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Freshman wide receiver has statement performance against Vanderbilt

Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (#4) has a statement game against Vanderbilt over the weekend: Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

NASHVILLE — Another talented five-star wide receiver took flight in a Southeastern Conference opener for the University of Alabama football program over the weekend.  

Following the pattern of Julio Jones, Amari Cooper and Calvin Ridley, freshman target Jerry Jeudy made Vanderbilt Stadium his canvas to put the college football world on notice. 

Regardless of words being sown through Twitter stating how the Florida native should not have signed with the Crimson Tide, Jeudy was targeted three times.

After just one catch in the previous three games, he reeled in all three passes for a game-high 68 receiving yards — including a 34-yard touchdown catch from Tua Tagovailoa. 

Hawaii’s native son found Jeudy on an inside post route and he handled the rest. 

The duo established quite the connection before coming to Alabama, and during the Tide’s spring game in April – five catches, 134 yards, two scores for Jeudy – prior to Saturday’s game. 

While all three of his catches went for first downs, his score came in the third quarter. Jeudy’s efforts helped the Tide capture its second shutout of Vanderbilt under Nick Saban and start the conference slate at 1-0, after a 59-0 victory. 

He was an explosive weapon at Deerfield Beach High School, and his performance against the Commodores should do wonders for his confidence moving forward. Jeudy and the rest of Alabama’s offense will return to Bryant-Denny Stadium next week to face Ole Miss. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You 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 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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