Eddie Lacy during the San Jose State game. / CW | Jerrod Seaton

This redshirt freshman got his first playing time in Alabama’s 2010 season opener against San Jose State last Saturday night. In his first game in Bryant-Denny Stadium, he was able to contribute 111 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Though the fans were nervous about the absence of Heisman winner Mark Ingram, Lacy and Trent Richardson, the night’s starting running back, still make a dynamic duo on the ground. Total, the team rushed for 257 yards, with Richardson contributing 66 yards.

But Lacy led the running backs Saturday with his 13 carries and 111 net yards. His long rushing of the night was 37 yards, two shy of Richardson’s 39.

His first career touchdown came in the third quarter on a 37-yard rush, giving the Tide its 38-3 lead. Then in the fourth quarter, Lacy topped off the Tide’s scoring summary with a 9-yard touchdown rush, making the final 48-3.

Coming out of high school, Lacy was No. 13 in running backs on Rivals.com nationally.