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New Jersey has given America many comical moments, including the fist pump but it saved a special tribute for Alabama football, true freshman defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick’s breakout game came against Georgia when he registered a sack, a pass breakup, four total tackles and blocked punt returned for a touchdown. He showed no fear against Texas A&M at Kyle Field and put the nation on notice. The freshman accounted for two of Alabama’s four interceptions off the arm of Aggies’ quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray.

Fitzpatrick put Alabama on scoreboard with an 33-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. He would victimize Texas A&M again in the fourth quarter on a 55-yard touchdown off an interception. Fitzpatrick was in perfect position and read the quarterback well on both plays. He continues to take steps forward every week for Alabama’s defense.

Fitzpatrick and the Crimson Tide now improve to 6-1 on the season, after a 41-23 win over Texas A&M. Alabama returns home next week to face Tennessee Volunteers

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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