Alabama football coaches recognize 12 players after Iron Bowl win over Auburn

On Monday, following Alabama’s 49-27 win over arch-rivals Auburn Tigers, the Crimson Tide coaching staff named 12 members of the team their Player of the Week.

On offense, the coaching staff selected a total of seven players, including star quarterback Bryce Young, who rushed for over 300 yards that day. The coaching staff also recognized all the starting offensive linemen, including Tyler Booker, who shares guard time with Javion Cohen.

The defense was represented by Will Anderson and Brian Branch, while Ja’Corey Brooks, James Burnip and Emmanuel Henderson got the nod with their roles on special teams.

Here’s what the coaching staff credited to each player on Alabama’s official website, rolltide.com.

The offensive line

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  • Banned for a Crimson Tide offense that totaled 516 yards and seven touchdowns on the day

  • Keeps Bryce Young up with zero sacks allowed as the junior throws for 343 yards and three points

  • Opened holes for the Tide Ground Game to muster 173 yards and four touchdowns while averaging an impressive 5.1 yards per dead

Bryce Young

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  • Put together another impressive performance, accounting for four touchdowns and 391 yards in total offense

  • Completed 20 of 31 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns

  • Added five rushes for 48 yards and one score

  • Surpassed 3,000 yards in yards against the Tigers, becoming the only quarterback in Alabama history to throw for 3,000 yards in two seasons

Will Anderson

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  • Spent the night in the Auburn Backfield

  • Finished with five tackles, including three tackles for losses (-12 yards) and two sacks (-11 yards)

  • Also contributing were two quarterback hats, part of the eight total Tide as a unit

Brian branch

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  • Recorded eight tackles, including one for loss (-1 yard)

  • Helps the Alabama Secondary limit the Tigers to just 77 yards through the air on an 11-of-23 pass

Ja’Corey Brooks (Special Teams)

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  • He returned three kickoffs for 57 combined yards on a 24 long

  • Added a team high that connected four receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown from his wide receiver post

  • 133 total all-purpose yards at the end of the day, good for second place at UA

James Burnip

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  • Pricked three times for 136 yards to average 45.3 yards per shoe

  • Had a long punt from 47 that was muted and eventually snapped by UA for a huge turnover before halftime

Emmanuel Henderson (Special Teams)

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