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Alabama coaches name five Players of the Week from Florida game

Jase McClellan breaks a tackle against Florida
Photo by Touchdown Alabama Magazine

The Alabama coaching staff named five players of the week following Alabama’s 31-29 win at Florida on Saturday afternoon. Jase McClellan and Brian Robinson Jr. on offense; Will Anderson Jr. and Phidarian Mathis on defense; and Jordan Battle on special teams all earned the honor for their efforts in the Tide’s top-15 win in Gainesville.

 

OFFENSE

Jase McClellan

  • Contributed 58 all-purpose yards against the Gators
  • Tied for second in receptions with four totaling 41 combined yards and a touchdown
  • Added nine rushes for 17 yards on the ground

 

Brian Robinson Jr.

  • Led the Alabama running backs in carries and yards, recording 15 rushes for 78 yards
  • Found the end zone from three yards out for the Tide’s last touchdown of the day
  • Also found the end zone through the air on his lone reception of seven yards

 

DEFENSE

Will Anderson Jr.

  • Finished with seven total tackles while also adding one quarterback hurry
  • Spent the afternoon in the Gator backfield, totaling a team-high and career-best 3.5 tackles for loss (-8 yards)
  • Helped the UA defense finish with nine tackles for loss, its most in a game since the Tide totaled 10 at Arkansas on Dec. 12 of last season

 

Phidarian Mathis

  • Posted a career-high seven tackles to tie for third on the Alabama defense
  • Applied constant pressure up the middle, recording one tackle for loss (-2 yards), half a sack (-1 yard) and one quarterback hurry

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Jordan Battle

  • Made one tackle on the opening kickoff to set Florida at its own 17-yard marker
  • Helped limit the Gators to only 15 combined yards across two kickoff returns

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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