Alabama had two players make the SEC’s Players of the Week honors for their performances in the 47-23 win over South Carolina.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was the Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 444 yards (a new career high) and five touchdowns, becoming the first UA quarterback to go for over 400 and five scores in the same game. He was also a player of the week as named by the coaching staff.
Left guard Landon Dickerson was honored for playing 58 snaps without allowing a quarterback hurry, pressure or a sack. Dickerson was also vital in the pass game, often serving as a lead blocker on successful screens plays.
Both were also players of the week on the UA coaching staff’s list, joining running back Najee Harris and wide receiver Henry Ruggs III as offensive honorees. Harris caught five passes for 87 yards, scoring twice, and ran seven times for 36 yards; Ruggs had six catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.
The coaching staff’s defensive players of the week were Trevon Diggs and Anfernee Jennings. Diggs had a strong coverage day in addition to three tackles, while Jennings amassed six tackles, two for a loss, a sack and a forced fumble. This is his third player of the week honor in as many weeks.
The special teams players of the week were Slade Bolden, Josh Jobe, Ale Kaho and Jaylen Moody. Two of Jobe’s eight tackles came in kickoff coverage and Kaho had one, as well. Bolden made the tackle on South Carolina’s fake punt attempt and Moody delivered a crushing blow on UA’s first kickoff.