Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. It’s the third time this season he’s received one of the conference’s weekly honors.
Williams led Alabama with six total tackles in the 24-0 win over Mississippi State. He had four solo tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack in the shutout. For the season, Williams is third on the team with 49 tackles. He also leads Alabama with 14 tackles for loss and has added five sacks, good for third on the team.
He was also named a defensive player of the week by Alabama’s coaches. Fellow defensive linemen Raekwon Davis and Isaiah Buggs were also selected as defensive players of the week by Alabama’s coaches. Buggs had five tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack. Davis had five total tackles and one tackle for loss.
The UA defense held Bulldog quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to negative rushing yards for the first time in his career and handed Mississippi State its first shutout since 2008. Mississippi State had just 44 rushing yards and 169 total yards in the game.
The Alabama coaches named running back Josh Jacobs as offensive player of the week. He rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, also adding two catches for 12 yards and a touchdown.
Freshman Ale Kaho, senior D.J. Lewis and redshirt freshman Kyriq McDonald were named special teams players of the week by the coaches.
Jeudy a Biletnikoff semifinalist
Sophomore wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was named one of 11 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award on Monday. The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation’s best receiver.
Jeudy leads Alabama with 45 receptions for 925 yards with 10 touchdowns. Alabama’s Amari Cooper won the Biletnikoff in 2014. Only Cooper has caught more touchdowns in a season at Alabama, posting 16 in 2014 and 11 in 2012. Jeudy also already ranks in the top-10 in single-season receiving yardage at Alabama.