Weight: 231 pounds
Position Rank: 1
40 Yard Dash: N/A
Bench Press: N/A
Vertical Jump: N/A
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Scouting Report/Player Notes
Trent Richardson better than Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram? Sure, I’ll buy it. But now you’re trying to tell me that Alabama has ANOTHER running back who is the next great thing in college football? I guess we should get used to that. Eddie Lacy was a big time prospect coming out of high school who has just 151 career carries in two seasons as a member of the Crimson Tide, but he’s got a lot of college football fans and analysts talking. Entering his junior season, Lacy is considered one of the best running backs in the country despite never being a full-time back. In fact, he is almost being overshadowed by another star freshman coming on campus at Alabama, true frosh T.J. Yeldon. However, Lacy has an interesting game. As a sophomore behind Richardson, Lacy averaged over SEVEN yards per carry and had seven touchdowns. He also averaged over seven yards per carry as a freshman with six more touchdowns. He is a huge back with quickness to the hole, power, the ability to break tackles, and he can also make people miss in the open field.
He doesn’t appear to be blazing fast, but when he gets a full head of steam, there is almost no taking him down unless you trip him up from behind. Guys with his combination of size and speed don’t come around too often, so he is a rare breed of player. He is a threat to make a big play any time he touches the ball, and his burst and quickness are second to none for players of his size. Does a good job of tucking the ball high and should continue to develop his skills as a receiver. Would like to see more of an increased role from him as he progresses as a player. Still really raw in terms of his overall ability, but the size, athleticism, and knack for making big plays are certainly there.
Does a great job of getting low and getting to the outside, where he out-runs most defensive backs and all linebackers. Has a nose for the pylon and could be a touchdown machine in the NFL someday. He is a Heisman candidate without ever carrying a full workload. I think he can be a superstar in the NFL if he stays out of trouble off the field and continues on his incredible trajectory. He has every skill you look for in a back and will be playing in a very favorable offense to his skills. As an NFL player, he has first round talent and some slight injury concerns, missing 2012 Spring practice with turf toe surgery.
Career Highlights (via Alabama athletics site)
2012 (JUNIOR): Assumed the role of the Tide’s feature running back en route to earning first team All-SEC honors … has started all 13 games while rushing for a team-high 1,182 yards on 184 carries … his 16 rushing touchdowns are tied for fifth in the Alabama single-season record books … averaging 6.4 yards per carry … has 20 receptions for 172 yards and a score … ranks 42nd nationally in rushing with 90.9 yards per game (fourth in the SEC) … has a team-best 73 runs that have resulted in a first down or a touchdown … averaging 121.8 all-purpose yards over past 10 games (104.2 for season) … has 26 “explosive” rushes (12-plus yards) … Alabama offensive player of the week six times (Arkansas, Florida Atlantic, Missouri, Texas A&M, Auburn and Georgia). Michigan: Started his first career game, rushing for 35 yards and one touchdown … long rush went for 25 … converted three rushing first downs and caught one pass for 10 yards. Western Kentucky: Carried the ball nine times for 36 yards … broke free on an 18-yard run on the first drive of the game. Arkansas: Named one of the offensive players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff … set a career high with three rushing touchdowns … carried the ball 12 times for 55 yards. Florida Atlantic: Got loose for his first 100-yard rushing game of the season against the Owls … ran for 106 yards on only 15 carries, all in the first half … averaged 7.1 yards per carry … converted first downs on five carries … earned offensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff. Mississippi: Carried the ball a career-high 19 times for 82 yards … also caught three passes for 15 yards … converted three first downs rushing. Missouri: Set a career high with 177 yards on 18 carries … also equaled his career-best with three rushing touchdowns while averaging 9.8 yards per carry … on the second play of the game, broke free for a career-long run of 73 yards … caught two passes for 17 yards … converted six first downs rushing and one passing. Tennessee: Rushed a team-high 17 times for 79 yards, with a long of 14 yards … converted five rushing first downs and one receiving for a new set of downs … matched his career high with three catches for 18 yards … had 97 all-purpose yards. Mississippi State: Totaled 77 all-purpose yards with one receiving touchdown … caught a career-best four passes for 51 yards (27-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Ely) … ran 10 times for 26 yards.LSU: Rushed for a team-high 83 yards before leaving in the second half with a tweaked ankle … averaged 7.5 yards on 11 carries … opened the scoring for the Tide with a seven-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Texas A&M:Gained 92 yards on 16 carries for a 5.8 yards per carry average … scored one touchdown and converted four first downs … had two runs of 12-plus yards (long of 18) … equaled his career high with four receptions for 35 yards (long of 21).Western Carolina: Averaged 9.9 yards per carry (10 rushed for 99), with three touchdowns … scored on runs of seven, seven and three yards … had four explosive rushes of 12 yards or more (long of 21) … six of his rushes converted first downs. Auburn: Named Alabama offensive player of the week after rushing for 131 yards on 18 carries in only of a half of action … scored two touchdowns … had seven rushes that converted a first down … long rush was 32 yards.Georgia: Turned in a career game to help the Crimson Tide win the 2012 SEC Championship Game … named the game’s MVP after rushing for a career-high 181 yards in the 32-28 victory … carried a career-high 20 times … scored two touchdowns on runs of one and 41 yards … had six runs of 12-plus yards and nine that resulted in a first down or touchdown … also named an Alabama offensive player of the week.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Lacy was the first running back off the bench for Alabama in 2011 … second on the team with 674 yards on 95 carries … … ranked ninth in the SEC and just outside the top 100 nationally with 56.2 yards per game … had 16 rushes of 12 yards or longer … had 27 first down rushes along with six first downs receiving along with seven rushing touchdowns … caught 11 passes for 131 yards … was named the Offensive Player of the Week three times by the UA coaching staff … battled turf toe throughout the second half of the season, missing the Vanderbilt game. Kent State: Ran eight times for 58 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run … averaged 7.25 yards per carry … caught three passes for 76 yards with a long of 48. Penn State: Averaged 7.73 yards per carry on 11 totes vs. the No. 23 Nittany Lions for 85 yards in the 27-11 victory … caught one pass for six yards. North Texas: Recorded his second career 100-yard rushing game with a career-best 161 yards on nine carries for an impressive 17.89 yards per carry … broke free for runs of 67, 43 and 35 yards with the 67- and 43-yard runs going for touchdowns. Arkansas: Equaled his career high with 13 carries … rushed for 61 yards and one touchdown … converted two first downs on the ground … caught one pass for four yards in the Tide’s 38-14 win. Florida: Saw limited action with a foot injury … carried the ball five times vs. the Gators for 32 yards and a touchdown … long carry was 20 yards in the Tide win. Vanderbilt: Missed the game against the Commodores to rest an injured foot. Mississippi: Returned to the field but only got five carries in the Crimson Tide’s big win … ran for 22 yards with a long rush of 15 yards. Tennessee: Rushed seven times for 46 yards with a long of 19 yards … had two carries for first downs … also caught two passes for 14 yards with one first down. LSU: Carried the ball five times for 19 yards … long rush was a 20-yard burst for a first down … also caught one pass for 11 yards. Mississippi State: One of the Alabama Offensive Players of the Week following his 96-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Bulldogs … converted three first downs and had three runs of more than 12 yards … had touchdown runs of two and 32 yards … averaged 8.7 yards per carry. Georgia Southern: Ran six times for 45 yards for 7.5 yards per carry … caught one pass for 13 yards … had two explosive runs of 12 yards or more … converted two first downs rushing and one receiving.Auburn: Rushed four times for six yards … caught one pass for four yards. LSU (BCS National Championship Game):Ran hard against the Tigers with 43 yards … converted four first downs for the Tide, including a spinning 11-yarder.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Lacy came off the bench and gave the Tide an added dimension in the running game … played a significant role on special teams for the Tide, starting on the kickoff coverage unit … rushed 56 times for 406 yards and six touchdowns … added two catches for 18 yards and registered four tackles on kickoff coverage … 19 of his 56 carries went for a first down or a touchdown. San Jose State:In his first career game he rushed the ball 13 times for 111 yards and added two touchdowns … caught one pass for three yards … tallied one tackle on special teams. Penn State: Carried the ball six times for 21 yards. Duke: Rushed the ball seven times for 52 yards and scored a touchdown … caught one pass for 15 yards … assisted on one tackle on special teams. Arkansas: Played on special teams but did not record any statistics. Florida: Came off the bench and tallied 20 yards on four carries with a long run of eight yards. Mississippi:Assisted on a tackle on kickoff coverage. Mississippi State: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the coaching staff … came off the bench to rush the ball eight times for 35 yards with a long run of 15 yards … registered one tackle on special teams.Georgia State: Carried the ball 13 times for 81 yards and added a touchdown … scored his touchdown in the second quarter on a three-yard run. Michigan State: Averaged 17.2 yards per carry and scored two touchdowns in a commanding 49-7 victory in the Capital One Bowl … finished with 86 yards on five carries, including touchdowns runs of 62 and 12 yards.
2009 (REDSHIRT): He redshirted during his initial season at Alabama.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)