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2017 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Roster Is Out

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Number assignments for Tua, Najee, Moses, and the other newcomers.

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Big Al is ready for Spring Football.
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Alabama has quietly updated the football roster on rolltide.com. That can only mean that Spring Football practice is right around the corner.

Observations:
  • 98 players are listed; 21 of them, including kicker Andy Pappanastos, LB Jamey Mosley, and DB Levi Wallace, are walk-ons. Wallace and Mosley were granted Fall 2016 scholarships which likely run until Fall 2017 begins.
  • Despite asking for and receiving a release from his scholarship, Raheem Falkins is still on the roster.
  • Some quick math for you: 98-21-1 = 76.
  • Three players have been assigned #6: B.J. Emmons, Hootie Jones, Dylan Moses (?). Emmons wore #21 last season.
  • Josh Jacobs will now wear #8. He was #25 last season.
  • Jared Mayden moves from #8 to #21.
  • Xavian Marks from #19 to #31.
  • Xavian’s walk-on brother, Torin, is not on the roster as of now.
  • Johnny Dwight #36 to #95.
  • No quarterback will wear the hallowed #12. However, Chadarius Townsend will. Listed as a running back with safety also a possibility, he was a QB in high school (wore #7).
  • Tosh Lupoi is listed as the Co-Defensive Coordinator, but Jeremy Pruitt is Defensive Coordinator.
  • In the same vein, Michael Locksley is listed as Co-Offensive Coordinator with Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks.
  • Aren’t you glad you hung onto your #22 Mark Ingram jersey?
  • As far as I can tell, measurements have not been adjusted for returning players.
Early Enrollee Number Assignments and Measurements:

3 Daniel Wright DB 6-1/187 Fr.
4 Jerry Jeudy WR 6-1/175 Fr.
6 Dylan Moses LB 6-3/235 Fr.
10 Mac Jones QB 6-2/185 Fr.
12 Chadarius Townsend RB 6-1/190 Fr.
13 Tua Tagovailoa QB 6-1/215 Fr.
14 Tyrell Shavers WR 6-6/202 Fr.
22 Najee Harris RB 6-2/225 Fr. - he was #2 in high school but Jalen Hurts has dibs.
24 Brian Robinson Jr. RB 6-1/224 Fr.
25 Xavier McKinney DB 6-1/192 Fr.
26 Kyriq McDonald DB 5-11/190 Fr.
45 Thomas Fletcher LS 6-2/220 Fr.
49 Isaiah Buggs DL 6-5/290 Jr.
70 Alex Leatherwood OL 6-6/327 Fr.
78 Elliot Baker OL 6-7/295 Jr.
88 Major Tennison TE 6-5/240 Fr.