Former Alabama players continue to excel on both sides of the football


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 12th week of the 2019 season in the National Football League wrapped up on Monday. Below is a look at some of the highlights from former Crimson Tide players currently in the NFL.


A pair of former Crimson Tide running backs posted big numbers once again. The Tide’s two Heisman winners, Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram, both provided sparks for their respective offenses this past week. Henry continued his success on the ground as the Titans faced off with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He rushed 19 times for 159 yards and added one catch for 16 yards. Henry’s performance was highlighted by a pair of rushing touchdowns from seven and 74 yards out as Tennessee dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 42-20. With the 100-plus yard performance, Henry moved himself into fourth place on the league’s rushing yards list with 991 total yards.


Ingram played a large role in Baltimore’s explosive offensive performance on Monday Night Football. The first-year Raven carried the ball 15 times for 111 yards and a touchdown. Ingram also added one score on his only reception on the day, a seven-yard completion, to help Baltimore pile on the points. His efforts helped the Ravens to a 42-6 route of the Los Angeles Rams.


The pass-catching duo of Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones helped contribute to the Atlanta Falcons offense this weekend. Ridley caught six passes for 85 yards and a touchdown, while Jones hauled in five passes for 68 yards. Jones continues to be a consistent performer for the Falcons and currently ranks fourth in the league for receiving yards with 950 on the year.


On the other side of the ball, defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson had a strong day against the Washington Redskins. Robinson recorded four total tackles, including a sack, and added one pass breakup for the Detroit Lions. In the same game, four former Crimson Tide standouts provided solid performances for Washington’s defense.


Leading the group of Redskins defenders was Landon Collins, with the safety collecting 10 tackles, including two for loss. Linebackers Shaun Dion Hamilton and Ryan Anderson contributed in a big way as well with the linebackers each tallying six total tackles and a sack. Rounding out the group was defensive lineman Jonathan Allen who excelled up front. Allen posted five tackles with half a sack and forced a fumble. The effort on all three levels by the former Tide defenders helped the Redskins limit Detroit’s offense in a 19-16 win for Washington.