T.J. Yeldon burst onto the scene during his freshman year in 2012, putting together one of the best seasons in Alabama history for a freshman running back.
The Daphne, Ala., native rushed for 1,108 yards—the first Alabama true freshman to crack the 1,000-yard mark—and 12 touchdowns, spelling starter Eddie Lacy for the season.
This year, however, Yeldon will be the feature back. There is no solid No. 2 back like Alabama has had in years past, meaning Yeldon won't be splitting as many carries as previous starting backs have.
Given his success as a true freshman, and a featured role in the offense, Yeldon certainly has a chance to become Alabama's second ever Heisman Trophy winner.