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Pick Six: Players of the Week

Ronnie Harrison

Ronnie Harrison

Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:

Ronnie Harrison, FS, Alabama (NCAA): I might as well reserve a spot on this list every week for one of Alabama’s defensive backs. The top-ranked Crimson Tide have made scoring defensive touchdowns a habit — they have 11 this season to lead the nation — and it seems all of their DBs have been getting in on the act.

Sophomore safety Harrison, senior safety Eddie Jackson, sophomore cornerback Marlon Humphrey and sophomore “Star” Minkah Fitzpatrick have all found the end zone this season. The only ‘Bama starter who hasn’t yet scored a touchdown from the secondary is junior CB Anthony Averett.

In the first quarter of Saturday’s 49-10 rout of 9th-ranked Tennessee, Harrison was lined up alongside the linebackers when he jumped the route on a screen pass, intercepted QB Joshua Dobbs and coasted 58 yards for a touchdown. Harrison finished the game with seven tackles and two pass breakups. Continue reading

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Pick Six: Players of the Week

Jourdan Lewis

Jourdan Lewis

Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:

Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan (NCAA): Lewis’ diving, one-handed, backhanded interception against Wisconsin wasn’t just one of the best catches you’ll see from any college football player (offense or defense) this season, it was also a clutch play that helped clinch the 4th-ranked Wolverines’ 14-7 win over the 8th-ranked Badgers on Saturday.

Wisconsin had fourth down inside their own 10-yard line with about 2:20 to go when WR George Rushing appeared to have Lewis beat. But the senior All-American cornerback leaped, hung in the air like Zach LaVine, and snatched QB Alex Hornibrook’s pass with one hand. Continue reading

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