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Jalston Fowler | Running Back

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 246

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Alabama senior FB Jalston Fowler will be used as a traditional fullback this fall, reports CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
"Fowler signed with Alabama as a running back and has also seen time at H-back," Rang wrote. "New offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is expected to use Fowler as a more traditional fullback in 2014 and it is a role that suits the bruiser well. Fowler showed no loss of quickness and power a season ago after missing much of 2012 with a torn ACL. Five of Fowler's seven receptions a year ago went for touchdowns." The 6-foot, 245-pound Fowler has had just 36 rushing attempts during his entire college career -- along with 47 receptions -- but he's a punishing lead blocker who has the NFL's attention. Aug 10 - 6:12 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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NFL free agent FB Le'Ron McClain praised Alabama senior FB Jalston Fowler, calling Fowler his "favorite player."

Perhaps it's no surprise, as McClain is a former Crimson Tide FB himself. "The guy can line up at one back and run the ball and he can go out the backfield and catch the ball," said McClain. "That's my favorite player right now since I heard they were bringing the fullback position well. I can't wait to see him do his thing this year." Fowler has had just 36 rushing attempts during his entire college career -- along with 47 receptions -- but he's a punishing lead blocker who has the NFL's attention. The 6-foot, 245-pounder also has experience at H-Back.
Jun 23 - 9:36 PM

Alabama senior FB Jalston Fowler is expected to be used all over the offensive formation.

Head coach Nick Saban has practiced at H-back and tailback thus far. Fowler was expected to have a similar role last year before suffering a season ending knee injury. Fowler participated in spring activities on a non-contact basis, so hopefully that changes during preseason camp.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Alabama senior FB Jalston Fowler participated in spring activities on a non-contact basis.

Fowler suffered a season ending knee injury back in September, but fans were able to see glimpses of great lead blocking and some versatility for a bigger back. "I think everybody’s pleased with where he is, but he does have a little ways to go yet," head coach Nick Saban said. "A lot of it just has to do with confidence."
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 09:54:00 AM

Alabama junior FB Jalston Fowler is making progress in his comeback from a season-ending knee injury.

Fowler injured his left knee during the Crimson Tide's game against Western Kentucky. The junior was ticketed for a fairly large role in the offense, specifically as a fullback and H-back. Expect the powerful blocker to take on the same role in 2013, when healthy.
Source: Bama Hammer
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 09:48:00 AM

As feared, Alabama junior FB Jalston Fowler will miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury.

Fowler has been a critical part of the Alabama offense thus far, so his presence will be missed. Along with his third-string running back duties, Fowler has been lining up as an H-back and bruising fullback where he has consistently created running lanes. Senior Kelly Johnson may see more snaps in Fowler's absence.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 10:31:00 AM

Alabama starting junior FB Jalston Fowler is awaiting the results of an MRI that was performed on his left knee.

Fowler has been an important part of the Crimson Tide's offense thus far, serving as the team's third running back along with H-back and fullback duties. He sustained the injury during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Western Kentucky. The junior rushed for 68 yards in Alabama's opener against Michigan.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 12:02:00 PM

Alabama junior Jalston Fowler continues to rotate between TE/H-back and RB during practice.

"Fowler fits the mold of a tight end," senior tight end Michael Williams said. "He's big, he's strong, he has good blocking skills, he can catch the ball out of the backfield." A more likely spot for Fowler is at H-Back, where the Crimson Tide lost Brad Smelley to the NFL. After taking the majority of spring snaps as the team's starter at running back due to Eddie Lacy's toe injury, Fowler likely remains the primary backup at the position but head coach Nick Saban continues to look for ways to get the junior on the field.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 09:30:00 AM

As the only healthy and experienced running back this spring, Jalston Fowler and his power running game will assume the spotlight in the A-Day game.

Fowler has looked strong in scrimmages and must give Nick Saban and the coaching staff a good feeling about the running game. After all, Eddie Lacy (foot surgery) was outstanding as Trent Richardson’s backup last season and Fowler is only benefitting from the additional work this spring. At the very least, the 250-pounder will provide a different look in 2012. He rushed for 385 yards (6.9 ypc!) in garbage time during the 2011 campaign, but will assume a leading role Saturday.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 03:20:00 PM

With Eddie Lacy out with an injury, Jalston Fowler is in line for more reps this spring.

Fowler impressed in limited time last season, rushing for 358 yards (6.9) and 4 TDs on 58 carries. With Lacy out following foot surgery, he is the leading returning and most experienced running back in spring camp.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 11:38:00 AM

Alabama running back Jalston Fowler relieved Trent Richardson and ran for 125 yards and 2 TDs.

Fowler had a 69-yard touchdown run among his nine carries in relief of his much more heralded teammate. His effort was the exclamation point on day in which the Tide rolled up 436 yards on the ground.
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 10:10:00 PM