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Alabama LB Will Anderson named Bednarik Player of the Week

Will Anderson celebrates a play against Mississippi State
Photo by Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Alabama football’s Will Anderson Jr. was named the Bednarik Player of the Week for his performance last weekend at Mississippi State, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Tuesday. The recognition is Anderson Jr.’s second from the Bednarik, as the sophomore was also selected for the weekly honor following the Ole Miss game.


Bednarik Player of the Week

Will Anderson Jr.

  • Became the first Alabama defender since 1988 to record four sacks in a game and just the third player in school history to tally four-plus sacks in a single contest, joining Derrick Thomas and Leroy Cook
  • Recorded six total tackles and a pass breakup to go with his four sacks
  • The four tackles for loss in Starkville moved him to an NCAA-leading 15 (-72 yards) for the season
  • Helped the Tide defense hold the Bulldogs to 18.8 points below their season average and 72 yards below their passing offense average entering the game

**This information was acquired from a recent press release from Alabama Athletics.**

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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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