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Da'Shawn Hand | Defensive End

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 278

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Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand (knee) has not been practicing this week.
While Hand has not yet been officially ruled out for Saturday's game against Tennessee, there are no indications at this juncture that he will be able to play in that contest. The 6-foot-4, 278-pound senior has been sidelined since suffering a sprained MCL against Ole Miss at the end of September. There remains no concrete timetable for his return to action. Oct 18 - 6:16 PM

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Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Arkansas.

Hand (6'4/278) remains sidelined due to an MCL sprain suffered against Ole Miss two Saturdays ago. Alabama HC Nick Saban has termed his status "week-to-week." While there is no concrete timetable for Hand's return, the initial hope was that he would miss only three games. We should have a more clear idea as to a comeback date next week.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 12 - 6:36 PM

Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Texas A&M.

No real surprise, here, as Hand sustained an MCL sprain during Saturday's blowout of Ole Miss and is expected to miss in the neighborhood of three games. The preseason All-SEC selection had recorded 11 tackles (1.5 for loss) and a sack on the year prior to going down injured.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 5 - 3:22 PM

Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand is expected to miss "about three games," according to beat writer Matt Zenitz.

As previously blurbed, Hand sprained his MCL when an Ole Miss blocker went low on a block. Hand could return for the contest against LSU on Nov. 4. He's obviously a focal point of the Alabama front seven.
Oct 3 - 11:07 AM

Alabama senior DE De'Shawn Hand (MCL) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Texas A&M.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said that Hand (6'4/278) was 'very doubtful" for the tilt against Texas A&M, and could miss multiple weeks. He suffered the MCL sprain on what appeared to be a late hit by an Ole Miss player. It would be a big surprise if he's able to suit up for Alabama in the coming weeks, and he's a big loss to the Crimson Tide pass rush.
Oct 2 - 2:01 PM

Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand could have an MCL strain according to HC Nick Saban.

Hand (6'4/278) picked up the injury in the middle of the third quarter. Saban says they'll undergo further tests on the defender on Sunday. It'd be a big loss for the Crimson Tide, who are already missing several defenders, and Hand is one of their best lineman.
Oct 1 - 1:05 AM

Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand practiced with the outside linebackers on Wednesday.

Hand (6'4/278) is a starter on the defensive line and is not expected to see extended snaps at outside linebacker, but with the losses of Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis to season-ending injuries, the Tide are at least keeping their options open. They play Fresno State on Saturday, a convenient enough sandbox for experimentation given that the game outcome is already essentially known.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 7 - 2:31 PM

The SEC Network's Paul Finebaum said that Alabama HC Nick Saban handled senior DE Da'Shawn Hand's DUI charge properly.

Finebaum said at the time of Hand's DUI arrest at the end of July that he believed that the defensive end needed to be suspended for at least the opener against Florida State. Saban opted not to do that and cited the fact that Hand was asleep in a parking lot and not driving when he was arrested. Finebaum admitted that he might have jumped the gun, saying, "I think when we hear ‘driving under the influence’ we all react, and in my case I overreacted. And to Coach Saban’s credit, he made sure he had all the facts, which we didn’t."
Aug 7 - 12:43 PM

Alabama will not suspend senior DE Da'Shawn Hand for his DUI arrest at the end of July.

Hand was arrested in late July for a DUI while asleep in a parking lot with the keys in the ignition. Tide HC Nick Saban said that the fact that he was not driving helped him to avoid a suspension, explaining that "it would be different" if Hand had been arrested while on the road. He will need to take part in community service and a police ride-along, but so long as he stays out of trouble for the rest of the month, he should be good to go against Florida State on Saturday, September 2.
Aug 3 - 7:51 PM

Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand was sleeping -- and not driving -- when he was arrested for DUI on early Saturday morning.

Hand was sleeping in the car in a parking lot near campus with the keys in the ignition at the time of his arrest. It's that part about the keys being in the ignition that violated Alabama’s constructive possession statute. Tide HC Nick Saban has not yet announced what disciplinary action he'll take against Hand. That question is particularly topical because the Tide open with a marquee matchup against Florida State.
Source: Tide Sports
Jul 31 - 6:40 PM

Alabama head coach Nick Saban released a statement regarding senior DE Da'Shawn Hand's arrest.

Hand was arrested on charges of driving under the influence in Tuscaloosa early Saturday morning. He was released on $1,000 bond. Saban address the incident with the following statement: "This type of behavior is not acceptable and we are disappointed in Da'Shawn’s actions. We are still gathering information and will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward, so better choices and decisions can be made in the future." Hand was expected to replace Jonathan Allen as a starting defensive end, but now his status for the opener against Florida State is in question. The Tide open fall camp on Thursday.
Source: 247 Sports
Jul 29 - 12:45 PM

Alabama senior DE Da'Shawn Hand was arrested on charges of driving under the influence early Saturday morning.

This according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, which released Hand on $1,000 bond. No further details have been provided, and the Crimson Tide program has not yet addressed the incident. Hand, a top-five overall recruit coming out of high school, was expected to replace Johnathan Allen in the starting lineup this fall. The preseason All-SEC first-team selection is a strong NFL prospect, but he'll now have to answer some character questions this spring.
Source: 247 Sports
Jul 29 - 11:04 AM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah tagged Alabama junior DE Da'Shawn Hand as a "breakout star" for 2017.

"Only at Alabama can a team lose the Bednarik Award winner and replace him with a top-five recruit heading into his senior season. It’s unfair. But now that Johnathan Allen is gone, Hand will take his place on the defensive line," Jeyarajah writes, adding that the 6-foot-4, 278-pounder should have a chance to marry his immense physical talent with an increased opportunity for playing time. This past season, Hand registered 21 tackles (2.5 for loss), a sack and a forced fumble in 10 games played. He was dealing with back injury near the end of spring practice, but should be ready to rock 'n' roll for August camp as he looks to take a big step forward.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 9 - 5:37 PM

Alabama junior DE Da'Shawn Hand missed Friday's practice and Saturday's scrimmage due to a back injury.

Hand's back began to bug him during the early portion of Wednesday's practice. He would leave that one to seek treatment from the training staff. The 6-foot-4, 278-pounder subsequently missed Friday's practice and Saturday's scrimmage. Said HC Nick Saban, "It’s always hard to judge that. This is not something that — the doctors have assured me, or assured us, that he doesn’t have a situation that he needs to have surgery on. This will just be a thing that, when it calms down, he’ll be able to come back." Saban indicated that the team is hopeful Hand will be able to return at some point in the next week. Alabama has just two more practices before their A-Day spring game on April 16. Last season, the former No. 1 overall recruit in the country recorded 16 tackles (6.5 for loss) with three sacks. He should see increased reps in 2016.
Source: SEC Country
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Rivals' No. 1 recruit, DE Da'Shawn Hand, will play collegiate football at Alabama.

The decision came down to Alabama, Michigan, and Florida. Hand attributed part of his decision to how many freshmen Alabama has put on the field this season, along with offering a civil engineering degree. The rich get richer.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:52:00 PM