Four Crimson Tide members have been named to the SEC All-Freshman team, the league announced Thursday. Those players are wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, linebacker Eyabi Anoma, defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis and defensive back Patrick Surtain II.
All 14 SEC head coaches voted on the team, and they were not allowed to pick their own players.
Waddle, who was also chosen as SEC Freshman of the Year earlier this week, leads the conference’s first-years in scoring (48 points on eight touchdowns), receptions per game (3.2) and receiving yards per game (61.8). Anoma has made nine tackles, six unassisted stops, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry. Mathis has recorded 16 tackles and a fumble recovery. Surtain, a starter in Alabama’s secondary the last 10 games, is responsible for 33 tackles, six pass breakups, 1.5 tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Congrats, to all our guys for making
All-SEC Freshman Team! #OutworkYesterday#RollTide pic.twitter.com/hTFlrtIeHc
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) December 6, 2018
2018 SEC All-Freshman Team
TE: Daniel Parker, Missouri
OL: Isaiah Wilson, Georgia; Cade Mays, Georgia; Dylan Wonnum, South Carolina; Ben Brown, Ole Miss
WR: Jaylen Waddle, Alabama; Seth Williams, Auburn
QB: Justin Fields, Georgia
RB: JaTarvious Whitlow, Auburn; *Tyler Badie, Missouri; *JaShaun Corbin, Texas A&M
AP: JaShaun Corbin, Texas A&M
DL: Jordan Davis, Georgia; Phidarian Mathis, Alabama; Bobby Brown, Texas A&M; Tyree Johnson, Texas A&M
LB: Dimitri Moore, Vanderbilt; *Jacquez Jones, Ole Miss; *Eyabi Anoma, Alabama; *DeAndre Square, Kentucky
DB: Patrick Surtain II, Alabama; Bryce Thompson, Tennessee; Jaycee Horn, South Carolina; Trey Dean III, Florida
PK: Seth Small, Texas A&M
P: Jake Camarda, Georgia
RS: JaShaun Corbin, Texas A&M
(* – Ties )