PRO: With the 10th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Titans selected former Alabama guard Chance Warmack. The 6-foot-2-inch, 323-pound lineman possesses an impressive list of attributes and accomplishments, beginning with his positive, workmanlike attitude and his commitment to the game. Regarded as a colorful character in the locker room, on the field he reveals a nasty and aggressive demeanor. The three-time national champion as a member of the Crimson Tide built a reputation as smart and instinctive and a rare blend of power and athleticism at the guard position. He started his final three seasons at Alabama at left guard, but he immediately became a 16-game starter at right guard in his first two seasons with the Titans. Warmack became the first offensive lineman selected by the Titans/Oilers in the first round since tackle Brad Hopkins (13th overall) in 1993 and the first guard selected by the club in the first round since Bruce Matthews (ninth overall) in 1983.
• With starts in all 16 games at right guard in 2013, Warmack became the first Titans rookie since Michael Roos in 2005 to start every game as a rookie offensive lineman.
• During his time at Alabama, the Crimson Tide won three BCS National Championships, taking the title during his freshman (2009), junior (2011) and senior (2012) seasons.
• Warmack started the final 40 games of his college career at left guard, including all 14 contests as a senior in 2012.
• In the final game of his college career, Warmack turned in a dominating performance against the Notre Dame defense in a 42-14 win. The Crimson Tide offense accumulated 529 yards and did not allow a sack en route to the BCS National Championship victory.
• At Alabama, Warmack developed the custom of rolling up his jersey to just under the numbers as a way to stay cooler. Soon, the fad became known as “Warmacking,” and fans began posting photos on social media of their exposed bellies. He highlights the best fan photos on social media with what he calls “Warmackin Wednesdays.”
• Warmack spent time training prior to the 2013 NFL Draft with the Titans’ eventual fourth-round pick, center Brian Schwenke.
• Warmack attended Westlake High School in Atlanta, Ga., where he was a teammate during his freshman and sophomore years with current Carolina
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
• Warmack’s brother, Dallas, is a freshman offensive line prospect that is following in Chance’s footsteps at the University of Alabama.
• Raised in Atlanta, Ga., Warmack was selected by the Titans in the first round (10th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
• In a four-year career at Alabama, appeared in 45 games, including starts in his final 40 contests—every game his sophomore, junior and senior seasons—at left offensive guard. Appeared in his first five college games as a reserve right guard. The three-time national champion was credited with 49 touchdown-resulting blocks while clearing lanes for individual ball carriers to record 25 100-yard performances during his time in the starting lineup. Also totaled 316 key blocks/knockdowns for the Tide.
• As a senior (2012), was a unanimous first-team All-American selection while helping Alabama to a national championship, starting all 14 contests along the way. Added All-SEC first-team accolades, and rated the best interior lineman eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft by The NFL Draft Report. Was penalized twice on 805 offensive plays, pacing a veteran-filled front wall with 37 pancakes, a total of 128 knockdowns/key blocks and 19 touchdown-resulting blocks. Graded 90 percent or better for blocking consistency in eight games, finishing with a season average of 89.94 percent, the highest grade for any offensive guard in college football in 2012. Blocked for 10 100-yard rushing performances, opening holes for a rushing offense that ranked 16th in the nation (227.5 yards per game), in addition to paving the way for the Tide to generate 445.5 yards per game in total offense.
• As a junior (2011), started all 13 games for the second consecutive season. Named honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly and second-team All-SEC by the league coaches. Helped Alabama rank 16th nationally running the football with an average of 214.5 yards per game, while ranking 20th nationally in scoring offense (34.9 points per game) and 31st in total offense (429.6 yards per game). The Tide scored 34 rushing touchdowns on the year. Blocked for 11 100-yard rushers.
• As a sophomore (2010), took over the first-string left guard duties, starting all 13 games. Helped the Crimson Tide rank 22nd nationally in total offense (444.08 yards per game). Anchored an offensive line that provided time for the nation’s No. 4 quarterback in passing efficiency. Blocked for five 100-yard rushers.
• As a freshman (2009), saw action in five games at guard as a true freshman.
• Graduated in December 2012 with a degree in communication studies.
• Single, splits time between Nashville and Atlanta.
• Attended Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.) High School, where he averaged seven pancake blocks per game as a senior in 2008. Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 20 offensive guard prospect in the country and the No. 29 player in the state of Georgia. Also rated by ESPNU as the No. 16 offensive guard and an All-American in Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report.
• On Twitter: @chancewarmack
• On Instagram: @warmackin
• List of favorites: (movie) “End of Watch”; (TV show) “South Park”; (actor) Kerry Washington; (music artists) Kanye West, Foo Fighters, deadmau5; (school subjects) English, art and history; (car) Ford Expedition; (favorite athlete as a child) Larry Allen; (video game) Devil May Cry; (pro sports team as a child) Chicago Bulls; and (food) all kinds of food “except for potato salad.”
• Born Chance S. Warmack in Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 14, 1991.