TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen and right tackle Jonah Williams earned SEC honors following their performances in the Crimson Tide’s Week 1 win over Southern Cal.
Allen was named the SEC’s defensive player of the week after posting four tackles and two sacks. Allen also batted down four passes at the line of scrimmage.
Williams became just the second true freshman to start at offensive tackle for Alabama during Nick Saban’s tenure. Williams earned a grade of 85 percent while recording two knockdown blocks.
Jonathan Allen, senior, defensive end
• The senior picked up right where he left off last season with four tackles and two sacks.
• Both of his tackles for loss, which covered 15 yards, were sacks of USC quarterback Max Browne.
• Along with this four solo tackles, Allen batted down two passes at the line of scrimmage.
• Led a defense that surrendered just 194 total yards, zero touchdowns, six points and just 64 yards rushing.
Jonah Williams, freshman, offensive tackle
Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama
• Became the second true freshman to start at tackle for the Crimson Tide during head coach Nick Saban’s tenure.
• Earned a grade of 85 percent from his starting right tackle position. • He recorded two knockdown blocks.
• Helped clear a path for Damien Harris to average 15.3 yards per carry with 138 yards rushing while clearing the way for three rushing touchdowns for the Tide.