One on offense, four on defense and three on special teams were recognized


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected eight players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 30-6 win over Mississippi State last Saturday. Ja’Corey Brooks on offense; Brian Branch, DeMarcco Hellams, Eli Ricks and Henry To’oTo’o on defense; and Emmanuel Henderson Jr., Robbie Ouzts and Will Reichard on special teams were all selected for their efforts on Homecoming.



Ja’Corey Brooks

  • Led all pass-catchers with 74 yards on the evening
  • Moved the chains for a Tide first down on all three of his receptions
  • Had a long reception of 40 yards


Brian Branch

  • Finished with four total tackles, including 1.5 for loss (-6 yards) and one sack (-5 yards)
  • Also contributed two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry against the Bulldogs
  • Helped the Tide secondary limit State to only 231 passing yards


DeMarcco Hellams

  • Matched his career-high total for tackles with 12 on the night, including one sack (-8 yards)
  • Added two pass breakups to his stat line
  • Played a key role holding Mississippi State to only six points


Eli Ricks

  • Made the most of his first start for the Crimson Tide
  • Tied for the team-high total for pass breakups with four
  • Also posted two tackles on the night


Henry To’oTo’o

  • Led Alabama in tackles with a career-high tying 13, including a team-high tying seven solo stops
  • Made one tackle for loss (-2 yards) as part of UA’s six in the game
  • Directed a Tide defensive unit that limited the high-powered MSU offense to only 293 total yards



Emmanuel Henderson Jr.

  • Made his mark on special teams once again


Robbie Ouzts

  • Helped on the Tide’s punt and kickoff return units


Will Reichard

  • Totaled 12 points on the night, including three field goals and three PATs
  • Hit from 33, 38 and a season-high tying 50 yards on his three-point makes
  • Also kicked off seven times for 424 yards and two touchbacks