Week 8: Occasionally matched up against Tennesee's best edge rusher, Roman Harrison, Latham had another strong day in pass protection, pretty much stoning Harrison and anyone lined up across from him. Latham did allow one QB pressure but may have had his best day run blocking, as Alabama rushed for 138 yards on the day. — JH
Week 7: The big tackle had perhaps his most dominant game of the season in pass protection in the Tide's tight win over Arkansas, 24-21. He allowed no sacks or pressures on QB Jalen Milroe. — JH
Week 6: In a rather interesting anomoly, Latham had by far his best run-blocking performance of the season, even though Alabama rushed for only 23 yards in the Tide's 26-20 win over Texas A&M. He was again stout in pass protection, not allowing a sack or a pressure on Jalen Milroe, who threw for 321 yards and three TDs. He was flagged for a penalty. — JH
Week 5: The tackle logged 55 total snaps in Alabama's 40-17 win over Mississippi State. He pitched a shutout in pass protection, allowing no sacks and no pressures on 'Bama QB Jalen Milroe. He was called for one penalty.
Week 4: Latham allowed one QB pressure on 32 passing plays as Alabama upended visiting Ole Miss, 24-10. He also had a solid run blocking in the Tide's ground game. — JH
Week 3: Latham played 66 snaps and gave up his first sack of 2023 in the Tide's 17-3 win over South Florida. He and his linemates did have a solid day run-blocking as Alabama totaled 203 yards on the ground. — JH
Week 2: Other than allowing a couple of pressures on QB Jalen Milroe, Latham had a solid day pass-blocking against Texas. His run-blocking and that of Alabama's offensive line as a whole was underwhelming as the Tide offense averaged just 3.1 yards per carry in the team's 34-24 loss to the Longhorns. Latham played 66 total snaps. — JH
Week 1: In Alabama's big 56-7 season-opening win over Middle Tennessee, JC gave up no sacks. Alabama exhibited a balanced attack, rushing for 205 yards and passing for 226.
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022: Laid claim to the starting job at right tackle on the Alabama offensive line … started all 13 games of the 2022 campaign … had 29 knockdown blocks on the year … an imposing physical presence who blocked for the nation’s No. 4 scoring offense (41.1 ppg), No. 11 total offense (477.1 ypg), No. 19 passing offense (281.6 ypg) and the No. 36 rushing attack (195.5 ypg) … the UA front surrendered just 12 sacks among offensive linemen (one sack every 36.5 attempts) and only 22 total sacks on the season across 504 dropbacks for a 1.69 sacks per game average that finished fifth in the SEC … helped an offensive front that opened holes for an average of 5.55 yards per carry, a total that ranked fourth nationally … allowed two sacks, 11 pressures, two quarterback hits and committed 10 penalties … selected as one of the offensive players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff for his efforts against Auburn. Utah State: Made his first career start against the Aggies as Alabama rolled up 268 rushing yards and 559 yards of total offense … had one knockdown block and allowed one pressure. Texas: Helped the Tide rush for 161 yards and provided time for 213 passing yards … had one knockdown block in the Tide’s 20-19 come-from-behind victory … had a key block in springing Jase McClellan on an 81-yard touchdown run in the first half. ULM: Played a team-high 41 snaps against the Warhawks … had two knockdown blocks … helped the Tide roll up 273 rushing yards and 509 yards of total offense. Vanderbilt: Made his fourth start of the season at right tackle and played a team-high 73 snaps … recorded a knockdown block as the Tide rolled up 628 yards of total offense, including 228 on the ground and 400 through the air … did not allow a sack or a pressure, but surrendered a quarterback hit. Arkansas: Started at right tackle … co-led the team with five knockdown blocks … helped opened holes for 317 rushing yards while providing time for 555 yards of total offense … did not allow a sack, pressure or quarterback hit … committed one penalty across his 68 snaps. Texas A&M: Was the only Tide offensive linemen to not allow a sack, pressure or quarterback hit … had two knockdown blocks … helped open holes for 286 rushing yards and provided time for three passing touchdowns. Tennessee: Cleared the way with two knockdown blocks as he opened holes and helped provide time for 455 passing yards and 567 yards of total offense … allowed one quarterback hit and committed a penalty. Mississippi State: Had a team-high tying two knockdown blocks as the Tide rolled to a victory over the Bulldogs … did not allow a sack, hurry or quarterback hit. LSU: Played 84 snaps at right tackle … allowed one sack and had a knockdown block … opened holes for 476 yards of total offense, including 148 rushing yards. Ole Miss: Started at right tackle and blocked for 108 rushing yards and 209 passing yards as the Tide rallied for a 30-24 win over the No. 11 Rebels … allowed two pressures and committed one penalty. Austin Peay: Opened holes and provided time for 527 yards of total offense that included a balanced effort with 263 rushing yards and 264 passing yards … did not allow a sack, pressure or quarterback hit … had a season-high five knockdown blocks as Jase McClellan rushed for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns. Auburn: Helped the Crimson Tide roll up 516 yards of total offense in a 49-27 victory … had four knockdown blocks while not allowing a quarterback hit or sack … opened holes for 173 rushing yards and 343 yards through the air … was part of an offensive line that was honored as offensive players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff. Kansas State: Finished second on the team with three knockdown blocks as the Crimson Tide rolled up 496 yards of total offense, including 321 passing and 175 rushing … did not allow a sack or a hit on the quarterback … surrendered one pressure … provided time for Young to throw for 321 yards on just 15 completions and 22 attempts.
2021: Quickly adapted to college football and was a key reserve for the Alabama offensive front … saw action in 14 games, missing only the SEC Championship against Georgia … started on the Crimson Tide’s PAT and field goal units on special teams … earned 104 snaps in his rookie campaign. Miami: Garnered five snaps in the season opener in Atlanta. Mercer: Entered for 17 plays of offense in the home opener. Florida: Blocked on special teams in Gainesville. Southern Miss: Got in for 12 plays at guard against the Golden Eagles. Ole Miss: Continued his role on special teams. Texas A&M: Blocked for Will Reichard’s six combined kicks on the night.Mississippi State: Played on special teams while also contributing on the final series of the 49-9 win in Starkville, earning four snaps. Tennessee: His nine snaps off the bench against the Vols was the most among the reserves. LSU: Continued his role blocking on special teams. New Mexico State: Saw his most extensive action of the season against the Aggies … play most of the second half, earning 36 snaps at guard … had 1.5 knockdown blocks as the Crimson Tide scored 10 second-half points. Arkansas: Continued to block on special teams. Auburn: Came in for one snap against the Tigers. Cincinnati: Saw his most extensive playing time to date, coming off the bench in the first half to replace an injured Emil Ekiyor Jr. at guard … aided the Crimson Tide up front in the line’s domination of the Bearcats … helped open holes for the Tide’s season-high 301 rushing yards … provided time for Bryce Young to throw for 181 yards on 17-of-28 passing and three touchdowns … UA finished with 482 yards of total offense while holding the ball for 33:41 and converting on 5-of-13 third-down chances … did not allow a sack or a hurry and only one quarterback hit. Georgia: Came off the bench to replace Emil Ekiyor Jr. at guard for one snap on offense and resumed his role on special teams.
High school: Latham originally attended Catholic Memorial High School (Waukesha, Wisconsin) before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He played offensive tackle and defensive end in high school ... He played offensive tackle and defensive end in high school. The nation's top-ranked offensive lineman by all major outlets and the highest-ranked commit in the SEC ... unanimous five-star prospect by all major recruiting sites ... the nation's No. 2 prospect overall and the No. 1 offensive lineman on the 247Composite ... the No. 4 player nationally, No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 2 player in Florida ... Rivals rates him as the No. 2 player nationally while ESPN listed him fifth in the publication's ESPN300 list and the No. 1 player in the Southeast Region ... selected to PrepStar's Top 150 Dream Team and was rated as the top offensive lineman and the nation's second-best player by the magazine ... selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game ... coached by Bobby Acosta at IMG Academy ... started at left tackle for an IMG Academy program that finished the 2020 season ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps Xcellent Top 25 polls ... led IMG Academy to an 9-1 record as a junior ... helped Catholic Memorial to a 13-1 record and the Wisconsin Division 3 state championship as a sophomore in 2018 ...
Chose Alabama over nearly every major program including LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Wisconsin.