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Dre Kirkpatrick was ranked a five-star cornerback from Gadsden (City) Ala. He is living the dream from the City of Champions. Kirkpatrick expects to hear his name called Thursday night along with other University of Alabama teammates who are in NYC for the NFL Draft.
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Dre Kirkpatrick pulled a Bengals cap over his dreadlocks and held up a No. 27 jersey on Friday so the photographers could capture his first day at Paul Brown Stadium.
The number six might have been more appropriate. Kirkpatrick is the sixth first-round cornerback on the Bengals roster, an unusual collection of highly regarded talent.
The catch is that most of them are either at...
Mark Barron/S/Alabama Often plays so close to the line that you could basically call him a LB, and for good reason. A real impact player in run defense. Flys to the ball carrier and hits with good power. Sure tackler, very rarely did I see him in position to make the play and then [...]
Carson Tinker was on top of the world. As the Crimson Tide's long snapper, he had helped his team dominate throughout the regular season and ultimately become national champions. Then his dad broke the trophy. Carleton Tinker, Carson's father, held the BCS Championship trophy for a moment just as other players and parents had. But when he placed it back and turned to step...
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)
I've been beat up, I've been thrown out, but I'm not down.
New Arkansas head football coach John L. Smith says that the Razorbacks will compete for the BCS title this season. I'm not going to say they're not, but I'm not going...
Trent Richardson wore number three for Alabama while establishing the single season school rushing record on his way to earning numerous post season honors. Luck with number three continued Thursday evening.
This time a year ago, the big question remained: Who would be the quarterback for Alabama in 2011? As it turned out, that would not be resolved until just prior to Bama's opening game of 2011 when AJ McCarron earned the starting job. By the end of the year McCarron was earning the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award as the Crimson Tide won the BCS National Championship.
Courtney Upshaw earned a four-star ranking for his high school playing days, but his performance at the University of Alabama playing for head coach Nick Saban will make him millions when his name is called this Thursday in the NFL Draft.
Mark Barron was rated a five-star linebacker, from St. Paul's in Mobile, Ala., in the class of 2008. He was another member of the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Barron is in New York City with several Tide teammates who are expected to go very high in the NFL Draft Thursday night. He also left Alabama with two national championship rings.
Former Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano selects Safety Mark Barron out of Alabama with his inaugural pick. At 6′ 2″ and 215 pounds, Barron has prototypical size and is likely the best safety in this draft.
In his college career, Barron ahas amassed 237 tackles (149 solo), 13 for loss, 5 sacks and 12 interceptions for 145 yards. He has good speed and hits hard. He is...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals took cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick from Alabama with the 17th overall pick in the draft, trying to fill one of their two most glaring needs.
The Bengals had one of the best cornerback tandems in the NFL in Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall, but Joseph left for Houston after the 2010 season and Hall tore an Achilles tendon last year.
Cincinnati got the pick...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama completed the season sweep of Samford with a 5-4 win over the Bulldogs from Joe Lee Griffin Field on Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide scored four runs in the third inning and held on as Trey Pilkington retired all nine batters he faced to record his first career save.
There’s a tendency to say, “Let’s just get it over with.” That, however, is not the attitude Alabama will have when the Crimson Tide basetball team begins its weekend series against two-time defending national champion South Carolina on Thursday, a day earlier than a normal conference weekend series.
Frank Alabama CB, Dre Kirkpatrick: Face it, we need a corner. McGee’s old and broken, Florence is washed up. Kirkpatrick is one of the best zone corners to come out in years and is a very smart, physical presence in the secondary. Has great instincts and uses them to read his assignment’s break as well as the quarterback’s eyes. Kirkpatrick's tall, quick, and from a southern...