Three apiece on offense and defense along with four on special teams were recognized


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected 10 players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 59-3 win over New Mexico State last Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Evan Neal, Brian Robinson Jr. and Bryce Young on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Jalyn Armour-Davis and Jordan Battle on defense; and Slade Bolden, Demouy Kennedy, Christian Leary and DeVonta Smith on special teams were all recognized for their play in UA’s final non-conference matchup of the 2021 regular season.



Evan Neal

  • Did not allow a sack or hurry in 44 plays before exiting the game early in the second half
  • Recorded a team-high three knockdown blocks and did not commit a penalty on the day
  • Helped open holes for 247 rushing yards and provided time for UA quarterbacks to throw for 340 yards


Brian Robinson Jr.

  • Carried nine times for a team-high 99 yards with a career-long touchdown run of 63 yards
  • Added five receptions for 36 yards to finish with 135 all-purpose yards by day’s end


Bryce Young

  • Put together an efficient effort, finishing 21-of-23 for 270 yards and a career-high tying five touchdowns
  • Completed his first 13 throws on his way to posting an Alabama single-game completion percentage record at 91.3 percent (min. 20 completions)
  • Also rushed four times for seven yards against the Aggies



Will Anderson Jr.

  • Made two tackles, both of which were sacks (-6 yards)
  • Helped the Tide defense finish with a season-high tying seven sacks (-35 yards)


Jalyn Armour-Davis

  • Led UA in tackles with six solo stops while adding one pass breakup
  • Played a key role in the Tide’s secondary that held NMSU to just 129 yards passing


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Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle (9)
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Jordan Battle

  • Totaled five tackles to rank second on the defense
  • Directed a Tide defensive unit that limited the Aggies to only 138 yards of offense on the day



Slade Bolden

  • Made an impact in the return game, returning a pair of punts and one kickoff
  • Combined for 37 yards on his two punt returns with a long of 24 while adding 15 yards on his kick return
  • Added one catch for 13 yards as a receiver


Demouy Kennedy

  • Made one stop on kickoff coverage to pin the Aggies back at their own six-yard line
  • Also saw his first career minutes at running back, rushing seven times for 16 yards


Christian Leary

  • Blocked a punt by New Mexico State that was recovered by the Tide and returned 20 yards
  • Earned minutes at tailback as well, rushing three times for 22 yards and catching one pass for no gain


DeVonta Smith

  • Raced down the sideline to make a stop on kickoff coverage, limiting the Aggie returner to only 18 yards
  • Saw his most extensive time on special teams to date