LSU hoping to reverse trend of last-drive collapses versus Alabama

LSU is hoping to snap a four-game losing streak versus its fierce SEC West rival. Not only has Alabama's defense put the proverbial clamps on the Tigers' offense, but the Crimson Tide's offensive unit has also demonstrated clutch play at the ends of games. In both 2012 and 2014, LSU has relinquished points on the final drives of games -- which ultimately resulted in losses. The...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Alabama Teammates React To Ex-Tide RB Altee Tenpenny’s Death

Late last night and early this morning, the Alabama family was stunned to learn of the tragic death of Altee Tenpenny, a reserve running back with the Crimson Tide in 2013 and 2014. Tenpenny was killed in a car wreck per multiple reports.  Several of Tenpenny’s former Alabama teammates took to social media Wednesday morning to pay remember the North Little Rock, Ark., native. ...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars rookie Yeldon to start Week 1 at RB

Despite only appearing in one preseason game, the Jacksonville Jaguars have seen enough of rookie running back T.J. Yeldon to name him the starter heading in the team's season-opener on Sunday.A second-round pick out of Alabama, Yeldon is listed atop the Jaguars' depth chart at running back, ahead of last year's leading rushing Denard Robinson.Yeldon missed Jacksonville's first two...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #2 Alabama

The college football staff at SQ have created rankings of the top-25 teams heading into the 2015 season. To prepare our readers for this upcoming season, we are previewing each team. Today’s focus: #2 Alabama.Team: AlabamaSQ Ranking: 22014 Record: 12-2Finish in AP Poll: 3Head Coach: Nick Saban (9th year)Key Arrivals: WR Calvin Ridley, CB Kendall Sheffield, DT Daron Payne, RB...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Walk-on RB Derrick Gore turning heads at Alabama camp

The Alabama Crimson Tide are known for producing some of the most successful running backs in college football. Usually, these guys go on to have good NFL careers. Mark Ingram, who was the last running back to win the Heisman Trophy in 2009, Eddie Lacy, and Trent Richardson have already established themselves in the NFL with TJ Yeldon getting drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: 4-Star Running Back B.J. Emmons Announces Commitment To The Crimson Tide

Alabama is flush with running back talent. Last season, T.J. Yeldon led the way for the Crimson Tide en route to becoming a second round pick in the NFL Draft. This year, two other great backs, Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry, return to Tuscaloosa this season, and now, Alabama has a blue chip rusher in the 2016 class. pic.twitter.com/mxqmKF6N2V — (@LiltrillPhenom) July 20, 2015...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon could be every down RB with Jaguars in 2015

T.J. Yeldon was selected with the 36th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and has already made an impression with his new team. He was a star running back with the Alabama Crimson Tide in college, and has a chance to be a starter immediately in his professional career. According to the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator, Yeldon has a chance to be an every down back in his...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Damien Harris Posts Humble Tweet About Beginning School

The Alabama Crimson Tide have a new running back in five-star prospect Damien Harris, and it appears nobody is more excited about his presence on the team than, well, himself. The top running back in the country, per 247 Sports, Harris posted a tweet that proves fans should not only be excited about the upcoming season, but to have him on the team. Crazy that the next chapter in...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama generates unique content for draftees

The Alabama Crimson Tide had seven players selected during this past week’s 2015 NFL Draft and the athletic department created some of the coolest graphics of any college highlighting their selections. Below are four of the images generated by Director of Football Creative Matt Lange using the theme “success is a work of art.” Congratulations @AmariCooper9 . Success is a work...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Created Cool Graphics For Its Top 2015 NFL Draftees

Alabama is always well-represented in the NFL Draft, and the 2015 edition was no different. Seven Crimson Tide players were drafted, and Alabama football’s creative team put together some very cool images for the top players, in their new uniforms. The theme used is “success is a work of art.” Congratulations @AmariCooper9 . Success is a work of art. #RollTide #BuiltByBama...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Why TJ Yeldon makes perfect sense with the Jacksonville Jaguars

This is not to say the comparisons are there, but here is something to ponder. When the Jacksonville Jaguars picked Fred Taylor with the ninth pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, they chose a player who was 6’1” and 228 pounds. We all know how that turned out.  Tonight, the Jaguars drafted TJ Yeldon at 6’2” and 226 pounds. Maybe I should stop there. You cannot help but get excited...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars select Alabama RB Yeldon in 2nd round of NFL draft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon with the 36th overall pick in the NFL draft. After landing defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. with the third pick Thursday, the Jaguars turned their attention to the other side of the ball Friday. General manager Dave Caldwell wanted to surround quarterback Blake Bortles with more talent...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

POLL: Tevin Coleman or T.J. Yeldon

The Cowboys need for running back high on the list, and could be as high as #27 in the 1st round of this year’s draft, but could also be addressed in the 2nd-3rd round at the very latest. The running back class is deep, but the talent is solid, so there will be “runs” on these guys. For me, I’ve narrowed the Cowboys likely choices between two backs: Tevin Coleman, Indiana...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama

T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama 6'2 221 (Jr) 31 5/8" arms 9"handsCombine Results: 4.61 40 yard dash, 22 bench reps, 36"vertical jump, 9'9" broad jump, 7.19 3 cone drill, 4.22 20 yard shuttle Scouting Notes-At first glance he appears too lean for the position but he has a strong lower half which gives him outstanding balance, has the size and build to be a three down back…Rare in that he...
Via Football Nation
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

TJ Yeldon may be the running back the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for

The one thing Jacksonville Jaguars fans can be sure of in the 2104 NFL Draft is that at some point this team is going to select what they hope to be the franchise running back of the team’s future. While many names have been bantered about, from Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon, should they all into the top part of the second round, to possibly someone like an Ajay Ajayi of Boise...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon’s Fit with the Dallas Cowboys

I won’t sugar-coat it; T.J. Yeldon is one of the most fascinating players in the entire draft to me. If you would’ve asked me where I would have drafted Yeldon after his freshman year at Alabama, I would’ve said first round. I may have even said in the top 10. Yeldon was one pace to be one of the greatest players in Alabama history. But in the next two seasons, Yeldon was often...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft Headlined by Byron Jones, CB, UConn

We are two weeks out from the NFL Draft in Chicago and the Cowboys draft targets have been visiting Valley Ranch at a furious pace. The Cowboys have brought in a lot of running backs, cornerbacks, and quarterbacks to run a fine tooth comb through. It sure feels like those three are atop the Cowboys positional targets with the amount of time they have put in with private workouts...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Brugler Releases 2-Round Mock, Cowboys Take Peters and Yeldon

CBS Sports, Dane Brugler has released his first 2-round mock draft, and he gives the Cowboys two intriguing prospects. At #27: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington Brandon Carr has disappointed and Morris Claiborne has been the one blemish on an otherwise flawless first-round résumé for the Cowboys the past five years, making cornerback a need in this year’s draft. Peters has his baggage...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Mock Draft

It’s that kind of season where NFL mock drafts are flowing around the Internet and it’s always fun to take some time to read them when you’re bored. I’m not one to come out with a different one every week though, but I did participate in something that was really fun and interesting. I was the Green Bay Packers GM in a mock draft over at sportshoopla.com with every team having...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon's ability to catch will drive up his fantasy value as a flex guy

One skill we always value when it comes to drafting fantasy potent running backs is the ability to catch the football. Now, you might think a good receiving running back is only valuable in PPR (points per reception leagues) but that is simply not true. While receiving running backs definitely have more value in PPR leagues, they're also highly draftable in redraft leagues. Of the...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama football: combine stats for NFL bound players

The NFL combine is upon us and Alabama football is well represented this year. Almost every starter from the 2013-2014 season for Alabama is trying to boost their stock for this year’s draft in key drills like the 40 yard dash. Here are the stats for the Alabama offensive stars entering the draft. Blake Sims Blake Sims 5’11” and 218 pounds in the weigh ins. Considered a backup...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers To Meet With Minnesota RB David Cobb At NFL Combine

In addition to already talking to Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, the Pittsburgh Steelers also have a formal interview scheduled with Minnesota running back David Cobb, according to Andrew Krammer of 1500ESPN.com. Cobb, who rushed for 2,893 yards and 20 touchdowns on 562 carries during his college career, told […] Steelers To Meet With Minnesota...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Combine Updates for Thursday

A couple of interesting developments from today at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis for the Steelers. First, they used one of their allotted interview slots to chat with Alabama running back T. J. Yeldon. There’s nothing earth shattering about the Steelers talking to a running back because they need depth there but I found the choice of Yeldon a bit odd. Most draft guys have Yeldon...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon Says He’s Met With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers learned last season that having a quality running back to backup starter Le’Veon Bell is a must after losing him for the playoffs due to a knee injury suffered in the regular season finale. After drafting diminutive running back Dri Archer last year in the third round, the Steelers could decide to […] Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon Says He’s Met With Steelers...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Steelers second year running back Le’Veon Bell was […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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