Six Tide players earn weekly honors after win over Mercer

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No. 1 Alabama was able to handle the Mercer Bears last Saturday 48-14. The Alabama coaching staff recognized a total of six players after the victory as their “Players of the Week”. Two offensive players, three defensive players, and one special teams contributor were recognized by the staff.

OFFENSE

This week’s offensive players of the week were freshman wide receiver JoJo Earle and junior offensive tackle Evan Neal. Earle recorded a team-high seven receptions for 85 yards. Neal earned the highest grade of any offensive lineman for the Tide and was perfect on all his assignments while recording four knockdown blocks.

DEFENSE

The Alabama coaching staff recognized three defenders after the Mercer win in Christian Harris, Kool-Aid McKinstry, and Drew Sanders. Harris led the team in tackles with eight. In his first start, McKinstry recorded one interception while also being credited with another pass breakup. Sanders was also making his first career start and he was able to record two tackles and two pass breakups.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Sophomore running back Jase McClellan was awarded special teams player of the week after scoring on a punt block in the first half against Mercer. McClellan also added a pair of tackles on special teams.

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