Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end Quinton Dial (90) defensive end Damion Square (92) and defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan (8) during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football: Meet the 2013 Tide Players - Jeoffrey Pagan

Sep 15, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan (8) reacts to a play during the second half of a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama defeated Arkansas 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Jeoffrey Pagan enters his junior season at Alabama with a chance to make a major impact on the 2013 defense. He started the 2013 A-Day game on the defensive line for the first-team defense.

Pagan played in every game in the 2012 season. For the season, he was credited with over 20 tackles.

As a freshman in 2011, Pagan played six games and recorded four tackles.

Coming out of Asheville (N.C.) High School, Pagan played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. His overall rating varied with each recruiting service. Rivals ranked him the number 42 player in the 2011 class. ESPNU said he was the number 53.

His senior season in high school was cut short because of torn ligaments in his right knee. Prior to the injury, he made 35 tackles. As a junior, Pagan made over 50 tackles and five sacks to go with his two interceptions.

Look for Pagan to be a solid playmaker on the defensive line in 2013. By season’s end, the SEC will know who number eight on the Alabama defensive line is.

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