One on offense, four on defense and two on special teams earned the honor


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff named seven players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 24-22, quadruple overtime win in last Saturday’s Iron Bowl. John Metchie III on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Jordan Battle, DeMarcco Hellams and Phidarian Mathis on defense; and Khyree Jackson and Will Reichard on special teams were all recognized for their play in the come-from-behind win at Auburn.



John Metchie III

  • Stepped up in the absence of Jameson Williams, catching a career-best 13 passes for 150 yards
  • Seemed to be open every time the Tide needed a big play, converting a first down of six of his catches and adding a pair of two-point conversions in overtime
  • Caught the game-winning, two-point play in the fourth overtime to help seal the victory



Will Anderson Jr.

  • Fought off double and triple teams all night, finishing with seven tackles
  • Contributed a team-high three tackles for loss (-15 yards) as part of the Tide’s season-high 15 in the game
  • Also added one sack (-11 yards) to help the Tide defense accumulate six total by day’s end


Jordan Battle

  • Finished with six tackles on the day, including one for loss (-1 yard)
  • His tackle for loss set up an Auburn three-and-out late in the fourth quarter
  • The huge defensive stop led to the game-tying touchdown for UA and guided the Tide to the eventual win


DeMarcco Hellams

  • Broke up a team-high two passes on the night
  • Finished with six total tackles, including half a stop for loss (-1 yard) to go with the PBUs
  • Helped the Tide secondary limit the Tigers to only 137 yards passing


Phidarian Mathis

  • Paired with Will Anderson Jr. to provide a spark up front for the Tide defense
  • Totaled three tackles, including a team-high 1.5 sacks (-11 yards)
  • Played a key role for a defensive unit that allowed just 159 yards of offense on the night



Khyree Jackson

  • Continued his consistent play on special teams
  • Helped the Tide coverage units keep Auburn from breaking a big return


Will Reichard

  • Hit from 30 yards out for the Tide’s first points of the day
  • Followed that up with a 38-yarder in the second overtime to keep the game alive
  • Added three kickoffs for 193 yards and two touchbacks to go with his one made PAT