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Bryce Young earns Alabama’s MVP honor, three permanent team captains named at Crimson Tide’s awards banquet

Alabama's permanent team captains Will Anderson (#31), Jordan Battle (#9), and Bryce Young (#9) at the Crimson Tide's annual awards banquet for 2022
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The University of Alabama football team held its annual awards banquet on Sunday at Coleman Coliseum.

Alabama will the 2022 season by playing Kansas State at 11:00 a.m. CT on New Year’s Eve in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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It did not make the College Football Playoff, but the Crimson Tide will play in a New Year’s Six bowl.

Alabama named its three permanent team captains — voted on by the players — at the end of the banquet. Bryce Young (quarterback), Will Anderson Jr. (outside linebacker), and Jordan Battle (safety) received the honor. Young and Anderson have been great ambassadors for the Alabama program, and both are expected to be selected in the top five of next April’s NFL Draft. 

The trio of Young, Anderson, and Battle helped the Tide to two Southeastern Conference Championships in 2020 and 2021, and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2020. The complete list of awards from the banquet is below.

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Unsung Hero Award

To the player who has made significant contributions to the success of the team and received the least recognition for it

-Terrion Arnold, Cornerback

-Isaiah Bond, Wide receiver

-Tyler Booker, Offensive lineman

-Deontae Lawson, Linebacker

-Robbie Ouzts, Tight end

-Eli Ricks, Cornerback 

Outstanding Scholar Senior

To the senior with the highest GPA

-Darrian Dalcourt, Offensive lineman

-DJ Dale, Defensive lineman

-Will Reichard, Placekicker

Commitment to Academic Excellence Award

To the player who has demonstrated the greatest commitment and achievement in his academic endeavors during the previous year

-Chris Braswell, Linebacker

-James Brockermeyer, Offensive lineman

-Kool-Aid McKinstry, Cornerback

-Seth McLaughlin, Offensive lineman

-Jalen Milroe, Quarterback

-Malachi Moore, Defensive back

Iron Man Award

To the player(s) who have shown the most dedication to the individual and team goals for the Crimson Tide’s year-round strength and conditioning program

-Tyler Booker, Offensive lineman

-JC Latham, Offensive lineman, 

-Kendrick Law, Wide receiver

-Jaheim Oatis, Defensive lineman

Most Inspiring Player

To the player who affects the whole team by his attitude as well as his performance (voted on by the players)

-Will Anderson Jr., Linebacker

Pat Trammel Award

To 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

-DeMarcco Hellams, Safety

-Henry To’oto’o, Linebacker

-Byron Young, Defensive lineman

Outstanding Defensive Performer

To the player with the most tackles/points

-Jordan Battle, Safety

-Brian Branch, Defensive back

-DeMarcco Hellams, Safety

-Henry To’oto’o, Linebacker

Up-Front Award

To the outstanding lineman from each unit

-Emil Ekiyor Jr., Offensive lineman

-Jaheim Oatis, Defensive lineman

-Tim Smith, Defensive lineman

-Tyler Steen, Offensive lineman

Defensive Achievement Award

To the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit

-DJ Dale, Defensive lineman

-Kool-Aid McKinstry, Cornerback

-Dallas Turner, Linebacker

-Byron Young, Defensive lineman

Offensive Achievement Award

To the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit

-Jermaine Burton, Wide receiver

-Darrian Dalcourt, Offensive lineman

-Cameron Latu, Tight end

-Jase McClellan, Running back

President’s Award

To a player from each unit who has shown perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team’s success

-Chris Braswell, Linebacker

-JC Latham, Offensive lineman

-Seth McLaughlin, Offensive lineman

-Jaylen Moody, Linebacker

Jefferson Country Distinguished Alumnus Award

A 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 time

-Bob Montgomery

Special Teams Player of the Year Award

To the most valuable special teams player

-James Burnip, Punter

-Malachi Moore, Defensive back

-Will Reichard, Placekicker

-Roydell Williams, Running back

Offensive Player of the Year Award

To the most valuable offensive player

-Ja’Corey Brooks, Wide receiver

-Jahmyr Gibbs, Running back

-Bryce Young, Quarterback

Defensive Player of the Year Award

To the most valuable defensive player

-Will Anderson Jr., Linebacker

-Brian Branch, Defensive back

Most Valuable Player Award

To the overall most valuable player on the team (voted on by the players)

-Bryce Young, Quarterback

Captain Awards

To the players elected by their teammates as permanent team captains (voted on by the players)

-Will Anderson Jr., Linebacker

-Jordan Battle, Safety

-Bryce Young, Quarterback

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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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