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2017 Alabama Football A-Day Spring Game Roster & Open Thread

It's the Crimson versus the White in a battle for Steak over Beanie Weenies... and playing time this fall.

St. Nick is ALWAYS watching...
St. Nick is ALWAYS watching...
Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

ALABAMA FOOTBALL IS BACK! It is the tenth anniversary of the A-Day in which 92,138 Alabama fans packed Bryant-Denny-Saban Stadium and started the Spring Game Attendance craze.

If you need info on today's A-Day, please take gander at Erik's excellent RBR’s GIANT Alabama A-Day Guide. We will be reporting from Bryant-Denny Stadium, so keep an eye on the RBR Twitter and Facebook. And of course we will have plenty of snarkiness to go around right here on this Open Thread.

GAME TIME: 2pm CT, Partly Cloudy 80°

For those of us stuck at home, here is how to find the Crimson Tide on the air:

Play-by-Play: Joe Tessitore
Sideline: Kirk Herbstreit
Sideline: Joey Galloway
Sideline: Laura Rutledge


Crimson Tide Sports Network - I would recommend finding a radio broadcast because you know by the second quarter, ESPN is going to be interviewing the guy who paints the lines on the field instead of calling the action.
Play-by-Play: Eli Gold
Color Analyst: Phil Savage
Sideline: Chris Stewart

CTSN on XM: 84
CTSN on Sirius: 84

1pm CT Georgia Spring Game: Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb & Maria Taylor, SEC Network
3pm CT Tennessee Spring Game: Clay Matvick, Clint Stoerner & Jerry Punch, SEC Network


The roster for the 2017 A-Day was put out on the Twitterverse. As you can see, the positions are numbered. Read into them whatever you want but truth be told, it is just alphabetical order for the most part. Nick Saban is not that dumb. However from this list, you can get an idea of a subtle depth chart.



OC - Brian Daboll
RB/ST - Burton Burns
Analysts & GAs - Chris Weinke, Rob Ezell, William Vlachos and others.

Offensive Line
77 Right tackle - Matt Womack
66 Right guard - Lester Cotton
75 Center - Bradley Bozeman
71 Left guard - Ross Pierschbacher
73 Left tackle - Jonah Williams
72 Richie Petitbon
59 Dallas Warmack

Running Backs
8 Joshua Jacobs
24 Brian Robinson
Kendall Norris (walk-on)
9 *Bo Scarbrough (no contact)
34 *Damien Harris (no contact)

2 Jalen Hurts
Jackson Carpenter (walk-on)

Wide Receivers
1 Robert Foster
3 Calvin Ridley
12 Chadarius Townsend
14 Tyrell Shavers
17 Cam Sims
81 Derek Kief
41 Chris Herring (walk-on)
37 Jonathan Rice (walk-on)

Tight Ends
87 Miller Forristall
84 Hale Hentges
42 Jacob Parker (walk-on)
45 Hunter Bryant (walk-on)

WHITE DEFENSE (1st team?)

DC - Jeremy Pruitt
DL - Karl Dunbar
Analysts & GAs - Nick Perry, Wes Neighbors, Jake Long (former 4-year Bama walk-on)

Defensive Line
49 Isaiah Buggs
94 Da'Ron Payne
9 Da'Shawn Hand
92 Quinnen Williams
91 O.J. Smith

Middle LBs
32 Rashaan Evans
42 Keith Holcombe
40 Josh McMillon
20 *Shaun Dion Hamilton (no contact)

Outside LBs
33 Anfernee Jennings
47 Christian Miller
48 Mekhi Brown

Defensive Backs
28 Anthony Averett
2 Tony Brown
7 Trevon Diggs
29 Minkah Fitzpatrick
15 Ronnie Harrison
31 Keaton Anderson
13 Nigel Knott
Jeffrey Stacy (walk-on)
Deszmond Kersh (walk-on)



OC - Michael Locksley
OL - Brent Key
TE - Joe Pannunzio
Bobby Williams

Offensive Line
63 JC Hassenauer
56 Brandon Kennedy
65 Deonte Brown
67 Josh Casher
70 Alex Leatherwood
76 Scott Lashley
78 Elliot Baker
79 Chris Owens

Running Backs
22 Najee Harris
Zavier Mapp (walk-on)
De'Marquise Lockridge (walk-on)
21 *BJ Emmons (no contact)

10 Mac Jones
13 Tua Tagovailoa
18 Montana Murphy (walk-on; no contact)

Wide Receivers
4 Jerry Jeudy
16 T.J. Simmons
19 Xavian Marks
19 Austin Johnson (walk-on)
32 Swade Hutchinson (walk-on)
36 Mac Hereford (walk-on)
85 Donnie Lee (walk-on)
Jonathan Adams (walk-on)
30 *Daniel Skehan (walk-on; no contact)

Tight Ends
82 Irv Smith
88 Major Tennison
5 Ronnie Clark (listed as a TE but more of an H-back)
83 *Cam Stewart (no contact)
a bunch of walk-ons


DC - Tosh Lupoi
DB - Derrick Ansley

Defensive Line
99 Raekwon Davis
69 Joshua Frazier
90 Jamar King
95 Johnny Dwight
50 Vohn Keith Jr. (walk-on)
58 Daniel Powell (walk-on)
95 Taylor Wilson (walk-on)

Middle LBs
7 Dylan Moses
30 Mack Wilson
19 Shawn Jennings
30 Ryan Burns (walk-on)

Outside LBs
1 Ben Davis
24 Terrell Hall
16 Jamey Mosley
Tucker Riddick (walk-on)

Defensive Backs
3 Daniel Wright
5 Shyheim Carter
6 Hootie Jones
23 Aaron Robinson
25 Xavier McKinney
26 Kyriq McDonald
39 Levi Wallace
21 *Jared Mayden (no contact)
21 *Rogria Lewis (walk-on; no contact)
37 Donavan Mosley (walk-on)
43 Parker Bearden (walk-on)
45 Bo Grant (walk-on)


15 P JK Scott (White)
92 PK Andy Pappanastos (Crimson)
45 LS Thomas Fletcher (Crimson)
and a bunch of walk-ons

* Deionte Thompson will not participate in A-day. For now, he is still on the roster listed at, but he is in a heap of trouble.


Live: LSU Spring Game: Tom Hart, Andre Ware & Tom Luginbill  Saturday, 7 pm CT, SEC Network

A-Day Replays:

  • Saturday 6pm CT, ESPNU
  • Saturday 11pm CT, ESPNU
  • Sunday 4am CT, SEC Network
  • Sunday 4:30pm CT, ESPNU
  • Sunday 9:30pm CT, ESPNU
  • Monday 11am CT, ESPNU
  • Monday 9pm CT, SEC Network
  • Tuesday noon CT, SEC Network
  • Wednesday 4am CT, SEC Network