Tua Tagovailoa, Anfernee Jennings among permanent team captains for Alabama
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On Sunday, Alabama football held its annual awards banquet at the Birmingham (Ala.) Sheraton.
Prior to facing Michigan in the Citrus Bowl, Nick Saban and his staff awarded some players for their hard work throughout the season.
While the year did not yield the team’s ultimate goal, it still has an opportunity to finish the campaign with a victory.
The Crimson Tide named four permanent team captains – Tua Tagovailoa, Anfernee Jennings, DeVonta Smith and Xavier McKinney – for the final game of the football year versus Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
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All four players will have their hand and cleat print enshrined at Denny Chimes.
The honors are all listed via rolltide.com, but a few of them are written below.
Unsung Hero Award
To the player who has made significant contributions to the success of the team and received the least recognition for it
Josh Jobe, Kendall Randolph, Major Tennison, Chris Owens, Matt Womack
Iron Man Award
To the player(s) who have shown the most dedication to the individual and team goals of the Crimson Tide’s year-round strength and conditioning program
DJ Dale, Christian Harris, Evan Neal, Byron Young
Most Inspiring Player
To the player who affects the whole team by his attitude as well as his performance (voted on by the players)
Outstanding Defensive Performer
To the player with the most tackles/points
Trevon Diggs, Anfernee Jennings, Terrell Lewis, Xavier McKinney
To the outstanding lineman from each unit
Deonte Brown, Landon Dickerson, Christian Barmore, Phidarian Mathis
Special Teams Player of the Year Award
To the most valuable special teams player
Slade Bolden, Thomas Fletcher, Ale Kaho, Jaylen Waddle
Offensive Player of the Year Award
To the most valuable offensive player
Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy, Jedrick Wills Jr.
Defensive Player of the Year Award
To the most valuable defensive player
Anfernee Jennings, Xavier McKinney
Most Valuable Player Award
To the overall most valuable player on the team (voted on by the players)
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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 @CoachingMSmith.