TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– The biggest joys come from small sacrifices and for Reuben Foster, he recognized it on Saturday night once the smoke after earning a 54-16 win at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
After spurning Auburn fans with his decision in 2013 and battling injuries, Foster is now the epitome of an Alabama linebacker. A battle-tested missile, he was awarded most valuable player for his efforts against Florida in the 25th anniversary of the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.
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Foster led the Crimson Tide with 11 total tackles, including 2.5 for loss and two sacks.
He made Florida’s run game a non-factor, as it failed to muster up a yard on 30 carries. His constant pressure resulted in quarterback Austin Appleby tossing three interceptions, including one returned for a 44-yard touchdown (Minkah Fitzpatrick). Foster’s 11 tackles move him to 93 on the season, while his two sacks gave him a career-high of four during his tenure. Behind the Auburn (Ala.) native, Alabama secured its third straight conference championship, fifth under head coach Nick Saban and 26th in program history.