Sophomore offensive lineman Matt Womack was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Monday, the league office announced on Monday. He won the award in his second career start.
Womack graded out at 90 percent and had three knockdown blocks in Alabama’s 41-10 win over Fresno State. He did not allow a quarterback hurry or sack and did not receive a penalty. Alabama rushed for 305 yards, the most since its win over Ole Miss last year.
“I think Matt has really improved,” coach Nick Saban said. “He’s played with more power. He’s improved his pass protection. He’s a tough guy that it means a lot to him and he works hard. I think he’s an example of a guy that has really developed an ability to play winning football.”
Womack and quarterback Jalen Hurts were named Alabama’s offensive players of the week by the coaching staff. Defensive back Anthony Averett, who nabbed his first career interception, was the defensive player of the week.
He returned the interception 30 yards and made it inside the five before being pushed out of pounds.
“I was just running straight, fast as I can,” he said. “I think I could have cut back, but I was just running straight I was so excited.”
Junior linebacker Keith Holcombe and sophomore Mack Wilson were named special teams players of the week by Alabama.
Vanderbilt game time announced
Alabama’s game against Vanderbilt on Sept. 23 will begin at 2:30 p.m. and air on CBS, the SEC announced.
This is Alabama’s first game against Vanderbilt since 2011. The last time the Crimson Tide played at Vanderbilt was in 2007, when Nick Saban led the team to a 24-10 win in his first SEC game as UA’s coach.