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First Timers Impact Opener

First Timers Impact Opener

First-time players in the season opener for Alabama included: true freshmen Marquis Johnson, Leigh Tiffin, Mike McCoy, Andre Smith, Baron Huber, Javier Arenas, Terry Grant and Sam Burnthall; redshirt freshmen Prince Hall, Chris Rogers, Michael Johnson, Roy Upchurch, Ali Sharrief, P.J. Fitzgerald, Brandon Deaderick, Andrew Friedman and Zach Schreiber; senior Luke Spalding.

First-time punter Fitzgerald had a clutch play for Alabama that might be under appreciated for its importance in the game when a play that could have been a disaster turned into a beauty. With Alabama leading 10-3 in the second quarter Fitzgerald fielded a high and wide snap, leaping to catch the ball, and then boomed a 55 yard punt to pin Hawaii back at their...

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