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Alabama coaches name nine Players of the Week from Tennessee game

Jayln Armour-Davis runs back an interception against Tennessee
Photo by Touchdown Alabama Magazine

The Alabama coaching staff named nine players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 15th straight win over Tennessee, a 52-24 victory last Saturday in Tuscaloosa. John Metchie III, Evan Neal, Brian Robinson Jr. and Bryce Young on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Jalyn Armour-Davis, DeMarcco Hellams and Henry To’oTo’o on defense; and Demouy Kennedy on special teams all earned the recognition for their play in the rivalry game.

 

OFFENSE

John Metchie III

  • Recorded a career-high and team-high 11 receptions for 121 total yards and two touchdowns
  • Found the end zone from six and 19 yards away
  • Racked up 81 yards after the catch and converted six first downs to go with his two scores

 

Evan Neal

  • Did not allow a sack, hurry or pressure on 43 pass attempts while adding one knockdown block
  • Cleared a path for 203 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground
  • Also blocked for 371 passing yards and two more scores

 

Brian Robinson Jr.

  • Eclipsed the 100-yard marker for the third time this season with 107 rushing yards on 26 carries
  • Found the end zone three times on the ground to push his season total to 11, which leads the SEC
  • Added four receptions for 16 yards

 

Bryce Young

  • Threw for a career-high 371 yards with two touchdowns on 31-of-43 passing
  • Gained another 56 yards and scored twice with his legs across his eight rushing attempts
  • Converted 12 first downs for the game with eight through the air and four on the ground

 

DEFENSE

Will Anderson Jr.

  • Led the Crimson Tide defense in tackles with eight, including two sacks (-3 yards)
  • The two sacks moved his tackles for loss total to 17 on the season, tops in Division I
  • Helped UA limit Tennessee to just 64 rushing yards, more than 180 yards below their season average

 

Jalyn Armour-Davis

  • Picked off his second pass of the season, returning the interception 47 yards
  • His interception led to an eventual Tide touchdown to mke it a three-score game late
  • Also contributed two tackles by night’s end

 

DeMarcco Hellams

  • Tied for second on the Alabama defense with six tackles
  • Made four solo stops from his safety spot
  • Played a key role in the Tide secondary that held UT to 282 passing yards

 

Henry To’oTo’o

  • Finished with five tackles against his former team
  • Directed a Tide defensive unit that allowed 24 points, 15 below UT’s season average entering the game
  • Also fell on a blocked punt to keep Tennessee from recovering the loose ball for a touchdown

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Demouy Kennedy

  • Made one tackle on punt coverage to limit the UT returner to a six-yard gain
  • Helped the Tide coverage units keep the Vols to only 18 yards in punt returns and zero yards on kick returns

**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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