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Alabama’s coaching staff selects 12 Player of the Week after Iron Bowl win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected 12 Players of the Week after the Crimson Tide’s dominant 49-27 win over Auburn last Saturday. Tyler Booker, Javion Cohen, Emil Ekiyor Jr., JC Latham, Seth McLaughlin, Tyler Steen and Bryce Young in attack; Will Anderson Jr. and Brian branch on defense; and Yes’ Corey Brooks, James Burnip and Emmanuel Henderson Jr. on special teams were all recognized for their efforts to win the Iron Bowl.

OFFENSE

Crimson Tide Offensive Line

  • Banned for a Crimson Tide offense that totaled 516 yards and seven touchdowns on the day
  • Held Bryce Young upright with zero sacks allowed while the junior threw for 343 yards and three points
  • Opened holes for the Tide Ground Game to muster 173 yards and four touchdowns while averaging an impressive 5.1 yards per dead

Bryce Young

  • Put together another impressive performance, accounting for four touchdowns and 391 yards in total offense
  • Finished 20 of 30 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns
  • Added five rushes for 48 yards and one score
  • Surpassed 3,000 yards in yards against the Tigers, becoming the only quarterback in Alabama history to throw for 3,000 yards in two seasons

DEFENSE

Will Anderson Jr.

  • Spent the night in the Auburn Backfield
  • Finished with five tackles, including three tackles for losses (-12 yards) and two sacks (-11 yards)
  • Also contributing were two quarterback hats, part of the eight total Tide as a unit

Brian branch

  • Recorded eight tackles, including one for loss (-1 yard)
  • Helps the Alabama Secondary limit the Tigers to just 77 yards through the air on an 11-of-23 pass

SPECIAL TEAMS

Yes’ Corey Brooks

  • He returned three kickoffs for 57 combined yards on a 24 long
  • Added a team high that connected four receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown from his wide receiver post
  • 133 total all-purpose yards at the end of the day, good for second place at UA

James Burnip

  • Pricked three times for 136 yards to average 45.3 yards per shoe
  • Had a long punt from 47 that was muted and eventually snapped by UA for a huge turnover before halftime

Emmanuel Henderson Jr.

  • He continued to make significant contributions to Tide’s cover units
  • Finished with a tackle on kickoff coverage

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