Oct 3, 2020; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama kicker Will Reichard (16) connects for a field goal against Texas A&M at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama defeated A&M 52-24. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

Three players on offense to go with two apiece on defense and special teams all earned recognition 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staffed elected seven players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 52-24 win over then-No. 13/13 Texas A&M last Saturday inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Deonte Brown, Mac Jones and John Metchie III on offense; Christopher Allen and Malachi Moore on defense; and Will Reichard and Jaylen Waddle on special teams all earned the recognition for their play in the Crimson Tide’s home opener.



Deonte Brown

  • The redshirt senior started at left guard and played 56 snaps in the Tide’s win over the Aggies
  • Provided time for Mac Jones to throw for 435 yards and four touchdowns on the day
  • Did not allow a sack or hurry on 27 pass attempts and was not charged with a penalty
  • Successful on all assignments and helped UA roll up 544 yards of offense


Mac Jones

  • Posted a career game in the second start of his redshirt junior campaign
  • Passed for a career-high 435 yards, the fourth-most in a single game in Alabama history
  • Completed 74.1 percent of his passes on 20-of-27 passing, including a career-best four touchdowns
  • Finished with a passer rating of 250.9 while averaging 16.1 yards per attempt and 21.8 yards per completion against A&M


John Metchie III

  • Led all wideouts with 181 yards and two touchdowns on just five catches
  • Scored from 78 and 63 yards out for the Tide’s first and last scores of the game
  • Paced all UA receivers with 118 yards on four catches in the first half – both career-high marks in a full game for the sophomore



Christopher Allen

  • Provided pressure off the edge for the UA defense all afternoon
  • Finished with three tackles, including one for loss (-2 yards)
  • The redshirt junior also contributed a quarterback hurry, one of the Tide’s eight for the game


Malachi Moore

  • Made his second career start at star in just his second collegiate game as a freshman
  • Recorded six tackles with four solo stops and added two pass breakups
  • Registered his first career interception, ending an A&M drive in the red zone



Will Reichard

  • Contributed 10 points on the day thanks to a perfect 7-of-7 effort on PATs in addition to a 27-yard field goal
  • Also kicked off three times with the sophomore totaling 145 yards for an average of 48.3 yards per boot


Jaylen Waddle

  • Returned one punt for an 11-yard gain, part of his 156 all-purpose yards on the afternoon
  • The junior also was the deep man on kickoffs