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Alabama coaches name eight Players of the Week from Arkansas game

Jaheim Oatis celebrates a sack against Arkansas
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The Alabama coaching staff selected eight players to nine slots for player of the week honors following the Crimson Tide’s 49-26 win at then-No. 20/19 Arkansas last Saturday. Jahmyr Gibbs, Seth McLaughlin and Tyler Steen on offense; DeMarcco Hellams, Kool-Aid McKinstry and Jaheim Oatis on defense; and Demouy Kennedy, McKinstry and Quandarrius Robinson on special teams were all recognized for their play in Fayetteville.



Jahmyr Gibbs

  • Rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries while adding a pair of receptions for 29 yards
  • Found the end zone on two big runs of 72 and 76 yards while averaging 11.4 yards per rush in the game
  • His 206 yards rushing tied for the 15th-most in a single game in Alabama program history


Seth McLaughlin

  • Got the spot start at center in Fayetteville
  • Did not allow a sack, quarterback pressure or quarterback hit
  • Totaled three knockdown blocks, including a huge one that opened a hole for Gibbs’ 72-yard score


Tyler Steen

  • Put together another strong performance at left tackle
  • Helped Alabama churn out 555 yards of total offense, including 238 yards passing and a season-high 317 on the ground
  • Combined with the Tide’s line unit to help the offense average 8.7 yards per play and 7.5 yards per rush



DeMarcco Hellams

  • Totaled six tackles in the SEC road opener
  • Forced a key fumble in Alabama territory to help the Crimson Tide retake momentum
  • Also added one pass breakup from his safety spot


Kool-Aid McKinstry

  • Recorded six tackles against the Razorbacks, including one for loss (-4 yards)
  • Added a pair of pass breakups
  • Helped the Tide secondary limit Arkansas to only 190 yards passing


Jaheim Oatis

  • Notched a career-high eight total tackles in his start along the defensive front
  • Posted one sack (-8 yards) as he pushed past the line to get to K.J. Jefferson



Demouy Kennedy

  • Contributed to the Tide’s special teams efforts on the road
  • Suffered a lower body injury that forced an early exit


Kool-Aid McKinstry

  • Continued to make an impact on punt return
  • Accumulated 77 yards on three returns with a long of 45
  • Also contributed six tackles and a pass breakup on the defensive side of the ball


Quandarrius Robinson

  • Helped the Tide special teams units limit the Razorbacks to zero kickoff returns

**This information was acquired from a recent press release from Alabama Athletics.**

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