Five on offense, three one defense and two on special teams were recognized


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected 10 players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 42-35 win over then-No. 21/21/22 Arkansas to close out the home schedule last Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. John Metchie III, Evan Neal, Brian Robinson Jr., Jameson Williams and Bryce Young on offense; Will Anderson Jr., Phidarian Mathis and Henry To’oTo’o on defense; and Will Reichard and Demouy Kennedy on special teams were all recognized for their play in UA’s final home matchup of the 2021 campaign.



11/20/21 MFB Alabama vs Arkansas
Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8)
Photo by Crimson Tide Photos

John Metchie III

  • Led all wideouts in targets (14) and receptions (10) against the Razorbacks
  • Totaled 173 yards and a touchdown from 20 yards out
  • Converted six first downs to go with his score


Evan Neal

  • Did not allow a sack or pressure on 40 pass attempts
  • Tied his season-high total for knockdown blocks with six
  • Helped the Tide rack up 559 yards passing and 671 total yards by day’s end


Brian Robinson Jr.

  • Posted his fourth 100-plus yard performance of the season with 122 yards on 27 carries
  • Added three receptions for 18 yards


Jameson Williams

  • Finished with a career-best 190 yards and three touchdowns across his eight receptions
  • Found the end zone from 32, 40 and 79 yards away
  • His 79-yard receiving score made Williams the first wideout in Alabama history to record four scores of 75-plus yards in the same season


Bryce Young

  • Completed 31-of-40 passes for 559 yards and a career-high tying five touchdowns
  • Broke the Alabama school record for passing yards in a game with his impressive performance
  • Recorded 13 passes of 20 yards or more, including touchdowns from 20, 79, 32 and 40 yards away



Will Anderson Jr.

  • Contributed 11 tackles to tie for second on the UA defense
  • Notched 3.5 tackles for loss (-17 yards) and one sack (-7 yards) to add to his NCAA-leading totals in each category
  • Has totaled at least 3.0 tackles for loss and one sack in each of his last three contests


Phidarian Mathis

  • Made an impact along Alabama’s defensive front in his final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • Finished with five tackles, including one for loss (-1 yard) as part of the Tide’s 10.0 TFLs on the day
  • Also added one quarterback hurry to his stat line


Henry To’oTo’o

  • Led the Crimson Tide in tackles, matching his career-best of 13, including eight solo stops
  • Posted an Alabama career-high three tackles for loss (-17 yards) to go with his two sacks (-16 yards)



Demouy Kennedy

  • Continued his consistent play on special teams
  • Played a key role on the Tide’s special teams units that did not allow a Razorback return on the afternoon


Will Reichard

  • Contributed 10 points on the afternoon thanks to four made PATs and two field goals
  • Hit from 48 and 30 yards out on his three-point tries
  • Added eight kickoffs for 507 yards and five touchbacks