It marks the sophomore’s first weekly honor of the season


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The honor is Anderson’s first of his career and the Crimson Tide’s third this season.


Defensive Player of the Week

Will Anderson Jr.

  • Was dominant up front, totaling a team- and career-high 3.5 tackles for loss (-8 yards) on the day
  • The 3.5 tackles for loss were part of his seven total stops against the Gators, good for third on the Tide defense
  • His impressive performance in The Swamp moved him into fourth in the SEC in tackles for loss and 20th in the league in total tackles