Veteran and vocal leader of the Alabama defensive line ... has started all 13 games in 2012 and 31 during his career ... plays multiple roles in the Tide's complex defensive scheme ... has 33 tackles with 11 solo stops, four tackles for loss (14 yards), 3.5 sacks (13 yards), one pass breakup and one fumble recovery ... leads the team with nine quarterback hurries. Michigan: Started and made one assisted tackle as Alabama shut down the high-powered Wolverine offense allowing only 269 yards. Western Kentucky: Helped limit Western Kentucky to 46 rushing yards and 224 total yards ... had two solo tackles in the 35-0 shutout. Arkansas: Assisted on three tackles including half a sack ... helped hold the Razorbacks to 137 total yards in the shutout victory. Florida Atlantic: Recorded a career-high five tackles with one sack (four yards) ... part of the Tide's starting unit that allowed only 35 yards of offense to the Owls in three quarters of action. Mississippi: Made four assisted stops as the Tide allowed only 80 yards on the ground and 218 overall ... shared a two-yard sack and registered two quarterback hurries. Missouri: Started and helped the Tide limit the Tigers to three yards rushing and 129 total yards. Tennessee: Made two solo tackles as Alabama held the Vols offense to more than 200 yards below its season total offense average ... batted down one pass at the line of scrimmage in the win. Mississippi State: Had a career-high three quarterback pressures in the Tide's 38-7 win, adding an assisted tackle.
LSU: Sacked the Tigers quarterback on the final play of the game to secure the Tide's come-from-behind 21-17 win in Death Valley ... equaled his career high with five total tackles ... had a sack (six yards) and two solo stops. Texas A&M: Registered a career-best eight tackles with three solo stops and half of a sack ... also notched his sixth quarterback hurry of the season. Western Carolina: Started but only played in the first half of the 49-0 win, the Tide's third shutout of the season ... recorded his seventh quarterback hurry of 2012. Auburn: Added his eighth quarterback hurry of the season ... had two tackles, assisting on a tackle for loss in the 49-0 Iron Bowl shutout. Georgia: Added his ninth quarterback hurry of the season as the Tide won the SEC Championship Game, 32-28.
Square started all 13 games for the Crimson Tide at defensive end ... finished with 32 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss (-15 yards), one sack (-5 yards), three quarterback hurries and a pass breakup ... production increased late in the season with 20 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack in the last five games. Kent State: Had one solo tackle and a quarterback hurry in the Alabama win ... helped the Alabama defense limit the Golden Flashes to 90 total yards and minus-8 yards rushing. Penn State: Helped put regular pressure on the Nittany Lions' quarterback ... batted down his first pass of the season had one assisted tackle. North Texas: Had two assisted tackles in a 41-0 shutout of the Mean Green as Alabama held UNT to 169 total yards. Arkansas: Started and helped the Tide harass Hogs' quarterback Tyler Wilson all game ... helped limit the Razorbacks to just 226 total yards, 291 yards below their season average entering the game. Florida: Made a season-best three tackles with a solo stop ... had one tackle for loss for one yard. Vanderbilt: Started but did not have a tackle as the Tide posted a 34-0 shutout. Mississippi: Matched his season high with three tackles ... had 1.5 of Alabama's 14 tackles for loss ... accounted for minus-3 yards as the Tide held the Rebels to seven points, 28 yards rushing and 141 total yards.
Tennessee: Had two total tackles with one solo stop as the Tide kept the Vols out of the end zone and limited them to just 155 total yards. LSU: Recorded his best game of the season with a career-best six tackles ... had 1.5 tackles for loss and registered one quarterback hurry as the Tide limited the top-ranked Tigers to just 239 yards and nine points. Mississippi State: Made three tackles with one solo tackle for loss (-1 yard) ... had one quarterback hurry and helped limit the Bulldogs to just 12 yards rushing and 131 total yards. Georgia Southern: Registered five tackles with three solo stops ... had one tackle for loss of three yards. Auburn: Recorded his first sack of the season (-5 yards) ... finished with four total tackles, including one solo stop ... helped limit the Tigers to just 140 total yards ... AU had just 44 yards --- 25 rushing -- through three quarters and gained the rest after the Tide had already locked up the win in the fourth quarter. LSU (BCS National Championship Game): Made two tackles with one solo stop in the Tide's 21-0 shutout of the Tigers inside the Superdome ... helped limit then-No. 1 LSU to 92 total yards of offense and just 39 yards rushing.
Played in all 13 games and earned six starts along the defensive line ... totaled 27 tackles on the season, including seven for a loss of 27 yards ... tallied three sacks for a loss of 16 yards. San Jose State: Registered two solo tackles ... helped hold the Spartans to just 175 yards of offense and 86 yards rushing. Penn State: Tallied one tackle and helped hold the Nittany Lions to 283 yards of total offense. Duke: Recorded three solo tackles, including one for a loss of a yard in the start against the Blue Devils. Arkansas: Earned the start along the defensive line and recorded one solo tackle ... Helped hold the Razorbacks to 64 yards rushing. Florida: Earned the start and recorded two tackles, including one for a loss of a yard ... Helped hold the Gators to just 79 yards rushing. South Carolina: Totaled a season-best four tackles, including three solo stops ... Tallied one tackle for a loss of seven yards.
Mississippi: Totaled three tackles, including two solo stops and one for a loss of a yard ... Registered his first career sack. Tennessee: Registered one solo tackle against the Vols. LSU: Registered two tackles, including a solo stop. Mississippi State: Put together a career-day against the Bulldogs ... Tallied two sacks for a loss of 15 yards and registered three tackles on the evening. Georgia State: Came off the bench to assist on one tackle and tally a quarterback hurry. Auburn: Registered three tackles, including two solo stops and one for a loss of two yards. Michigan State: Made one solo tackle in the Capital One Bowl victory over the Spartans as the Tide limited MSU to minus-48 yards passing and 171 total yards.
He saw action in the first two games of the 2009 season before tearing his ACL against Florida International ... recorded one assisted tackle, half of a tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry before his injury ended his season.
Redshirted during his freshman season at the Capstone in 2008.
Ranked as the No. 9 linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... The No. 37 defensive tackle prospect by Rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 24 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... Had 97 tackles, including 35 for loss, to go with 14 sacks and a fumble recovery as a senior ... Named Class 4A All-State, was an All-Greater Houston selection and earned District MVP honors ... Houston Chronicle Top 110 list member ... Was the No. 70 prospect in Texas by SuperPrep magazine ... Led team to area championship appearance as a senior.