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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.

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 15 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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