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Five members of the University of Alabama National Championship football team have accepted invitations to the play in the 2013 Raycom College Football All-Star Classic, according to Executive Director Johnny Williams. 

Defensive end Quinton Dial, tight end Kelly Johnson, place-kicker Jeremy Shelley, defensive end Damion Square and snapper Carson Tinker will all play for the "Stripes" Team for head coach Dan Reeves, who participated in nine Super Bowls during his Pro Football Hall of Fame career. 

Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14 to capture the BCS National Championship on Monday night in Miami.  It was Alabama's 15th National Championship and second in as many years. The Crimson Tide has won three of the last four BCS National Championships under head coach Nick Saban. 

The inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic will be played on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. and the game will be televised by CBS Sports Network. 

Dial played in 14 games this season and recorded 22 tackles, five tackles for loss (-13), four quarterback pressures and one sack (-6 yards). He recorded a season-high six tackles, including one stop behind the line (-3 yards) in 21-17 win at LSU. He added one stop behind the line in the 42-14 win over Notre Dame in BCS National Championship Game. Dial played in 25 games over the last two seasons at Alabama and recorded 46 tackles, seven tackles for loss (-28 yards), five quarterback hurries and 2.5 sacks (-15 yards). 

The Alabama defense led the nation in scoring defense (10.93), rushing defense (73.36) and total defense (250.0) this season. The Crimson Tide led the SEC and ranked seventh nationally in pass defense (174.64), while ranking seventh in pass efficiency defense (103.72). 

Johnson played in all 14 games this season and made his only start in the Tide's SEC opener at Arkansas on Sept. 15. A keen blocker, he helped the Crimson Tide to the second-best rushing total (224.62) in the SEC this season. Alabama also ranked second in the league with 38.5 points per game. He had five catches for 39 yards and made one special teams tackle.  He opened the season with one catch for 16 yards against No. 8 Michigan at the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas.  He hauled in a five-yard reception in the BCS National Championship Game win over Notre Dame. 

Square started all 14 games this season and recorded 33 tackles, nine quarterback hurries, four tackles for loss (-14 yards) and 3.5 sacks (-13 yards). He posted a season-high eight tackles and one sack in the 29-24 loss to Texas A&M. He played in 42 career games of the Crimson Tide and recorded 93 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss (-57 yards), 14 quarterback hurries and 7.5 sacks (-34 yards). He played on three National Championship teams at UA. 

Shelley was the only FBS kicker to make all his extra point (70) and field goal (11) attempts this season. Overall, he played in all 14 games and set the UA single-season record with 70 extra points. He led the team with 103 points. He was named one of the Tide's special teams' players of the week by the UA coaching staff after making all six PATs in the win at Missouri. He made all seven PATs in the 49-0 blowout win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl. He was a perfect 7-for-7 on extra points in the 42-14 win over Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game. He owns the UA career record with 173 extra points made and ranks fifth all-time with 44 career field goals. 

Tinker played in all 14 games this season and was successful on 140-of-142 snapping assignments. Overall, he has played in 39 games in his four-year career at Alabama and has been successful on 361-of-363 snapping assignments. He played in all 13 games in 2011 and handled all 100 snaps successfully. In 2010, he and the Alabama football team were honored the Disney Spirit Award after the team's efforts in the community following the aftermath of the devastating tornado on April 27, 2010.

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics

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