Five Alabama freshmen played in their fifth game of the season on Saturday, ending the possibility of them receiving a redshirt.
Listed alphabetically, those players are outside linebacker Eyabi Anoma, inside linebacker Ale Kaho, inside linebacker Jaylen Moody, cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle.
Running back Jerome Ford and cornerback Josh Jobe both played on Saturday, their fourth games of the season. Neither appeared against Texas A&M.
Punter Skyler DeLong has appeared in four games this season but did not play on Saturday. Alabama did not punt during the game.
Both starting offensive tackles left the game early, but neither suffered a serious injury. Left tackle Jonah Williams twisted his ankle but could have re-entered the game if needed, Saban said. Right tackle Jedrick Wills came out later in the first half but his injury also wasn’t serious.
Redshirt sophomore Chris Owens came in at left tackle. Redshirt junior Matt Womack, last year’s starting right tackle, entered for Wills.
“(Owens) went in there in a big moment,” center Ross Pierschbacher said. “He stepped in and did a really nice job. He’s always been versatile and played multiple positions for us. I think he’s a guy that can play all five. That’s really valuable for us.”