A two-year letterman at nose tackle for Alabama ... backed up Brandon Ivory a season ago and will battle for an increased role along the Crimson Tide defensive front ... has played in 21 career games at the Capstone with 18 total tackles and one tackle for loss.
04/04/2014 - Alabama defensive lineman Darren Lake will miss the rest of spring practice recovering from surgery on an injured pectoral muscle. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that Lake will be able to participate in summer conditioning. He says the backup nose guard was ''doing extremely well in the offseason program.'' Lake played in all 13 games last season, finishing with 15 tackles. He was a backup to Brandon Ivory. Junior college transfer Jarran Reed is among those who have been working behind Ivory this spring. The Crimson Tide returned from spring break on Monday. - AP Sports