Four former Alabama football players who are standing out this season in the NFL

Mikey DiLulo
The Tuscaloosa News
New England running back Damien Harris celebrates as he rushes for a touchdown during the second half of Sunday's game.

Here are four former University of Alabama football players who have stood out this season:

Damien Harris

The New England Patriots running back had a quiet start to his career, only rushing four times as a rookie in 2019. With the departure of Tom Brady, he's been shouldering more of the offensive load and he's showing his potential. Against the Kansas City Chiefs, he rushed for 100 yards in his first career start. Last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, Harris rushed 16 times for a career-high 102 yards and a rushing touchdown, the first of his career.

Quinnen Williams

The New York Jets defensive lineman has broken out in his second NFL season. In every stat, he has either matched, surpassed or is on pace to surpass the total from his rookie season. In seven games he has 31 tackles, surpassing his total from last season. He has seven tackles for loss, beating his 2019 total. His three sacks are more than he had as a rookie. In Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, he recorded two sacks; his first multi-sack game since the 2018 SEC Championship against Georgia.

Anfernee Jennings

The New England Patriots rookie linebacker had the best game of his young career in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. Entering Sunday, Jennings had only been on the field for 53 snaps across the Patriots’ first five games and had only made five tackles. Against San Francisco, he doubled his career total in snaps and more than doubled his career totals in tackles. He was on the field for 53 total defensive snaps and made six tackles in total.

Cowboys' Trevon Diggs (27) intercepts the ball in the end zone against the Eagles Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Trevon Diggs

The Dallas Cowboys cornerback was actually a wide receiver when he first came to Tuscaloosa, but he made the move to defense as a sophomore and never looked back. Against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, Diggs intercepted two passes from Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. They were not just the first two interceptions of his career, they also gave him the first multi-interception game of his football career, going back to when he first moved to defensive back at Alabama.