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Alabama CB named SEC’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

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Alabama senior cornerback Cyrus Jones finally got the respect due to him.

He was awarded the Southeastern Conference’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, following a dominant performance against Charleston Southern. Jones totaled 115 return yards, which puts him at fifth-most all-time. Prior to last week, former player Christion Jones (2013) had the most recent punt return touchdown.

Cyrus Jones returned two for scores against the Buccaneers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

He ended the first quarter on a 43-yard punt return touchdown and returned in the second quarter with another one of 72 yards. Jones displayed strong vision, quickness and patience on both scores

He became Alabama’s first player to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game and the first to return a punt for a score in back-to-back games (Mississippi State, two weeks ago). Jones now leads the nation with three punt return touchdowns. He is second nationally in total return yards with 403.

Jones and the Crimson Tide will battle Auburn this week in the 80th Iron Bowl.

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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