The SEC selected Alabama wide receiver and return man Jaylen Waddle as its special teams player of the year.
The sophomore leads the nation with 24.95 yards per punt return and is one of just 31 players this season to return one for a touchdown. His was a 77-yard touchdown return against LSU. Waddle is also one of just 40 players to return a kickoff for a touchdown, Waddle getting his in the Iron Bowl.
Waddle 474 punt return yards are already fourth in school history for a single season, just 19 yards behind Javier Arenas’ 2009 season. Arenas’ 2008 season still claims the school record, 650 yards.