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TRips: Tinker, Love and Orr

Tinker heads into his third season as UA's long snapper.

Breaking down the 2012 Crimson Tide roster three players at a time. Up next, long snapper Carson Tinker, nose tackle Wilson Love and linebacker Anthony Orr.

51 SN Carson Tinker (Sr.)
2011 season: Appeared in all 13 games, posting a perfect season on punt snaps and field goal/extra point snaps. Represented UA in accepting the Disney Spirit Award. Recorded one solo tackle on punt coverage unit.
2012 spring practice: Cornerstone figure for punt and field goal/extra point units that return largely in intact. Derrick Thomas Community Service Award recipient at the close of spring dills.
What he brings to the table: More important than even his streak of 26 consecutive starts, Tinker is a model of perseverance and courage to everyone he comes in contact with.

51 NT Wilson Love (rFr.)
2011 season: Worked with the scout team defense while redshir
2012 spring practice: Worked behind Jesse Williams and Brandon Ivory at nose tackle. Posted three tackles and a sack in the A-Day game.
What he brings to the table: Looks to have made good use of his time in the strength and conditioning program, having added needed bulk since joining the program in January 2011. Not one to take plays off, Love has the look of a situational contributor in the future.

53 LB Anthony Orr (So.)
2011 season: Scout team performer.
2012 spring practice: One of several players in the mix at jack linebacker, Orr recorded a quarterback hurry in the A-Day game.
What he brings to the table: Buried on the depth chart to date, although he has shown flashes of pass rush ability. Pass rusher in nickel and dime packages represents Orr's best chance of playing time.

Up next: 54 DL Jesse Williams; 56 DE William Ming; 57 DE D.J. Pettway.

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

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