Alabama has played 11 true freshmen this season, and this is how they’re doing. (I’m writing a story for Wednesday’s editions about the newcomers, and this gives you a small preview.)
Running back: T.J. Yeldon (565 rushing yards, 94 receiving, 6 TDs) and Kenyan Drake (159 rushing yards, 4 TDs)
Receiver: Amari Cooper (28 catches, 425 yards, 5 TDs), Cyrus Jones (2 catches, 39 yards, 12.2 yards a punt return)
Defensive line: Darren Lake (1 tackle)
Linebacker: Tyler Hayes (10 tackles), Denzel Devall (9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery), Reggie Ragland (4 tackles), Dillon Lee (1 tackle, 1 interception)
Defensive back: Landon Collins (6 tackles, 1 blocked kick), Geno Smith (5 tackles)
Redshirt freshmen who have played: H-back/running back Brent Calloway, quarterback Phillip Ely, tight end Malcolm Faciane, running back Dee Hart, center Ryan Kelly, defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning, defensive end D.J. Pettway, wide receiver Marvin Shinn, defensive back Bradley Sylve, defensive back Jabariel Washington and receiver Danny Woodson Jr.