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Running back B.J. Emmons records his first career touchdown at Alabama

Alabama running back B.J. Emmons (No. 21) scores TD and celebrates with Alphonse Taylor (No. 50) against WKU: Marvin Gentry - USA TODAY Sports

His decision to chose Alabama over Georgia, Florida and Tennessee appeared to be the right one in the Crimson Tide’s 38-10 win over Western Kentucky on last week. True freshman running back B.J. Emmons finished second in rushing, totaling 41 yards on six carries (6.8 average).

Emmons, a native of Morganton, N.C., scored his first collegiate rushing touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter against the Hilltoppers. He grabbed the toss sweep from Jalen Hurts, and followed his offensive line to the left side for a six-yard score. After enrolling at Alabama on June 1, Emmons started to impress the coaching staff and his teammates with his skill set and effort.

The 6-foot, 206-pound back was an unanimous four-star prospect from Freedom High School.

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

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