Alabama Coaches Recognize 11 Players of the Week After ULM Win
Eleven Alabama players were recognized by the coaching staff following Saturday’s 34-0 shutout victory over ULM. Kenyan Drake and Calvin Ridley were the honorees on offense, while Jarran Reed, Reggie Ragland, Dalvin Tomlinson, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Da’Shawn Hand, Tim Williams and Denzel Devall represented the defense. Adam Griffith and Cyrus Jones made the special teams list.
Drake, a senior from Powder Spring, Ga., who is honored for the second week in a row, led the team in rushing with 65 yards on 10 carries against the Warhawks. Ridley, a freshman from Coconut Creek, Fla., scored his first touchdown for the Crimson Tide on a 15 yard pass from Jake Coker. He finished with four catches for a career-high 38 yards.
On defense, Reed, Tomlinson, and Hand all accounted for five total tackles. Reed, who has been honored all four weeks this season, also had one sack, two tackles for loss and one quarter back hurry. Fitzpatrick, a freshman from Old Bridge, N.J., led the Crimson Tide in tackles with seven and also had one tackle for loss. Ragland, a senior from Madison, Ala., had four total tackles and helped hold ULM to just nine yards rushing. Williams had 1.5 tackles for loss, half a sack and a quarter back hurry. Devall added a sack, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup.
Griffith, who is honored for the second week in a row, made both of his field goal attempts from 35 and 40 yards, while connecting on all four extra points. He averaged 64.4 yards on seven kickoffs with four touchbacks. Jones, a senior from Baltimore, Md., had 43 yards on five punt returns, with a long of 22 yards.