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Alabama Coaching Staff Names Nine Players of the Week following Austin Peay Win

Alabama Coaching Staff Names Nine Players of the Week following Austin Peay Win


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected nine players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s shutout win over Austin Peay last Saturday. Jermaine Burton, Jase McClellan and Seth McLaughlin on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Brian Branch, DeMarcco Hellams and Henry To’oTo’o on defense; and Christian Leary and Quandarrius Robinson on special teams were all selected for their efforts in the Tide’s non-conference win.

OFFENSE

Jermaine Burton

  • Led all wideouts with a game-high seven catches for 128 yards and two scores
  • His catches and yards were season-high marks while he matched his season-best total for touchdowns
  • Found the end zone on receptions of four and 10 yards

Jase McClellan

  • Accumulated a career-high 156 yards rushing and two touchdowns on only 17 carries
  • Averaged 9.2 yards per carry with a long rush of 35
  • Scored with a one-yard rush to get Alabama on the board followed by a nine-yard rush midway through the third quarter

Seth McLaughlin                                                            

  • Did not allowed a sack, pressure or quarterback hit on 30 pass attempts
  • Totaled three knockdown blocks in the running game
  • Helped UA’s offensive front control the line of scrimmage to rush for 263 yards and finish with 527 total yards of offense

DEFENSE

Will Anderson Jr.

  • Recorded four tackles against the Governors
  • Added one pass breakup that he nearly picked off

Brian Branch

  • Tied for the team lead in tackles with eight stops, including one for loss (-2 yards)
  • Also picked off a pass, one of Alabama’s two interceptions the contest

DeMarcco Hellams

  • Posted seven tackles from his safety spot
  • Helped the Tide defense limit Austin Peay to only 206 yards on the day, including just 59 rushing

Henry To’oTo’o

  • Matched Branch with a team-high eight total tackles
  • Directed an Alabama unit that held APU to only 12 first downs

SPECIAL TEAMS

Christian Leary

  • Notched one tackle on kickoff coverage
  • Also saw time at wideout in the non-conference pairing

Quandarrius Robinson

  • Led the Tide special teamers with two tackles on kickoff coverage
  • Earned snaps at middle linebacker to go with his work on special teams

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