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Coaching staff names captains, other postseason awards

As the Alabama Crimson Tide football team gathered in Birmingham for its annual banquet to not only celebrate its SEC Championship and season as a whole, but also to receive confirmation that the Tide will be playing Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship, there were also some personal awards to give out.

Offensive lineman Barrett Jones, offensive lineman Chance Warmack and defensive lineman Damion Square were named team captains and will have their hand and footprints planted in cement near Denny Chimes at A-Day in 2013.

Here is a list of the other awards and the players who received them.

cj Most Valuable Player

Linebacker C.J. Mosley. Mosley led the team in tackles by a longshot with 99, towering above Trey Depriest, who is in second with 56. Mosley also tied the school record for career defensive touchdowns, with three. Mosley’s interception and 16-yard touchdown return against Michigan was his third, tying the mark set by Antonio Langham (1990-1993).

Iron Man Award

Running back T.J. Yeldon, kicker Cade Foster, H-Back Kelly Johnson and defensive lineman Jesse Williams.

tink Unsung Hero Award

Wide receiver Kenny Bell, defensive lineman Quinton Dial, long snapper Carson Tinker (pictured left, 51), linebacker Xzavier Dickson and place kicker Jeremy Shelley (pictured left, 5).

Outstanding Scholar Senior Award

Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack.

Outstanding Defensive Performer Award

C.J. Mosley and cornerback Dee Milliner

Up-Front Award

Defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan, defensive lineman Ed Stinson, offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio and offensive lineman Anthony Steen.

Most Inspiring Player

Damion Square

Commitment to Academic Excellence Award

Linebacker Denzel Devall, cornerback Geno Smith, offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, Quinton Dial and offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio

haha Defensive Achievement Award

Linebacker Adrian Hubbard, cornerback Deion Belue, safety HaHa Clinton-Dix (pictured right returning his interception in the SEC Championship game), and linebacker Trey DePriest

Offensive Achievement Award

Wide receiver Amari Cooper, running back Eddie Lacy, T.J. Yeldon and offensive lineman D.J. Fluker

President’s Award

Jesse Williams, safety Robert Lester, Chance Warmack and wide receiver Kevin Norwood

Special Teams Award

Safety Vinnie Sunseri, punter Cody Mandell, wide receiver/punt returner Christion Jones, safety Landon Collins

Defensive Players of the Year

Linebacker Nico Johnson and Dee Milliner

barrett-aj Offensive Players of the Year

Quarterback AJ McCarron and Barrett Jones (pictured together, left)

Pat Trammell Award

Tight end Michael Williams and Nico Johnson


All photos courtesy of the AP


Twitter Thursday: Ole Miss

This week’s Twitter Thursday starts off with a freshman big man sharing in my pain as a journalist (who is inherently bad at math because, well, I’m a journalist).

Monday Night Football was all the rage on Twitter as the refs botched a call that cost the Green Bay Packers the game. The Alabama football players made their feelings known. Well known.

We also had a birthday this week, for Alabama forward Nick Jacobs. He went on a retweet spree to celebrate.

He even retweeted and responded to me.

Barrett Jones made a funny. Another funny.

Finally, Alabama celebrated another birthday, fellow big man Carl Engstrom.

Football Player Interviews: Sept. 17, 2012

Football practice notebook: Sept. 17, 2012

Today, I got some information on what the coaching staff does for fun at practice, plus reaction to some comments made by Dre Kirkpatrick and some in-depth detail on the passing game.

Click here to read all about it.

Twitter Thursday: Western Kentucky

This is the first of a weekly feature coming to the blog, as every Thursday for the rest of football season (and maybe a little longer), we will go through the world of Twitter and see what select Alabama athletes have decided to share with the Internet.

Some may be complaining about fatigue, others will be just downright funny. Here we go.

First, we have BREAKING NEWS from safety HeSean ‘HaHa’ Clinton-Dix.

Don’t worry, though, teammate Anthony Steen beat you to the punch in the Sarcastic Reply department.

Also, center Barrett Jones was nice enough to let us have a small window into his celebration routine.

Quarterback AJ McCarron also opened up a little poll for his followers (all 22,000+ of them).

Which he ended up answering himself.

There was also a borderline unhealthy obsession with Jesse Williams this week, with numerous fans (and the occasional player) tweeting to him with Chuck Norris jokes about him. For example:

Word of advice: Williams (@ThaMonstar) is quite heavy on the retweets. So, if you want a RT from a ‘Bama football player….

Also, safety Vinnie Sunseri showed off a little brotherly love for his older brother Tino, who will start at QB for Pitt in the ESPN Thursday night game against Cincinnati.

And, as expected, the hype surrounding entering Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first time.

Football Player Interviews: Sept. 5, 2012