the         Jim Bunch, OT                           1976
                                                     2003 season.                                     Larry Rose, OT                          1985
Dennis Franchione      2001                  Lost                                                     Matt Hammond, LT                        1990
UCLA 20, Alabama 17 - Sept. 1 (Tuscaloosa)           *A total of 10 players made their Alabama        Jon Stevenson, RT                       1991
                                                     debut in the 2003 season opener against          Terry Jones, Jr., TE                    1998
Mike Shula              2003                 Won                                                      Dante Ellington, RT                     1999
                                                     South Florida (Aug. 30) at Legion Field.
Alabama 40, South Florida 17 (Birmingham)                                                             Saleem Rasheed, LB                      1999
                                                                                                      Tim Castille, F-Back                    2003
                                                     *Alabama used two more first-time players
BRYANT-DENNY COACHING DEBUTS                         in its win over Kentucky on Sept. 13, 2003.
Coach Shula had perhaps the toughest                                                                  *After going the last three season without
Tuscaloosa opener in school history as the           *Here is the listing of players who have         starting a true freshman, Alabama has started
Crimson Tide faced the No. 1 ranked                  made their debuts for the Crimson Tide           two true freshmen this season and both have
Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 6th.                                                                        started the same position.
                                                     this year.
*The Crimson Tide suffered a hard-fought             2003 Alabama Playing Debuts                      *Castille started the South Florida and
20-13 loss to the nation’s top-ranked team           Player, Position                  Opponent       Oklahoma games as the F-back, while
as Shula became the fourth consecutive UA            Jeff Aul, Kickoff               South Florida    Le’Ron McClain started in Castille’s
head coach to lose his first game in Bryant-         Taylor Britt, DT                   Kentucky      absence against Kentucky.
Denny Stadium.                                       Tim Castille, F                 South Florida
                                                     Jeremy Clark, DT                South Florida    *Here is a listing of true freshmen to start
*With the loss to Oklahoma, Alabama                  Kenneth Darby, RB               South Florida    at Alabama since 1973.
coaches are now 6-5 (.545) in their first            Bo Freelend, Punter             South Florida
game on campus.                                      Juwan Garth, LB                 South Florida    TRUE FRESHMEN TO START AT UA
                                                     Gabe Giardina, Holder           South Florida    Player, Pos.                            Year
UA Coaching Debuts in Bryant-Denny Stadium           Terrence Jones, Spec. Tms       South Florida    Ozzie Newsome, SE                       1974
Coach                   Year           Result        Le’Ron McLain, Spec. Tms        South Florida    Jim Bunch, OT                           1976
Wallace Wade            1929             Won         Matt Miller, Spec. Tms             Kentucky      Bill Condon, G                          1984
Alabama 55, Miss. College 0 - Sept. 29               Ramzee Robinson, Spec. Tms      South Florida    Larry Rose, OT                          1985
                                                                                                      Matt Hammond, LT                        1990
Frank Thomas           1931                  Won     *Of the 10 debuts in the season opener,          Jon Stevenson, RT                       1991
Alabama 42, Howard 0 - Sept. 26                      three came from true freshmen, including         Terry Jones, Jr., TE                    1998
                                                     Castille, Jones and McLain.                      Dante Ellington, RT                     1999
Red Drew              1947                   Won                                                      Saleem Rasheed, LB                      1999
Alabama 26, Duquesne 0 - Oct. 11                     *Alabama played as many true freshmen in         Kenny King, DE                          1999
                                                     the 2003 season opener as they did in the        Tim Castille, F-Back                    2003
J.B. Whitworth          1955                 Lost                                                     Le’Ron McClain, F-Back                  2003
                                                     last two combined seasons under
TCU 21, Alabama 0 - Oct. 8
                                                     Franchione.
                                                                                                      DEFENSE SCORES FIRST TD IN 2003
Paul Bryant            1958                  Won                                                      As if the debut of Coach Mike Shula was
Alabama 29, Furman 6 - Oct. 11
                                                     *In 2001-02, Alabama played only three true
                                                     freshmen, including Todd Bates (2001),           not enough, the Alabama defense decided
                                                     Greg McLain (2002) and DeMeco Ryans              to add to the excitement of the 2003 sea-
Ray Perkins             1983                 Won
                                                     (2002).                                          son opener by scoring the Crimson Tide’s first
Alabama 40, Ole Miss 0 - Set. 17
                                                                                                      touchdown of the season.
Bill Curry               1988                Won
Alabama 44, Vanderbilt 10 - Sept. 24                 CASTILLE MAKES HISTORIC DEBUT                    *Sophomore left cornerback Charlie Peprah
Note: UA did not play in Tuscaloosa in 1987 due to   True freshman Tim Castille was a high-pro-       intercepted a tipped pass as the Alabama
expansion of new stadium.                            file recruit at Briarwood Christian HS in        49-yard line and raced 51 yards for the
Coach                    Year             Result     Birmingham. He showed why in the 2003            first touchdown of the season for the
Gene Stallings           1990                Lost    season opener, earning a start for the           Crimson Tide.
Florida 17, Alabama 13 - Sept. 15                    Crimson Tide in his very first game.
                                                                                                      *Peprah’s 51-yard interception return with
Mike DuBose            1997                  Lost    *Castille became just the eighth true freshmen   5:27 left in the first quarter tied the game
Arkansas 16, Alabama 16 - Sept. 20                   to start a season opener for Alabama since       at 7-7.
                                                     freshmen became eligible again in 1973.
Dennis Franchione      2001                  Lost                                                     *Peprah’s interception also marked the first
UCLA 20, Alabama 17 - Sept. 1                        *The last true freshmen to start the season      time since the 1979 season that the Alabama
                                                     opener for Alabama was Dante Ellington and       defense has scored the first touchdown of
Mike Shula              2003                 Lost    Saleem Rasheed at Vanderbilt on Sept. 4,         the year.
No. 1 Oklahoma 20, Alabama 13 - Sept. 6
                                                     1999.




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*In 1979, All-SEC linebacker E.J. Junior           ALABAMA’S 10-WIN FOOTBALL SEASONS
intercepted a Georgia Tech pass at the
Alabama 41-yard line and raced 59 yards
for the first score of the season, giving UA       Year       Record                Year        Record              Year       Record
a 6-0 lead with 1:32 left in the first quarter     1920       10-1                  1966        11-0                1980       10-2
at Grant Field. Alabama won the game,              1925       10-0                  1971        11-1                1986       10-3
30-6.
                                                   1930       10-0                  1972        10-2                1989       10-2
                                                   1934       10-0                  1973        11-1                1991       11-1
BAMA TD DRIVES IMPRESSIVE                          1945       10-0                  1974        11-1                1992       13-0
Alabama has scored seven offensive touch-
downs this season and four of those seven
                                                   1952       10-2                  1975        11-1                1994       12-1
have covered more than 80 yards.                   1961       11-0                  1977        11-1                1996       10-3
                                                   1962       10-2                  1978        11-1                1999       10-3
*The Crimson Tide had two 90+ yard                 1964       10-1                  1979        12-0                2002       10-3
scoring drives in the season opener against
South Florida (Aug. 30) in the second half.
                                                   *In addition, the win at Tennessee (Oct.              BAMA NOTCHES NCAA RECORD
*The cumulative total of Alabama’s seven           26) was Alabama’s 750th all-time win.                 27th 10-WIN SEASON
offensive touchdown drives this season is                                                                Alabama earned its NCAA-leading 27th, 10-win
58 plays and 538 yards.                            *The Alabama defense led the SEC and                  season in the 2002 regular-season finale
                                                   ranked fourth nationally, allowing just               against the Hawai’i Warriors.
*Alabama has averaged 8.3 plays on its seven       80.4 rushing yards per game.
offensive touchdown drives this season.                                                                  *The Crimson Tide posted a 10-3 record
                                                   *The Crimson Tide also paced the SEC in               last year, its first 10-win season since 1999.
*Alabama’s seven touchdown drives have aver-       total defense last year, allowing just 257.3
aged 76.9 yards in the first three games.          yards per game, a figure that also ranked             *Every Alabama coach since 1920 has had at
                                                   third nationally.                                     least one 10-win season with the exception of
2003 Alabama Touchdown Drives
                                                                                                         J.B. “Ears” Whitworth.
Opponent                                  Drive
                                                   *In terms of scoring defense, Alabama was sec-
South Florida                 5 plays, 80 yards
                                                   ond in the SEC and fifth nationally, allowing just
                             11 plays, 97 yards
                             15 plays, 90 yards
                                                   15.4 points per game in 2002.                         UA LEADS NCAA WITH 10-WIN SEASONS
                                                                                                         The University of Alabama leads all NCAA
Oklahoma                      6 plays, 80 yards    *For the second year in a row, Alabama                Division I school’s with 27, 10-win seasons.
                                                   placed in the top two in the SEC in rush-
Kentucky                      5 plays, 44 yards    ing, averaging 213.2 yards per game.                  *The Crimson Tide leads second-place
                              7 plays, 79 yards                                                          Oklahoma (24) by three in the all-time list
                              9 plays, 68 yards    *Alabama was second in the SEC last year and          of 10-game winners. Michigan (23),
                                                   18th nationally, after leading the league with        Nebraska (20) and Southern Cal (20) are
2002 - YEAR IN REVIEW                              a 226.4 rushing yards in 2001.                        the only other schools with 20, 10-win sea-
Alabama posted a 10-3 record last season, a                                                              sons in college football history.
three-game improvement from the 2000               *The Crimson Tide led the SEC in time of
season.                                            possession last year.                                 NCAA All-Time Leaders
                                                                                                         School                         10-Win Seasons
                                                                                                         Alabama                                    27
*The Crimson Tide also finished the sea-           *In terms of rushing, Alabama had two of
                                                                                                         Oklahoma                                   24
son with the best record in the SEC (6-2), but     the league’s Top 10 rushers in 2003,                  Michigan                                   23
due to NCAA sanctions were ineligible for          including Shaud Williams (8th, 70.8) and              Nebraska                                   20
the SEC Championship Game and a post-              Santonio Beard (10th, 62.4).                          Southern California                        20
season bowl bid.                                                                                         Penn State                                 18
                                                   *Williams also ranked fifth in all-purpose            Tennessee                                  17
                                                                                                         Florida State                              17
*Alabama played a school record 13 regular         yards and 10th in punt returns last season.
                                                                                                         Texas                                      15
season games last year, including its first-ever                                                         Notre Dame                                 14
regular season in the state of Hawai’i (Nov.       *The Alabama defense lost three senior                Ohio State                                 13
30).                                               starters up front to the NFL draft, Jarret            Georgia                                    13
                                                   Johnson, Kenny King and Kindal                        Miami, Fla.                                13
*The Crimson Tide notched its NCAA-lead-           Moorehead.
ing 27th, 10-win season last year.                                                                       *In terms of SEC play, Alabama holds an
                                                   *The Crimson Tide also placed six players             overwhelming lead over second-place
*The Crimson Tide’s 34-13 win over                 on the various 2002 All-SEC squads, including         Tennessee (17) and third-place Georgia
Tennessee at Neyland Stadium snapped               Britt (AP, Coaches), center Alonzo                    (13).
the Vols longest-series winning streak (7)         Ephraim (AP), Johnson (AP), King
over the Crimson Tide.                             (Coaches), Moorehead (Coaches, AP, The                *Alabama also has more 10-win seasons
                                                   Sporting News) and guard Marico Portis                than LSU (4), Ole Miss (4), Kentucky (2),
                                                   (Coaches).                                            Miss. State (2), South Carolina (1) and
                                                                                                         Vanderbilt (0) combined.

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ALL-TIME 10-WIN SEASONS (SEC SCHOOLS)         NCAA All-Time Leaders (Winning Pct.)                        TIDE SCHEDULE IS NATION’S TOUGHEST
School                       10-Win Seasons   Rk       Team                              Record (Pct.)    The Crimson Tide’s 2003 football sched-
Alabama                                  27    1.      Notre Dame                  791-250-42 (.7498)     ule, which includes five teams ranked in
Tennessee                                17    2.      Michigan                    823-269-36 (.7456)
Georgia                                  13    3.      ALABAMA                    754-284-43 (.7174)
                                                                                                          the Top 16, has been voted the toughest in the
Auburn                                    9    4.      Oklahoma                    725-282-53 (.7090)     nation.
Arkansas                                  9    5.      Texas                       766-306-33 (.7081)
Florida                                   9    6.      Ohio State                  745-292-53 (.7078)     *The Crimson Tide’s 2003 slate has been
LSU                                       5    7.      Nebraska                    771-308-40 (.7069)     tabbed the toughest schedule in the country by
Ole Miss                                  5    8.      Tennessee                   726-299-52 (.6982)     NationalChamps.net and The
Miss. State                               2    9.      Penn State                  753-222-41 (.6931)
Kentucky                                  2   10.      Southern Cal                695-296-54 (.6910)
                                                                                                          Sporting News.
South Carolina                            1   11.      Florida State               409-194-17 (.6570)
Vanderbilt                                0   12.      Washington                  632-347-50 (.6385)
                                                                                                          NationalChamps.net Top 10 (Toughest Sked)
                                              13.      Georgia                     662-367-54 (.6362)     Rank      Team                         Poll Pts
BAMA FIFTH ON ALL-TIME WIN LIST               14.      Miami (Ohio)                611-342-44 (.6349)     1.        ALABAMA                        2,106
In 109 years of football, Alabama has com-    15.      Miami (Fla.)                496-283-19 (.6335)     2.        Florida State                  1,960
piled an impressive 756-284-43 (.719) all-    16.      LSU                         636-368-47 (.6275)     3.        Cal                            1,918
                                              17.      Auburn                      626-347-47 (.6203)     4.        Colorado                       1,881
time record.                                  18.      Arizona State               502-303-24 (.6200)     5.        Arizona                        1,856
                                              19.      Colorado                    630-384-40 (.6171)     6.        Notre Dame                     1,838
*Alabama’s 34-14 win at Tennessee on          20.      Florida                     582-354-40 (.6168)
                                                                                                          7.        Georgia Tech                   1,833
Oct. 26, 2003 was the school’s 750th all-     21.      Central Michigan            519-317-36 (.6158)
                                                                                                          8.        UCLA                           1,823
time victory.                                 22.      Army                        622-393-51 (.6074)
                                              23.      Texas A&M                   623-396-48 (.6064)     9.        USC                            1,807
                                              24.      Syracuse                    652-422-49 (.6024)     10.       Tennessee                      1,795
*Presently, Alabama ranks fifth on the all-            UCLA                        499-323-57 (.6024)
time win list and is third in all-time win-   * -- Above records will be updated at the end of the 2003   NationalChamps.net Strength of Schedule
ning percentage.                              season.                                                     Rank Team
                                                                                                          1.      ALABAMA
NCAA All-Time Victory Leaders (Thru 9/13)     ALABAMA’S MILESTONE VICTORIES                               10.     Tennessee
Rk       Team                         Wins    1       Alabama 56, Birmingham HS 0                         24.     Oklahoma
1.       Michigan                      826            (Nov. 11, 1892) (Bham)
2.       Notre Dame                    792                                                                25.     Auburn
3.       Nebraska                      774                                                                29.     Arkansas
                                              100     Alabama 49, Ole Miss 0
4.       Texas                         767            (Oct. 11, 1919) (Tuscaloosa)
                                                                                                          32.     Georgia
5.       ALABAMA                       756                                                                33.     Mississippi State
6.       Penn State                    754    150     Alabama 34, Florida 0                               48.     LSU
7.       Ohio State                    748            (Nov. 14, 1925 (Montgomery)                         55.     Kentucky
8.       Oklahoma                      728                                                                56.     Ole Miss
         Tennessee                     728    200     Alabama 28, George Washington 6                     70.     Southern Miss
10.      Southern Cal                  698            (Oct. 8, 1932 (Washington DC)                       81.     Hawai’i
11.      Georgia                       665
12.      Syracuse                      654                                                                97.     Northern Illinois
                                              250     Alabama 26, Kentucky 6
13.      LSU                           639                                                                 * South Florida was not rated
                                                      (Oct 29, 1938) (Lexington)
14.      Washington                    633
15.      Colorado                      632    300     Alabama 54, SW Louisiana 0                          “Alabama takes the 2003 crown with a bru-
16.      Auburn                        627            (Oct. 12, 1946 (Tuscaloosa)                         tal slate consisting of three legitimate Top 10
17.      Texas A&M                     625
                                                                                                          teams -- Georgia, Auburn and Oklahoma.
18.      Army                          622    350     Alabama 33, Georgia 12
19.      Georgia Tech                  617
                                                                                                          Other SEC Top 25 competition -- Tennessee
                                                      (Oct. 31, 1953) (Athens)
20.      West Virginia                 616                                                                and LSU -- gives the Tide a full slate. The
21.      Pittsburgh                    613    400     Alabama 36, Miami, Fla., 3                          non-conference games all contain possible
22.      Arkansas                      612            (Nov. 10, 1962) (Tuscaloosa)                        conference champion candidates with
         Miami (Ohio)                  612                                                                Northern Illinois (MAC), Southern Miss
24.      North Carolina                611    450     Alabama 17, Southern Miss 14                        (Conference USA) and Hawai’i (WAC).” --
                                                      (Sept. 28, 1968) (Mobile)                           NationalChamps.net
                                              500     Alabama 21, LSU 7
                                                      (Nov. 22, 1973) (Baton Rouge)
                                                                                                          BAMA 14TH IN SAGARIN RATINGS
                                              550     Alabama 35, Virginia Tech 0                         In addition to its brutal schedule, the
                                                      (Oct. 28, 1978) (Tuscaloosa)                        Crimson Tide was also tabbed as one of
                                                                                                          the nation’s best teams, according to the
                                              600     Alabama 28, Southern Miss 16
                                                                                                          Sagarin Ratings.
                                                      (Nov. 12, 1983) (Bham)

                                              650     Alabama 32, LSU 16                                  *Entering the 2003 season, Alabama was
                                                      (Nov. 11, 1989) (Baton Rouge)                       rated 14th in the Sagarin Ratings, the fourth
                                                                                                          highest ranking by an SEC team behind
                                              700     Alabama 23, Ole Miss 9                              Florida (6), Georgia (8) and Tennessee
                                                      (Oct. 21, 1995) (Oxford)
                                                                                                          (13).
                                              750     Alabama 34, Tennessee 14
                                                      (Oct. 26, 2002) (Knoxville)



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*All 13 of the Crimson Tide’s opponents           *Nine of UA’s 13 opponents this year won               *The Crimson Tide is 0-1 (.000) against
this season are rated among the Top 75            eight or more games last season.                       ranked teams this season.
teams in the nation by the Sagarin Ratings.
                                                  *This year’s schedule includes six conference          *The 2003 UA opponents ranked this
*The complete listing of Crimson Tide             champions or co-champions.                             week includes:
opponents are as follows.
                                                  2003 Alabama Opponents                                 2003 Alabama Ranked Opponents (Sept. 15)
2003 Sagarin Ratings (Preseason Poll) (UA Opps)   Team                          2002 Conf. Champs        Team                   AP               ESPN
Rnk    Team                              Rating   Oklahoma                   Big 12 Champions, BCS       Oklahoma                1                  1
 3.    Oklahoma                           90.48   Northern Illinois              MAC Co-Champions        Georgia                 7                  7
 8.    Georgia                            86.85   Arkansas                   SEC West, Tri-Champions     LSU                    11                 10
13.    Tennessee                          85.17   Georgia                      SEC Champions, BCS        Tennessee              12                 12
14.    ALABAMA                            83.38   LSU                        SEC West, Tri-Champions     Arkansas               14                 14
19.    Auburn                             82.24   Auburn                     SEC West, Tri-Champions
25.    LSU                                81.27                                                          *Alabama suffered a hard-fought 20-13
29.    Arkansas                           80.10   *Alabama is also playing nine bowl teams               loss to No. 1 ranked Oklahoma on Sept. 6 at
43.    Ole Miss                           76.62   from a year ago and 12 of the Tide’s 13                Bryant-Denny Stadium, snapping the
55.    Southern Miss                      74.16   opponents this season were bowl eligible               Tide’s four-game winning streak against
61.    Kentucky                           72.74                                                          Top 25 clubs.
                                                  last year.
67.    Miss. State                        71.33
71.    South Florida                      69.68   2003 Alabama Opponents                                 *Bama’s four-game winning streak was the
73.    Northern Illinois                  69.52
                                                  Team                                     2002 Bowl     longest winning streak against Top 25
74.    Hawai’i                            69.69
                                                  Oklahoma                           Rose Bowl (BCS)     teams since the 1991-92 seasons when UA
                                                  Arkansas                            Music City Bowl    won seven consecutive games against Top
*In addition, the SEC has been rated as the       Georgia                           Sugar Bowl (BCS)     25 clubs.
second-toughest conference in the nation          Southern Miss                         Houston Bowl
according to the Sagarin Ratings. The Top         Ole Miss                        Independence Bowl      2001 Winning Streak vs. Top 25 Teams
5 conference ratings are as follows.              Tennessee                               Peach Bowl     Opponent             Ranking          Result
                                                  LSU                                     Cotton Bowl    Ole Miss                #21           W 42-7
2003 Top 5 Conference Ratings                     Auburn                             Capital One Bowl    at Tennessee            #15          W 34-14
Rank    Conference                      Rating    Hawai’i                                Hawai’i Bowl    at LSU                  #14           W 31-0
1.      Big 12                           79.58                                                           at Hawai’i              #24          W 21-16
2.      SEC                              79.55    MORE SCHEDULING NOTES
3.      Pac 10                           79.48    *Alabama will not play a game in the state of          1991-92 Winning Streak vs. Ranked Teams
4.      Big 10                           78.26    Tennessee for the first time since 1942 sea-           Opponent             Ranking           Result
5.      ACC                              77.75                                                           Georgia                #25            W 10-0
                                                  son. The streak started with the 1944 sea-
                                                                                                         Tennessee               #8           W 24-19
                                                  son. In 1943, the University did not
2003 SCHEDULE NOTEBOOK                            schedule any games due to World War II.
                                                                                                         Colorado (Bowl)        #15              30-25
*The composite record of Alabama’s 2003                                                                  at Tennessee           #13           W 17-10
opponents last year was 120-56 (.682).                                                                   at Miss. State         #16           W 30-21
                                                  *Alabama will play both Ole Miss (Oct. 18) and         Florida (SEC)          #12           W 28-21
                                                  Mississippi State (Nov. 8) on the road for the first   Miami (Sugar)          #1            W 34-13
*All but one (Miss. State) of Alabama’s
                                                  time since 1982. That year Alabama played
2003 opponents had a winning record last
                                                  both Mississippi schools in Jackson’s                  *In 2002, the Crimson Tide posted a 4-2
year.
                                                  Memorial Stadium beating both games.                   (.667) record against ranked opponents.
*The 2003 slate also includes three teams
                                                  *The 2003 season marks just the third                  2002 Results Against Top 25 Foes
that won 10 or more games last season.
                                                  time in school history that Alabama has to             Opponent            Ranking           Result
                                                  travel to Mississippi to play both schools             at Oklahoma            #2            L 34-24
*Georgia (13-1), Oklahoma (12-2) and
                                                  in the same season. Bama also played Ole               Georgia                #6            L 27-25
Hawai’i (10-4) were a combined 35-7 (.833)
                                                  Miss and MSU on the road in 1980 and                   Ole Miss              #21             W 42-7
last year.                                                                                               at Tennessee          #15            W 34-14
                                                  1982.
                                                                                                         at LSU                #14             W 31-0
2003 Alabama Opponents                                                                                   at Hawai’i            #24            W 21-16
Team                              2002 Record     *This year marks the first time that
South Florida                             9-2     Alabama will play in Oxford and Starkville
                                                  in the same season as the games in 1980                *The six games against Top 25 teams were
Oklahoma                                 12-2
Kentucky                                  7-5     and 1982 were played in Jackson.                       the most since Alabama faced seven
Northern Illinois                         8-4                                                            ranked teams in 1999, which included No.
Arkansas                                  9-5     *Alabama does not play Vanderbilt this year            5 Florida (SEC Championship Game) and
Georgia                                  13-1     for the first time since 1944.                         No. 8 Michigan (The Orange Bowl).
Southern Miss                             7-6
Ole Miss                                  7-6                                                            *The Crimson Tide also played four road
Tennessee                                 8-5     2003 RANKED OPPONENTS                                  games against Top 25 foes, including
Mississippi State                         3-9     *The Crimson Tide will play five teams                 Oklahoma, Tennessee, LSU and Hawai’i.
LSU                                       8-5     ranked in the preseason Top 25 polls,
Auburn                                    9-4     including three Top 10 opponents.
Hawai’i                                  10-4


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*The 2002 season marked the first time ever       Alabama Shutouts vs. Ranked Teams                 *Prior to the 2003 season, only two players
the Crimson Tide played four Top 25               Nov. 28, 1959                                     in the storied history of Alabama had
teams on the road in the same season.             Alabama 10, (11) Auburn 0                         actually played in a game for three differ-
                                                                                                    ent head coaches.
*Alabama’s consecutive wins over Ole Miss and     Jan. 1, 1963 (Orange Bowl)
Tennessee marked the first time since 1999        Alabama 17, (8) Oklahoma 0                        *The two players are Frank Powe (1899-
that UA posted back-to-back wins over                                                               1901) and Everett Wilkinson (1909-13).
Top 25 clubs.                                     Nov. 2, 1974                                      *Powe, an end from Talladega, played for
                                                  Alabama 35, (17) Miss. State 0
                                                                                                    W.A. Martin (1899), M. Griffin (1900) and
*During the 1999 season, the Crimson                                                                M.H. Harvey (1901).
                                                  Nov. 9, 1996
Tide beat three consecutive ranked teams
                                                  Alabama 26, (12) LSU 0
from Sept. 25-Oct. 16. Those three wins                                                             *Wilkinson, a halfback and kicker from
came against No. 15 Arkansas (35-28), No.         Nov. 16, 2002                                     Prattville, played for J.W.H. Pollard (1909),
3 Florida (40-39, OT) and No. 22 Ole Miss         Alabama 31, (14) LSU 0                            Guy Lowman (1910) and D.V. Graves
(30-24). The Florida and Ole Miss games                                                             (1912-13).
were both on the road.                            *Alabama’s 31-0 win at LSU is the second-
                                                                                                    Frank Powe (End)
                                                  largest margin of victory over a Top 25
*The wins over Ole Miss and Tennessee                                                               Year   Coach                      UA Record
                                                  club.                                             1899   W.A. Martin                      3-1
marks only the 10th time in school history
Alabama has beaten a Top 25 team in con-          UA’s Largest Margin of Victory Over Top 25 Team   1900   M. Griffin                       2-3
secutive weeks.                                   Margin Result of Game                             1901   M.H. Harvey                    2-1-2
                                                  35      Alabama 38, Miss. State 3 (1986)
Consecutive Wins Over Top 25 Foes                                                                   Everett Wilkinson (Halfback/Kicker)
                                                  35      Alabama 35, Miss. State 0 (1974)
2002   (24) Alabama 42, (21) Ole Miss 7                                                             Year   Coach                      UA Record
                                                  31      Alabama 31, LSU 0 (2002)
       (19) Alabama 34, (16) Tennessee 14                                                           1909   J.W.H. Pollard                 5-1-2
                                                  30      Alabama 36, UCLA 6 (1976)
                                                                                                    1910   Guy Lowman                       4-4
                                                  29      Alabama 35, Ohio State 6 (1978)
1999   (NR) Alabama 35, (15) Arkansas 28                                                            1911   Did Not Play                   5-2-2
                                                  28      Alabama 30, Baylor 2 (1981)
       (21) Alabama 40, (3) Florida 39 (OT)                                                         1912   D.V. Graves                    5-3-1
                                                  27      Alabama 34, Nebraska 7 (1967)
       (11) Alabama 30, (22) Ole Miss 24                                                            1913   D.V. Graves                      6-3
                                                  26      Alabama 26, LSU 0 (1996)
                                                  24      Alabama 31, Auburn 7 (2001)
1992   (2) Alabama 28, (12) Florida 21            24      Alabama 31, Auburn 7 (1971)               *The 2003 Alabama roster also includes
       (2) Alabama 34, (1) Miami, Fla. 13                                                           seven players who were on the 1999 SEC
                                                                                                    Championship team.
                                                  NINE TIDERS SUIT UP FOR THIRD COACH
1989   (10) Alabama 47, (6) Tennessee 30          When the Alabama Crimson Tide hit the
       (6) Alabama 17, (14) Penn State 16                                                           *Of those seven players, only Antonio Carter
                                                  field last Saturday afternoon against the
                                                                                                    and Leslie Williams played in a game during
                                                  South Florida Bulls a total of nine different
1981   (8) Alabama 13, (7) Miss. State 10                                                           the Crimson Tide’s 10-3 championship
                                                  players made UA football history by playing for
       (6) Alabama 31, (5) Penn State 16                                                            season.
                                                  their third different head coach in their
1979   (1) Alabama 25, (14) Auburn 18             Alabama career.
                                                                                                    *Five other current players -- Dennis
       (2) Alabama 24, (6) Arkansas 9                                                               Alexander, Charles Jones, Matt Lomax, Nick
                                                  *The listing of nine players who have actu-
                                                                                                    Ridings and Lance Taylor -- were on the 1999
1978   (1) Alabama 20, (10) Nebraska 3            ally played in at least one game for previ-
                                                                                                    SEC Championship team but did not play
       (1) Alabama 38, (11) Missouri 20           ous coaches Mike DuBose and Dennis
                                                                                                    because they were redshirted.
                                                  Franchione and current coach Mike Shula
1964   (3) Alabama 17, (9) LSU 9                  includes:
                                                                                                    *In addition, senior running back Shaud
       (2) Alabama 24, (10) Georgia Tech 7
                                                  Players Who Have Played for Three Head Coaches    Williams will dress and play for his fourth
1947   (18) Alabama 13, (13) Kentucky 0           Player, Position                         Years    head coach this season for the Crimson
       (14) Alabama 14, (8) Georgia Tech 7        Dennis Alexander, RG                  1999-03     Tide.
                                                  Carlos Andrews, SS                    2000-03
*Also, Alabama scored 76 points in its            Antonio Carter, WR                    1999-03     *Williams has played for Spike Dykes and
wins over No. 21 Ole Miss and No. 16              Dre Fulgham, WR                       2000-03     Mike Leach at Texas Tech and Dennis
Tennessee, marking the most points ever           Brandon Greer, WR                     2000-03     Franchione at Alabama. Coach Shula will
                                                  Triandos Luke, WR                     2000-03     be his fourth head coach when he sees
scored in consecutive games against Top 25
                                                  Nautyn McKay-Loescher, DE             2000-03     action this weekend against South Florida
teams. The previous high was 75 points in
                                                  Antwan Odom, DE                       2000-03     in 2003 season opener.
back-to-back wins over Arkansas and               Nick Ridings, SN                      1999-03
Florida in 1999.                                  Leslie Williams, DE                   1999-03     *In all, Williams has had five head coaches
                                                  Cornelius Wortham, LB                 2000-03     in five years of college football when you
MORE RANKINGS                                                                                       count the 2003 spring training with Mike
                                                  *Carter and Wortham have missed each of           Price.
Alabama’s 31-0 win at No. 14 LSU last sea-        the first two games this season.
son marked the fifth time in school history the
Crimson Tide posted a shutout against a
Top 25 team.



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*By the way, he also plays baseball and            *Senior right guard Dennis Alexander has        *Another junior offensive lineman Evan
suited up two years for Larry Hays at Texas        played in 38 of a possible 39 games in his      Mathis has started 25 consecutive games for
Tech and played last year at Bama for              UA career. After missing the 2000 season        the Crimson Tide since making his debut
coach Jim Wells, giving him seven head             opener at UCLA, Alexander has played in         at South Carolina on Sept. 29, 2001.
coaches in two sports in his five-year             the next 37 consecutive games for
career.                                            Alabama in a back up role and on special        *Senior free safety Charles Jones was the
                                                   teams.                                          Alabama defensive player to start all 13
                                                                                                   games last season. Jones has 16 consecutive
PERFECT ATTENDANCE                                 *Senior wide receiver Triandos Luke has         starts for Alabama entering the Northern
The 2003 Alabama football roster contains          played in all but four games during his         Illinois game.
15 players who have played every game in           career with the Crimson Tide. After miss-
their career with the Crimson Tide.                ing the UCLA, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss
                                                   and Arkansas games in 2000, Luke has            STREAK BUSTERS
*The list of Alabama players with perfect          played in 34 consecutive games for              Two Alabama players ended lengthy play-
attendance includes six seniors, three             Alabama since his debut against South           ing streaks during the first three games of
juniors and five sophomores.                       Carolina on Sept. 29, 2000.                     the 2003 season.

*Two Alabama seniors -- Nautyn McKay-              *Sophomore quarterback Brodie Croyle            *Senior linebacker Cornelius Wortham did not
Loescher and Nick Ridings -- have played all 39    missed the 2002 season opener with              play in the 2003 season opener against
games in their career with the Crimson             Middle Tennessee, but played in the             South Florida to snap his streak at 36 con-
Tide since their debuts in 2000.                   Crimson Tide’s remaining 12 games last          secutive games.
                                                   season, including starts against Arkansas
*Senior defensive tackle Anthony Bryant has        and Georgia.                                    *Junior guard Justin Smiley missed the
played in all 28 games for the Tide.                                                               Kentucky game (Sept. 13), marking the
                                                   *Sophomore free safety Roman Harper             first time in his UA career he did not start
*The remaining three seniors -- Zach               played in 12 of 13 games last year as a red-    a game for the Crimson Tide. Smiley’s
Fletcher, Derrick Pope and Shaud Williams -- are   shirt freshman, missing the Arkansas game       streak ended at 27 consecutive starts.
all transfers and have played in all 16            in Fayetteville due to a death in his family.
games for Alabama.                                 He played in the final eight games, earning
                                                                                                   HONORS AND AWARDS
                                                   a start in the season finale at Hawai’i.
*The list of juniors includes Wesley Britt,                                                        Here is a listing of the 2003 football hon-
Ray Hudson, Anthony Madison and Evan               UA Consecutive Games Streak                     ors for the Crimson Tide football team.
Mathis.                                            Players                              Streak
                                                                                                   Alabama Crimson Tide Unit Rankings
                                                   Nautyn McKay-Loescher                    39
                                                                                                   SEC’s 4th best offensive line             (Lindy’s)
*The sophomores who have played in                 Nick Ridings                             39
                                                                                                   SEC’s 4th best linebackers                (Lindy’s)
every game are Mark Anderson, Clint                Dennis Alexander                         38
                                                                                                   SEC’s 8th best linebackers    (The Sporting News)
Johnston, Charlie Peprah, Freddie Roach            Triandos Luke                            34
and DeMeco Ryans.                                  Anthony Bryant                           28
                                                                                                   Wesley Britt, OT
                                                   Wesley Britt                             28
                                                                                                   1st Team All-American              (Street & Smith’s)
UA Players Who Have Not Missed A Game              Ray Hudson                               28
                                                                                                   2nd Team All-American           (The Sporting News)
Players                          Games Played      Evan Mathis                              28
                                                                                                   1st Team All-SEC                            (Athlon’s)
Nautyn McKay-Loescher                      39      Lance Taylor                             28
                                                                                                   1st Team All-SEC                             (Lindy’s)
Nick Ridings                               39      Dre Fulgham                              21
                                                                                                   1st Team All-SEC                   (Street & Smith’s)
Wesley Britt                               28      Chris James                              18
                                                                                                   1st Team All-SEC                   (SEC Media Days)
Anthony Bryant                             28      Mark Anderson                            16
                                                                                                   1st Team All-SEC                (The Sporting News)
Ray Hudson                                 28      Clint Johnston                           16
                                                                                                   2nd Team All-SEC             (The Birmingham News)
Evan Mathis                                28      Charles Jones                            16
                                                                                                   3rd best offensive tackle       (The Sporting News)
Mark Anderson                              16      Anthony Madison                          16
                                                                                                   3rd best offensive tackle                    (Lindy’s)
Clint Johnston                             16      Charlie Peprah                           16
Anthony Madison                            16      Freddie Roach                            16
                                                                                                   Anthony Bryant, DT
Charlie Peprah                             16      DeMeco Ryans                             16
                                                                                                   1st Team All-SEC                (The Sporting News)
Freddie Roach                              16      Leslie Williams                          16
                                                                                                   12th best defensive tackle      (The Sporting News)
DeMeco Ryans                               16
                                                   START STREAKS                                   Ahmad Childress, DT
*As with any list, there are a couple of near      Alabama junior offensive lineman Wesley         2nd Team All-SEC                            (Athlon’s)
misses in terms of consecutive games play-         Britt (Cullman) is the only UA player to
ers.                                               start every game in their career.               Charles Jones, SS
                                                                                                   3rd Team All-SEC                   (Street & Smith’s)
*Senior Antonio Carter, who missed the             *Britt made his Alabama debuts as red-
entire 2002 season with an injury, has             shirt freshmen in the 2001 season opener
played in 33 of 38 games in his UA career.         against UCLA. The Cullman native has
Carter missed the second game of the               started 28 consecutive games for the
1999 season (Houston) and the 2001                 Crimson Tide, including a 2001
Independence Bowl (Iowa State).                    Independence Bowl win over Iowa State.



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Antwan Odom, DE                                             TWO TIDE LBs ON BUTKUS LIST                      *Created in 1985 by the Downtown
 1st Team All-SEC                             (Athlon’s)    The Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando,           Athletic Club of Orlando Inc., the Butkus
 1st Team All-SEC                              (Lindy’s)    the presenters of the prestigious Butkus         Award® carries the name and support of
 1st Team All-SEC                    (Street & Smith’s)     Award® awarded annually to college foot-         one of the greatest middle linebackers in
 1st Team All-SEC                    (SEC Media Days)       ball's most outstanding linebacker,              football history, Dick Butkus. The Butkus
 1st Team All-SEC              (The Birmingham News)                                                         Award® is regarded as one of the most
                                                            announced the 2003 Butkus Award®
 2nd Team All-SEC                 (The Sporting News)
                                                            Watch List. This year's Butkus Award®            elite individual honors in college football.
 9th best defensive end                        (Lindy’s)
                                                            Watch List includes 90 noteworthy candi-
18th best defensive end           (The Sporting News)
                                                            dates that represent schools and confer-         *Past recipients include such outstanding
Freddie Roach, MLB                                          ences from across the nation. The inde-          linebackers as: E.J. Henderson (2002-
 2nd Team All-SEC                            (Athlon’s)     pendent selection committee for the 2003         Maryland); Rocky Calmus (2001-
 2nd Team All-SEC                 (The Sporting News)       Butkus Award®, comprised of 26 of the            Oklahoma); Dan Morgan (2000- Miami,
 2nd Team All-SEC                    (SEC Media Days)       nation's foremost media members, is sole-        FL); LaVar Arrington (1999-Penn State);
 2003 Butkus Watch List                                     ly responsible for all voting in the selection   Chris Claiborne (1998-Southern
 15th best inside linebacker                  (Lindy’s)     process.                                         California); Andy Katzenmoyer (1997-
 19th best inside linebacker      (The Sporting News)                                                        Ohio State); Matt Russell (1996
                                                            Selection Committee members have start-          Colorado); Kevin Hardy (1995-Illinois);
Justin Smiley, OG                                           ed evaluating the candidates and will con-       Dana Howard (1994-Illinois); Trev Alberts
 1st Team All-America          (Collegefootballnews.com)    tinue their review throughout the entire         (1993-Nebraska); Marvin Jones (1992-
 1st Team All-America               (Playboy Magazine)      football season.                                 Florida State); Erick Anderson (1991-
 1st Team All-America                (Sports Illustrated)                                                    Michigan); Alfred Williams (1990-
 1st Team All-America                      (CNN/Si.com)     *Alabama linebackers Freddie Roach and           Colorado); Percy Snow (1989-Michigan
 2nd Team All-America                 (Street & Smith’s)    Cornelius Wortham are on the initial list for    State); Derrick Thomas (1988-Alabama);
 1st Team All-SEC              (The Birmingham News)        the 2003 Butkus Award.                           Paul McGowan (1997-Florida State); and
 1st Team All-SEC              (Collegefootballnews.com)                                                     Brian Bosworth (1985 and 1986-
 1st Team All-SEC                               (Lindy’s)                                                    Oklahoma).
                                                            *Roach, a sophomore, started 10 games for
 1st Team All-SEC                     (Street & Smith’s)
                                                            Alabama last season and was a Freshman
 1st Team All-SEC                     (SEC Media Days)                                                       SEC PLAYERS ON BUTKUS AWARD LIST
                                                            All-SEC and Freshman All-America
 2nd Team All-SEC                  (The Sporting News)                                                       Player                                 School
Top rated offensive guard      (Collegefootballnews.com)
                                                            (Football Writer’s and The Sporting News)
                                                            pick.                                            Tony Bua                             Arkansas
 5th best offensive guard          (The Sporting News)                                                       Kevin Burnett                      Tennessee
                                                                                                             Karlos Dansby                          Auburn
Shaud Williams, RB                                          *Roach contributed 63 tackles in his rook-
                                                                                                             T.J. Mawhinney               Mississippi State
 SEC Player of the Week vs. South Florida (Aug. 30)         ie season with the Crimson Tide, including
                                                                                                             Todd McCullough                        Florida
 SEC Player of the Week vs. Kentucky (Sept. 13)             six TFLs (-17) and one sack. He also
                                                                                                             Caleb Miller                         Arkansas
 1st Team All-SEC                          (Athlon’s)       added two forced fumbles and five QB             Freddie Roach                       Alabama
 1st Team All-SEC                 (Street & Smith’s)        pressures.                                       Kevin Simon                        Tennessee
 1st Team All-SEC                 (SEC Media Days)                                                           Donterrious Thomas                     Auburn
 2nd Team All-SEC                           (Lindy’s)       *He made his presence felt immediately as        Lionel Turner                             LSU
 2nd Team All-SEC              (The Sporting News)          he recorded a 41-yard interception return        Justin Wade                          Ole Miss
 2nd Team All-SEC           (The Birmingham News)           for the touchdown in his first career start,     Cornelius Wortham                   Alabama
 25th best running back                     (Lindy’s)       helping Alabama to a 39-34 win over
                                                            Middle Tennessee in the 2002 season              NON-SEC OPPONENTS ON BUTKUS LIST
Cornelius Wortham, LB                                       opener.                                          Player                                School
 2nd Team All-SEC                              (Lindy’s)                                                     Michael Boley                  Southern Miss
 2nd Team All-SEC                    (Street & Smith’s)     *Wortham, a senior, has played 35 games          Rod Davis                      Southern Miss
18th best outside linebacker                   (Lindy’s)
                                                            for the Crimson Tide in his three-year           Nick Duffy                    Northern Illinois
                                                            career. Wortham has 165 career tackles,          Maurice Jones                   South Florida
NATIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS                                  including eight TFLs (-16), two sacks (-13)      Teddy Lehman                       Oklahoma
Here is a listing of the 2003 preseason                     and nine QB pressures.                           Lance Mitchell                     Oklahoma
national football honors for the Crimson
Tide football team.                                         *As a junior (2002), Wortham started 10 of
                                                            the 13 games and recorded 95 tackles to
BUTKUS AWARD (Top Linebacker)
                                                            rank second on the team.
Freddie Roach
Cornelius Wortham
                                                            *The Butkus Award® Watch List will be
LOMBARDI AWARD (Top Lineman/Linebacker)                     trimmed to 10 semi-finalists on Thursday,
 Antwan Odom                                                October 16. That list will be cut down to
                                                            three finalists, who will be announced via
NAGURSKI AWARD (Top Defensive Lineman)                      a national teleconference with players,
Antwan Odom                                                 coaches, media members and Butkus
                                                            Award® on Thursday, Nov. 13. The win-
OUTLAND TROPHY (Top Lineman)                                ner will be announced Friday, December
Wesley Britt                                                12, 2003 at the Butkus Award® Gala in
                                                            Orlando, FL.
DOAK WALKER AWARD (Top Running back)
Shaud Williams

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ALABAMA FAMILY TREE                                     ALABAMA’S OVERTIME RECORD
Football at Alabama is not only a way of
life, but is also a family affair.
                                                        Overall Record:   2-2 (.500)                         Regular-Season OT:           2-1 (.667)
                                                        SEC OT Record:    2-1 (.667)                         Post-Season OY:              0-1 (.000)
*The 2003 football roster contains four sets
of brothers and 11 second-generation UA foot-           Date                    Result                                Site
ball players.                                           Oct. 4, 1997            Kentucky 40, Alabama 34               Lexington
Alabama Football Brothers                               Oct. 10, 1998           Alabama 20, Ole Miss 17               Tuscaloosa
Player, Position                       Hometown         Oct. 2, 1999            Alabama 40, Florida 39                Gainesville
Wesley Britt, OL                         Cullman        Jan. 1, 2000            Michigan 35, Alabama 34               Orange Bowl, Miami
Taylor Britt, DL                         Cullman

Dennis DuBois, WR                      Colonia, NJ
Derek DuBois, WR                       Colonia, NJ      Mark Sanders, OL                          Ashville    24 BO FREELEND, P
                                                        *Matt Sanders (2000) (Brother)                        6-4, 257, Junior, SQ
Triandos Luke, WR                      Phenix City                                                            Eutaw, Ala.
Nic Luke, RB                           Phenix City      Lance Taylor, WR                        Mt. Vernon
                                                         *Jimmy Taylor, HB (1973-75) (Father)                 Freelend is battling for the Crimson Tide
Freddie Roach, MLB                           Killen                                                           punting duties this fall. The junior has
Will Roach, WR                               Killen                                                           been with the Alabama program the last
                                                        MISSING PLAYER BIOS
                                                        Here are a couple of bios that are not                three years (2000-02) but has yet to see
Second Generation Crimson Tiders                                                                              action.
                                                        found in the 2003 Alabama Football
Player, Pos.                            Hometown
                                                        Media guide that might be helpful in your
Tim Castille, F                        Birmingham                                                             Prep: Freeland was a standout prepster at
 *Jeremiah Castille, DB (1979-82) (Father)
                                                        coverage of the Crimson Tide this season.
                                                                                                              Warrior Academy where he was coached
 *MVP of 1982 Liberty Bowl (Bryant’s Last Game)
                                                        14 JEREMY SCHATZ, P                                   by former UA baseball player Robbie
 *Currently serves as UA’s FCA Director
                                                        5-7, 151, Sophomore, RS                               Grace. He garnering all-state honors for
David Cavan, TE                       Tuscaloosa        Homewood, Ala.                                        football, and also won the state discus title
*Pete Cavan, TB (1975-77) (Father)                                                                            three years straight in track and field.
                                                        2002 (Sophomore): Spent the 2002 season as a          Freelend graduated from Warrior
Nathan Cox, FB                       Spanish Fort       redshirt at Alabama after sitting out due to          Academy in 2000.
*Allen Cox, OL (1972) (Father)                          the NCAA transfer rule after coming to
                                                        Alabama from Troy State University.                   Personal: The son of Jeff Freelend and Juli
Brodie Croyle                        Rainbow City                                                             Davenport. Bo’s full name is Robert
*John Croyle, DE (1971-73) (Father)                     2001 (Freshman): Schatz punted in every               William Freelend. His father played col-
*Reagan Croyle, G (1994-98) (Sister)                    game in his lone season at Troy State with            lege basketball. Born in Grand Island,
*John David Phillips, QB (1995-98) (Brother-in-Law)     the exception of the season-opener versus             Nebraska on 6-21-81, he has one brother,
                                                        Nebraska. For the season, he had 47 punts             Jon. He is a business major.
Ted Gryska                            Tuscaloosa        for a total of 1,768 yards and averaged 37.6
 *Clem Gryska, HB (1947-48) (Grandfather)               yards per kick.
 *Clem Gryska, Asst. Coach (1960-76)
                                                        Prep: Schatz earned all-metro and all-state
Clint Johnston, TE                    Wetumpka
                                                        placekicking honors and was a part of a
*Donny Johnston, HB (1966-69) (Uncle)
                                                        state championship team his senior season
Evan Mathis, OL                       Homewood
                                                        at Homewood High under Bob Newton.
 *Bob Baumhower (1974-77) (Uncle)
                                                        He was selected to participate in the
                                                        North/South All-star game. He also
Matt Miller, FL                      Rainbow City       played baseball at Homewood.
*Noah Dean Miller, LB (1973) (Father)
*Marc Miller, LB/SS (2001-02) (Brother)                 Personal: The son of Kenneth and Melissa
                                                        Schatz, Jeremy has on sister, Hannah, and
Spencer Pennington, QB                    Fayette       one brother, Eric. He is a human environ-
 *Jeremy Pennington (1993-96) (Brother)                 mental sciences major. Born 10-14-82.

Tim Bowens, Staff                              Killen
 *Freddie Roach, LB (2002-Pres) (Brother)
 *Will Roach, WR (2003) (Brother)
 *Bowens is the current Asst. Director of Football
  Operations at Alabama
 *Bowens was a wide receiver at Alabama under Gene
  Stallings and Mike DuBose (1996-99)




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OFFENSIVE NOTEBOOK                                  *The Crimson Tide held the Wildcats to 26         CRIMSON TIDE PLAYER NOTEBOOK
Here are some notebook items on the                 rushing yards (23 attempts) on Sept. 13, the      Here are some notebook items on the
Crimson Tide offense.                               11th lowest total in the NCAA this season.        Crimson Tide players entering the
                                                                                                      Kentucky game.
*Of the seven offensive touchdown drives            *Alabama has allowed only two rushing touch-
this season, five have covered 79 or more yards,    downs (South Florida and Kentucky one             *Sophomore defensive end Mark Anderson
including a pair of 90-yard scoring drives.         each) in its last eight games.                    had a career-high three tackles and one
                                                                                                      TFL (-7) in the win over Kentucky.
*Alabama’s seven offensive TD drvies have           *During that time, opponents have rushed
averaged 8.3 plays and 79.6 yards this sea-         the ball 210 times, or one rushing TD for         *Junior kicker Brian Bostick has as many
son.                                                every 105 rushing attempts.                       field goals and more points scored in three
                                                                                                      games this season as he did in eight games
*Alabama has a 17-point scoring advantage in        *Alabama has not forced a turnover in its last    last year.
the fourth quarter this season, the second-         two games against Oklahoma and
highest total in the SEC.                           Kentucky.                                         *Through three games, Bostick has 26 points
                                                                                                      for the Crimson Tide, converting 6-of-8
*Alabama is averaging 129.3 yards per game          *After three first half turnovers against         field goals and 8-of-9 PATs.
in the third quarter this season.                   Sotuh Florida (Aug. 30), Alabama has gone
                                                    10 straight quarters without a turnover.          *Last year in eight games, Bostick man-
*Alabama has also managed 23 first downs                                                              aged only 22 points, converting 6 of 8 FGs
and 26 total points in the third quarter            *The Oklahoma game ended a streak of 18           and 4 of 5 PATs.
this season.                                        straight games in which the Alabama
                                                    defense had forced at least one turnover.         *Senior defensive tackle Anthony Bryant
*Of the Crimson Tide’s 80 points this sea-                                                            recorded a career-high seven tackles in the
son, 50 of those points have come in the sec-       *Prior to the Oklahoma game, the last             loss to Oklahoma (Sept. 6). His previous
ond half.                                           time Alabama did not force a turnover was         high was five tackles against Vanderbilt last
                                                    Oct. 20, 2001 against Tennessee at Bryant-        season.
*The Crimson Tide is coming off its best            Denny Stadium.
game of the season against Kentucky, pil-                                                             *Junior defensive tackle Ahmad Childress
ing up 464 yards of offense in a 27-17 win.         *Alabama has forced at least one turnover in      recorded his first career PBU in the win
                                                    23 of its last 26 regular season games.           over Kentuky.
*Bama’s 266 rushing yards against the
Wildcats are the most this season and fell          *In the second quarter this season,               *Redshirt freshman running back Kenneth
31 yards shy of previous two game total.            Alabama has allowed 310 total yards (105 avg)     Darby had eight carries for 62 yards in the
                                                    in its first three games, the most of any         win over UK.
*Alabama ran a season-high 80 plays in the          quarter.
win over UK. For the season, the Bama                                                                 *Senior Zach Fletcher has seven catches for
offense is averaging 76.7 snaps per game.           *In three games, Alabama has allowed just         137 yards this season. As a junior, he had
                                                    26 total rushing yards (8.7 yards) in the third   only seven catches for 193 yards and two
*The Crimson Tide offense picked up 127             quarter this season.                              TDs in 13 games.
total yards (68 rushing, 59 passing) in the first
quarter against Kentucky (Sept. 13), exceeding      *Opponents are just 2-for-8 on third down in      *Redshirt freshman linebacker Juwan Garth
its totals from the previous two games (55          the fourth quarter this season.                   had a career high three tackles in the win
yards) by 72 yards.                                                                                   over UK.
                                                    *Alabama held Kentucky to eight total yards
*Alabama had at least 100 yards of offense in       (3 rushing, 5 passing) in the first quarter on    *Senior split end Brandon Greer has five
all four quarters against Kentucky.                 Sept. 13. UK did not make their initial           catches for 55 yards in three games this
                                                    first down or cross midfield until the 10         season. Prior to the 2003 season, he had
*Alabama was held to just five rushing yards        minute mark of the second quarter.                only one catch for 10 yards in his first 27
in the fourth quarter against Oklahoma.                                                               games at Alabama.
                                                    *Kentucky had zero rushing yards in the second
*Alabama was held to only nine total yards in       quarter against Alabama and managed only          *Senior offensive lineman Atlas Herrion
the first quarter against South Florida             three rushing yards in the entire first half.     earned his second career start in the win
(Aug. 30).                                                                                            over Kentucky, subbing for the injured
                                                    *The Crimson Tide defense held South              Justin Smiley. Herrion’s only other career
                                                    Florida to eight rushing yards in the first       start came in the 2001 Independence
DEFENSIVE NOTEBOOK                                  quarter.                                          Bowl.
Here are some notebook items on the
Crimson Tide defense.                               *South Florida managed only three snaps           *Junior running back Ray Hudson needs 38
                                                    and zero net yards against the Alabama            total yards for 1,000 career all-purpose
*Alabama has held seven of the last 10 oppo-        defense in the fourth quarter.                    yards.
nents to less than 100 yards rushing,
including three last four (Hawai’i, South                                                             *Junior Chris James had a career-high three
Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky) in a                                                                  tackles on special teams in the win over
row.                                                                                                  Kentucky.

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*Senior free safety Charles Jones recorded a      *The 30 tackles in three games are more than      *A versatile athlete, Bryant can also dunk a
career-high two PBUs in the Oklahoma              he amassed as a freshman (27) last year in        basketball.
game.                                             13 games.
                                                                                                    *Senior wide receiver Antonio Carter has two
*Junior right cornerback Anthony Madison          *Ryans had a career-high 16 tackles against       older brothers and both played college
posted a career-high eight tackles in the         Oklahoma (Sept. 6), the second-highest            football. Sam Carter, Jr., played football
Oklahoma game. His previous high was              total in the SEC this season.                     for Idaho State and Tim Carter played at
four last year at Arkansas.                                                                         Tulane.
                                                  *Ryans’ 16 tackles more than doubled his previ-
*True freshman Le’Ron McClain made his            ous best of seven tackles in the 2003 season      *Junior tight end David Cavan is the son of
first career start against Kentucky, subbing      opener against South Florida.                     former Alabama halfback Pete Cavan
for the injured Tim Castille.                                                                       (1975-77), who played in Coach Paul
                                                  *Ryans also added a career-best two TFLs (-4)     Bryant’s wishbone offense in the mid
*Against the Cats, McClain had two recep-         in the Oklahoma game.                             1970s.
tions for 35 yards, including a long of 29
yards.                                            *Junior special teams player Thurman Ward         *Cavan’s uncle, Mike, is a former starting
                                                  had a career-high three tackles in the win        quarterback at the University of Georgia
*Sophomore left corner back Charlie Peprah        over Oklahoma.                                    and the former head coach at SMU.
has five career interceptions for 141 yards
and two TDs.                                                                                        *Junior defensive tackle Ahmad Childress also
                                                  PERSONALLY SPEAKING                               played some quarterback in high school
*Peprah is one TD shy of tying the all-time       Here are some interesting facts and figures       and once threw a TD pass.
Alabama record of three interception returns      about the members of the Alabama foot-
set by Antonio Langham (1990-93).                 ball team. These may be some helpful              *Senior tight end Donald Clarke is best friend
                                                  hints for feature story ideas, etc.               and roommate to Alabama running back
*Peprah is currently tied for second place all-                                                     Shaud Williams.
time with Cecil “Hootie” Ingram (1952-            *Senior right guard Dennis Alexander is the
54), Bobby Johns (1965-67), Steve                 cousin of former Alabama defensive back           *In addition, Clarke and Williams also
Higginbotham (1969-71) and Reggie                 Kermit Kendrick (1985-88).                        share the same birthday - Oct. 2, 1980.
Myles (1998-2001).
                                                  *Junior strong safety Carlos Andrews’ broth-      *Sophomore center J.B. Closner’s full name
*Peprah had two TFLs (-4) in the win over         er, Dennis, was a fullback at Florida State       is Jon-Bennett Closner.
Kentucky on Sept. 13.                             University.
                                                                                                    *Junior fullback Nathan Cox was inducted
*Junior linebacker Derrick Pope is fifth in       *Redshirt freshman kicker Jeffrey Aul was         into the Gamma Beta Phi National hon-
the SEC with 27 tackles this season.              born in Seoul, South Korea.                       orary.

*Pope had a career-high 17 tackles in the         *Redshirt freshman quarterback Brandon            *His father, Allen, was a fullback for coach
Oklahoma (Sept. 6) game, the most in the          Avalos is also a member of the Alabama            Paul "Bear" Bryant in 1972.
SEC this season.                                  baseball team. Last year as a freshman,
                                                  Avalos appeared in 33 games and batted            *Redshirt freshman quarterback Brodie
*The 17 tackles are the most by an Alabama        .243 (17-for-70) with five doubles, 10 RBI        Croyle is the third member of his family to
player since Marcus Spencer had 19 stops          and 13 runs scored. He started 15 games           suit up for the Crimson Tide.
against Miss. State in 2000.                      in the UA outfield.
                                                                                                    *His father, John, was a defensive end for
*Pope’s nine solo tackles against the Sooners     *Junior left tackle Wesley Britt grew up          Coach Paul Bryant (1971-73).
are the most in the SEC after three games.        attending football camp at Auburn, where
                                                  he was tutored by former Alabama line-            *Brodie’s sister, Reagan, who played basket-
*Pope also added a career-high three QB pres-     man Neil Callaway, now the Georgia                ball at Alabama for coach Rick Moody, is
sures in the Oklahoma game, playing one           offensive coordinator.                            married to former Alabama quarterback
the better games of his UA career.                                                                  John David Phillips (1994-98). Reagan was
                                                  *Sophomore wide receiver Brandon Brooks           elected Alabama's Homecoming Queen in
*Against Kentucky (Sept. 13), Pope had a          was a two-time Alabama high school state          2000.
career-high two sacks for minus 19 yards, both    champion in the 55-meter dash, winning
figures are the most in the SEC this year.        the Class 6A title in 1999 (6.51) and 2000        *Croyle was also an outstanding high
                                                  (6.43).                                           school baseball player and holds the
*Pope is second on the UA team with 20 tackles                                                      Alabama state record for highest batting average
after two games and is on pace for 130                                                              with a .672 (43-for-64) average as a sopho-
stops this season.                                *Senior defensive tackle Anthony Bryant is a      more in 1999.
                                                  first cousin of former Alabama defensive
*Sophomore linebacker DeMeco Ryans leads          back Sam Shade.                                   *Croyle holds the Alabama QB record with a
the SEC with 30 tackles this season.                                                                34.5-inch vertical jump.
                                                  *Bryant also holds the Alabama weight room
                                                  record with 755-pound squat.



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*Sophomore right tackle Von Ewing’s full          *Chris’ father, Dan, played baseball at          *In his five-year minor league career,
name is Cleveland Levon Ewing II.                 Alabama State University and his mother,         McDowell played in 521 games and batted
                                                  Elaine, ran track at Albany State.               .215 (411-for-1,914) with 95 extra base hits, 165
*Senior wide receiver Zach Fletcher played                                                         RBI and 275 runs scored at stops in Salem-
on two national championship teams                *Sophomore tight end Clint Johnston is the       Keizer (Northwest League), Bakersfield
while at City College of San Francisco            third member of his family to suit up for        (Cal League), San Jose (Cal League),
(2000-01), leading his club to a 24-0             the Tide, joining his father, Johnny, and        Shreveport (Texas League) and
record in his JuCo career.                        uncle, Donny, who both played for Coach          Hagerstown (South Atlantic League).
                                                  Bryant.
*Fletcher also played one year of basketball at                                                    *McDowell also walked 235 times in 521
Calhoun Community College in Decatur,             *Redshirt freshman linebacker Juke King's        games and stole 123 career bases.
Ala., where he led the Warhawks to the            real name is Tersheikiya King. He received
NJCAA National Championship as the                the nickname "Juke" from a cousin                *McDowell’s nickname is “Scoop”.
starting point guard.                             because of the 1980s song "Jukebox Hero".
                                                                                                   *Junior defensive end Antwan Odom is mar-
*Senior wide receiver Dre Fulgham’s full          *Junior receiver Triandos Luke is related to     ried (Brooke) and the couple has one son,
name is Leonard Andre Fulgham.                    former Alabama greats and fellow Phenix          Antwan, Jr., born this summer.
                                                  City natives Billy Jackson (HB, 1978-80),
*Fulgham also holds the Alabama receivers         Eddie Lowe (LB, 1980-82) and Jeremiah            *Odom has also recovered from a “sleep
record for bench press (455) and incline          Castille (DB, 1979-82).                          apnea” disorder he suffered in 2001.
press (405).
                                                  *Freshman quarterback Michael Machen             *Redshirt sophomore quarterback Spencer
*Junior flanker Brandon Greer was a high          enrolled at Alabama in Jan., 2003 after a        Pennington is also a member of the Alabama
school teammate of UA quarterback                 stint in professional baseball. Machen was       baseball team, where he is an outfielder
Brodie Croyle at Westbrook Christian HS           a 14th round draft pick by the Atlanta           and corner infielder.
in Rainbow City.                                  Braves in 2000 out of McGill-Toolen HS.
                                                  He played two years with the Gulf Coast          *In his two-year career, Pennington has
*Greer holds the Alabama state high school        League Braves before signing with the            appeared in 38 baseball games and has batted
record with 30 TD receptions as a senior in       Orioles. Machen spent the 2002 season            .185 (12-for-69) with one home run and six RBI in
1999. He broke the previous record of 23          with the Bluefield (WVa) Orioles in the          a limited role.
TDs held by Ozzie Newsome in 1973.                short-season Appalachian League.
Newsome was an All-American at                                                                     *Pennington is the younger brother of for-
Alabama and is now the General Manager            *In his brief three-year career, Machen          mer Crimson Tide offensive lineman,
and Director of Player Personnel for the          compiled an 8-3 (.727) record and 5.00 ERA for   Jeremy Pennington, who was a starter on the
NFLs Baltimore Ravens.                            the Braves and Orioles.                          under coach Gene Stallings.

*Greer married the former Meredith Rich           *Machen originally signed a baseball scholar-    *Redshirt freshman cornerback Charlie
(an Auburn alum) on July 12, 2003.                ship with Alabama, but opted to sign with the    Peprah's grandfather, General I.G.
                                                  Braves after his senior season in high           Achampong, was the President of Ghana,
*Redshirt freshman defensive end Chris            school.                                          West Africa in the 1970s.
Harris is the fourth member of his family to
play college football. His father, Orlando,       *Junior right corner Anthony Madison once        *Junior snapper Nick Ridings comes from a
played at Jackson State, while two cousins        had 400 all-purpose yards and scored five        football family. His father, Jeff, played
-- Anthony (Southern Miss) and Shaun              TDs in a game at Thomasville HS.                 football at Florida State University.
Powell (Jackson State) -- also played col-                                                         *Ridings’ uncle, Ken Avery, played at
lege football.                                    *Redshirt sophomore guard Danny Martz’s          Southern Miss and with the NFLs
                                                  grandfather, John D. O’Brien, was an             Washington Redskins and Cincinnati
*Freshman free safety Roman Harper is one         offensive linemen for coach Elmer Layden         Bengals.
of five children born to Ronald and               at Notre Dame from 1938-40.
Princess Harper.                                                                                   *Junior free safety David Scott is married
                                                  *Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman            (Maia) and the couple has one daughter,
*Sophomore Ray Hudson ran for 2,029 yards         Evan Mathis is the the nephew of former          Kenydi (Kennedy), who was born the day
as senior at Holmes HS in Bonifay, Fla.           Alabama great and Miami Dolphins                 after (Oct. 27) Alabama’s 34-14 win at
                                                  superstar, Bob Baumhower. Baumhower              Tennessee last season. Scott played in the
*Hudson was also a standout baseball              was a defensive tackle at Alabama from           UT game and flew home with the team,
player, where he batted .405 with six             1974-76 before his successful career with        arriving in Tuscaloosa shortly before 2
home runs as a senior. He was drafted in the      the Dolphins.                                    a.m. local time. David joined his wife at
19th round by Montreal Expos in the June 1999                                                      DCH Regional Medical Center and the
Major League Baseball Draft.                      *Freshman wide receiver Arturo McDowell is       two were proud parents of a baby girl at
                                                  a former first-round draft pick of the San       5:41 a.m. (CT).
*Redshirt sophomore Chris James is a              Francisco Giants. McDowell was the 29th
cousin of former Auburn tailback Lionel           overall selection in the 1998 draft out of       *Junior left guard Justin Smiley holds the
“Little Train” James. CJ’s parents were also      Forest Hill HS in Jackson, Miss.                 Alabama weight room record for offensive
college athletes.                                                                                  linemen in the hang and clean (380) and
                                                                                                   vertical jump (32.5).

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*Junior split end Lance Taylor's father,
Jimmy (1973-75), was a three-year letter-
man under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in
the early 1970s. He played on three SEC
Championship teams.

*The elder Taylor was also a part of a
record night in Alabama football history.
He was one of four backs to rush for
over100 yards as the Crimson Tide set the
UA standard with 748 rushing yards in a
77-6 rout of Virginia Tech in 1973.

*Junior Thurman Ward came to Alabama as a
highly-touted run-and-gun quarterback at
Starkville (Miss.) High School. A two-way
starter, Ward threw for 1,173 yards and 14
TDs and ran for 1,079 yards and 13 TDs as
a senior (1999). Ward succeeded former
Crimson Tider Freddie Milons as QB at
Starkville HS.

*Senior linebacker Cornelius Wortham plays
the steel guitar in his spare time.




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2 ANTONIO CARTER, SE                              UA CAREER YARDAGE LIST                                                   2001 Season
                                                  Yds       Player/Years                       Rec     Date Opponent                    Rec-Yds-TD-LG
Sr., Tallahassee, Fla., 3 VL                      2,070     Ozzie Newsome/1974-77              102     Spt. 1 UCLA                          6-104-1-78
                                                  1,859     Freddie Milons/1998-               152     Spt. 8 at Vanderbilt                  3-30-0-23
*Carter returns to the football field after a     1,857     David Bailey/1969-71               132     Spt. 22 Arkansas                      3-43-0-23
one-year absence. The senior missed the           1,611     David Palmer/1991-93               102     Spt. 29 at South Carolina             2-17-0-14
entire 2002 season with an leg injury (tibial     1,568     Curtis Brown/1991-95               106     Oct. 6 UTEP                             0-0-0-0
stress fracture and subsequent surgery).          1,495     Dennis Homan /1965-67               87     Oct. 13 at Ole Miss                   2-27-0-19
                                                  1,386     Joey Jones/1980-83                  71     Oct. 20 Tennessee                     1-45-0-45
*Carter has not played since the 2001 regular-    1,368     Toderick Malone/1993-95             73     Nov. 3 LSU                            4-50-0-22
season finale against Southern Miss (Nov., 29,    1,359     Jesse Bendross/1980-83              76     Nov. 10 Mississippi State             4-58-0-17
2001), missing the Crimson Tide’s last 15         1,332     Lamonde Russell/1987-90            108     Nov. 17 at Auburn                     5-36-0-12
games, including the 2003 season opener           1,294     Antonio Carter/1999-               106     Nov. 29 Southern Miss                 2-18-0-12
with USF.                                         1,246     Wayne Wheeler/1971-73               55     Dec. 27 Iowa State (Indep. Bowl)           DNP

*In 33 career games, Carter has 106 recep-        LONGEST SCORING PASS PLAYS (SINCE 1990)                                    2003 Season
tions for 1,294 yards and five TDs.               Pass Player/Opponent (Year)                          Date Opponent                     Rec-Yds-TD-LG
                                                  94   Freddie Kitchens-Michael Vaughn/Florida (‘96)   Aug. 30 South Florida                       DNP
                                                  78   Tyler Watts-Antonio Carter/UCLA (‘01)           Spt. 6 Oklahoma                             DNP
*His 106 receptions tie him with Curtis
                                                  77   Kitchens-Toderick Malone/USM (‘93)              Spt. 13 Kentucky
Brown (1991-95) for fourth place on the                                                                Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
                                                  75   Jay Barker-Kevin Lee Memphis (‘91)
school’s all-time receptions list.                                                                     Spt. 27 Arkansas
                                                  74   Barker-Malone/Auburn (‘95)
                                                  73   Barker-Sherman Williams/Arkansas(‘94)           Oct. 4 at Georgia
*He ranks 11th with 1,294 career receiving        71   Andrew Zow-Freddie Milons/UCLA (‘01)            Oct. 11 Southern Miss
yards.                                            70   Barker-Curtis Brown/Florida(‘94)                Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
                                                  66   Freddie Milons-Jason McAddley/Arkansas (‘99)    Oct. 25 Tennessee
*Carter is third among the SEC’s active           63   Barker-David Palmer/Vandy (‘93)                 Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
receivers with 106 career receptions.                                                                  Nov. 15 LSU
                                                  Antonio Carter Career Game-By-Game Statistics        Nov. 23 at Auburn
SEC CAREER RECEPTION LIST (Active)                                    1999 Season                      Nov. 30 at Hawai’i
Rk     Player/Years                      Recpts   Date Opponent                   Rec-Yds-TD-LG
1.     Derek Abney, UK (2000-)              146   Spt. 4 at Vanderbilt                     0-0-0
2.     Chris Collins, Ole Miss (2000-)      121   Spt. 11 Houston                           DNP
3.     ANTONIO CARTER, UA (1999-)           106   Spt. 18 Louisiana Tech               2-36-0-19
4.     Richard Smith, Arkansas (2000-)      105   Spt. 25 Arkansas                     1-16-1-16
5.     Michael Clayton, LSU (2001-)         104   Oct. 2 at Florida                    9-93-1-21
                                                  Oct. 16 at Ole Miss                  2-22-0-13
*He also ranks fifth among the SECs active        Oct. 23 Tennessee                      1-3-0-3
receivers with 1,294 career receiving yards.      Oct. 30 Southern Miss                  1-7-0-7
                                                  Nov. 6 LSU                            5-28-1-7
SEC CAREER YARDAGE LIST (Active)                  Nov. 13 Mississippi State              2-2-0-6
Rk     Player/Years                       Yards   Nov. 20 at Auburn                      1-2-0-2
1.     Derek Abney, UK (2000-)            1,723   Dec. 4 Florida (SEC)                 5-71-0-52
2.     Chris Collins, Ole Miss (2000-)    1,672   Jan. 1 Michigan (Orange Bowl)        4-38-1-16
3.     Fred Gibson, Georgia (2001-)       1,530
4.     Michael Clayton, LSU (2001-)       1,503                          2000 Season
5.     ANTONIO CARTER, UA (1999-)         1,294   Date      Opponent                 Rec-Yds-TD-LG
                                                  Spt. 2    at UCLA                       2-20-0-11
*As a junior (2001), Carter caught 32 pass-       Spt. 9    Vanderbilt                    1-14-0-14
es for 428 yards.                                 Spt. 16   Southern Miss                 3-25-0-12
                                                  Spt. 23   at Arkansas                     0-0-0-0
*As a sophomore (2000), Carter enjoyed            Spt. 30   South Carolina                9-75-0-13
his best year with 45 catches for 586 yards.      Oct. 14   Ole Miss                     8-157-0-60
The 45 receptions rank 9th on the school’s        Oct. 21   at Tennessee                  5-73-0-16
single-season list.                               Oct. 28   Central Florida               4-37-0-19
                                                  Nov. 4    at LSU                        4-48-1-17
UA CAREER RECEPTION LIST                          Nov. 11   at Mississippi State          4-95-0-38
No.    Player/Years                       Yards   Nov. 18   Auburn                        5-42-0-16
152    Freddie Milons/1998-               1,816
132    David Bailey/1969-71               1,857
108    Lamonde Russell/1987-90            1,332
106    Antonio Carter/1999-               1,294
106    Curtis Brown/1991-95               1,568
102    David Palmer/1991-93               1,611
102    Ozzie Newsome/1974-77              2,070




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12 BRODIE CROYLE, QB                              BRODIE CROYLE’S CAREER NUMBERS
So., Rainbow City, Ala., 1 VL
                                                  Career Record as Starter:                                   3-2 (.500)
*The Alabama sophomore takes over as
the starting quarterback, replacing three-
year starter Tyler Watts.                                                   G            Comp Att             Pct.      Yds        TD         INT
                                                  Starter Stats              5            80  149             .537      1,078       5          4
*Named to the winner of the “Dixie Howell         Non-Starter               10            32   70             .457       564        1          4
Memorial Trophy” presented to the Most            Career Totals             15           112  219             .511      1642        6          8
Valuable Player of the Crimson Tide’s
annual A-Day football game.                       By Quarter                G            Comp          Att    Pct.      Yds        TD         INT
*In leading the Crimson team to a 47-0            1st Quarter               5             17           30     .567      224         1          1
blowout win over the White team, Croyle           2nd Quarter               5             24           53     .452      263         2          1
completed 13-of-23 passes for 260 yards and       3rd Quarter               5             24           38     .632      387         1          1
three TDs.                                        4th Quarter               5             15           28     .536      202         1          1
*Croyle has appeared in 15 games in his           By Halves                 G            Comp Att             Pct.      Yds        TD         INT
Alabama career and completed 112-of-219           1st Half                  5             41  83              .494      487         3          2
passes for 1,642 yards, seven TDs and eight
INTs.                                             2nd Half                  5             39  66              .591      589         2          2

*In his five career starts for the Crimson
Tide, Croyle has completed 80-of-149              UA Freshman QBs (Since 1973)                                       Brodie Croyle Game-By-Game Statistics
                                                  Player (Year)                            Freshman Stats                          2002 Season
passes for 1,078 yards, five TDs and four         Jeff Rutledge (1975)               8-of-16, 87 yds, 1 TD     Date Opponent               Comp-Att-Yds-INT-TD
INTs.                                             Michael Landrum (1979)                   1-of-2, 13 yards    Spt. 7 at Oklahoma                    1-3-7-0-0
                                                  Walter Lewis (1980)                      4-of-5, 54 yards    Spt. 14 North Texas                  2-4-37-1-0
*In two games this season, Croyle has             Mike Shula (1983)                    1-of-4, 6 yards, INT
                                                                                                               Spt. 21 Southern Mississippi        4-15-15-2-0
completed 52 of 96 passes for 596 yards, two      Vince Sutton (1984)             60-135, 662, 4 TD, 9 INT
                                                                                                               Spt. 28 at Arkansas              12-24-285-0-2
                                                  Jeff Dunn (1987)                 36-87, 484, 3 TD, 4 INT
TDs and three INTs.                               Billy Ray (1987)                 7-of-13, 40 yards, 1 INT    Oct. 5 Georgia                   16-29-197-1-1
                                                  Jay Barker (1991)              33-56, 554 yds, TD, 3 INT     Oct. 19 Ole Miss                   6-11-179-0-1
*Against No. 1 Oklahoma, Croyle was 24-           Brian Burgdorf (1992)           12-of-23, 160 yds, 1 INT     Oct. 26 at Tennessee                5-7-128-0-0
for-42 for 195 yards and one TD in the            Freddie Kitchens (1993)            7-14, 188, 2 TD, 3 INT    Nov. 2 at Vanderbilt                 5-9-94-0-1
loss.                                             Andrew Zow (1998)                  125-217, 1,792 yards      Nov. 9 Mississippi State             2-2-21-0-0
                                                                                              11 TD, 6 INT     Nov. 16 at LSU                        0-2-0-0-0
                                                  Tyler Watts (1999)               47-83, 498, 2 TD, 5 INT     Nov. 23 Auburn                      7-16-83-1-0
*The 24 completions and 42 pass attempts          Brodie Croyle (2002)                66-120, 1,046 yards
missed the UA single-game Top 10 list by one                                                                   Nov. 30 at Hawai’i                    0-1-0-0-0
                                                                                                5 TD, 5 INT
each.
                                                                                                                                     2003 Season
                                                  *Croyle missed the 2002 season opener                        Date Opponent                Comp-Att-Yds-INT-TD
*Croyle’s 24 completions are the most by an       against Middle Tennessee, but played in                      Aug. 30 South Florida             14-27-203-0-1
Alabama quarterback since Andrew Zow’s            the final 12 games of the season.                            Spt. 6 Oklahoma                   24-42-195-2-1
26 completions against Southern Miss in
                                                                                                               Spt. 13 Kentucky                  14-27-198-1-0
1998.                                             *As a redshirt freshman, Croyle earned                       Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
                                                  starts against Arkansas and Georgia.                         Spt. 27 Arkansas
*The 42 pass attempts are the most by an                                                                       Oct. 4 at Georgia
Alabama QB since Freddie Kitchens’ 46             *In his first career start against Arkansas,                 Oct. 11 Southern Miss
attempts in the 1996 SEC Championship             Croyle completed 12-of-24 passes for 285                     Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
game loss to Florida.                             yards and two TDs in the Crimson Tide’s                      Oct. 25 Tennessee
                                                  30-12 win at Fayetteville.                                   Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
*Last year as a redshirt freshman, Croyle                                                                      Nov. 15 LSU
completed 60-of-123 passes for 1,046              *Croyle’s performance against the Hogs                       Nov. 23 at Auburn
yards, five TDs and five interceptions.           earned him “National Freshman of Week” hon-                  Nov. 30 at Hawai’i
                                                  ors.
*With 1,046 passing yards, Croyle became
only the second freshman since 1973 to pass for
more than 1,000 yards in a single-season.

*In addition, Croyle’s 1,046 passing yards
are second only to Andrew Zow’s fresh-
man record total (1,725 yards) set in 1998.




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90 NAUTYN MCKAY-LOESCHER                         SEC Returning Sack Leaders                                                2002 Season
                                                 Rank Player (School)               Career Sacks       Date Opponent                       Solo-Ast-Total
Sr., Toronto, Ontario, 3VL                        1.    David Pollack (Georgia)               16       Aug. 31 Middle Tennessee                    1-0-1
                                                  2.    Antwan Odom (Alabama)                 14       Spt. 7 at Oklahoma                          0-1-1
*A three-year starter for the Crimson Tide,       3.    Reggie Torbor (Auburn)                11       Spt. 14 North Texas                         0-2-2
McKay-Loescher has played in all 39 games         4.    Jesse Mitchell (Ole Miss)              9       Spt. 21 Southern Mississippi                0-0-0
in his UA career.                                       Constantin Ritzmann (Tennessee)        9       Spt. 28 at Arkansas                         2-2-4
                                                  6.    Charlie Anderson (Ole Miss)          8.5       Oct. 5 Georgia                              1-0-1
*He is one of only two UA seniors to play in      7.    Nautyn McKay-Loescher (Alabama) 7.5            Oct. 19 Ole Miss                            2-0-2
every game in his career, joining snapper               Caleb Miller (Arkansas)              7.5       Oct. 26 at Tennessee                        2-1-3
Nick Ridings.                                     9.    Will Thompson (Georgia)                7       Nov. 2 at Vanderbilt                        1-0-1
                                                        Kevin Burnett (Tennessee)              7       Nov. 9 Mississippi State                    1-2-3
*McKay-Loescher has 12 career starts to his                                                            Nov. 16 at LSU                              0-1-1
credit, including three as a sophomore,          *Last year as a junior, McKay-Loescher                Nov. 23 Auburn                              3-3-6
seven as a junior and three this year.           played in all 13 games and recorded 25                Nov. 30 at Hawai’i                          0-0-0
                                                 tackles, two TFLs (-9), 4.5 sacks (42) and
*Nicknamed the “Chief”.                          21 pressures.                                                               2003 Season
                                                                                                       Date Opponent                       Solo-Ast-Total
*In his career, McKay-Loescher has 64            *The 21 QB pressures as a junior missed the           Aug. 30 South Florida                       0-1-1
career tackles, five TFLs (-15 yards), 7.5                                                             Spt. 6 Oklahoma                             1-0-1
                                                 UA single-season list by one pressure.
sacks (-60 yards), one forced fumble, one                                                              Spt. 13 Kentucky                            1-1-2
                                                                                                       Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
fumble recovery, three PBUs and 30 pres-         *McKay-Loescher turned in his best year
                                                                                                       Spt. 27 Arkansas
sures.                                           as a sophomore (2001), with 32 total tack-            Oct. 4 at Georgia
                                                 les. He also added two TFLs (-3), three               Oct. 11 Southern Miss
*McKay-Loescher’s 30 career QB pressures         sacks (-18) and four pressures.                       Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
rank 11th on the school’s all-time list,                                                               Oct. 25 Tennessee
tying Kelvin Moore for that spot.                *At the 2001 A-Day football game, Nautyn              Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
                                                 was named the winner “Dwight Stephenson               Nov. 15 LSU
*McKay-Loescher is one pressure away from        Most Valuable Lineman” award after posting            Nov. 23 at Auburn
tying Darrell Blackburn’s 10th place total.      two tackles and one sack for minus nine               Nov. 30 at Hawai’i
                                                 yards.
*In three games this season, McKay-                                                                     Nautyn McKay-Loescher’s Game-By-Game Sacks
Loescher has five QB pressures and has           *He played all 11 games as a true freshman                                2001 Season
moved from 15th place to 11th place on           in 2000 and recorded a season-high two                Date Opponent                   Sacks-Yards
the all-time list thus far.                      tackles in a win over South Carolina.                 Spt. 22 Arkansas                        1-9
                                                                                                       Spt. 29 at South Carolina               1-3
Alabama Career QB Pressures (Since 1988)         Nautyn McKay-Loescher’s Game-By-Game Tackles          Nov. 17 at Auburn                       1-6
Rank Player (Years)               QB Pressures                        2000 Season
 1.   Kenny King (1999-02)                  77   Date Opponent                    Solo-Ast-Total                             2002 Season
 2.   Kindal Moorehead (1998-02)            66   Spt. 2 at UCLA                           0-0-0        Date      Opponent                     Sacks-Yds
 3.   Jarret Johnson (1999-02)              63   Spt. 9 Vanderbilt                        0-0-0        Spt. 28   Arkansas                          1-15
 4.   Eric Curry (1990-92)                  51   Spt. 16 Southern Miss                    0-0-0        Oct. 19   Ole Miss                          1-13
 5.   Chris Hood (1995-97)                  49   Spt. 23 at Arkansas                      0-0-0        Nov. 9    Mississippi State                 0.5-2
 6.   Derrick Thomas (1988)                 44   Spt. 30 South Carolina                   0-2-2        Nov. 23   Auburn                            2-12
 7.   Willie Wyatt (1988-89)                39   Oct. 14 Ole Miss                         0-0-0
 8.   John Copeland (1991-92)               36   Oct. 21 at Tennessee                     0-1-1                              2003 Season
 9.   Ralph Staten (1993-96)                35   Oct. 28 Central Florida                  0-0-0        Date Opponent                          Sacks-Yds
10.   Darrell Blackburn (1993-96)           31   Nov. 4 at LSU                            0-0-0        Aug. 30 South Florida                        0-0
11.   Nautyn McKay-Loescher (2000-Pres) 30       Nov. 11 at Mississippi State             0-0-0        Spt. 6 Oklahoma                              0-0
      Kelvin Moore (1993-96)                30   Nov. 18 Auburn                           0-0-0        Spt. 13 Kentucky                             0-0
13.   George Thornton (1988-90)             27                                                         Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
14.   Dameian Jeffries (1991-94)            26                          2001 Season                    Spt. 27 Arkansas
15.   Michael Myers (1996-97)               25   Date      Opponent                   Solo-Ast-Total   Oct. 4 at Georgia
                                                 Spt. 1    UCLA                               1-1-2    Oct. 11 Southern Miss
*Nautyn is one of two Alabama defenders          Spt. 8    at Vanderbilt                      3-1-4    Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
among the SEC’s Top 10 career returning          Spt. 22   Arkansas                           1-5-6    Oct. 25 Tennessee
sack leaders.                                    Spt. 29   at South Carolina                  3-1-4    Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
                                                 Oct. 6    UTEP                               1-1-2    Nov. 15 LSU
*McKay-Loescher is seventh on the list with      Oct. 13   at Ole Miss                        0-1-1    Nov. 23 at Auburn
7.5 career sacks, while fellow defensive line-   Oct. 20   Tennessee                          3-3-6    Nov. 30 at Hawai’i
man Antwan Odom is second on the list            Nov. 3    LSU                                1-1-2
with 14 career sacks.                            Nov. 10   Mississippi State                  0-0-0
                                                 Nov. 17   at Auburn                          3-1-4
                                                 Nov. 29   Southern Miss                      1-0-1




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98 ANTWAN ODOM                                    *In those 13 games, he posted 42 tackles,                                 2002 Season
                                                  four TFLs, 10 sacks (-76) and 10 pressures.           Date Opponent                        Solo-Ast-Total
Jr., Bayou LaBatre, 2VL                                                                                 Aug. 31 Middle Tennessee                     2-2-4
                                                  *Odom ranked seventh among Division I defend-         Spt. 7 at Oklahoma                           1-3-4
*A three-year starter for the Crimson Tide,                                                             Spt. 14 North Texas                          5-1-6
Odom has appeared in 29 career games on           ers last season with 10 sacks.
                                                                                                        Spt. 21 Southern Mississippi                 3-0-3
the Alabama defensive front, making 11                                                                  Spt. 28 at Arkansas                          0-1-1
starts.                                           *In 2001, Odom played in two games and
                                                                                                        Oct. 5 Georgia                               1-1-2
                                                  recorded three tackles before sustaining a
                                                                                                        Oct. 19 Ole Miss                             3-1-4
*In his career, Odom has 65 tackles, eight        season-ending shoulder injury in the second
                                                                                                        Oct. 26 at Tennessee                         2-0-2
TFLs (-34), 14 sacks (-96), three forced          game of the year at Vanderbilt. He was                Nov. 2 at Vanderbilt                         4-0-4
fumbles, three PBUs, two blocked kicks            granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA.               Nov. 9 Mississippi State                     1-2-3
and one fumble recovery.                                                                                Nov. 16 at LSU                               2-1-3
                                                  *As a true freshman, Odom played in all               Nov. 23 Auburn                               0-2-2
*At the 2003 Alabama A-Day football               11 games, earning starts against Ole Miss             Nov. 30 at Hawai’i                           3-1-4
game, Odom was named the “Dwight                  and Tennessee.
Stephenson Most Valuable Lineman” after                                                                                       2003 Season
recording four tackles and two TFLs (-12),        *In his freshman season, Odom had 13                  Date Opponent                        Solo-Ast-Total
leading the Crimson team to a 47-0                tackles, three sacks (-12) and five pres-             Aug. 30 South Florida                        3-1-4
shutout win over the White team.                  sures.                                                Spt. 6 Oklahoma                              1-1-2
                                                                                                        Spt. 13 Kentucky                             1-0-1
*With those 14 career sacks, Odom ranks 10th      *Odom recorded two sacks for minus 10                 Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
                                                  yards in Alabama’s win over South                     Spt. 27 Arkansas
on the school’s career sacks list.
                                                  Carolina in 2000.                                     Oct. 4 at Georgia
Alabama Career Sack Leaders                                                                             Oct. 11 Southern Miss
Rank Player (Years)               Career Sacks    *Following his rookie season, Odom was                Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
 1.   Derrick Thomas (1985-88)              52    named Honorable Mention Freshman All-                 Oct. 25 Tennessee
                                                                                                        Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
 2.   Kindal Moorehead (1998-02)            25    American (Rivals.com).
 3.   Jarret Johnson (1999-02)              23                                                          Nov. 15 LSU
 4.   Eric Curry (1990-92)                22.5          Antwan Odom’s Game-By-Game Tackles              Nov. 23 at Auburn
 5.   E.J. Junior (1977-80)                 21                         2000 Season                      Nov. 30 at Hawai’i
 6.   Jeremy Nunley (1990-93)               19    Date Opponent                    Solo-Ast-Total
 7.   Mike Pitts (1979-92)                  16    Spt. 2 at UCLA                           0-0-0               Antwan Odom’s Game-By-Game Sacks
 8.   Cornelius Bennett (1983-86)           15    Spt. 9 Vanderbilt                        0-0-0                             2000 Season
      Leroy Cook (1972-75)                  15    Spt. 16 Southern Miss                    0-0-0        Date Opponent                    Sacks-Yds
10.   Antwan Odom (2000-Present)            14    Spt. 23 at Arkansas                      0-0-0        Spt. 30 South Carolina                2-10
                                                  Spt. 30 South Carolina                   2-1-3        Oct. 28 Central Florida                 1-2
*Antwan is also one of two Alabama defenders      Oct. 14 Ole Miss                         1-3-4
                                                  Oct. 21 at Tennessee                     0-1-1                               2002 Season
among the SEC’s Top 10 career returning
                                                  Oct. 28 Central Florida                  1-0-1        Date      Opponent                      Sacks-Yds
sack leaders.                                                                                           Spt. 7    at Oklahoma                         1-5
                                                  Nov. 4 at LSU                            2-0-2
                                                  Nov. 11 at Mississippi State             1-0-1        Spt. 14   North Texas                         1-1
*Odom is second on the the list with 14 career                                                          Spt. 21   Southern Mississippi                1-4
                                                  Nov. 18 Auburn                           1-0-1
sacks, while fellow defensive lineman                                                                   Oct. 5    Georgia                            1-10
Nautyn McKay-Loescher is tied for sev-                                                                  Oct. 19   Ole Miss                            1-6
                                                                         2001 Season
enth with 7.5 sacks.                              Date      Opponent                   Solo-Ast-Total   Nov. 2    at Vanderbilt                       1-2
                                                  Spt. 1    UCLA                               0-1-1    Nov. 9    Mississippi State                   1-9
SEC Returning Sack Leaders                                                                              Nov. 16   at LSU                             1-16
                                                  Spt. 8    at Vanderbilt                      1-1-2
Rank   Player (School)             Career Sacks                                                         Nov. 30   at Hawai’i                         2-17
                                                  Spt. 22   Arkansas                          Injured
1.     David Pollack (Georgia)               16
                                                  Spt. 29   at South Carolina                 Injured
2.     Antwan Odom (Alabama)                 14                                                                               2003 Season
                                                  Oct. 6    UTEP                              Injured
3.     Reggie Torbor (Auburn)                11                                                         Date Opponent                           Sacks-Yds
                                                  Oct. 13   at Ole Miss                       Injured
4.     Jesse Mitchell (Ole Miss)              9                                                         Aug. 30 South Florida                         1-8
                                                  Oct. 20   Tennessee                         Injured
       Constantin Ritzmann (Tennessee)        9                                                         Spt. 6 Oklahoma                               0-0
                                                  Nov. 3    LSU                               Injured
6.     Charlie Anderson (Ole Miss)          8.5                                                         Spt. 13 Kentucky                              0-0
                                                  Nov. 10   Mississippi State                 Injured
7.     Nautyn McKay-Loescher (Alabama) 7.5                                                              Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
                                                  Nov. 17   at Auburn                         Injured
       Caleb Miller (Arkansas)              7.5                                                         Spt. 27 Arkansas
                                                  Nov. 29   Southern Miss                     Injured
9.     Will Thompson (Georgia)                7                                                         Oct. 4 at Georgia
       Kevin Burnett (Tennessee)              7                                                         Oct. 11 Southern Miss
                                                                                                        Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
*Odom has at least one sack in 10 of his last                                                           Oct. 25 Tennessee
16 games for Alabama.                                                                                   Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
                                                                                                        Nov. 15 LSU
*Last year as a sophomore, Odom played                                                                  Nov. 23 at Auburn
in all 13 games and made starts against                                                                 Nov. 30 at Hawai’i
Southern Miss, Arkansas, Ole Miss,
Vanderbilt and Hawai’i.



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21 SHAUD WILLIAMS, RB                            *The 30 rushing attempts against UK are             LONGEST RUSHING TD PLAYS (Since ‘90)
                                                 the 8th most in the NCAA this season.               Run    Player/Opponent (Year)
Sr., Andrews, Texas, 1VL                                                                             96    Chris Anderson/ Temple (1991)
                                                 *In his last four games, dating back to last        85    Danny Woodson/Temple (1991)
*Alabama senior running back Shaud                                                                   80    Shaud Williams/Arkansas (2002)
Williams is one of the most versatile backs      season, Williams has 523 rushing yards (130.8)
                                                 and six TDs against Hawai’i, USF, Oklahoma          79    Ahmaad Galloway/Vanderbilt (2000)
in the country.                                                                                      77    Tarrant Lynch/Vandy (1990)
                                                 and Kentucky.
                                                                                                     73    Shaun Alexander/LSU (1996)
*A candidate for the 2003 Doak Walker Award,                                                         72    Shaun Alexander/LSU (1996)
given to college football’s best running         *Williams has five rushing TDs in three
                                                                                                     68    Dennis Riddle/Ole Miss (1997)
back.                                            games this season, which equals his total           67    Brian Steger/USM (1993)
                                                 of last season. His single-season high is six       62    Ahmaad Galloway/USC (‘2000)
*Two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week       rushing TDs at Texas Tech in 1999.                  62    Irving Spikes/UTC (1991)
winner -- vs. South Floirida (Aug. 30) and
Kentucky (Sept. 13).                             *Williams is averaging 121 rushing yards            *If you count the two years at Texas Tech,
                                                 per game this season, but has yet to have a         Williams has more career rushing yards than
*Named SEC Player of the Week by                 run or 20 or more yards thus far.                   other active running back in the SEC.
CollegeSportsReport.com for his efforts
against Kentucky (Sept. 13).                     *Williams is averaging 25 rushing attempts per      SEC CAREER RUSHING YARDS (All Career Games)
                                                 game this season.                                   Rk    Player/Years                      Yards
*In 38 career games, Williams has 372 rush-                                                          1.    SHAUD WILLIAMS, Tech/UA (1999-) 2,168
ing attempts for 2,168 yards and 16 TDs in his   *Williams is 7th in the NCAA in scoring, aver-      2.    Cedric Cobbs, Arkansas (1999-)    1,958
                                                 aging 12 points per game.                           3.    Carnell WIlliams, Auburn (2001-)  1,505
four-year career.
                                                                                                     4.    Ronnie Brown, Auburn (2001-)      1,463
                                                 *In terms of total touchdowns, Williams             5.    Matt Jones, Arkansas (2001-)      1,361
*In 16 games at Alabama, Williams has                                                                6.    Cedric Houston, Tennessee (2001-) 1,206
205 rushing attempts for 1,318 yards and         has six TDs in three games to rank him 5th in the
                                                 NCAA this season.                                   7.    Ran Cathon, Florida (2000-)         911
10 TDs.                                                                                              8.    Kwane Doster, Vandy (2002-)         895
                                                                                                     9.    Jabari Davis, Tennessee (2001-)     774
*Williams became the 44th UA player to rush      *As a junior at Alabama, Williams played
                                                                                                     10.   De’Arrius Howard, Arkansas (2002-) 695
for 1,000 career yards with his 98 yards         in all 13 games and ran the ball 130 times
rushing in the win over South Florida            for 921 yards and five TDs.
                                                                                                     *Just counting his two-year totals at
(Aug. 30).                                                                                           Alabama, Williams ranks fifth on the
                                                 *The 921 yards last season missed the UA
                                                 single-season Top 10 by just 48 yards.              active list with 1,284 career yards.
*The Andrews, Texas native had his best
game for the Crimson Tide against Kentucky                                                           SEC CAREER RUSHING YARDS (SEC Games Only)
rushing 30 times for 174 yards and three         *Williams tallied four 100-yard games last          Rk    Player/Years                      Yards
TDs.                                             season, hitting the century mark against            1.    Cedric Cobbs, Arkansas (1999-)    1,958
                                                 Southern Miss, Arkansas, LSU and                    2.    Carnell WIlliams, Auburn (2001-)  1,505
*The UK game was his fifth career 100-yard       Hawai’i.                                            3.    Ronnie Brown, Auburn (2001-)      1,463
rushing game at Alabama.                                                                             4.    Matt Jones, Arkansas (2001-)      1,361
                                                 *His best game of the season came in the            5.    SHAUD WILLIAMS, BAMA (2002-) 1,284
*The Crimson Tide is 5-0 (1.000) when            season finale at Hawai’i, where he ran 23           6.    Cedric Houston, Tennessee (2001-) 1,206
Williams runs for 100 or more yards.             times for 160 yards and one TD.                     7.    Ran Cathon, Florida (2000-)         911
                                                                                                     8.    Kwane Doster, Vandy (2002-)         895
Williams 100-Yard Rushing Games (5)              *Williams posted back-to-back 100-yard              9.    Jabari Davis, Tennessee (2001-)     774
Date                 Opponent          Yards     games after rushing for 135 yards against           10.   De’Arrius Howard, Arkansas (2002-) 695
Nov 30, 2002         at Hawai’i          160     Southern Miss and adding 119 yards
Sep 21, 2002       Southern Miss         135     against Arkansas.                                   *The 2002 season marked the first time in
Nov 16, 2002           at LSU            131                                                         school history the Crimson Tide had two
Sep 28, 2002        at Arkansas          119     *Against the Hogs, Williams scored an 80-           backs rush for 100 yards in the same game
Sep 13, 2003         Kentucky            174     yard TD on the game’s first play and fin-           twice in the same season.
                                                 ished with 119 yards.
*The 30 rushing attempts and three TDs were                                                          TWO BACKS OVER 100 YARDS (Same Game)
                                                                                                     at LSU (Nov. 16, 2002)
the most in his career at Texas Tech or          *Williams’ 80-yard TD run at Arkansas               Shaud Williams (16-131) & Santonio Beard (18-109-2)
Alabama.                                         (Sept. 28) equaled the longest run from
                                                 scrimmage in the SEC in 2002. Ironically,           at Arkansas (Sept. 28, 2002)
*The 174 rushing yards are the most at           Arkansas’ Fred Talley matched the 80-yard           Shaud Williams (11-119-1) & Santonio Beard (21-134)
Alabama, surpassing his 160-yard total last      TD run against Auburn on Oct. 12.
year at Hawai’i (Nov. 27). Williams had                                                              at Auburn (Nov. 21, 2001)
                                                                                                     S. Beard (20-199-2) & Ahmaad Galloway (14-127)
230 rushing yards against Colorado while         *Williams’ 80-yard TD run at Arkansas is
playing for Tech in 1999.                        the third-longest rushing TD by an                  at Miss. State (Nov. 15, 1996)
                                                 Alabama player since 1990.                          Shaun Alexander (106) & Dennis Riddle (103)
*The 30 rushing attempts are the most by an
Alabama player since Shaun Alexander                                                                 South Carolina (Oct. 3, 1992)
had 36 rushing attempts against Ole Miss                                                             Chris Anderson (120) & Derrick Lassic (100)
on Oct. 16, 1999.


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at LSU (Nov. 9, 1991)                          *Williams had 119 rushing yards (1 TD),              ALABAMA’S 1,000-YARD RUSHERS
Kevin Turner (143) & Siran Stacy (102)         88 receiving yards and nine punt return              Rk    Player, Years                      Yards
                                               yards against the Hogs.                               1.   Shaun Alexander (1996-99)          3,565
Auburn (Dec. 3, 1983) (Bham)                                                                         2.   Bobby Humphrey (1985-88)           3,420
Kerry Goode (142) & Ricky Moore (109)                                                                3.   Johnny Musso (1969-71)             2,741
                                               2002 All-Purpose Game-By-Game                         4.   Dennis Riddle (1994-97)            2,645
Ole Miss (Sept. 20, 1980)                                           Rush Rec     KOR PR     Total
                                                                                                     5.   Bobby Marlow (1950-52)             2,604
Linnie Patrick (111) & Billy Jackson (108)     Middle Tennessee       7   0       63  0       70
                                                                                                     6.   Johnny Davis (1974-77)             2,519
                                               Oklahoma               0   0       14 29       43
                                                                                                     7.   Sherman Williams (1991-94)         2,486
vs. Auburn (Nov. 26, 1977) (Bham)              North Texas           93  17       14 32      156
                                                                                                     8.   Ricky Moore (1981-84)              2,270
Johnny Davis (104) & Jeff Rutledge (102)       Southern Miss        135   0       0  42      177
                                                                                                     9.   Siran Stacy (1989-91)              2,105
                                               Arkansas             119 88        0   9      216
                                                                                                    10.   Corky Tharp (1951-54)              2,008
Virginia Tech (Oct. 27, 1973)                  Georgia               44  44        0 35      123
                                                                                                    11.   Tony Nathan (1975-78)              1,997
James Taylor (142), Wilbur Jackson (138),      Ole Miss              39   0       0  59       98
                                                                                                    12.   Ahmaad Galloway (1999-2002)        1,830
Calvin Culliver (127) and Richard Todd (102)   Tennessee             49   0        0 29       78
                                                                                                    13.   Lowell Tew (1944-47)               1,829
                                               Vanderbilt            52  13       0  34      99
                                                                                                    14.   Harry Gilmer (1944-47)             1,759
Auburn (Dec. 2, 1951) (Bham)                   Mississippi State     44  14        0 29       87
                                                                                                    15.   Major Ogilvie (1977-80)            1,718
Bobby Marlow (223) and Bimbo Melton (109)      LSU                  131   4       24  0      159
                                                                                                    16.   Derrick Lassic (1989-92)           1,696
                                               Auburn                48  43        0 24      115
                                                                                                    17.   Calvin Culliver (1973-76)          1,568
                                               Hawai’i              160   5        0  0      165
TRIPLE THREAT                                  Season Totals         921 228      91 346    1,586
                                                                                                    18.   Wilbur Jackson (1971-73)           1,529
The Alabama offense pulled off a rare feat                                                          19.   Dixie Howell (1933-34)             1,508
                                                                                                    20.   Linnie Patrick, 1980-83            1,480
in its 31-0 win at LSU on Nov. 16 at Tiger     2003 All-Purpose Game-By-Game                        21.   Steve Bowman (1963-65)             1,452
Stadium.                                                            Rush Rec     KOR   PR   Total   22.   Santonio Beard (2000-03)           1,444
                                               South Florida         98   5       0    74    177    23.   Walter Lewis (1980-83)             1,433
*The Crimson Tide had two, 100-yard rushers    Oklahoma              91   8       0     5    104    24.   Billy Jackson (1978-80)            1,408
and one, 100-yard receiver in the same game    Kentucky             174   3       0    15    192    25.   Murry Hill (1985-89)               1,398
                                               Northern Illinois                                    26.   Steadman Shealy (1977-79)          1,395
for only the second time in school history.
                                               Arkansas                                             27.   Kerry Goode (1983-87)              1,350
                                               at Georgia                                           28.   Paul Ott Carruth (1981-82-84)      1,336
*Against LSU, Shaud Williams (16-131) and      Southern Miss                                        29.   Shaud Williams (2002-03)           1,284
Santonio Beard (18-109-2) both ran for 100     at Ole Miss                                          30.   Chris Anderson (1990-93)           1,278
yards, while Sam Collins (5-115) posted his    Tennessee                                            31.   Richard Todd (1973-75)             1,254
first career 100-yard receiving game for the   at Miss. State                                       32.   Tom Calvin (1948-50)               1,206
                                               LSU                                                  33.   Willie Shelby (1973-75)            1,127
Tide.
                                               at Auburn                                            34.   Tyler Watts (1999-02)              1,128
                                               at Hawai’i                                           35.   Steve Whitman (1977-79)            1,126
*That had happened only one other time         Totals                363   16     0    94   473     36.   Pat Trammell (1959-61)             1,119
in school history. In 1977, Alabama                                                                       Curtis Alexander (1993-97)         1,119
defeated Auburn at Legion Field and had         Shaud Williams Career Game-By-Game Statistics       38.   Gene Jelks (1985-86)               1,097
two, 100-yard rushers and one, 100-yard                            2002 Season                      39.   Mike Fracchia (1960-63)            1,084
receiver. Johnny Davis (20-104) and Jeff       Date Opponent                  Att-Yds-TD-Long       40.   Steve Bisceglia (1971-72)          1,075
                                               Aug. 31 Middle Tennessee                2-7-0-4      41.   Martin Houston (1989-92)           1,042
Rutledge (15-102) ran for 100 yards and
                                                                                                    42.   Bobby Luna (1951-54)               1,037
Ozzie Newsome (4-123-1) had 100 yards          Spt. 7 at Oklahoma                      0-0-0-0
                                                                                                    43    Randy Billingsley (1872-74)        1,026
receiving in the Crimson Tide’s 48-21 win.     Spt. 14 North Texas                   7-93-1-41      44.   Kevin Turner (1988-91)             1,020
                                               Spt. 21 Southern Mississippi       21-135-0-43
ALL-PURPOSE THREAT                             Spt. 28 at Arkansas                11-119-1-80
*In his four-year career at Texas Tech         Oct. 5 Georgia                        10-44-0-2
                                               Oct. 19 Ole Miss                       9-39-0-9
(1999-2000) and Alabama (2002-03),
                                               Oct. 26 at Tennessee                  8-49-0-18
Williams has appeared in 38 games and
                                               Nov. 2 at Vanderbilt                 10-52-1-14
accounted for 3,349 all-purpose yards (507     Nov. 9 Mississippi State              6-44-1-13
plays) and 17 touchdowns.                      Nov. 16 at LSU                      16-131-0-32
                                               Nov. 23 Auburn                        7-48-0-19
*In three games this season, Williams has      Nov. 30 at Hawai’i                  23-160-1-41
473 all-purpose yards, including a season
high 192 all-purpose yards and three TDs in                          2003 Season
the Crimson Tide’s 27-17 win over              Date Opponent                    Att-Yds-TD-Long
Kentucky (Sept. 13).                           Aug. 30 South Florida                  28-98-2-15
                                               Spt. 6 Oklahoma                        17-91-0-18
*As a junior, Williams had 921 rushing         Spt. 13 Kentucky                      30-174-3-19
yards, 228 receiving yards, 346 punt return    Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
yards and 91 KO return yards.                  Spt. 27 Arkansas
                                               Oct. 4 at Georgia
*Williams accounted for 1,586 all-purpose      Oct. 11 Southern Miss
yards in his first season at Alabama to rank   Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
5th on the school’s single-season charts.      Oct. 25 Tennessee
                                               Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
*Williams best game to date came Sept.         Nov. 15 LSU
                                               Nov. 23 at Auburn
28, 2002 at Arkansas where he collected
                                               Nov. 30 at Hawai’i
216 all-purpose yards in a 30-12 win.


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16 CORNELIUS WORTHAM, SLB                       Cornelius Wortham Career Game-By-Game Tackles
                                                                     2000 Season
Sr., Calhoun City, Miss, 3 VL                   Date Opponent                    Solo-Ast-Total
                                                Spt. 2 at UCLA                           1-0-1
*A three-year starter of the Crimson Tide       Spt. 9 Vanderbilt                        2-1-3
defense, Cornelius Wortham has played in        Spt. 16 Southern Miss                    0-1-1
36 of a possible 38 games in Alabama            Spt. 23 at Arkansas                      1-1-2
career.                                         Spt. 30 South Carolina                   0-0-0
                                                Oct. 14 Ole Miss                         0-0-0
*The senior has missed the first two games      Oct. 21 at Tennessee                     0-0-0
of the 2003 season to snap his streak of 36     Oct. 28 Central Florida                  1-0-1
consecutive games played at Alabama.            Nov. 4 at LSU                            0-1-1
                                                Nov. 11 at Mississippi State             4-1-5
*Wortham holds the Alabama linebacker           Nov. 18 Auburn                           0-0-0
record with a 480-pound bench press.
                                                                       2001 Season
*The Calhoun City, Miss., native has            Date      Opponent                   Solo-Ast-Total
recorded 165 tackles in 35 regular-season       Spt. 1    UCLA                               2-0-2
games, including 91 solo stops.                 Spt. 8    at Vanderbilt                      0-1-1
                                                Spt. 22   Arkansas                           3-0-3
*In addition, Wortham has added eight           Spt. 29   at South Carolina                  0-1-1
                                                Oct. 6    UTEP                               4-1-5
TFLs (-16), two sacks (-13) and three pass
                                                Oct. 13   at Ole Miss                       9-5-14
deflections.
                                                Oct. 20   Tennessee                          4-3-7
                                                Nov. 3    LSU                                0-1-1
*He has made 18 career starts for Alabama,      Nov. 10   Mississippi State                 2-8-10
including a career-best 10 starts in 2002.      Nov. 17   at Auburn                          3-4-7
                                                Nov. 29   Southern Miss                      3-2-5
*Wortham turned his best season for the
Crimson Tide last year as a junior (2002),                          2002 Season
finishing second on the team with 95 tackles.   Date Opponent                        Solo-Ast-Total
He also added three TFLs (-8), one sack (-      Aug. 31 Middle Tennessee                     5-4-9
8) and three PBUs.                              Spt. 7 at Oklahoma                           1-2-3
                                                Spt. 14 North Texas                         5-7-12
*He added three double-figure tackle games as   Spt. 21 Southern Mississippi                 2-3-5
junior, including 12 against North Texas        Spt. 28 at Arkansas                          4-2-6
and Miss. State and 10 against Georgia.         Oct. 5 Georgia                              7-3-10
                                                Oct. 19 Ole Miss                             2-2-4
*As a sophomore (2001), he added 56             Oct. 26 at Tennessee                         6-2-8
tackles, three TFLs (-5) and one sack (-5).     Nov. 2 at Vanderbilt                         5-4-9
                                                Nov. 9 Mississippi State                    5-7-12
*In his rookie season (2000), Wortham           Nov. 16 at LSU                               3-3-6
                                                Nov. 23 Auburn                               3-3-6
had 14 total tackles in 11 games, including
                                                Nov. 30 at Hawai’i                           4-1-5
a pair of TFLs (-3).
Wortham Double-Figure Tackle Games (5)                                2003 Season
Date               Opponent           Tackles   Date Opponent                        Solo-Ast-Total
Oct. 13, 2001     at Ole Miss              14   Aug. 30 South Florida                          DNP
Spt. 14, 2002     North Texas              12   Spt. 6 Oklahoma                                DNP
Nov. 9, 2002       Miss. State             12   Spt. 13 Kentucky
Nov. 10, 2001      Miss. State             10   Spt. 20 Northern Illinois
Oct. 5, 2002        Georgia                10   Spt. 27 Arkansas
                                                Oct. 4 at Georgia
                                                Oct. 11 Southern Miss
                                                Oct. 18 at Ole Miss
                                                Oct. 25 Tennessee
                                                Nov. 8 at Mississippi State
                                                Nov. 15 LSU
                                                Nov. 23 at Auburn
                                                Nov. 30 at Hawai’i




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2003 Starting Crimson Tide Offense
  GAME           LT        LG          C          RG          RT       TE      QB         H          F         SE        FL         PK
    USF          Britt    Smiley     Closner    Alexander    Mathis   Cavan   Croyle   Williams   Castille   Fletcher    Luke      Bostick

Oklahoma         Britt    Smiley     Closner    Alexander    Mathis   Cavan   Croyle   Williams   Castille   Fletcher    Luke      Bostick

 Kentucky        Britt    Herrion    Closner    Alexander    Mathis   Cavan   Croyle   Williams   McClain    Fletcher    Luke      Bostick

 N. Illinois      —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

 Arkansas         —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

at Georgia        —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

   USM            —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

at Ole Miss       —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

Tennessee         —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

  at MSU          —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

    LSU           —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —          —          —

at Auburn         —         —          —           —          —        —      ——         —          —          —          —          —

 at Hawaii        —         —          —           —          —        —       —         —          —




2003 Starting Crimson Tide Defense
 GAME           LDE       LDT        RDT         RDE         WLB      MLB     SLB       RCB        FS          SS       LCB          P
   USF         Loescher   Bryant     Clark       Odom        Ryans    Roach   Pope     Madison    Jones      Harper     Peprah    Freelend

Oklahoma       Loescher   Bryant    Childress    Odom        Ryans    Roach   Pope     Madison    Jones      Harper     Peprah    Freelend

 Kentucky      Loescher   Bryant     Clark       Odom        Ryans    Roach   Pope     Madison    Jones      Harper     Peprah    Freelend

N. Illinois      —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

Arkansas         —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

at Georgia       —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

   USM           —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

at Ole Miss      —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

Tennessee        —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

 at MSU          —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

   LSU           —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —          —         —          —

at Auburn        —         —           —           —          —        —      ——         —          —          —         —          —

at Hawaii        —         —           —           —          —        —       —         —          —




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                               2003 Alabama Football Depth Chart
                                                                        OFFENSE
  LT    70   Wesley Britt                (6-8, 312, Jr.) ...............28 consecutive starts; 288 career knockdowns; 216 snaps in 3 gms; preseason All-America
        75   Atlas Herrion               (6-4, 300, Jr.) ...............UA’s most versatile o-lineman; started at LG vs. Kentucky; 13 career gms; 46 snaps vs. OU
  LG    78   Justin Smiley               (6-4, 301, Jr.) ...............Missed UK game to snap streak of 27 consecutive starts; 321 k’downs; 137 snaps in 2 gms
        79   Danny Martz                 (6-4, 290, Jr.) ...............Played in 8 career gms, 39 snaps in 2 gms; season-high 23 snaps vs. UK; DNP vs. OU
   C    74   J.B. Closner                (6-4, 295, So.)..............3-gm starter at center; 183 snaps this year; replaces All-SEC center Alonzo Ephraim
        69   Matt Lomax                  (6-3, 293, Sr.)...............Played in 10 career gms; played 43 snaps against USF and OU; DNP vs. Kentucky
  RG    73   Dennis Alexander            (6-6, 352, Sr.)...............Played 38 consecutive games; 10 career starts at UA; 231 snaps in 3 games; 79 vs. UK
        63   Mark Sanders                (6-6, 314, So.)..............Has not seen action for the Crimson Tide in two years with the program
  RT    51   Evan Mathis                 (6-5, 294, Jr.) ...............3-gm starter; 24 consecutive starts; 262 k’downs; 151 snaps; nephew of Bob Baumhower
        60   Von Ewing                   (6-5, 300, So.)..............Has not played this season; Appeared in 3 gms as backup RT (2002); UA debut vs. N Texas
  TE    87   David Cavan                 (6-5, 256, Jr.) ...............Played in 10 career gms; 5 career starts; 1st career reception was 15-yd TD vs. MSTU (‘02)
        88   Clint Johnston              (6-4, 245, So.)..............Played in 16 games, 4 career starts; 3 rec, 32 yds in 3 gms this year; 13 catches, 132 yds
        93   Donald Clarke               (6-6, 260, Sr.)...............Played in 16 career gms; 6 six career starts for the Tide; 4 offensive snaps vs. UK; no stats
  QB    12   Brodie Croyle               (6-2, 198, So.)..............5-gm starter; 3-2 record as starter; passed for 1,642 yards in 15 gms; 592 yds this year
        13   Spencer Pennington          (6-4, 218, So.)..............Appeared in seven career gms; played 10 snaps vs. USF (Aug. 30)
         7   Brandon Avalos              (6-0, 185, Fr.)...............Redshirted last year; also plays on Alabama baseball team
   H    21   Shaud Williams              (5-9, 189, Sr.)...............2-time SEC Player of the Week; 5th in NCAA with 6 TDs this year; 174 yds, 3 TD vs. UK
        33   Ken Darby                   (5-11, 186, Fr.).............Best gm vs. UK (8 rushes, 62 yards); UA second-leading rusher (17-101-5.9) this year
        27   Ray Hudson                  (5-11, 194, Jr.) .............28-games at UA; 103 rushes, 591 yards and 2 TDs in career; Avg. 4.7 yards per carry this yr
    F   29   Tim Castille                (5-11, 231, Fr.).............Missed UK game; 2-gm starter as tru frosh; 8th true frosh to start season opener
        33   Le’Ron McClain              (6-1, 240, Fr.)...............1st career start vs. UK (Sept. 13); 2 receptions for 35 yards; played in all three games
   SE   80   Zach Fletcher               (6-3, 200, Sr.)...............15 career gms; 14 catches for 330 yds, 2 TDs; career-high 7 recepetions this season
         3   Dre Fulgham                 (6-1, 217, Sr.)...............Played in 35 career gms; 40 catches for 684 yards & 3 TDs; 7 rec, 91 yds in 3 gms this year
        39   Lance Taylor                (5-9, 187, Sr.)...............Played in 28 career games; 1st career catch vs. USF (15 yards)
   FL   84   Triandos Luke               (6-0, 188, Sr.)...............Played 35 consecutive gms; 69 catches, 783 (11.3 avg) and 7 TDs; rec. in 10 straight gms
        81   Brandon Greer               (6-1, 192, Sr.)...............Played in 29 games; career high five receptions this year; 6 career catches for 65 yds
         2   Antonio Carter              (5-9, 190, Sr.)...............Has not played since 11-28-01 vs. USM; plyd in 33 gms; 106 rec for 1,294 yards and 5 TDs
  PK    22   Brian Bostick               (5-11, 207, Jr.) .............12 career gms; tallied 12-16 FGs and 12-of-14 PATs; 48 career pts; career long 44 FG (OU)
        43   Kyle Robinson               (5-10, 175, Sr.).............First left-footed PK at UA since Georges Mardini (1981); 23-of-24 PATs; 6-10 FGs; 41 pts

                                                                        DEFENSE
 LDE  90     Nautyn McKay-Loescher (6-4, 255, Sr.)...............39 consecutive games; 3-gm starter in 2003; 11th all-time with 30 career QBPs;
      48     Leslie Williams       (6-5, 216, Sr.)...............28 career games; only nine snaps on defense this year
      92     Jonathan Brunson      (6-3, 245, Sr.)...............Has not seen action in his two years at Alabama; transfer from Samford (2000)
 LDT 97      Anthony Bryant        (6-3, 345, Sr.)...............28 career games; 65 career tackles; recorded 13 tackles in 3 gms (2003); 137 snaps in 3 gms
      52     Taylor Britt          (6-4, 278, So.)..............Made UA debut vs. UK (Sept. 13); played one snap at DT; Brother of OL Wesley Britt
      85     Kyle Tatum            (6-6, 276, Fr.)...............Redshirted last season; looks to make his UA debut vs. Kentucky
 RDT 95      Ahmad Childress       (6-7, 345, Jr.) ...............15 career gms; 34 tackles, 4 TFLs; 3-gms this year and one start; 10 tackles and 2 TFLs
      99     Jeremy Clark          (6-3, 280, Fr.)...............Played in 3 gms; 1st career start (29 snaps) came in debut vs. USF (Aug. 30); 3 tkls this yr
      96     Dominic Lee           (6-2, 302, Fr.)...............Has not seen action; one of four true freshman on UA depth chart
 RDE 98      Antwan Odom           (6-5, 273, Jr.) ...............29 career gms; 2nd among active SEC players w/14 career sacks; 3-gm starter (7 tkls) in ‘03
      47     Mark Anderson         (6-5, 239, So.)..............Played in 16 career gms; 76 snaps on defense in 3 gms; career high 3 tackles vs. Kentucky
      91     Chris Harris          (6-5, 230, Fr.)...............Looks to make UA debut vs. Kentucky; redshirted in 2002
 WLB 35      DeMeco Ryans          (6-1, 213, So.)..............16 career gms; 4 starts; leads SEC with 30 tackles in 3 gms; career-high 16 tackles vs. OU
      42     Juwan Garth           (6-2, 193, Fr.)...............3 career gms; 19 defensive snaps in 3 gms this year; career high 3 tackles vs. Kentucky
      44     Demarcus Waldrop      (5-11, 200, Fr.).............Has not played in either game; One of four true freshman on UA depth chart
 MLB   8     Freddie Roach         (6-2, 237, So.)..............3-gm starter; 19 tackles this year; 149 snaps in 3 gms; 8 tkls vs. UK; ‘02 Frosh All-American
      45     Juke King             (6-0, 220, So.)..............Has not seen action this yr; played 2 gms last year as FB (Vandy & LSU)
  SLB  6     Derrick Pope          (6-0, 223, Sr.)...............3-gm starter; 5th in SEC with 27 tackles; career-high 17 tkls vs. OU (most in SEC); 2 sacks
      16     Cornelius Wortham     (6-1, 233, Sr.)...............Has not seen action; played in 36 career gms; 21 starts; 2nd-leading tackler (95) in 2002
      55     Terrence Jones        (6-0, 205, Fr.)...............Played in all three gms; 2 snaps on defense; 29 snaps on special teams
 RCB   9     Anthony Madison       (5-9, 171, Jr.) ...............16 career gms; 3-gm starter in 2003; career-high 8 tackles vs. OU; 12 tkls & 159 snaps (‘03)
       1     Thurman Ward          (6-1, 186, Jr.) ...............Excellent special teams player; 38 special tms plays; 3 tackles vs. OU; 9 snaps on def (USF)
      19     Roberto McBride       (5-9, 177, Sr.)...............29 career gms; 31 career tackles; played in all 3 gms this yr on special teams (17 snaps)
   FS 20     Charles Jones         (6-0, 183, Sr.)...............21-game starter; 3-gm starter (18 tkls, 2 PBU) this year; only defender start all 13 gms (02)
      32     Chris James           (6-0, 189, Jr.) ...............28 career games; career high 3 tkls vs. UK; blocked punt vs. Oklahoma; 49 total snaps
   SS 41     Roman Harper          (6-1, 182, So.)..............4 career starts; 3-gm starter in 2003; 19 tkls and one PBU; 177 snaps in 2003
      10     Carlos Andrews        (6-0, 208, Jr.) ...............24 career games; 3-gms in 2003 with 2 tackles; 18 snaps vs. UK, including five on defense
 LCB 26      Charlie Peprah        (5-11, 195, So.)............16 career gms; 11-gm starter; 11 tkls, 1 INT, 2 TFLs; career-high 2 TFLs vs. UK; 180 snaps
      17     Ramzee Robinson       (5-10, 175, Fr.).............3-games in 2003 (75 snaps); season-high 35 snaps vs. UK; special teams POW vs. USF
    P 24     Bo Freelend           (6-4, 257, Jr.) ...............Third-year at Alabama; 3 gms; 14 punts for 37.5 average; made UA debut vs. USF
      25     Jeremy Schatz         (5-7, 151, So.)..............Has not played this season; Transfer from Troy St.; redshirted at Alabama last year

                                                                  SPECIAL TEAMS
  SN 50 Nick Ridings                     (6-0, 246, Sr.)...............Fourth season as primary snapper for PATs, field goals and punts
HOLD 18 Gabe Giardina                    (5-6, 172, Sr.)...............Made his Alabama debut as holder vs. USF (Aug. 30)
     13 Spencer Pennington               (6-4, 227, So.)..............Also serves as the back-up quarterback
 KOR 27 Ray Hudson                       (5-11, 194, Jr.) .............3-gms; 4 KOR for 86 yards (21.5 avg); 17 career KOR for 353 yards (20.8 avg)
     17 Ramzee Robinson                  (5-9, 181, Fr.)...............2 KOR for 21 yards in two games; 30 TDs as prep junior and senior
  PR 21 Shaud Williams                   (5-9, 189, Sr.)...............UA leader w/7 PR for 94 yards; 73-yard TD vs. USF (Aug. 30); 48 career PR for 446 yds
  KO 14 Jeff Aul                         (6-2, 200, Fr.)...............Handles UA kickoffs; made debut vs. USF (Aug. 30); born in Seoul, South Korea


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                                   2003 Alabama Football Scoring Drives
Opponent   Scoring Play (Quarter)                Scoring Drive                            LONGEST SCORING DRIVE
USF        Peprah 51-yard INT return (1st)       No Drive                   Most Plays: 15 vs. South Florida (Aug. 30)
USF        Luke 10-yard pass from Croyle (2nd)    5-80-1:15                 Most Yards: 97 vs. South Florida (Aug. 30)
USF        Bostick 40-yard FG (2nd)               3-1-0:17                  TOP:        7:37 vs. South Florida (Aug. 30)
USF        Bostick 25-yard FG (3rd)              11-72-3:53
USF        Williams 73-yard PUNT return (3rd)    No Drive                   Scoring Drives:            13 drives
USF        Williams 3-yard run (3rd)             11-97-5:01
USF        Williams 1-yard run (4th)             15-90-7:37                 Total Plays:               114
                                                                            Avg. Plays:                8.8 plays
OU         Bostick 44-yard FG (2nd)              11-51-5:32
OU         Luke 20-yard pass from Croyle (3rd)    6-80-1:28                 Total Yards:               790
OU         Bostick 36-yard FG (4th)              13-44-2:45                 Avg. Yards:                60.8 yards

UK         Williams 15-yard run (1st)            5-44-1:44
UK         Bostick 43-yard FG (2nd)              8-25-2:40                                     POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
UK         Bostick 30-yard FG (3rd)              10-59-4:35                 Opp.           Turnover              Points Off
UK         Williams 2-yard run (4th)             7-79-2:26                  USF            Interception          7 (TD Return)
UK         Williams 7-yard run (4th)             9-68-4:09                  USF            Fumble                0 (Punt)
                                                                            USF            Fumble                3 (40-yard FG)


                                                                                              TWO-POINT CONVERSIONS
                                                                                           Alabama Crimson Tide (0-for-0)

                                                                            Opp.           2-point chances
                                                                            USF            None
                                                                            OU             None
                                                                            UK             None


                                                                                              GOAL-TO-GO SITUATIONS
                                                                            Opp            Total      TDs        FGs         TOs
                                                                            USF             3          3          0           0
                                                                            OU              0          0          0           0
                                                                            UK              3          2          0           1
                                                                            Totals          6          5          0           1




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                              2003 Opponents Football Scoring Drives
Opponent Scoring Play (Quarter)                              Scoring Drive                                LONGEST SCORING DRIVE
USF       Fisher 13 yard pass from Banks (1st)               7-50-3:10                  Most Plays:             10 by Kentucky (Sept. 13)
USF       Fisher 17-yard run (2nd)                           2-20-0:14                  Most Yards:             81 by Oklahoma (Sept. 6)
USF       Gramatica 45-yard FG (2nd)                         5-32-1:53                  TOP:                    5:37 by Kentucky (Sept. 13)
OU        Trey DiCarlo 34-yard FG (1st)                      7-16-2:32                  Scoring Drives:          10 drives
OU        DiCarlo 40-yard FG (1st)                           9-31-3:13
OU        Mark Clayton 46-yard psss from Jason White (2nd)   3-81-1:01                  Total Plays:             59 plays
OU        Brandon Jones 47-yard pass from White (3rd)        5-69-2:22
                                                                                        Avg. Plays:              5.9 plays
UK        Draak Davis 1-yard run (2nd)                        8-75-3:40
UK        Taylor Begley 27-yard FG (3rd)                     10-32-5:37                 Total Yards:             451 yards
UK        Derek Abney 24-yard pass from Lorenzen (4th)        3-45-1:08                 Avg. Yards:              45.1 yards

                                                                                                            POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
                                                                                        Opp.           Turnover            Points Off
                                                                                        USF            Fumble              7 (Rushing TD)
                                                                                        OU             Interception        3 (FG)
                                                                                        OU             Interception        0 (Punt)
                                                                                        UK             Interception        0 (Halftime)


                                                                                                          TWO-POINT CONVERSIONS
                                                                                                            Opponents (0-for-0)

                                                                                        Opp.           2-point chances
                                                                                        USF            None
                                                                                        OU             None
                                                                                        UK             None


                                                                                                           GOAL-TO-GO SITUATIONS
                                                                                        Opp            Total     TDs       FGs         TOs
                                                                                        USF             0         0         0           0*
                                                                                        OU              0         0         0           0
                                                                                        UK              1         1         0           0
                                                                                        Totals          1         1         0           0

                                                                                        * - USF missed a FG against Alabama




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     2003 UA Big Plays From Scrimmage (25 Yards or Longer)
South Florida (Aug. 30)                                                                               RED ZONE
Yds       Description                                                          Opp.      No.            TD         FG         TOs
73        Shaud Williams 73-yard punt return (TD)                              USF        4              3          1          0
51        Charlie Peprah 51-yard interception return (TD)                      OU         2              1          1          0
49        Brodie Croyle pass to Zach Fletcher                                  UK         7              3          1          1
28        Brodie Croyle pass to Tim Castille                                   Totals    13              7          3          1
26        Ray Hudson 26-yard KO return
                                                                               Red Zone Stats:          10 for 13 (.769)
                                                                               TD Stats:                7 for 13 (.538)
Oklahoma (Sept. 6)
Yds     Description
42      Brodie Croyle pass to Dre Fulgham                                                          OPENING DRIVE
                                                                               Opp.      1st Half                  2nd Half
Kentucky (Sept. 13)                                                            USF       Punt                      FG
Yds      Description                                                           OU        Interception              Punt
29       Croyle pass to Luke                                                   UK        Missed F                  FG
29       Croyle pass to McClain
27       Darby rush
                                                                                        GAME-BY-GAME TURNOVERS
                                                                               Opp.      Fum            INT        Tot
                                                                               USF        1              0          1
                                                                               OU         0              2          2
                                                                               UK         0              1          1
                                                                               Totals     1              3          4



                                                                                        ALABAMA TURNOVER MARGIN
                                                                                                 (Takeaways/Giveaways)
                                                                               Opp.      UA            Opp.     +/-
                                                                               USF       1             3         +2
                                                                               OU        2             0         -2
                                                                               UK        1             0         -1
                                                                               Totals    4             3         -1




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    2003 Opp. Big Plays From Scrimmage (25 Yards or Longer)
South Florida (Aug. 30)
Yds       Description                                                                 RED ZONE
49        Ronnie Banks pass to Casey Cobbs                          Opp.      No.      TD      FG          TOs
37        Ronnie Banks pass to Huey Whittaker                       USF       4        2           1       0
28        J.R. Reed 28-yard KO return (Twice)                       OU        2        0           1       0
27        Brian Fisher 27-yard KO return                            UK        3        2           1       0
                                                                    Totals    9        4           3       0
Oklahoma (Sept. 7)
Yds     Description                                                 Red Zone Stats:   7 for 9 (.778)
47      Jason White pass to Brandon Jones (TD)                      TD Stats:         4 for 9 (.444)
46      Jason White pass to Mark Clayton (TD)
44      Jason White pass to Mark Bradley
28      JeJuan Rankins kickoff return                                              OPENING DRIVE
                                                                    Opp.      1st Half        2nd Half
Kentucky (Sept. 13)                                                 USF       Punt                Punt
Yds      Description                                                OU        FG                  Punt
44       Derek Abney kickoff return                                 UK        Punt                Punt
42       Abney kickoff return
33       Jared Lorenzen pass to Win Gaffron
28       Lorenzen pass to Abney                                              GAME-BY-GAME TURNOVERS
                                                                    Opp.      Fum    INT    Tot
                                                                    USF       2        1           3
                                                                    OU        0        0           0
                                                                    UK        0        0           0
                                                                    Totals    2        1           3




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