The University of Alabama football team held its annual awards banquet Sunday evening inside Coleman Coliseum.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban addressed an audience that included members of the team, coaching staff, administration and support staff following the awards session in which he recapped the 2021 season. Saban also stated the team goals for the upcoming matchup against the No. 4/4/4 Cincinnati Bearcats in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
The Crimson Tide also named four captains on Sunday with Will Anderson Jr., Phidarian Mathis, Evan Neal and Bryce Young elected as the representatives for the 2021 team.
The complete list of award winners is as follows.
Unsung Hero AwardTo the player who has made significant contributions to the success of the team and received the least recognition for it
Ja’Corey Brooks, DJ Dale, Justin Eboigbe, Malachi Moore, Dallas Turner
Outstanding Senior ScholarTo the senior with the highest GPA Chris Owens, LaBryan Ray
Commitment to Academic Excellence AwardTo the player who has demonstrated the greatest commitment and achievement in his academic endeavors during the previous yearSlade Bolden, DJ Dale, Shane Lee, Seth McLaughlin, Jalen Milroe, Paul Tyson
Iron Man AwardTo the player(s) who have shown the most dedication to the individual and team goals of the Crimson Tide’s year-round strength and conditioning programBrian Branch, Cameron Latu, Seth McLaughlin, Drew Sanders
Most Inspiring PlayerTo the player who affects the whole team by his attitude as well as his performance (voted on by the players) Will Anderson Jr.
Pat Trammel AwardTo a senior player whose character and contributions to the Alabama Football Team most personify the All-American youth of today and has reflected qualities of Integrity, Character, Importance of Academics and Inspirational Leadership during their time at Alabama Jalyn Armour-Davis, Kendall Randolph, LaBryan Ray
Outstanding Defensive PerformerTo the player with the most tackles/points Will Anderson Jr., Jordan Battle, Phidarian Mathis, Henry To’oTo’o
Up-Front AwardTo the outstanding lineman from each unit Javion Cohen, Darrian Dalcourt, Tim Smith, Byron Young
Defensive Achievement AwardTo the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit Jalyn Armour-Davis, Christian Harris, DeMarcco Hellams, Josh Jobe
Offensive Achievement AwardTo the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit
Slade Bolden, Emil Ekiyor Jr., Chris Owens, Jameson Williams
President’s AwardTo a player from each unit who has shown perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team’s success Kendall Randolph, Brian Robinson Jr., Trey Sanders, Daniel Wright
Jefferson County Distinguished Alumnus AwardA former player who has exemplified the principles, values, character and attitude that make a person successful either during a particular life experience or over a period of timeJohnny Musso
Special Teams Player of the Year AwardTo the most valuable special teams player Slade Bolden, Demouy Kennedy, Jaylen Moody, Will Reichard
Offensive Player of the Year AwardTo the most valuable offensive player John Metchie III, Jameson Williams, Bryce Young
Defensive Player of the Year AwardTo the most valuable defensive player Will Anderson Jr., Phidarian Mathis
Most Valuable Player AwardTo the overall most valuable player on the team (voted on by the players) Bryce Young
Captain AwardsTo the players elected by their teammates as permanent team captains (voted on by the players)Will Anderson Jr., Phidarian Mathis, Evan Neal, Bryce Young
**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