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2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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Template:Infobox NCAA team season Template:2016 SEC football standings The 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season marked the Crimson Tide's 124th overall season, 83rd as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and its 25th within the SEC Western Division. They played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and were led by tenth year head coach Nick Saban. They finished the season 14–1, were SEC champions and advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship game, for the second consecutive year, where they were defeated by Clemson.

Previous season and offseason[edit source | edit]

In 2015, Alabama came into the season ranked No. 2 in both preseason polls and finished the regular season 12–1, 7–1 SEC, with their only loss to Ole Miss again. The Crimson Tide won the Western Division of SEC and qualified to play in the 2015 SEC Championship Game against the Florida Gators. Alabama defeated the Gators, 29–15 in Atlanta, Georgia, clinching the program's 25th SEC title. As the #2 seed in the second season of the College Football Playoff, the Crimson Tide were selected to play in the semifinal game at the 2015 Cotton Bowl against #3 Michigan State of the Big Ten. Alabama beat the Spartans in a 38–0 shutout, advancing them to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against #1 Clemson of the ACC. The Crimson Tide won the game 45–40, capturing their 16th national championship and making Nick Saban the 2nd coach in college football to win five championship titles. The Crimson Tide finished the 2015 season with a record of 14–1.

Departures[edit source | edit]

Notable departures from the 2015 squad included

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Derrick Henry #2 RB 6'3 245 Junior Yulee, FL Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
A'Shawn Robinson #86 DE 6'4 312 Junior Fort Worth, TX Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Jake Coker #14 QB 6'5 232 Senior Mobile, AL Undrafted free agent
Denzel Devall #30 LB 6'2 252 Senior Bastrop, LA Undrafted free agent
Kenyan Drake #17 RB 6'1 210 Senior Powder Springs, GA Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Dominick Jackson #76 OL 6'6 315 Senior Cupertino, CA Undrafted free agent
Cyrus Jones #5 CB 5'10 196 Senior Baltimore, MD Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Ryan Kelly #70 OL 6'5 297 Senior West Chester, OH Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Dillon Lee #25 LB 6'4 242 Senior Buford, GA Undrafted free agent
Richard Mullaney #16 WR 6'3 208 Senior Thousand Oaks, CA Undrafted free agent
Michael Nysewander #46 TE 6'1 237 Senior Hoover, AL Undrafted free agent
D.J. Pettway #57 LB 6'2 270 Senior Pensacola, FL Undrafted free agent
Reggie Ragland #19 LB 6'2 252 Senior Madison, AL Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Jarran Reed #90 DL 6'4 313 Senior Goldsboro, NC Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Geno Matias-Smith #24 S 6'0 196 Senior Atlanta, GA Undrafted free agent
Alec Morris #11 QB 6'3 233 Junior Allen, TX Transferred to North Texas

Preseason[edit source | edit]

2016 recruiting class[edit source | edit]

Prior to National Signing Day on February 3, 2016, eight players enrolled for the spring semester in order to participate in spring practice and included six former high school seniors and two junior college transfers. On National Signing Day, Alabama signed 18 additional players out of high school that completed the 2016 recruiting class. The class was highlighted by 19 players from the "ESPN 300". Alabama signed the No. 1 recruiting class according to Rivals.com,[1] Scout.com[2] and 247Sports.com[3] and No. 2 at ESPN[4] recruiting class.

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Returning starters[edit source | edit]

Alabama had seven returning players on offense, five on defense and five on special teams that started games in 2015.

Offense[edit source | edit]

Spring practice[edit source | edit]

Spring practice began March 11, 2016. The annual A-Day game was held on April 16, 2016. Template:AFB game box start Template:AFB game box end

Coaching staff[edit source | edit]

Name Position Consecutive season at
Alabama in current position
Nick Saban Head coach 10th
Burton Burns Associate head coach, running backs coach 10th
Lane Kiffin Offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach 3rd
Karl Dunbar Defensive line coach 1st
Jeremy Pruitt Defensive coordinator, inside linebackers 1st
Mario Cristobal Offensive tackles and tight ends, recruiting coordinator 4th
Billy Napier Wide receivers 4th
Tosh Lupoi Outside linebackers 2nd
Derrick Ansley Defensive backs 1st
Brent Key Interior offensive line and special teams 1st
Scott Cochran Strength and conditioning 10th
Reference:[5]
Analysts

Roster[edit source | edit]

2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Quarterback

  •  2 Jalen Hurts - Freshman (6'2, 210)
  • 11 Josh Palet - Senior (6'5, 215)
  • 12 David Cornwell - Sophomore (6'5, 234)
  • 18 Cooper Bateman - Junior (6'3, 224)
  • 19 Montana Murphy - Freshman (6'3, 201)

Running back

  •  5 Ronnie Clark - Sophomore (6'2, 217) (+DB)
  •  21 B.J. Emmons - Freshman (6'0, 220)
  •  9 Bo Scarbrough - Sophomore (6'2, 230)
  • 25 Joshua Jacobs - Freshman (5'10, 200)
  • 31 Xavian Marks - Sophomore (5'8, 163)
  • 33 Derrick Gore - Junior (5'11, 212)
  • 34 Damien Harris - Sophomore (5'11, 214)
  • 43 Lawrence Erekosima - Junior (5'7, 180)
  • 44 Avery Reid - Sophomore (6'0, 192)

Wide receiver

  •  1 Robert Foster - Junior (6'2, 191)
  •  3 Calvin Ridley - Sophomore (6'1, 188)
  •  7 Trevon Diggs - Freshman (6'2, 185)
  • 13 ArDarius Stewart - Junior (6'1, 204)
  • 11 Gehrig Dieter - Senior (6'3, 207)
  • 16 T.J. Simmons - Freshman (6'2, 196)
  • 17 Cam Sims - Junior (6'5, 206)
  • 31 Donne Lee Jr. - Junior (6'0, 180)
  • 35 Thomas Woods - Junior (5'6, 165)
  • 36 Torin Marks - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 175)
  • 37 Jonathan Rice - Sophomore (6'4, 207)
  • 38 Austin Johnson - Sophomore (6'2, 200)
  • 39 Tre' Dunn - Junior (6'0, 170)
  • 41 Parker Bearden - Sophomore (6'1, 201)
  • 47 Josh Pugh - Sophomore (6'1, 208)
  • 80 Raheem Falkins - Senior (6'4, 202)
  • 81 Derek Kief - Sophomore (6'4, 200)
  • 89 Armani Purifoye - Junior (6'0, 190)

Placekicker

  • 92 Andy Pappanastos - Redshirt Junior (5'11, 198)
  • 96 Gunnar Raborn - Junior (5'9, 180)
  • 99 Adam Griffith - Redshirt Senior (5'10, 193)

Punter

  • 15 J. K. Scott - Junior (6'5, 198)
  • 98 Brannon Satterfield - Sophomore (6'2, 210)
 

Tight end

  • 42 Jacob Parker - Junior (6'1, 224)
  • 44 Dakota Ball - Senior (6'3, 268) (+DL)
  • 45 Hunter Bryant - Junior (6'5, 226)
  • 49 Brandon Moore - Senior (6'0, 248)
  • 82 Irv Smith Jr. - Freshman (6'4, 235)
  • 83 Cam Stewart - Freshman (6'8, 254)
  • 84 Hale Hentges - Sophomore (6'5, 256)
  • 86 Truett Harris - Senior (6'3, 235)
  • 87 Miller Forristall - Freshman (6'5, 220)
  • 88 O. J. Howard - Senior (6'6, 242)
  • 89 Brandon Greene - Senior (6'5, 307)

Offensive lineman

  • 50 Alphonse Taylor - Senior (6'5, 345)
  • 56 Brandon Kennedy - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 302)
  • 59 Dallas Warmack - Sophomore (6'2, 299)
  • 60 Malik Martin - Sophomore (6'3, 370)
  • 61 Jacob Probasco - Freshman (6'3, 317)
  • 62 Will Davis - Senior (6'5, 325)
  • 63 J. C. Hassenauer - Junior (6'2, 297)
  • 65 Deonte Brown - Freshman (6'4, 350)
  • 66 Lester Cotton - Sophomore (6'4, 319)
  • 67 Josh Casher - Sophomore (6'1, 284)
  • 71 Ross Pierschbacher - Sophomore (6'4, 304)
  • 72 Richie Petitbon - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 300)
  • 73 Jonah Williams - Freshman (6'5, 280)
  • 74 Cam Robinson - Junior (6'6, 327)
  • 75 Bradley Bozeman - Junior (6'5, 312)
  • 76 Scott Lashley - Freshman (6'7, 325)
  • 77 Matt Womack - Redshirt Freshman (6'7, 320)
  • 78 Korren Kirven - Senior (6'4, 308) (+DL)
  • 79 Chris Owens - Freshman (6'3, 307)

Defensive lineman

 

Linebacker

Defensive back

  •  2 Tony Brown - Junior (6'0, 194)
  •  4 Eddie Jackson - Senior (6'0, 194)
  •  5 Shyheim Carter - Freshman (6'0, 190)
  •  6 Hootie Jones - Junior (6'2, 214)
  •  8 Jared Mayden - Freshman (6'0, 198)
  • 13 Nigel Knott - Freshman (5'11, 190)
  • 14 Deionte Thompson - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 190) (+WR)
  • 15 Ronnie Harrison - Sophomore (6'3, 216)
  • 21 Rogria Lewis - Junior (5'11, 196)
  • 23 Aaron Robinson - Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 26 Marlon Humphrey - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 198)
  • 28 Anthony Averett - Junior (6'0, 180)
  • 29 Minkah Fitzpatrick - Sophomore (6'1, 200)
  • 34 Nate Staskelunas - Senior (6'3, 207)
  • 37 Donavan Mosley - Sophomore (5'10, 185)
  • 41 Blaine Anderson - Senior (5'10, 187)
  • 44 Levi Wallace - Junior (6'0, 170)
  • 47 Bo Grant - Senior (6'2, 195)

Longsnappers

  • 53 Ryan Parris - Sophomore (6'0, 209)
  • 55 Cole Mazza - Senior (6'2, 235)

  • : 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Commits (08/05/2016)

Depth chart[edit source | edit]

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Schedule[edit source | edit]

Alabama faced all six Western Division opponents: Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M. They also faced two Eastern Division opponents: official SEC rival Tennessee, and Kentucky.

The team played four non-conference games, three home games against the Western Kentucky of C-USA, Kent State of the MAC, Chattanooga of the FCS' Southern, and traveled to Arlington, TX to play USC of the Pac-12 for the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium, a non—conference game at a neutral site.

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Game summaries[edit source | edit]

#20 USC Trojans[edit source | edit]

Template:Americanfootballbox This game was the eighth meeting between the Trojans and Crimson Tide, and the first meeting between the two schools since the 1985 Aloha Bowl, which Alabama won 24–3. Alabama is now 6–2 in the series.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers[edit source | edit]

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#19 Ole Miss Rebels[edit source | edit]

Template:Americanfootballbox The Crimson Tide began conference play against Ole Miss, who entered the game on a two-game winning streak against Alabama, their longest winning streak in the series.

Kent State Golden Flashes[edit source | edit]

Template:Americanfootballbox This was only be the second meeting between these two schools, the first coming in 2012. Alabama coach Nick Saban is a graduate of Kent State.

Kentucky Wildcats[edit source | edit]

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#16 Arkansas Razorbacks[edit source | edit]

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#9 Tennessee Volunteers[edit source | edit]

Template:Americanfootballbox Alabama will attempt to extend their nine-game winning streak over the Volunteers, the second longest winning streak in series history.

#6 Texas A&M Aggies[edit source | edit]

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#15 LSU Tigers[edit source | edit]

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Mississippi State Bulldogs[edit source | edit]

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Chattanooga Mocs[edit source | edit]

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81st Iron Bowl[edit source | edit]

#16 Auburn Tigers[edit source | edit]

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SEC Championship[edit source | edit]

#15 Florida Gators[edit source | edit]

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College Football Playoff[edit source | edit]

#4 Washington Huskies[edit source | edit]

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#2 Clemson Tigers[edit source | edit]

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Rankings[edit source | edit]

For further information, see 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

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Statistics[edit source | edit]

Team[edit source | edit]

Offense[edit source | edit]

Defense[edit source | edit]

Key: POS: Position, SOLO: Solo Tackles, AST: Assisted Tackles, TOT: Total Tackles, TFL: Tackles-for-loss, SACK: Quarterback Sacks, INT: Interceptions, BU: Passes Broken Up, PD: Passes Defended, QBH: Quarterback Hits, FF: Forced Fumbles, FR: Fumbles Recovered, BLK: Kicks or Punts Blocked, SAF: Safeties

Special teams[edit source | edit]

Scores by quarter (all opponents)[edit source | edit]

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Scores by quarter (SEC opponents)[edit source | edit]

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Postseason and awards[edit source | edit]

Conference awards[edit source | edit]

Preseason award watchlists[edit source | edit]

Semifinalists[edit source | edit]

Players

Coaches

Finalists[edit source | edit]

Players

Coaches

Honors[edit source | edit]

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Week 13
Week 14
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Preseason All-SEC team

First-Team Offense
Second-Team Offense
Third-Team Offense
First-Team Defense
Second-Team Defense
Third-Team Defense
First-Team Special Teams

Preseason All-Americans

All-Americans[edit source | edit]

Each year several publications release lists of their ideal "team". The athletes on these lists are referred to as All-Americans. The NCAA recognizes five All-American lists. They are the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News (SN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF). If a player is selected to the first team of three publications he is considered a consensus All-American, if a player is selected to the first team of all five publications he is considered a unanimous All-American.

Key:
First team
Consensus All-American
Unanimous All-American

SEC All-Conference Team[edit source | edit]

The Crimson Tide had TBA players honored as members of the 2016 SEC All-Conference team, with five each on the first and second teams, respectively. TBA other Crimson Tide earned honorable mention honors.

  • First Team
  • Second Team
  • Honorable Mention

All-Academic Teams[edit source | edit]

NCAA Academic All-Americans[edit source | edit]

SEC Conference All-Academic Players[edit source | edit]

The Crimson Tide had two players selected to the Southeastern Conference All-Academic Second Team, six players granted honorable mention and no players selected to the First Team. In order to be eligible for the academic team a player must maintain a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and play in at least 50 percent of their team's games.

  • First team
  • Second Team
  • Honorable Mention

Records broken[edit source | edit]

Postseason games[edit source | edit]

Senior Bowl

All Star Game

2017 NFL Draft[edit source | edit]

The 2017 NFL Draft was held on April 27–29 in Philadelphia. Ten Alabama players were selected as part of the draft, the second most in the draft behind Michigan's 11. Two additional Alabama players were signed to NFL teams as undrafted free agents.[7]

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Marlon Humphrey CB 1 16 Baltimore Ravens
Jonathan Allen DE 1 17 Washington Redskins
O. J. Howard TE 1 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Reuben Foster LB 1 31 San Francisco 49ers
Cam Robinson OT 2 34 Jacksonville Jaguars
Ryan Anderson LB 2 49 Washington Redskins
Dalvin Tomlinson DT 2 55 New York Giants
Tim Williams LB 3 78 Baltimore Ravens
ArDarius Stewart WR 3 79 New York Jets
Eddie Jackson S 4 112 Chicago Bears
Gehrig Dieter WR Undrafted   Kansas City Chiefs
Korren Kirven OL Undrafted   Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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  5. 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Media Guide, p. 2
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