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Alabama coaches select six Players of the Week from Texas A&M win

Brian Branch drops back into coverage against Texas A&M
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The Alabama coaching staff selected six players for player of the week honors following the Crimson Tide’s 24-20 win over Texas A&M last Saturday. Jahmyr Gibbs on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Brian Branch and Byron Young on defense; and Jordan Battle and Kendrick Law on special teams were all recognized for their play against the Aggies in front of a sold-out crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium.



Jahmyr Gibbs

  • Rushed for a game-high 154 yards on 21 carries while adding three receptions for 13 yards
  • Had three runs of 25-plus yards while averaging 7.3 yards per carry
  • Also accounted for 19 yards on one kickoff return to finish with 186 all-purpose yards on the night



Will Anderson Jr.

  • Finished with two total tackles, including one for loss (-1 yard)
  • Notched eight quarterback hurries – one off the Crimson Tide single-game record held by Derrick Thomas
  • Contributed to UA’s season-high 14 quarterback pressures, the first time Alabama has posted double-digit hurries since Sept. 22, 2018, also against A&M (12)


Brian Branch

  • Led the Crimson Tide with nine total tackles, including two for loss (-9 yards)
  • Added two pass breakups from his star position


Byron Young

  • Recorded six tackles, including a team-high five assisted stops
  • Also contributed one pass breakup
  • Played a key role in limiting the Aggies to only 70 yards rushing in the game



Jordan Battle

  • Made a key tackle on punt return late in the fourth quarter to place the Aggies at their own 29 to start the final drive of the game
  • The key stop on punt coverage was part of his three tackles on the night


Kendrick Law

  • Continued to expand on his role on special teams, contributing on multiple coverage units

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