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2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season marked the Crimson Tide's 122nd 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.

2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Alabama Crimson Tide logo
CFP National Championship finalist
SEC champion
SEC Western Division champion
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl (CFP Semifinal), W 24–7 vs. Washington
CFP National Championship, L 31–35 vs. Clemson
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
2016 record 14–1 (8–0 SEC)
Head coach Nick Saban (10th season)
Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin (3rd year; regular season and bowl game)
Steve Sarkisian (National Championship game)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt (1st as DC; 8th overall season)
Base defense 3–4
Captain Jonathan Allen
Reuben Foster
Eddie Jackson
Cam Robinson
Home stadium Bryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 101,821)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 14 Florida x   6 2         9 4  
No. 22 Tennessee   4 4         9 4  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Kentucky   4 4         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         6 7  
Vanderbilt   3 5         6 7  
Missouri   2 6         4 8  
West Division
No. 2 Alabama x$^   8 0         14 1  
No. 24 Auburn   5 3         8 5  
No. 13 LSU   5 3         8 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 5  
Arkansas   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   3 5         6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Alabama 54, Florida 16
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous season and offseasonEdit

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.

DeparturesEdit

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

PreseasonEdit

2016 recruiting classEdit

Prior to National Signing Day in 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.

Returning startersEdit

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

OffenseEdit

Spring practiceEdit

Spring practice began March 11, 2016. The annual A-Day game was held on April 16, 2016.

2016 A-Day Spring Game
1 2 3 4 Total
• White 0 0 0 7 7
Crimson 0 0 0 3 3
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Game start: 2 pm
  • Game attendance: 76,212
  • Television network: ESPN

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Consecutive season at
Alabama in current position
Nick Saban Head coach 10th
Burton Burns Associate Head Coach, Running Backs 10th
Lane Kiffin Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 3rd
Karl Dunbar Defensive Line 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 OL and Special Teams 1st
Scott Cochran Strength and Conditioning 10th
Reference:[5]

RosterEdit

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

Punter

  • 15 JK 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 Irvin 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 -   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 -   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 -   Freshman (6'7, 320)
  • 78 Korren Kirven - Senior (6'4, 308) (+DL)
  • 79 Chris Owens - Freshman (6'3, 307)

Defensive lineman

  •  9 Da'Shawn Hand - Junior (6'4, 278)
  • 36 Johnny Dwight - Sophomore (6'3, 306) (+TE)
  • 51 Jake Long - Senior (5'9, 228)
  • 54 Dalvin Tomlinson -   Senior (6'3, 307)
  • 58 Daniel Powell - Freshman (5'11, 238)
  • 69 Joshua Frazier - Junior (6'4, 315)
  • 90 Jamar King - Junior (6'4, 290)
  • 91 O.J. Smith - Sophomore (6'2, 315)
  • 92 Quinnen Williams - Freshman (6'4, 265)
  • 93 Jonathan Allen - Senior (6'3, 294)
  • 94 Da'Ron Payne - Sophomore (6'2, 319)
  • 99 Raekwon Davis - Freshman (6'7, 325)
 

Linebacker

  •  1 Ben Davis - Freshman (6'4, 240)
  •  3 Mack Wilson - Freshman (6'2, 240)
  • 10 Reuben Foster - Senior (6'1, 240)
  • 16 Jamey Mosley - Sophomore (6'5, 226)
  • 19 Shawn Jennings - Freshman (6'1, 228)
  • 20 Shaun Dion Hamilton - Junior (6'0, 232)
  • 22 Ryan Anderson -   Senior (6'2, 253)
  • 24 Terrell Hall - Freshman (6'5, 245)
  • 31 Keaton Anderson -   Freshman (6'1, 215)
  • 32 Rashaan Evans - Junior (6'3, 230)
  • 33 Anfernee Jennings -   Freshman (6'3, 268)
  • 40 Joshua McMillon -   Freshman (6'3, 245)
  • 42 Keith Holcombe - Sophomore (6'4, 227)
  • 46 Derrick Garnett - Junior (6'1, 240)
  • 47 Christian Miller - Sophomore (6'4, 230)
  • 48 Mekhi Brown -   Freshman (6'5, 243)
  • 56 Tim Williams - Senior (6'4, 237)

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 -   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 -   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 chartEdit

ScheduleEdit

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.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 p.m. vs. No. 20 USC* No. 1 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX (Advocare Classic) ABC W 52–6   81,359
September 10 2:30 p.m. Western Kentucky* No. 1 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN2 W 38–10   101,821
September 17 2:30 p.m. at No. 19 Ole Miss No. 1 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Rivalry) CBS W 48–43   66,176
September 24 11:00 a.m. Kent State* No. 1 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL SECN W 48–0   101,821
October 1 6:00 p.m. Kentucky  No. 1 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL ESPN W 34–6   101,821
October 8 6:00 p.m. at No. 16 Arkansas No. 1 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN W 49–30   75,459
October 15 2:30 p.m. at No. 9 Tennessee No. 1 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) CBS W 49–10   102,455
October 22 2:30 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M No. 1 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL CBS W 33–14   101,821
November 5 7:00 p.m. at No. 15 LSU No. 1 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS W 10–0   102,321
November 12 11:00 a.m. Mississippi State No. 1 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) ESPN W 51–3   101,821
November 19 6:00 p.m. Chattanooga (FCS)* No. 1 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL ESPN2 W 31–3   101,821
November 26 2:30 p.m. No. 16 Auburn No. 1 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS W 30–12   101,821
December 3 3:00 p.m. vs. No. 15 Florida No. 1 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS W 54–16   74,632
December 31 2:00 p.m. vs. No. 4 Washington* No. 1 Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA (Peach Bowl – CFP Semifinal) ESPN W 24–7   75,996
January 9, 2017 7:00 p.m. vs. No. 2 Clemson* No. 1 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (CFP National Championship) ESPN L 31–35   74,512
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. College GameDay. All times are in Central Time.

Game summariesEdit

#20 USC TrojansEdit

USC Trojans vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#20 USC 3 0 3 0 6
#1 Alabama 0 17 21 14 52

at AT&T StadiumArlington, TX

  • Date: September 3, 2016
  • Game time: 7:14 p.m.
  • Game weather: Indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 81,359
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • TV announcers (ABC):
    Chris Fowler (play-by-play)
    Kirk Herbstreit (color)
    Samantha Ponder (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    • (Q1, 12:33) USC - #39 Matt Boermeester 47 yard Field Goal - USC 3-0
    Second Quarter
    • (Q2, 7:54) ALA - #13 ArDarius Stewart 39 yard pass from #2 Jalen Hurts (#99 Adam Griffith kick) - ALA 7-3
    • (Q2, 3:30) ALA - #99 Adam Griffith 29 yard Field Goal - ALA 10-3
    • (Q2, 2:48) ALA - #26 Marlon Humphrey 18 yard interception run (#99 Adam Griffith kick) - ALA 17-3
    Third Quarter
    • (Q3, 13:43) ALA - #13 Ardarius Stewart 71 yard pass from #2 Jalen Hurts (#99 Adam Griffith kick) - ALA 24-3
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • USC –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • USC –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • USC –
  • ALA –

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 HilltoppersEdit

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Western Kentucky 3 0 0 7 10
#1 Alabama 10 7 7 14 38

at Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: September 10, 2016
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m.
  • Game weather: 93, Warm and sunny, wind NW @ 4 mph
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (ESPN2):
    Beth Mowins (play-by-play)
    Anthony Becht (color)
    Rocky Boiman (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • WKU –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • WKU –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • WKU –
  • ALA –

#19 Ole Miss RebelsEdit

Alabama Crimson Tide at Ole Miss Rebels – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Alabama 3 14 17 14 48
#19 Ole Miss 7 17 3 16 43

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: September 17, 2016
  • Game time: 2:40 p.m.
  • Game weather: 83, Partly Cloudy, Wind WNW @ 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 66,176
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Verne Lundquist (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Allie LaForce (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    • MISS TD: Akeem Judd 23-yard rush (Gary Wunderlich PAT good).
    • ALA FG: Adam Griffith 32-yard field goal.
    Second Quarter
    • MISS FG: Gary Wunderlich 23-yard field goal.
    • MISS TD: Chad Kelly 63-yard pass to Evan Engram (Gary Wunderlich PAT good).
    • MISS TD: John Youngblood 44-yard fumble return (Gary Wunderlich PAT good).
    • ALA TD: Calvin Ridley 6-yard rush (Adam Griffith PAT good).
    • ALA TD: Eddie Jackson 85-yard punt return (Adam Griffith PAT good).
    Third Quarter
    • ALA TD: Da'Ron Payne 3-yard fumble return (Adam Griffith PAT good).
    • ALA FG: Adam Griffith 30-yard field goal.
    • MISS FG: Gary Wunderlich 18-yead field goal.
    • ALA TD: Bo Scarbrough 1-yard rush touchdown. (Adam Griffith PAT good)
    Fourth Quarter
    • MISS FG: Gart Wunderlich 38-yard field goal.
    • ALA TD: Damien Harris 1-yard rush (Adam Griffith PAT good).
    • ALA TD: Jonathan Allen 75-yard interception run (Adam Griffith PAT good)
    • MISS TD: Damore'ea Stringfellow 5-yard pass (Gary Wunderlich PAT good)
    • MISS TD: A.J. Brown 35-yard pass (2-pt conversion fail)
Game information
Top Passers
Top Rushers
Top Receiving
  • ALA – Calvin Ridley 8 receptions, 81 yds
  • OM – Evan Engram 9 receptions, 138 yds, 1 TD

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 FlashesEdit

Kent State Golden Flashes at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Kent State 0 0 0 0 0
#1 Alabama 21 20 7 0 48

at Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: September 24, 2016
  • Game time: 11:01 a.m.
  • Game weather: 84, Clear and sunny, Wind NNE @ 6 mph
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: Lee Hedrick
  • TV announcers (SEC Network):
    Tom Hart (play-by-play)
    Andre Ware (color)
    Cole Cubelic (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • KSU –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • KSU –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • KSU –
  • ALA –

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 WildcatsEdit

Kentucky Wildcats at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 3 0 0 3 6
#1 Alabama 3 14 14 3 34

at Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: October 1, 2016
  • Game time: 6:11 p.m.
  • Game weather: 77, Clear Skies, Wind NW @ 8 mph
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: Brad Rogers
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Dave Pasch (play-by-play)
    Greg McElroy (color)
    Tom Luginbill (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • UK –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • UK –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • UK –
  • ALA –

#16 Arkansas RazorbacksEdit

Alabama Crimson Tide at Arkansas Razorbacks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Alabama 14 21 7 7 49
#16 Arkansas 7 10 7 6 30

at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR

  • Date: October 8, 2016
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m.
  • Game weather: 66, Clear, Wind NNE @ 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 75,459
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
    Todd Blackledge (color)
    Holly Rowe (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • ALA –
  • ARK –
Top Rushers
  • ALA –
  • ARK –
Top Receiving
  • ALA –
  • ARK –

#9 Tennessee VolunteersEdit

Alabama Crimson Tide at Tennessee Volunteers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Alabama 14 7 14 14 49
#9 Tennessee 0 7 3 0 10

at Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN

  • Date: October 15, 2016
  • Game time: 3:39 p.m.
  • Game weather: 82, Sunny, Wind SW @ 8 mph
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Verne Lundquist (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Allie LaForce (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • ALA –
  • TENN –
Top Rushers
  • ALA –
  • TENN –
Top Receiving
  • ALA –
  • TENN –

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 AggiesEdit

Texas A&M Aggies at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Texas A&M 0 7 7 0 14
#1 Alabama 6 7 13 7 33

at Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: October 22, 2016
  • Game time: 2:39 p.m.
  • Game weather: 71, Clear & Sunny, Wind N @ 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Verne Lundquist (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Allie LaForce (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • TAM –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • TAM –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • TAM –
  • ALA –

#15 LSU TigersEdit

Alabama Crimson Tide at LSU Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Alabama 0 0 0 10 10
#15 LSU 0 0 0 0 0

at Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA

  • Date: November 5, 2016
  • Game time: 7:10 p.m.
  • Game weather: 70, Clear, Wind 3 mph
  • Game attendance: 102,321
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Verne Lundquist (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Allie LaForce (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • ALA –
  • LSU –
Top Rushers
  • ALA –
  • LSU –
Top Receiving
  • ALA –
  • LSU –

Mississippi State BulldogsEdit

Mississippi State Bulldogs at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi State 0 0 3 0 3
#1 Alabama 10 20 14 7 51

at Bryant Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: November 12, 2016
  • Game time: 11:02 a.m.
  • Game weather: 64, Clear and Sunny, Wind NE @ 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
    Todd Blackledge (color)
    Holly Rowe (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • MSU –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • MSU –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • MSU –
  • ALA –

Chattanooga MocsEdit

Chattanooga Mocs at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#12 (FCS) Chattanooga 3 0 0 0 3
#1 Alabama 0 14 7 10 31

at Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: November 19, 2016
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m.
  • Game weather: 50, Clear Skies, Wind NNW @ 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (ESPN2):
    Dave Neal (play-by-play)
    Matt Stinchcomb (color)
    Olivia Harlan (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    Second Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
Game information
Top Passers
  • UTC –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • UTC –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • UTC –
  • ALA –

81st Iron BowlEdit

#16 Auburn TigersEdit

Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Auburn 3 6 3 0 12
#1 Alabama 10 3 14 3 30

at Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: November 26, 2016
  • Game time: 2:38 p.m.
  • Game weather: 62, Partly Cloudy, Wind at N @ 6 mph
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Verne Lundquist (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Allie LaForce (sideline)
  • Sources:
    First Quarter
    • Auburn - Daniel Carlson 42-yard field goal (Auburn 3-0)
    • Alabama - Adam Griffith 28-yard field goal (Tie 3-3)
    • Alabama - Damien Harris 17-yard TD pass reception from Jalen Hurts (Alabama 10-3)
    Second Quarter
    • Auburn - Daniel Carlson 52-yard field goal (Alabama 10-6)
    • Auburn - Daniel Carlson 39-yard field goal (Alabama 10-9)
    • Alabama - Adam Griffith 25-yard field goal (Alabama 13-9)
    Third Quarter
    • Alabama - Jalen Hurts 17-yard TD run (Alabama 20-9)
    • Alabama - ArDarius Stewart 34-yard touchdown reception from Jalen Hurts (Alabama 27-9)
    • Auburn - Daniel Carlson 27-yard field goal (Alabama 27-12)
    Fourth Quarter
    • Alabama - Adam Griffith 34-yard field goal (Alabama 30-12)
Game information
Top Passers
  • AUB –
  • ALA –
Top Rushers
  • AUB –
  • ALA –
Top Receiving
  • AUB –
  • ALA –

SEC ChampionshipEdit

#15 Florida GatorsEdit

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators- Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Alabama 16 17 7 14 54
#15 Florida 9 7 0 0 16

at Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA

  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Game time: 4:11 p.m.
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 74,632
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Verne Lundquist (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Allie LaForce (sideline)

College Football PlayoffEdit

#4 Washington HuskiesEdit

Washington Huskies vs Alabama Crimson Tide – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Washington 7 0 0 0 7
#1 Alabama 7 10 0 7 24

at Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA

  • Date: December 31, 2016
  • Game time: 3:10 p.m.
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 75,996
  • Referee: Dan Capron
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
    Todd Blackledge (color)
    Holly Rowe (sideline)

#2 Clemson TigersEdit

Clemson Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide - Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Clemson 0 7 7 21 35
#1 Alabama 7 7 10 7 31

at Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL

  • Date: January 9, 2017
  • Game time: 8:19 p.m.
  • Game weather: 56, Fair
  • Game attendance: 74,512
  • Referee: Mike DeFee
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Chris Fowler (play-by-play)
    Kirk Herbstreit (color)
    Samantha Ponder (sideline)
    Tom Rinaldi (sideline)

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 1 (33) 1 (54) 1 (56) 1 (50) 1 (50) 1 (53) 1 (56) 1 (60) 1 (60) 1 (60) 1 (60) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 2 
Coaches 1 (55) 1 (62) 1 (62) 1 (59) 1 (61) 1 (57) 1 (58) 1 (61) 1 (63) 1 (63) 1 (62) 1 (63) 1 (63) 1 (64) 1 (65) 2 
CFP Not released 1 1 1 1 1 1 Not released


StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

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 teamsEdit

Scores by quarter (all opponents)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 0
Alabama 0

Scores by quarter (SEC opponents)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
SEC opponents 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

Postseason and awardsEdit

Conference awardsEdit

Preseason award watchlistsEdit

SemifinalistsEdit

Players

Coaches

FinalistsEdit

Players

Coaches

HonorsEdit

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
  • Bye

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-AmericansEdit

Each year several publications release lists of the 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 TeamEdit

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 TeamsEdit

NCAA Academic All-AmericansEdit

SEC Conference All-Academic PlayersEdit

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 brokenEdit

Postseason gamesEdit

Senior Bowl

All Star Game

Media AffiliatesEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The following members of 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football team were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft and Draft EvaluationsEdit

NFL Draft CombineEdit

2016 NFL Combine Participants
# Name POS HT WT Arms Hands 40 Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone Drill 20-yd Shuttle 60-yd Shuttle Ref

† Top performer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yahoo Sports: Rivals.com 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Scout.com College Football Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "2016 Football Recruiting Team Rankings". 247sports.com. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Football Class Rankings - ESPN". Insider.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  5. ^ 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Media Guide, p. 2
  6. ^ "Alabama Announces 2016 Football Schedule". rolltide.com. October 29, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015.