Two apiece on offense and defense with three on special teams all earned the recognition


9/25/21 MFB Alabama vs University of Southern Mississippi
Alabama linebacker Will Anderson (31)
Photo by University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected seven players of the week following Alabama’s 63-14 win over Southern Miss last Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Roydell Williams and Bryce Young on offense; Will Anderson Jr. and Christian Harris on defense; and Slade Bolden, Jaylen Moody and Jameson Williams on special teams all earned the accolade for their play against the Golden Eagles.



Roydell Williams

  • Rushed for a team-high and career-best 110 yards on just 11 carries
  • Converted four first downs with a long rush of 55 yards
  • Added the first touchdown of his sophomore campaign, reaching the end zone from one yard out


Bryce Young

  • Finished 20-of-22 for 313 yards and five touchdowns
  • His 90.9 percent completion percentage set a new school record (minimum 20 completions)
  • The five scores tied for the second-most touchdowns in a single game in school history



Will Anderson Jr.

  • Posted a team-high three tackles for loss (-15 yards) as part of his five stops on the evening
  • Added one sack (-10 yards) while also recording a quarterback hurry
  • Now has 8.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards) on the season to rank second nationally in that category


Christian Harris

  • Tied for second on the team in tackles with five stops
  • Broke up one pass in coverage while adding a quarterback hurry, one of the Tide’s nine in the game
  • Led a Tide defense that limited Southern Miss to only 213 yards of total offense



Slade Bolden

  • Provided key blocks on special teams to help the Tide roll up 177 yards on kickoff returns


Jaylen Moody

  • Made one stop on kickoff coverage to limit the Golden Eagles’ returner to a 17-yard gain
  • Finished with three total tackles by game’s end


Jameson Williams

  • Returned three kickoffs for 177 yards and two total touchdowns
  • Became the first player in Alabama history to return two kickoffs for a score in the same game
  • His pair of kickoffs were the 27th and 28th for touchdowns in UA history with his 100-yarder being just the eighth 100-yard return in program annals