After starting the season with five scholarship running backs, Alabama now has two to finish the year.
Significant injuries to Jase McClellan, Roydell Williams, and Camar Wheaton have positioned Trey Sanders for a chance to display his skills to Crimson Tide fans. He arrived on campus in 2019 as a highly sought-after five-star from Florida.
Sanders entered the program with Heisman Trophy aspirations, but injuries prevented him from taking off. The sophomore worked his back from a car accident and recorded his first rushing touchdown versus Miami. He looked good in replacing Williams against New Mexico State, totaling 66 yards rushing with one score on 12 carries. Sanders has the power, speed, vision, bounce, cutback abilities, and other traits that fans want to see. Some feel he has the potential to be the team’s best running back.
According to Nick Saban, he said Sanders is ‘going to have to step up now.’
Players such as Robinson, John Metchie, and Jalyn Armour-Davis are excited for Sanders. They have seen his effort, patience, intensity, and work ethic in practice. His teammates know the type of player he is and how he values doing things correctly.
He has been through a lot, but an opportunity to show who he is has come.
The Crimson Tide will feature Sanders against Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia (potentially), and the College Football Playoff. On Monday, Stephen Smith of Touchdown Alabama Magazine highlighted Sanders in a segment via In My Own Words.
He discussed the excitement of fans for Sanders.
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