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Alabama CB Terrion Arnold a semifinalist for Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year

Alabama defensive back Terrion Arnold (3) celebrates against Texas A&M at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL on Saturday, Oct 8, 2022.
Photo comes via SEC Media Portal

Shaun Alexander, one of the greatest players in Alabama football history, could have a second Crimson Tide player earn his Freshman of the Year Award.

The Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year honor has been presented annually to the most outstanding freshman in college football since 2018. Will Anderson Jr., a veteran linebacker, earned the award for his freshman season in 2020. As a native Georgian, Anderson totaled 52 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, eight quarterback hurries (team-high), and a blocked field goal. He garnered Freshman All-American honors and helped the Tide secure a College Football Playoff national title.

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Terrion Arnold, a redshirt freshman cornerback, is one of 14 semifinalists for the award this year.

He earned the starting job at cornerback in fall camp.

Arnold, a native of Tallahassee, Fla., has played in eight games — including six starts for the Tide. He has 32 total tackles, including one stop for a loss of one yard. Arnold totals four pass breakups and an interception. As a former five-star recruit, he redshirted his initial freshman season in 2021. Arnold is trying to help Alabama capture a national championship this season.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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