Spent his two seasons at Alabama as a reserve offensive guard ... has played in eight career games and could battle for playing time in 2014 along the offensive front that lost two starters from last season ... can play either guard position.
08/04/2016 - Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been arrested on a drunken driving charge, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Taylor remained in the Tuscaloosa County jail early Sunday afternoon on $1,000 bond. A jail official didn't have any details on his arrest. Calls to the Tuscaloosa Police Department were referred to a spokesperson, who did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press. The 6-foot-5, 345-pound Taylor started all 15 games for the Crimson Tide during the 2015 national championship season. The guard is a preseason second-team All-Southeastern Conference pick by reporters covering the league. Alabama coach Nick Saban has suspended guard Taylor indefinitely from the team. - AP Sports