Alabama RB/H-back Jalston Fowler says he was scared "his knee would go out" in Tide's season opener
Sep 17, 2013
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TUSCALOOSA -- In his own words, Alabama running back/H-back Jalston Fowler said he ran scared in the Crimson Tide's season opener against Virginia Tech.
Not because of the Hokies stout defense, but because Fowler was afraid his knee "would give out on him."
"The first game (against Virginia Tech), I was scared," Fowler said on Tuesday. "I thought my knee was going to give out on me. This game (against Texas A&M), I was like, 'Whatever. Just go out there and ball and if it goes out, it goes out. Just go out there and play.'"
Fowler scored the Tide's decisive touchdown on a five-yard pass from quarterback AJ McCarron in Alabama's 49-42 victory over the Aggies. Fowler also had four carries for 37 yards. Fowler said the coaches kept pushing him to run harder in preparation for the Aggies and said they told him he was playing scared.
"I was like, 'I'm tired of hearing this,'" Fowler said. "I just want to go out here and play and get them (defenders) off of me, show them that I'm not scared."