Bryce Young Receives a Number of National Honors
Quarterback Bryce Young has received a number a number of national honors this week. Young was named to the Davey O'Brien Great 8 and the Manning Award Stars of the Week lists after an impressive performance against Mississippi State in which he completed 20-of-28 passes for 348 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions.
On third down, Young was 7-of-7 for 178 yards with three of those plays resulting in a touchdown. He threw four touchdowns to four different players Saturday: John Metchie, Jameson Williams, Traeshon Holden and Brian Robinson.
On Tuesday, Young was selected by the Associated Press to its midseason All-American team, he was joined by left tackle Evan Neal and outside linebacker Will Anderson. The California native has been exceptional through his first seven starts, he leads the SEC in touchdown passes (24), number of games with at least four touchdown passes (3) and quarterback rating (180.4). Young also ranks second in the conference in passing yards (2,082) and completion percentage (69.6).
Offensively, the Crimson Tide have scored 38 or more points in six of their first seven games this season. They rank first in the country in total touchdowns and fourth in points per game.
"I think we pride ourselves on being relentless, physical, fast, and our offense is really prepared and ready to do anything that's given to us," said Young. "Evaluating who were playing, looking at the defense, game-planning each week. We have a lot of pride in being ourselves, but understanding that things might look different from week-to-week and we're able to communicate and be on the same page for changes we make. All that ties into our identity."
Alabama will host Tennessee this week, kickoff is set for 6pm inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.