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TRips: Norwood, Vogler and Faciane

Norwood's last performance was his best at UA.

Breaking down the 2012 Crimson Tide roster three players at a time. Up next, wide receiver Kevin Norwood and tight ends Brian Vogler and Malcolm Faciane.

83 WR Kevin Norwood (rJr.)
2011 season: Played in 11 games, catching 11 passes for 190 yards. Top performance came in the BCS Championship Game when Norwood came off the bench to catch four passes for 78 yards.
2012 spring practice: Worked with the first-team offense at Z receiver spot. In three scrimmages, Norwood hauled in 12 passes for 157 yards. Ray Perkins Receiver Award recipient.
What he brings to the table: As he showed in New Orleans, Norwood can use his size and athleticism to take advantage of smaller corners in man-to-man situations. And like fellow 2009 signee Kenny Bell, he's been around long enough to understand what's expected on a daily basis. It's attributes like those that Norwood will call on while attempting to hold off Amari Cooper and others in fall camp.

84 TE Brian Vogler. (rSo.)
2011 season: Played in nine games, earning his first letter. Caught one pass for 6 yards in UA's season-opening win over Kent State.
2012 spring practice: Competed with Harrison Jones for the starting H back position before finishing drills with the first-team offense. Caught three passes for 46 yards in the A-Day game. One of four players to receive Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award at close of drills.
What he brings to the table: At 6-foot-7, Vogler has the frame of a classic tight end. However, with the H back job up for grabs in the spring, he proved capable at either spot. Vogler is a more than adequate receiver, so the focus will be on how he holds up at the point of attack.

85 TE Malcolm Faciane (rFr.)
2011 season: Scout team member while redshirting.
2012 spring practice: Worked behind Michael Williams, Brian Vogler and Harrison Jones. One of six different tight ends to record a reception in the A-Day game, Faciane's lone grab covered 12 yards.
What he brings to the table: More of a traditional hand-in-the-dirt tight end than combo candidate like Vogler and Jones. After tearing an ACL during his senior season of high school, there shouldn't be any questions about Faciane's physical status, especially after a much-needed redshirt year. For now, projects as an extra tight end in short yardage and goal line situations.

Up next: 89 TE Michael Williams; 90 PK Jeremy Shelley; 90 DE Quinton Dial.

Also see:
1 Hart, 2 White and 2 Patrick
3 Sunseri, 4 Yeldon and 5 Black
6 Clinton-Dix, 6 Sims and 7 Anderson
7 Bell, 8 Pagan and 9 Dixon
10 McCarron, 10 Fulton and 12 Ely
13 Belue, 16 Sylve and 19 Atchison
20 Ja. Williams, 21 Calloway and 22 C. Jones
23 Washington, 25 Lee and 27 Perry
28 Milliner, 29 Mandell and 31 K. Johnson
32 Mosley, 33 DePriest and 35 N. Johnson
37 Lester, 42 Lacy and 42 Hubbard
43 Foster, 44 Fanning and 45 Fowler
47 Dickson, 49 Stinson and 50 Taylor
51 Tinker, 51 Love and 53 Orr
54 Williams, 56 Ming and 57 Pettway
61 Steen, 62 Ivory and 63 Williams
65 Warmack, 68 Luatua and 70 Kelly
71 Kouandjio, 75 Jones and 76 Fluker
77 Kouandjio, 78 Lindsay and 79 Shepherd
80 Shinn, 81 Woodson and 82 Jones

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