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TRips: Steen, Ivory and Williams

One of UA's strongest players, Steen excels in the run game.

Breaking down the 2012 Crimson Tide roster three players at a time. Up next, offensive guard Anthony Steen, nose tackle Brandon Ivory and offensive tackle Kellen Williams.

61 OG Anthony Steen (rJr.)
2011 season: Appeared in all 13 games, making nine starts at right guard.
2012 spring practice: After splitting time with Alfred McCullough during the second half of the 2011 season, Steen reaffirmed his status as a starter. Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award recipient at the close of spring drills.
What he brings to the table: While somewhat overshadowed by Chance Warmack, Barrett Jones and D.J. Fluker, Steen has an NFL future of his own. Combines with Warmack to give UA 37 career starts at the guard positions.

62 NT Brandon Ivory (rSo.)
2011 season: Played in four games, earning his first letter. Posted five assisted tackles, with three of those coming against Georgia Southern.
2012 spring practice: Worked behind Jesse Williams at nose tackle. Recorded one assisted tackle in A-Day game.
What he brings to the table: Solid two-gap defender who has made steady strides during his two years in the program. Much improved physically over the freshman who reported to UA two summers ago. Legitimate depth provider on run downs.

63 OL Kellen Williams (rJr.)
2011 season: Saw action in five games as a reserve, picking up his first monogram in the process.
2012 spring practice: Worked with the second-team offense at left tackle.
What he brings to the table: Similar to the aforementioned McCullough in that he has provided depth at a number of positions, including center. Not a natural left tackle but was serviceable in the spring. Best shot at winning a starting job might come at guard next spring.

Up next: 65 OG Chance Warmack; 68 OG Isaac Luatua; 70 OL Ryan Kelly.

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

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