2018 NFL Draft

Damion Square, DE

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Houston, TX
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 293 lbs.
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04/29/2013 - Eagles Add Nine Rookie Free Agents...Square played in 41 games (31 starts) in his four-year college career with Alabama, recording 93 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks. Square started in every game in his junior and senior seasons and led the team with nine quarterback pressures in 2012. The Houston, TX, native was an all-state selection as a senior at Yates High School. - PhiladelphiaEagles.com

01/15/2013 - Departing Alabama defensive end Damion Square won't be available for Saturday's Raycom College Football All-Star Classic because of an undisclosed injury. The severity of the injury is unknown. Square was one of five now-former Alabama players invited to play in the inaugural Montgomery-based game. He would have joined long snapper Carson Tinker, kicker Jeremy Shelley, H-back Kelly Johnson and defensive end Quinton Dial on the "Stripes" team. Practice for the game, which kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday, began today at the Crampton Bowl. Square, who started 32 games during his Alabama career, was not in attendance. "I know he's frustrated with it," Johnson said. "He's a grinder, so he'll be back." - Andrew Gribble, Alabama Live

08/07/2012 - In a conference like the SEC and in a division like the SEC West, that kind of mindset will be necessary, even with a roster as loaded with talent as Alabama's will be in 2012. The schedule, especially early, leaves no room for error from an Alabama team that will be breaking in a slew of young players on both sides of the ball. The Crimson Tide opens with Michigan, which is projected to be a top 10 team, and travels to division rival Arkansas two weeks later. "We've obviously learned a lot at Alabama over the last five years," Saban said. "The most important thing we've learned is you got to stay on top of the little things. Things don't happen by accident. You don't win a play by accident. You don't win a game by accident. You don't win a division by accident. You have to make it happen, and you have to make it happen by what you do every day." That wasn't happening in 2010, Alabama's players say. Led by players such as Jones, veteran quarterback AJ McCarron, linebacker Nico Johnson and defensive end Damion Square, the Crimson Tide has repeatedly vowed it won't be an issue in this installment of "how to defend a national title." "This team," Square said, "will be remembered for what we do this year." - The Sports Xchange

07/21/2012 - In 2011, Damion Square was part of a defensive line unit, led by Nick Gentry and Josh Chapman, that led not only the Southeastern Conference, but the NCAA in rushing defense, with opponents averaging a paltry 72.2 yards a game. Square, entering his senior season, is looking to step into more of a leadership role, not just for the defensive line, but the entire defense. "I'm expecting to have a big year," Square said. "I'm expecting to be the best 92 that I can be for Alabama, and whatever that may take." Square enters season as the fourth-highest returning tackler from 2011, with 32, and is also the top returning tackler on the line. He leads all defensive returners with seven tackles for loss from 2011. Alabama coach Nick Saban said Square would be a key component for the defense in 2012. Although he wasn't a "star player," his responsibility and production on and off the field make him irreplaceable. Indeed, he said one of Square's biggest roles will be to help in the development of younger players on the defense. For Saban, the experience and leadership of Square and fellow defensive lineman Jesse Williams will play a huge role in how the defense performs. "I think everything starts up front," Saban said. "Even though we'll have some new linebackers, I think those front guys can make the linebackers' job a little easier if they do the things they're capable of doing." Square didn't shy away from the pressure, however. Indeed, he said he was ready to embrace the role of leading the unit that will be the lynchpin for the defense. "Oh, no doubt," Square said. "If you have to choose your experience, you want your experience to be up front. The game starts up front. If you can't stop somebody on the line of scrimmage, you don't really have a game to play." - Zackary Al-Khateeb, TideSports.com

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): DL Damion Square (44), Alabama, Sr., has been selected second team All-SEC for the 2012 college football season as selected by the SEC media. - Alabama football

05/14/2012 - SCOUTING THE ALABAMA DEFENSE: At just about every other program, losing seven starters - all of whom are likely headed for NFL careers of varying length - would be devastating. At Alabama, it simply means that it's time to plug in the next group of four and five-star recruits. The secondary waved goodbye to three starters, but Saban's true area of expertise has always been defensive back play, so it's hard to imagine this group will stink. C.J. Mosley and Nico Johnson will anchor the linebacking corps, while the D-line will be led by senior Damion Square. DB Deion Belue and LB Dillon Lee could make immediate impacts. - The Sports Xchange