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SS MARK BARRON SENIOR
A football writers' All-America honoree, the third-year starter passed on the NFL after a torn pectoral muscle sidelined him for the Capital One Bowl. He had three interceptions and a team-high 75 tackles last fall.
LB DONT'A HIGHTOWER JUNIOR
Last year the 2009 Freshman All-America hadn't fully recovered from knee surgery that cost him most of the '09 season, yet he still made 69 tackles. Now playing at 100%, he'll anchor the Tide defense.
LB COURTNEY UPSHAW SENIOR
An explosive playmaker when he is healthy, the 6' 2", 265-pound hybrid pass rusher was a starter for the first time last season, and he proved a menace down the stretch, with 15 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles against Auburn and Michigan State.
RG BARRETT JONES JUNIOR