How Brian Robinson described what other Alabama football running backs bring to the offense

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football has a deep running back room with a variety of backs, and it has used four backs through the first two games. 

The Crimson Tide has Brian Robinson, the starter. But he's certainly not the only contributor. 

On Tuesday, he broke down what each of the other three — Jase McClellan, Roydell Williams and Trey Sanders — bring style-wise. 

"Lets start with Jase," Robinson said. "So Jase is kinda one of those strong, physical guys with speed." 

McClellan is one of Alabama football's players of the week as voted by the coaches after he scored three touchdowns against Mercer — one rushing, one receiving and one off a punt block. Through two games, he has 13 carries for 49 yards. 

"So, Roydell is more like small, bowling ball but fast type of style," Robinson said. 

Williams, a sophomore, has 10 carries for 29 yards through two games. 

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Then there's Sanders, who has returned to the field after he suffered injuries in a car accident last fall. 

"And you got Trey with the bigger-sized frame, so he's a little bit more physical. And he's also fast." 

Sanders has 15 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown, which he scored in his first game back against Miami. 

Speaking of physical, that term could certainly be used to describe Robinson, who didn't detail his own style in response to this specific question. He has 22 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown this season. 

Instead, let defensive back Jordan Battle describe Robinson for you: 

"I would say he’s a punisher, which makes us a tough defense because Alabama always gets guys like that at running back who likes to be the punisher instead of being punished," Battle said. "It kind of gets the defense tough, so I like it."