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UA defensive end receives SEC honors

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is still probably getting cold sweats from thinking about Alabama’s defensive front, especially defensive end Jonathan Allen.

Allen wreaked havoc on the Bulldogs’ offensive line in his pursuit of Prescott.

The junior chimed in with seven total tackles, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a quarterback hurry and three sacks (led team). Allen received defensive player of the week honors Monday morning, courtesy of the Southeastern Conference.

He and the Crimson Tide’s front seven sacked Prescott nine times, the most by a Nick Saban defense since his arrival in 2007.

Alabama stands second in the nation with 38 sacks, according to ESPN. It trails only Penn State, which has 42. Allen leads this year’s group with nine sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.

The Tide will face Charleston Southern this week at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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.

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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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