Courtney Upshaw didn’t take long to make his presence known in Super Bowl XLVII. The former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker caused a fumble leading to a recovery by the Baltimore Ravens.
Upshaw, starting in the Super Bowl just a year after winning a national title at Alabama, tackled San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James during the second quarter of the game, causing the fumble.
Upshaw had 60 combined tackles in the 2012 regular season for the Ravens, and 1.5 sacks. He also had 2 forced fumbles, both of which he recovered. Through the first half of the Super Bowl, Upshaw has four total tackles.
Playing for the Crimson Tide, Upshaw had a combined 140 tackles in his career, along with two fumbles forced and an interception. In 2011 against the Florida Gators, Upshaw returned an interception of quarterback John Brantley 45 yards for a touchdown, the only score of his college career.