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11-23-19 MFB vs WCU Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (17) Photo by Crimson Tide Photos

The sophomore received honors from the Football Writers Association of America

 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama wide receiver/return specialist Jaylen Waddle was selected as a First Team All-American at returner by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), the organization announced on Thursday. The first-team honors are the second for the sophomore, who was also selected to The Sporting News’ first team earlier this week.

 

FIRST TEAM

Jaylen Waddle, Returner

  • 2019 SEC Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Leads the nation in punt return average at 24.9 yards per return with 19 returns for 474 yards and a score
  • Has returned four kickoffs for 152 yards and a touchdown
  • Added 553 yards and six touchdowns on 32 catches as a wide receiver
  • Received first team All-America accolades from Pro Football Focus and The Sporting News
  • Selected as a second-teamer for All-America honors by the Associated Press and Walter Camp