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Courtney Upshaw - NFL Draft Profile

TeamBaltimore (MIN)
Round2
Selection3 (35 overall)
PositionLinebacker
SchoolAlabama
YearSR
Born12/13/1989
Height6-2
Weight272
High SchoolEufaula (Eufaula, Alabama)
Finalist for both the Lombardi and Butkus Awards as a senior, and named a Second-Team All-American by both Walter Camp and the Associated Press in 2011 as he helped guide Alabama to the national title...First-Team All-SEC and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award following a 2011 campaign in which he ranked second in the league and 14th nationally with 17 tackles for loss...Logged a team-high 8.5 sacks as a senior, placing him fourth in the SEC...Rebounded from an early-season high ankle sprain in 2010 to start 11games and appear in all 13 outings for the Crimson Tide, resulting in 51 total stops and a team-best 14.5 TFL...His recovery of a Garrett Gilbert fumble with just over three minutes remaining in the BCS National Championship Game sealed the win for the Crimson Tide over Texas following the 2009 campaign...Shows good speed in pursuit of players in the backfield, although he does have some trouble shedding blockers at times.


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