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Alabama staff selects 11 players of the week from Vanderbilt win

Ja'Corey Brooks celebrates a touchdown against Vanderbilt
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The Alabama coaching staff named 11 players of the week following a dominant 55-3 win over Vanderbilt last Saturday to open SEC play. Ja’Corey Brooks, Jahmyr Gibbs, Tyler Steen and Bryce Young on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Jordan Battle, Justin Eboigbe and Henry To’oTo’o on defense; and Emmanuel Henderson Jr., Malachi Moore and Quandarrius Robinson on special teams were all recognized for their efforts against the Commodores.



Ja’Corey Brooks

  • Paced the Alabama receivers with six catches for 117 yards and two scores
  • Found the end zone from 21 and 34 yards away for his first two touchdowns of the season
  • Set new career-high totals for receiving yards and touchdowns while matching his career-best mark for catches


Jahmyr Gibbs

  • Was tough to tackle all evening, accounting for 21 rushing yards and 43 receiving yards against Vandy
  • Carried the ball three times for 21 yards with a long rush of 17
  • Added three receptions for 43 yards and a score with 40 of his yards coming after the catch


Tyler Steen

  • Led a Crimson Tide’s line that provided time for 628 yards of total offense
  • Totaled three knockdown blocks against his former team
  • Did not allow a sack, quarterback pressure or quarterback hit on the night


Bryce Young

  • Threw for a season-high 385 yards with four touchdowns across his nine offensive drives
  • Finished 25-of-36 passing to register a 195.9 passer rating
  • Added one rush for six yards as part of his 391 yards of total offense



Will Anderson Jr.

  • Finished with five tackles against the Commodores
  • Recorded a team-high 2.5 sacks (-16 yards), half of the Tide’s season-high 5.0 on the night
  • Added 3.0 tackles for loss (-17 yards) as part of UA’s 8.0 in the SEC opener


Jordan Battle

  • Totaled five tackles from his safety spot
  • Helped direct an Alabama secondary that allowed just 115 yards passing


Justin Eboigbe

  • Saw extended playing time against the Commodores
  • Recorded three tackles, including half a tackle for loss, and added one quarterback hurry


Henry To’oTo’o

  • Led the Tide in tackles with six, including one for loss (-4 yards)
  • Guided an Alabama defense that allowed just 129 yards total by night’s end



Emmanuel Henderson Jr.

  • Continued his consistent play on special teams


Malachi Moore

  • Saved the Tide from a turnover, recovering a fumble on punt return late in the second quarter
  • Also recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage
  • Finished with three total stops and a pass breakup


Quandarrius Robinson

  • Contributed to Alabama’s special teams efforts on the day
  • Finished with one total tackle against the Commodores

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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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