MEET: LB C.J. MOSLEY
April 13, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
• Consensus first team All-American
2012 (JUNIOR): Starting weakside "will" linebacker in all nickel and dime extra-DB situations ... consensus first team All-American and first team All-SEC choice ... named first team All-America by the AFCA, Walter Camp, AP, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated ... was a finalist for 2012 Butkus Award, presented to the nation's top linebacker, and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (top defensive player) ... leads the team with 99 tackles (43 more tackles than the next player) ... has made 10 starts ... ninth in the SEC in tackles per game (7.62) ... has seven tackles for loss (46 yards), four sacks (34 yards) and two interceptions, returning one 16 yards for a touchdown against Michigan ... equaled the Alabama career record for interceptions returned for touchdowns (3) ... also has one forced fumble, three quarterback hurries and two pass breakups ... has posted four double-digit tackle games, with at least six tackles in 10 of 13 games ... selected as one of the one of the Alabama defensive players of the week in each of the first six games and nine total games. Michigan: Started and made seven tackles, with five solo stops ... intercepted a Denard Robinson pass and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown -- the third of his career, which equals an Alabama record for touchdowns via interceptions. Western Kentucky: Led the team with 11 tackles (seven solo) ... recorded a sack for a loss of 10 yards and broke up a pass in the Tide's 35-0 shutout. Arkansas: Made five tackles, including three solo stops, in the shutout victory ... also forced one of five fumbles in the game. Florida Atlantic: Had a team-high six assisted tackles against the Owls while assisting on a four-yard sack ... part of the Tide's starting unit that allowed only 35 yards of offense to the Owls in three quarters of action ... earned defensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff. Mississippi: An Alabama defensive player of the week ... made 10 tackles, with seven solo stops, as the Crimson Tide limited the Rebels to 80 yards on the ground and 218 overall. Missouri: Equaled his career high with 12 tackles, marking his second straight double-digit tackle performance ... made nine solo stops and recorded one sack for nine yards ... recovered a fumble and added a quarterback hurry. Tennessee: Made a team-high seven tackles during a 44-13 victory in Knoxville ... had four solo stops and one tackle for loss (six yards) ... also intercepted his second pass of the season. Mississippi State: Second among Tide players with seven tackles against the Bulldogs ... had four solo stops and broke up a pass ... garnered defensive player of the week honors from Alabama coaches. LSU: Had four tackles (three tackles for loss) ... knocked down a likely pass completion ... assisted on a three-yard sack as the Tide completed a comeback road win over the No. 5 Tigers, 21-17. Texas A&M: Registered a career-high 14 tackles, with nine solo stops ... notched his fourth sack of the season and fifth tackle for loss ... named an Alabama defensive player of the week. Western Carolina: For the ninth time in 2012, selected as a defensive player of the week by the Alabama coaching staff ... led the team with six total tackles, including four solo stops and one tackle for loss (-2 yards) ... started but was removed along with most of the starters midway through the second quarter. Auburn: Made three tackles, with one solo stop, against the Tigers ... left the game (along with the other starters) after one series in the third quarter of the 49-0 Iron Bowl win. Georgia: Second on the team with seven tackles, including five solo stops ... registered one tackle for loss (-4 yards) and one quarterback hurry to help win the SEC Championship Game. Notre Dame: Earned Defensive MVP honors in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game ... made eight tackles with five solo stops ... had a tackle for loss of six yards while helping limit the Fighting Irish to just 14 points and 32 yards rushing.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): C.J. Mosley shared the starting job at will linebacker with Nico Johnson ... started six games this season with Alabama starting in a nickel defense while playing in 11 games ... missed the Florida and Vanderbilt games after dislocating his elbow in the first quarter vs. Arkansas ... returned for the Mississippi game but did not start ... finished with 37 tackles on the season with 4.5 tackles for loss (-20 yards) and two sacks (-15 yards) ... also broke up two passes and notced one interception ... named one of the Defensive Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff following the Penn State game. Kent State: Had three tackles with two solo stops ... recorded his first career solo sack, dropping the Golden Flashes' quarterback for a loss of seven yards ... broke up one pass. Penn State: Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for his eight-tackle performance against the No. 23 Nittany Lions ... had one tackle for loss and broke up a pass. North Texas: Made his third start of the season and the sixth of his career, but did not have any defensive statistics. Arkansas: Had one solo tackle before leaving the game in the first quarter with a dislocated elbow. Mississippi: Saw his first action since early in the Arkansas game ... did not start or have a tackle. Tennessee: Recorded a team-high eight tackles with three solo stops as the Tide limited UT to just 155 total yards, including 63 passing. LSU: Made two tackles with one solo stop as the Tide limited No. 1 LSU to just 239 yards of total offense. Mississippi State: Notched his second sack of the season, dropping the Bulldogs' quarterback for a loss of eight yards ... finished with 1.5 tackes for loss (-9 yards) ... equaled his season high with eight total tackles. Georgia Southern: Came off the bench but saw limited action due to the Eagles triple-option offense that kept Johnson on the field in running situations. Auburn: Recorded six tackles with two solo stops ... helped limit the Tigers to just 140 total yards ... AU had just 44 yards -- 25 rushing -- through three quarters and gained the rest after the Tide had already locked up the win in the fourth quarter. LSU (BCS National Championship Game): Came off the bench when the Tide was in a nickel defense ... made one tackle for loss (-3 yards) ... intercepted a Jordan Jefferson pass in the second half ... injured a hip on the play and was forced to leave the game.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Mosley played in all 13 games as a true freshman and finished third on the team with 67 tackles ... earned freshman All-SEC honors as well as first-team Freshman All-America honors from the FWAA, Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com ... registered two quarterback hurries and a team-high 10 pass breakups ... tallied his first interception and took it back for a touchdown against No. 7 Florida ... added another for 41 yards against Georgia State. San Jose State: Came off the bench to lead the team in tackles with seven in his first collegiate game ... also broke up three passes. Penn State: Assisted on one tackle and broke up a pass against the Nittany Lions. Duke: Broke up two passes and totaled five tackles against the Blue Devils. Arkansas: Came off the bench and played on special teams but did not record any statistics. Florida: Totalled five tackles, including three solo stops ... recorded his first career interception and took it 35 yards for a touchdown. South Carolina: Registered five solo tackles against the Gamecocks. Mississippi: Was named one of the Defensive Players of the Week by the coaching staff ... registered five tackles, including three solo stops. Tennessee: Was named one of the Defensive Players of the Week by the coaching staff ... led the Tide with nine tackles, including half a sack for three yards. LSU: Registered nine tackles, including one for a loss of a yard ... marked his second consecutive game with nine tackles. Mississippi State: Tallied a season-best and a team-high 12 tackles, including a solo stop ... also broke up one pass. Georgia State: Tallied two solo tackles and took his second interception in for a touchdown as he returned a pick 41 yards in the second quarter. Michigan State: Had two pass breakups and one assisted tackle in the Crimson Tide's 49-7 win over the Spartans.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Mosley was a Parade All-American and a U.S. Army All-American ... second-team EA Sports All-American ... finished as his high school's all-time leading tackler with over 500 stops in his career ... a two-time ASWA 6A All-State selection and the Class 6A Lineman of the Year in 2009 ... No. 56 in the Rivals100, the No. 6 outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama ... the No. 7 outside linebacker by ESPNU and No. 99 overall in the ESPNU 150 ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Game and the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... a SuperPrep magazine All-American, the publication's No. 6 linebacker nationally and the No. 3 player in the state of Alabama ... listed at No. 30 on The Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 and No. 3 on the Alabama Elite 18 ... the No. 2 player in The Birmingham News Super Senior postseason rankings ... a PrepStar All-American at linebacker ... Tom Lemming's No. 13 linebacker in his top 100 and Scout.com's No. 15 outside linebacker ... set the school record with 186 tackles as a senior in 2009, breaking the record he set as a junior ... also registered seven sacks, five fumble recoveries and four interceptions as a senior ... made 176 tackles, (115 solo) as a junior in 2008, recording 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, causing four fumbles, recovering two more and intercepting two passes ... logged 112 tackles, four sacks and one interception as a sophomore in 2007 ... chose UA over Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia, Stanford, Oklahoma and LSU.