Six players made up seven total selections with three apiece on offense and defense to go with one on special teams


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected six players of the week to fill seven slots following the Crimson Tide’s 66-3 win over Western Carolina on Saturday to close out the 2019 home schedule at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle on offense; Christian Barmore, Christian Harris and Xavier McKinney on defense; and Waddle again, this time on special teams, all earned the recognition for their play against the Catamounts.



Mac Jones

  • Completed 10-of-12 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns in the redshirt sophomore’s second career start
  • Connected on his final eight passes that consisted of three scores and four first downs
  • Averaged 27.5 yards per completion, connecting on explosive passes of 57, 44, 17, 37, 54 and 22 yards

DeVonta Smith

  • The junior led all Crimson Tide wideouts with four catches and two touchdowns on the day
  • Accumulated 94 total yards with a long reception of 57 yards, which he took into the end zone for Alabama’s first touchdown of the day

Jaylen Waddle

  • Finished as the team leader in receiving yards as the sophomore accumulated 101 on just three catches
  • Recorded a touchdown on his long reception of the day, a 54-yard catch and run for UA’s final score of the first half



Christian Barmore

  • Put together his most impressive performance to date, finishing with six total tackles to rank second on the UA defense
  • Totaled one tackle for loss (-6 yards) and half a sack (-4 yards) to go with the redshirt freshman’s one quarterback hurry, part of the Tide’s five against WCU

Christian Harris

  • Contributed five tackles and added one quarterback pressure
  • The freshman’s performance up front helped limit the Catamounts to only 67 yards rushing and 179 yards of total offense

Xavier McKinney

  • Forced three turnovers, including a forced fumble to go with his career-high two interceptions
  • The junior returned one of the picks for an 81-yard touchdown, the Tide’s second pick-six of the season
  • Added three tackles, including one for loss (-18 yards)



Jaylen Waddle

  • Contributed on kickoff return to go with his punt return duties, returning his one kick for a gain of 20 yards
  • Also returned a pair of punts for 67 yards with a long of 49, with the sophomore stepping out of bounds just short of his second return for a score this season