The Crimson Tide had four players on offense, and three each on defense and special teams
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ten Alabama players were recognized by the Crimson Tide coaching staff following Saturday’s 30-16 victory over No. 2 LSU. Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry, Ryan Kelly and Cam Robinson were the honorees on offense, while Dillon Lee, Reggie Ragland and A’Shawn Robinson represented the defense. Tony Brown, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Adam Griffith made the special teams list.
Henry had his second 200-plus yard game this season, finishing with 210 yards on a career-high 38 rushing attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. He found the end zone three times to boost his season total to 17, a number that leads the SEC and is tied for first nationally. His 17 scores also ranks for the third-most in a single season in Alabama history. Drake had arguably his best game of the season, accounting for 163 all-purpose yards, including 68 yards rushing, 55 yards on kickoff returns and 40 through the air. Kelly graded out at a team and season-high 92 percent and recorded two knockdown blocks. Robinson and Kelly led an Alabama offensive line that provided time for 434 yards of total offense, as Jake Coker completed 18 of his 24 passes on the night.
Ragland, who has been honored for the past six weeks, totaled three tackles, with one pass breakup and a sack. The senior also helped limit the nation’s leading rusher, Leonard Fournette, to just 31 yards on 19 carries for an average of 1.6 yards. Lee recorded a career game for the Crimson Tide, notching his first interception of the season and totaling three tackles while helping limit the Tiger rushing attack to only 54 yards. Robinson recorded three tackles, with two for loss (-3 yards) and one pass breakup. The junior also blocked an LSU point-after-touchdown attempt, leaping over the LSU line to bat down the kick and keep the Tigers off the board.
Brown helped limit the Tigers to just 2.5 yards on punt returns, and recorded a monstrous hit on kickoff when he came down untouched for the tackle on the LSU returner just before halftime. Griffith had one of his best games of his career connecting on all six of his kicks, including a career-long 55-yard field goal that tied for the second-longest field goal in school history. He added two more field goals and was perfect on all three extra point attempts. Griffith also averaged 64.0 yards on seven kickoffs with three touchbacks. Fitzpatrick collected two tackles on special teams and helped limit LSU to a lowly 10.8 yards per return on kickoff coverage.