Alabama defensive back Malachi Moore (13) celebrates a touchdown in the second half during a game between Alabama and Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

Two players apiece on offense, defense and special teams earned recognition from the Tide coaches

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaches named six players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 48-17 win at Tennessee last Saturday. Landon Dickerson and Mac Jones on offense; Christian Harris and Malachi Moore on defense; and Will Reichard and Drew Sanders on special teams all earned the recognition for their efforts against the Volunteers in Knoxville.

 

OFFENSE

Landon Dickerson

  • Anchored the Crimson Tide offensive line that blocked for 587 yards of total offense, including 170 yards and five touchdowns on the ground
  • Did not allow a sack or quarterback pressure against one of the conference’s top defenses
  • Finished at 100 percent on his assignments and did not commit a penalty against the Vols

 

Mac Jones

  • Completed 80.6 percent of his passes thanks to a 25-of-31 day
  • Totaled 387 yards through the air to record his fourth straight game with at least 380 yards passing
  • Registered 10 explosive plays of 15 yards or more, including four completions of 25-plus yards
  • Began the game 11-of-11 passing after finishing with eight straight completions the week prior to set the Alabama consecutive completions record
  • Added one rushing touchdown as he crossed the goal line from one yard out

 

DEFENSE

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Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8)
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Christian Harris

  • Led the Crimson Tide defense in tackles with 10, including one tackle for loss (-1 yard)
  • Credited with two passes defended by the UA coaches while helping limit the Vols to just 162 yards passing in the game

 

Malachi Moore

  • Scored his first career touchdown after stripping the UT running back on third down, returning the fumble 28 yards early in the third quarter
  • Added two tackles, including one for loss (-2 yards), while breaking up one pass
  • Recorded a turnover in three of the Tide’s five games so far this season

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Will Reichard

  • Accounted for 12 points, going 6-for-6 on PAT attempts and hitting both his field goals
  • Connected from 39 and 24 yards on his three-point kicks
  • Added nine kickoffs for 515 total yards with three touchbacks

 

Drew Sanders

  • Helped limit the Vols to 33 yards on kickoff returns for the day
  • Made one tackle on kickoff coverage after a six-yard return to put the Vols deep in their own territory