Alabama coaches recognize eight players of the week after USF

On3 imageby:Charlie Potter09/18/23


Alabama RB Jase McClellan
Jase McClellan (Courtesy of Alabama Athletics)

The Alabama coaching staff selected eight players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 17-3 win at USF last Saturday. Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams on offense; Chris Braswell, Deontae Lawson, Malachi Moore and Dallas Turner on defense; and James Burnip and Will Reichard on special teams were all selected for their efforts against the Bulls.


Jase McClellan

  • Totaled 74 yards on 13 carries to average 5.7 yards per tote
  • Part of a Tide backfield that accumulated 203 total rushing yards on the afternoon
  • Added one reception for a six-yard gain

Roydell Williams

  • Carried the ball 17 times for 129 yards and a score to lead UA’s ground game
  • The 129 yards were a new career-high mark for the senior
  • Averaged a team-high 7.6 yards per carry with a long rush of 48
  • Also caught one pass for a gain of two yards
  • Contributed on special teams, as well, totaling one tackle on punt coverage


Chris Braswell

  • Provided consistent pressure off the edge to help hold the Bulls to only 87 yards passing
  • Totaled seven total tackles, including a team-leading 3.0 for loss (-8 yards)
  • Also added one sack (-5 yards), a quarterback hurry and one pass breakup

Deontae Lawson

  • Anchor of an Alabama defense that limited USF to only 264 total yards
  • Recorded a team-best and career-high 10 total tackles in the non-conference road pairing
  • Contributed 1.5 tackles for loss (-7 yards) and one sack (-6 yards)

Malachi Moore

  • Directed a Crimson Tide secondary that allowed just 87 passing yards on the day
  • Totaled eight tackles, including one for loss (-5 yards)
  • Also picked off a pass in the end zone for UA’s second interception of the season

Dallas Turner

  • Accounted for seven total tackles, including a team-high 2.5 sacks (-8 yards)
  • His 2.5 sacks were half of the Tide’s season-high 5.0 in the game
  • Also forced a fumble that led to an eventual Crimson Tide field goal


James Burnip

  • Totaled 369 yards on eight punts against the Bulls
  • Averaged 46.1 yards per boot with a long of 60
  • Pinned the USF offense inside the 20 on four of his kicks

Will Reichard

  • Made a 30-yard field goal while adding two PATs on the day
  • Has connected on 17 consecutive field goals dating back to last season
  • Added four kickoffs for a combined 260 yards and four touchbacks

*** This information was acquired from a recent press release from Alabama Athletics. 

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