Crimson Countdown: Cody Mandell 

June, 18, 2013
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During the summer, TideNation will analyze each of the scholarship players on the Alabama roster -- excluding the Tide's 2013 recruiting class -- in our Crimson Countdown series. Starting with No. 1 Dee Hart, we will go through the roster numerically, finishing with No. 99 Brandon Ivory.

No. 29 Cody Mandell
Senior punter

Expectations for 2013: This coming season will mark the fourth and final turn as Alabama's starting punter for Mandell, who has held the job ever since walking on as a freshman in 2010. Last season was his best, as he averaged 43.8 yards per punt and pinned 19 punts inside the 20-yard line. Had his 3.57 punts per game, finishing just shy of the NCAA minimum of 3.6 or he would have ranked in the top-20 nationally for yards per punt.

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