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4.18A-DAY02The White team defeated the Crimson team, 27-14, in the 2015 Golden Flake A-Day Game before a crowd of 65,175 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Two wide receivers for the White team, Robert Foster and ArDarius Stewart, shared the Dixie Howell Award given to the game’s most valuable player. Foster had 125 yards on 6 catches on the day (20.8 yards per catch) while Stewart had 118 yards on 8 catches (14.8 ypc) and 2 touchdowns. Center Ryan Kelly of the White team was voted the winner of the Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the Game Award given to the game’s most valuable lineman.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

                                                1             2             3             4             —             Total

White                                   10           7             3             7             —             27

Crimson                              0             0             7             7             —             14

 

FIRST QUARTER

White – Adam Griffith 49-yard field goal, 12:20 left. Drive: 38 yards, 5 plays, 2:50 elapsed. Score: White 3, Crimson 0.

White – ArDarius Stewart 40-yard pass from Jacob Coker (Gunnar Raborn kick), 1:07 left. Drive: 70 yards, 9 plays, 5:03 elapsed. Score: White 10, Crimson 0.

SECOND QUARTER

White – Derrick Henry 1-yard run (Raborn kick), 0:20 left. Drive: 59 yards, 10 plays, 2:28 elapsed. Score: White 17, Crimson 0.

THIRD QUARTER

Crimson – Maurice Smith 51-yard interception return (Adam Griffith kick), 10:22 left. Score: White 17, Crimson 7.

White – Griffith 28-yard field goal, 0:17 left. Drive: 47 yards, 11 plays, 6:10 elapsed. Score: White 20, Crimson 7.

FOURTH QUARTER

Crimson – Parker Barrineau 9-yard pass from David Cornwell (Griffith kick), 1:59 left. Drive: 45 yards, 5 plays, 1:09 elapsed. Score: White 20, Crimson 14.

White – ArDarius Stewart 29-yard pass from Blake Barnett (Rabork kick), 0:49 left. Drive: 29 yards, 1 play, 0:06 elapsed. Score: White 27, Crimson 14.

ATTENDANCE – 65,175 (capacity: 101,821)

 

TEAM CAPTAINS

Team captains for the Golden Flake A-Day Game were for the Crimson Team linebacker Reggie Ragland, defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson and offensive lineman Brandon Greene; for the White Team center Ryan Kelly, running back Kenyan Drake, tight end O.J. Howard and running back Derrick Henry.

 

OFFICIAL A-DAY GAME ATTENDANCE

The official estimated attendance at today’s game was 65,175 at Bryant-Denny Stadium (capacity: 101,821), the ninth-largest attendance mark for an A-Day football game.

 

LARGEST A-DAY ATTENDANCE TOTALS

The top attendance totals for Alabama’s A-Day Game.

Year………….. Attendance

2011………………. 92,310*

2007………………. 92,138

2010………………. 91,312

2009………………. 84,050

2012………………. 78,526

2013………………. 78,315

2008………………. 78,200

2014………………. 73,506

2015………….. 65,175

1988………………. 51,117

1994………………. 46,700

2006………………. 40,000

1995………………. 37,323

2002………………. 37,000

2004………………. 35,000

2001………………. 35,000

*A-Day Record.

 

SPRING FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS

The following Alabama football players were honored for the performance throughout Spring Football Practice with the following awards bestowed by the Crimson Tide coaching staff:

 

Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award – Dominick Jackson, Reuben Foster

Jerry Duncan “I Like to Practice” Award – Maurice Smith, Bradley Sylve, Chris Black, Bradley Bozeman

Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award – Jarran Reed and D.J. Pettway

Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award – Ryan Kelly

Bobby Johns Defensive Back Award – Tony Brown and Geno Smith

Johnny Musso Offensive Back Award – Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry

Ray Perkins Receiver Award – Robert Foster

Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Award – Reggie Ragland

Derrick Thomas Community Service Award – Keith Holcombe and Josh Casher

Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Award – Michael Nysewander, Jamey Mosley, Parker Barrineau, Levi Wallace, Lawrence Erekosima

Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award – Ronnie Harrison, Rashaan Evans, Ross Pierschbacher, Blake Barnett, J.C. Hassenauer, David Cornwell, DaShawn Hand, Anthony Averett, Christian Miller, Bo Scarborough

Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award – Eddie Jackson, Ty Flournoy-Smith, Dalvin Tomlinson, ArDarius Stewart, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Brandon Greene

Mal Moore Leadership Award – A’Shawn Robinson and O.J. Howard

Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award – Cam Robinson and Dillon Lee

Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the A-Day Game Award – Ryan Kelly

Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the A-Day Game Award – Robert Foster and ArDarius Stewart

 

THE GOLDEN FLAKE A-DAY GAME BRINGS END TO SPRING PRACTICE

The University of Alabama football team and head coach Nick Saban wrapped up spring practice today with the 2015 Golden Flake A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Alabama opened spring practice on Friday, March 13, and held 14 practices through Thursday, April 16, leading up to today’s A-Day game. The Crimson Tide also held two scrimmages here in Bryant-Denny Stadium this spring (April 3 and April 11) in preparation for today’s game.

 

WALK OF FAME CEREMONY HONORED 2014 TEAM CAPTAINS

Three of the four permanent team captains from the 2014 season – receiver Amari Cooper, fullback Jalston Fowler and quarterback Blake Sims – were recognized at the annual Walk of Fame ceremony that took place Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at Denny Chimes. The fourth 2014 permanent team captain – safety Landon Collins – was unable to get to Tuscaloosa in time for the morning ceremony due to commitments in Indianapolis. Collins was honored separately in a halftime ceremony. Per Alabama tradition, all four captains had their hand prints and foot prints placed in cement at the base of Denny Chimes in recognition of the leadership, commitment and excellence in representing the Crimson Tide.

 

A-DAY GAME FORMAT

The format for the A-Day game was much like a normal game, with a few minor variations primarily regarding the game clock. The game consisted of four 15-minute quarters with a running clock. The clock stopped only following scoring plays, penalties, and changes of possession. Regular clock rules were used during the final minutes of the second quarter and the fourth quarter. Halftime was 12 minutes in duration. Players wearing black jerseys (quarterbacks and injured players) were considered “tag-off” and were not treated as live players. The kickoffs and kick returns were “tag-off” plays as well, with the ball spotted at the 30-yard line.