Mosley leads an Alabama defense that ranks in the top 15 nationally in scoring defense (2nd), red zone defense (4th), total defense (5th), pass defense (5th), rush defense (11th) and pass efficiency defense (15th). Mosley leads the 2013 team with 102 tackles and nine tackles for loss (-20 yards). He has five pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. He was the Alabama Defensive Player of the week 11 times in 12 games and ranks fourth in school history with 313 tackles. Mosley has made at least seven tackles in 10 games this season and recorded double digits five times.
Consensus first team All-American...First team All-SEC...Finalist for Butkus Award (nation's top linebacker) ... Starting weakside "will" linebacker in all nickel and dime extra-DB situations ... consensus first team All-American and first team All-SEC choice ... named first team All-America by the AFCA, Walter Camp, AP, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated ... was a finalist for 2012 Butkus Award, presented to the nation's top linebacker, and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (top defensive player) ... leads the team with 99 tackles (43 more tackles than the next player) ... has made 10 starts ... ninth in the SEC in tackles per game (7.62) ... has seven tackles for loss (46 yards), four sacks (34 yards) and two interceptions, returning one 16 yards for a touchdown against Michigan ... equaled the Alabama career record for interceptions returned for touchdowns (3) ... also has one forced fumble, three quarterback hurries and two pass breakups ... has posted four double-digit tackle games, with at least six tackles in 10 of 13 games ... selected as one of the one of the Alabama defensive players of the week in each of the first six games and nine total games. Michigan: Started and made seven tackles, with five solo stops ... intercepted a Denard Robinson pass and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown -- the third of his career, which equals an Alabama record for touchdowns via interceptions.Western Kentucky: Led the team with 11 tackles (seven solo) ... recorded a sack for a loss of 10 yards and broke up a pass in the Tide's 35-0 shutout. Arkansas: Made five tackles, including three solo stops, in the shutout victory ... also forced one of five fumbles in the game. Florida Atlantic: Had a team-high six assisted tackles against the Owls while assisting on a four-yard sack ... part of the Tide's starting unit that allowed only 35 yards of offense to the Owls in three quarters of action ... earned defensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff. Mississippi: An Alabama defensive player of the week ... made 10 tackles, with seven solo stops, as the Crimson Tide limited the Rebels to 80 yards on the ground and 218 overall. Missouri: Equaled his career high with 12 tackles, marking his second straight double-digit tackle performance ... made nine solo stops and recorded one sack for nine yards ... recovered a fumble and added a quarterback hurry. Tennessee: Made a team-high seven tackles during a 44-13 victory in Knoxville ... had four solo stops and one tackle for loss (six yards) ... also intercepted his second pass of the season. Mississippi State: Second among Tide players with seven tackles against the Bulldogs ... had four solo stops and broke up a pass ... garnered defensive player of the week honors from Alabama coaches.LSU: Had four tackles (three tackles for loss) ... knocked down a likely pass completion ... assisted on a three-yard sack as the Tide completed a comeback road win over the No. 5 Tigers, 21-17. Texas A&M: Registered a career-high 14 tackles, with nine solo stops ... notched his fourth sack of the season and fifth tackle for loss ... named an Alabama defensive player of the week. Western Carolina: For the ninth time in 2012, selected as a defensive player of the week by the Alabama coaching staff ... led the team with six total tackles, including four solo stops and one tackle for loss (-2 yards) ... started but was removed along with most of the starters midway through the second quarter. Auburn: Made three tackles, with one solo stop, against the Tigers ... left the game (along with the other starters) after one series in the third quarter of the 49-0 Iron Bowl win. Georgia: Second on the team with seven tackles, including five solo stops ... registered one tackle for loss (-4 yards) and one quarterback hurry to help win the SEC Championship Game.
C.J. Mosley shared the starting job at will linebacker with Nico Johnson ... has started six games this season with Alabama starting in a nickel defense while playing in 10 games ... missed the Florida and Vanderbilt games after dislocating his elbow in the first quarter vs. Arkansas ... returned for the Mississippi game but did not start ... has 36 tackles on the season with 3.5 tackles for loss (-9 yards) and two sacks (-15 yards) ... also broken up two passes ... named one of the Defensive Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff following the Penn State game.
Mosley played in all 13 games as a true freshman and finished third on the team with 67 tackles ... earned freshman All-SEC honors as well as first-team Freshman All-America honors from the FWAA, Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com ... registered two quarterback hurries and a team-high 10 pass breakups ... tallied his first interception and took it back for a touchdown against No. 7 Florida ... added another for 41 yards against Georgia State.
Mosley is out of Theodore High School ... a Parade All-American and a U.S. Army All-American ... second-team EA Sports All-American ... finished as the school's all-time leading tackler with over 500 stops in his career ... a two-time ASWA 6A All-State selection and the Class 6A Lineman of the Year in 2009 ... No. 56 in the Rivals100, the No. 6 outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama ... the No. 7 outside linebacker by ESPNU and No. 99 overall in the ESPNU 150 ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Game and the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... a SuperPrep magazine All-American, the publication's No. 6 linebacker nationally and the No. 3 player in the state of Alabama ... listed at No. 30 on The Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 and No. 3 on the Alabama Elite 18 ... the No. 2 player in The Birmingham News Super Senior postseason rankings ... a PrepStar All-American at linebacker ... Tom Lemming's No. 13 linebacker in his top 100 and Scout.com's No. 15 outside linebacker ... set the school record with 186 tackles as a senior in 2009, breaking the record he set as a junior ... also registered seven sacks, five fumble recoveries and four interceptions as a senior ... made 176 tackles, (115 solo) as a junior in 2008, recording 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, causing four fumbles, recovering two more and intercepting two passes ... logged 112 tackles, four sacks and one interception as a sophomore in 2007.
Chose UA over Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia, Stanford, Oklahoma and LSU.
- Mosley brings Baltimore great player, person...The Ravens chose Mosley rather than go for one of the top safeties in the draft, including Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor. "He's fast, instinctive, tough, smart, talented, a playmaker," Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said regarding Mosley. "People always ask about the best available player and what that means. He was the best available player on our board and he would have been the best available player on our board at 10. He's a great football player." Mosley eschewed comparisons to Lewis, whom he grew up idolizing. "It's a blessing," Mosley said. "I'm not trying to go in there and be the next (No.) 52. I'm going there to be C.J. Mosley."
At Alabama, Mosley won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker and was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He had 108 tackles, nine for losses last season. For his career, Mosley had 319 tackles, 23 for losses, with 6.5 sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds. Mosley emphasized he is healthy after dislocating his elbow and hip in 2011 and undergoing shoulder surgery after the 2012 season and missing drills at the NFL scouting combine in February due to a right shoulder injury. "I'm 100 percent healthy, no red flags," Mosley said. "My past injuries won't affect my play." - The Sports Xchange