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Alabama coaches name 10 Players of the Week from Arkansas game

John Metchie runs with the ball vs Arkansas
Photo by Crimson Tide Photo

The Alabama coaching staff selected 10 players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 42-35 win over then-No. 21/21/22 Arkansas to close out the home schedule last Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. John Metchie III, Evan Neal, Brian Robinson Jr., Jameson Williams and Bryce Young on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Phidarian Mathis and Henry To’oTo’o on defense; and Will Reichard and Demouy Kennedy on special teams were all recognized for their play in UA’s final home matchup of the 2021 campaign.

 

OFFENSE

John Metchie III

  • Led all wideouts in targets (14) and receptions (10) against the Razorbacks
  • Totaled 173 yards and a touchdown from 20 yards out
  • Converted six first downs to go with his score

 

Evan Neal

  • Did not allow a sack or pressure on 40 pass attempts
  • Tied his season-high total for knockdown blocks with six
  • Helped the Tide rack up 559 yards passing and 671 total yards by day’s end

 

Brian Robinson Jr.

  • Posted his fourth 100-plus yard performance of the season with 122 yards on 27 carries
  • Added three receptions for 18 yards

 

Jameson Williams

  • Finished with a career-best 190 yards and three touchdowns across his eight receptions
  • Found the end zone from 32, 40 and 79 yards away
  • His 79-yard receiving score made Williams the first wideout in Alabama history to record four scores of 75-plus yards in the same season

 

Bryce Young

  • Completed 31-of-40 passes for 559 yards and a career-high tying five touchdowns
  • Broke the Alabama school record for passing yards in a game with his impressive performance
  • Recorded 13 passes of 20 yards or more, including touchdowns from 20, 79, 32 and 40 yards away

 

DEFENSE

Will Anderson Jr.

  • Contributed 11 tackles to tie for second on the UA defense
  • Notched 3.5 tackles for loss (-17 yards) and one sack (-7 yards) to add to his NCAA-leading totals in each category
  • Has totaled at least 3.0 tackles for loss and one sack in each of his last three contests

 

Phidarian Mathis

  • Made an impact along Alabama’s defensive front in his final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • Finished with five tackles, including one for loss (-1 yard) as part of the Tide’s 10.0 TFLs on the day
  • Also added one quarterback hurry to his stat line

 

Henry To’oTo’o

  • Led the Crimson Tide in tackles, matching his career-best of 13, including eight solo stops
  • Posted an Alabama career-high three tackles for loss (-17 yards) to go with his two sacks (-16 yards)

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Demouy Kennedy

  • Continued his consistent play on special teams
  • Played a key role on the Tide’s special teams units that did not allow a Razorback return on the afternoon

 

Will Reichard

  • Contributed 10 points on the afternoon thanks to four made PATs and two field goals
  • Hit from 48 and 30 yards out on his three-point tries
  • Added eight kickoffs for 507 yards and five touchbacks

**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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