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TRips: Williams, Calloway and Jones

Williams adds depth to a talent-rich secondary.

Breaking down the 2012 Crimson Tide roster three players at a time. Up next, safety Jarrick Williams, H-back Brent Calloway and wide receiver Christion Jones.

20 S Jarrick Williams (Jr.)
2011 season: Played in seven games, mostly on special teams. Recorded five total tackles.
2012 spring practice: Saw time behind Robert Lester with the second team defense. Racked up six tackles and forced a fumble for the winning Crimson Team in the A-Day game.
What he brings to the table: Provides prototype safety size and above average athleticism to a position that currently has plenty of both. In addition to safety, has also taken reps at the money position in the dime package. Core four special teams (all return and coverage units) candidate.

21 HB Brent Calloway (rFr.)
2011 season: Worked on the scout team at running back while redshirting.
2012 spring practice: Spent the early stages of spring drills at outside linebacker before moving to H-back, his third different position in less than a year. Worked with the second team offense in the A-Day game, catching two passes for 18 yards. One of five players to receive the Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award at the close of drills.
What he brings to the table: With Brad Smelley moving on to the NFL, Calloway provides a play-making dimension to the H-back position. The former running back is big enough to handle the blocking aspect of the job and athletic enough to win match ups against linebackers.

22 WR Christion Jones (So.)
2011 season: The lone true freshman to see time at wide receiver, Jones caught three passes for 49 yards. Returned three punts for 33 yards, including a long of 15 yards against LSU in the BCS national championship game, and returned one kickoff (also in the rematch with LSU) for 32 yards.
2012 spring practice: Established himself as the top option from the slot, catching 15 passes for 192 yards and five touchdowns in three scrimmages. Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award recipient at the close of drills.
What he brings to the table: For a guy who initially looked to be more of a return specialist, Jones showed signs of being much more in the spring. On his touchdown catch in the A-Day game, Jones displayed three attributes every receiver coach looks for in a player: separation, closing speed and excellent hands. On track to take his spot among an impressive run of explosive UA return men.

Up next: 23 CB Jabriel Washington; 25 LB Dillon Lee; 27 S Nick Perry.

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

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