4 Alabama players named to SEC All-Freshman Team
Alabama continued its dominance in the SEC’s postseason awards Thursday.
The Crimson Tide tied Texas A&M with a league-leading four selections to the SEC Coaches All-Freshman Team, the league office announced. The teams were decided by all 14 SEC coaches, who could not vote for their own players.
Calvin Ridley was selected as a wide receiver following a regular season where he amassed 893 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 75 catches. The Crimson Tide’s only other offensive freshman was lineman Ross Pierschbacher.
Alabama defensive backs Minkah Fitzpatrick and Marlon Humphrey both earned honors on defense. Fitzpatrick played in 13 games this season while collecting two interceptions, two touchdowns and 41 tackles. Humphrey participated in all 13 games where he picked up three interceptions and 40 tackles.