Alabama coaching staff names six Players of the Week following Saturday’s win over Kentucky

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama coaching staff selected six players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 63-3 win over Kentucky last Saturday. Jahleel Billingsley, Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith on offense; Jordan Battle and Christian Harris on defense; and Ale Kaho on special teams all earned the recognition for their play against the Wildcats.


Jahleel Billingsley

  • Made his first career start at tight end and put together a big game
  • Ranked second on the Tide offense with 78 yards on his three catches
  • Converted a first down on all three receptions with a long catch of 34

Mac Jones

  • Posted a 16-for-24 effort through the air
  • Totaled 230 yards and two touchdowns in the Tide’s 63-3 win over the Wildcats

DeVonta Smith

  • Led all Crimson Tide wideouts with 144 yards and two touchdowns on nine catches
  • His first touchdown of the day helped him take sole possession of the Alabama and SEC career touchdown receptions mark, passing Amari Cooper and Chris Doering (Florida) for the record
  • The 144-yard effort was his fourth 100-plus yard receiving game in his last five outings
  • Averaged 16.0 yards per catch with touchdowns from 10 and 18 yards out
  • Eight of his nine receptions went for a first down or touchdown, including a long grab of 35
  • Added two punt returns for a combined 50 yards with a long return of 41


Jordan Battle

  • Recorded his first career pick-six, taking the interception 45 yards for a touchdown
  • Added five tackles and a pass breakup to his day
  • Played a key role in limiting UK to only 120 yards passing

Christian Harris

  • Led the Crimson Tide defense with a career-high 11 tackles, including one sack (-7 yards)
  • Helped limit Kentucky to 179 yards of total offense, including just 27 total yards in the second half
  • Led a front seven that allowed 59 yards rushing while pressuring the UK passers into a quarterback rating of 72.32


Ale Kaho

  • Made a huge stop on the opening kickoff to set the tone for the day

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