Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was named co-defensive player of the week by the SEC after his performance against Texas A&M on Saturday.
Fitzpatrick finished with five tackles, including two tackles for loss, and an interception. He shared the conference honor with LSU’s Devin White, who had 13 tackles and a sack in a win over Florida.
Fitzpatrick was also chosen as one of the players of the week by Alabama’s coaches on defense and special teams. He had a forced fumble while playing kickoff coverage and recovered an onside kick.
Damien Harris was named offensive player of the week by the coaching staff after running 14 times for 124 yards and a touchdown.
The other defensive players of the week were outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings and defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne. Jennings had seven tackles and broke up two passes. Payne had six tackles.
Kicker Andy Pappanastos and defensive back Daniel Wright were the other special teams players of the week. Pappanastos was 2-2 on field goals and 3-3 on extra points. Wright had a tackle on kickoff coverage and has nine special teams tackles this year.
Tennessee kickoff set
Alabama’s home game against Tennessee on Oct. 21 will be broadcast on CBS and kick off at 2:30 p.m. Central time, it was announced on Monday. It’s the second time this season Alabama has been chosen as CBS’ game of the week.
It will be the 100th meeting between the two schools. Alabama leads the series 54-37-8 overall, and has won the last 10 straight against the Volunteers.