MOBILE, AL – Mobile native Josh Casher has been the starting left guard for Alabama’s football team throughout this year’s spring practices.
The St. Paul’s graduate sat out the 2014 season and got his first action as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He started seeing more playing time in his sophomore season, playing in five games, and last season, he played in six games.
According to head coach Nick Saban, Casher has overcome his size limitations. The senior offensive lineman is listed at 6-foot-1 and 291 pounds—at least three inches shorter and 20 pounds lighter than the team average—but that hasn’t stopped him from making an impact.
“I’ve been very thankful for the opportunity,” Chasher told reporters Thursday. “It’s a process being here at Alabama. Nothing is going to be given to you. You’re going to have to work your butt off, pay attention to detail, and be focused on what’s coming up next.”
During his senior year at St. Paul’s, Casher was ranked the No. 9 player in Alabama by Rivals.com and ESPN. Casher helped lead St. Paul’s to its first Class 5A state championship in seven years.
He has also been a part of the two National Championship teams since coming to Alabama.
“We have each other’s back,” said Casher. “We try to coach each other up so we can form one good, solid unit. We’re in this together, and we’re trying to achieve one goal. We want to be the best players we can be.”
Alabama’s spring game this year is on April 21 at 1 p.m. and the regular season kicks off Sept. 1 when the Tide takes on Louisville in Orlando.