Three names on offense, five on defense and one on special teams earned recognition from the UA coaches

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff named eight players to nine spots as players of the week following last Saturday’s 42-13 win over then-No. 22/22/19 Auburn. Najee Harris, Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith on offense; Christopher Allen, Christian Harris, Josh Jobe, Malachi Moore and Patrick Surtain II on defense; and Jobe again on special teams all earned the recognition for their efforts in the annual Iron Bowl pairing.



Najee Harris

  • Led all Tide backs with 11 rushes for 96 yards and a score
  • Averaged a whopping 8.7 yards per carry with a long rush of 39
  • Found the end zone from 39 yards out, making the cut at the line before outrunning the Auburn defense


Mac Jones

  • Totaled a career-high five touchdown passes to tie the all-time record for passing touchdowns in an Iron Bowl
  • Connected from 66, 7, 24, 58 and 24 yards out for his scores
  • Finished 18-of-26 for 302 yards for a passer rating of 230.26
  • Averaged 16.8 yards per completion and completed six throws of at least 24 yards


DeVonta Smith

  • Led all Tide receivers once again with seven catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns
  • Averaged 24.4 yards per reception with scores from 66 and 58 yards out
  • The 100-plus yard effort was his fifth this season and 10th for his career to tie him with Jerry Jeudy (2017-19) for third in Alabama history in career 100-yard receiving games


11/28/20 MFB vs Auburn
Alabama defensive back Malachi Moore (13)
Photo by Crimson Tide Photo


Christopher Allen

  • Spent the night in the Tiger backfield, totaling a team-high two tackles for loss (-4 yards) and a pair of quarterback pressures
  • Added one sack (-3 yards) as part of his four total tackles


Christian Harris

  • Played a key role in containing Bo Nix
  • Recorded two quarterback pressures and a pass breakup
  • Added eight total tackles to rank second on the Tide defense


Josh Jobe

  • Led all Crimson Tide defenders with a career-best 10 tackles, including half a tackle for loss
  • Also broke up one pass while helping limit the AU passing game to only 227 total yards


Malachi Moore

  • Contributed three total tackles, including one for loss (-3 yards)
  • Intercepted his third pass of the season to stall an Auburn scoring drive just before halftime


Patrick Surtain II

  • Locked down his half of the field to help limit AU to a passer efficiency rating of just 100.2
  • Finished with three tackles, including one for loss (-4 yards)



Josh Jobe

  • Made two tackles on kickoff coverage to set the tone early
  • Helped limit the Tigers to only 68 yards on five kickoff returns for the day