Auburn Football: Scouting the Alabama Defense and Special Teams for the 2014 Iron Bowl

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Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide kicker Adam Griffith (99) attempts a 57 yard field goal with 1.0 second remaining in the game which was returned 100 yards for a game winning touchdown by Auburn Tigers cornerback Chris Davis (not pictured) at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Special Teams

Auburn football fans remember Adam Griffith – the Alabama kicker that missed a 57-yard field goal with 0:01 remaining in the 2013 Iron Bowl that led to Chris Davis’ incredible game-winning touchdown. Griffith is 12-for-18 in field goal attempts this season and has made four longer than 40 yards this year.

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Freshman J.K. Scott is in the running for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s best punter. Scott has averaged 46.8 yards per punt this season, which leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation. He is also the league’s leader with 23.3 net yards per punt, which is a virtual tie for first nationally (he ranks 1/100th of a yard behind). Scott has placed 23 of 43 punts (53.5%) inside opponent’s 20-yard lines, which is the highest percentage in the nation. Overall, not bad.

Christion Jones handles the kickoff and punt return duties for the Crimson Tide, and he’s one of the best in the nation at both. Jones is the reigning SEC Special Teams Player of the Year and a first team All-SEC performer. The senior has averaged 25 yards per kick return on 24 attempts this season. Landon Collins and Cyrus Jones also contribute as returners.

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