Game will take place in Mobile on Saturday, Jan. 28
Jamie Bender named to second team, Ty Long all-freshman
The Blazers endure two hour workout Wednesday
Jonathan Perry completed 31 of 42 passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns
Blazers and Bulldogs kick off at Legion Field at 11:10 a.m.
Finished UAB career in 2011 as one of the Blazers' top offensive performers in school history Thrust into early action as a true freshman in 2007 ... came back on offensive line in 2009 after sitting out 2008 season for academic reasons ... started 42 games during career ... a two-time, first-team All-Conference USA player ... also tabbed to preseason Rotary Lombardi Watch List in July.
2011: Concluded his UAB career with 11 starts in 12 games (missed UCF game due to illness) ... was regarded among the top offensive linemen in Conference USA ... earned first-team all-conference recognition by league's head coaches, as well as by Phil Steele's College Football Preview and College Football News ... for the second year in a row, UAB is among the Conference USA and NCAA upper tier in fewest sacks allowed.
2010: Started all 12 games and earned All-Conference USA first-team honors ... helped UAB to its second-highest offensive yardage total (5,074) in school history.
2009: Started all 12 games for the Blazers at left tackle ... was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection at season's end ... helped Blazers to best total offense number (5,111) in school history.
2008: Sat out for academic reasons.
2007: Made early impact as true freshman as he played in 11 games at offensive tackle and started seven, including season opener at Michigan State.
High School: Attended Williamson High School ... received honorable mention on the Mobile Press-Register All-Region team as a senior ... helped Williamson HS advance to the class 5A state playoffs ... started one season under head coach Bobby Parrish ... only played football his senior season ... played tuba in the school band before joining football team prior to senior season.
Personal: Born Aug. 18, 1989 at Mobile, Ala. ... son of Birtha and Samuel McCants ... major is criminal justice.