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Yeldon Repeat Winner Of A-Day Honor
Posted Apr 20, 2013
For the second consecutive year, tailback T.J. Yeldon has been selected by the media as winner of the Dixie Howell Award as the most outstanding player in the A-Day Game.
was something of a surprise selection in
’s spring game a year ago, when he was a true freshman. After rushing for 1,000 yards in a back-up role last season, it was not such a surprise for the upcoming sophomore to be selected this year. Alabama was short on tailbacks Saturday and the quarterbacks were victimized by interceptions. Yeldon was the game’s leading rusher with 15 carries for 69 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown. He also had seven pass receptions for 60 yards.
Sports reporters also voted sophomore
, center on the White team, as winner of the Dwight Stephenson Award as the most outstanding lineman in the A-Day Game.
Other awards were selected by the coaching staff on the basis of all 15 practices this spring. They are:
Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award –
“I Like to Practice” Award – Ryan Kelly,
, Davlin Tomlinson
Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award –
Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award –
Bobby Johns Defensive Back Award –
Johnny Musso Offensive Back Award – T.J. Yeldon
Ray Perkins Receiver Award –
Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Award –
Derrick Thomas Community Service Award –
Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Award –
, Zach Houston
Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award –
Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award –
Mal Moore Leadership Award –
Commitment to Excellence Award –
Wide receiver DeAndrew White and tailback
, who have been in black (non-contact) jerseys this spring, were in white jerseys Saturday.
Doyle Shaw, the father of Southeastern Conference Supervisor of Officials
, was operating the clock from the field. When Bama’s Landon Collins was knocked out of bounds as the end of an interception runback, Collins was knocked into shaw, who had to be taken off the field on an ambulance cart. He was taken to DCH Regional Medical Hospital and a post-game report said that he was doing well and would make a full recovery.
Alabama opened spring practice on Friday, March 15, and held 14 practices through Thursday, leading up to the A-Day game. The Crimson Tide also held two scrimmages in Bryant-Denny Stadium this spring (April 6 and April 13).
The annual Walk of Fame ceremony took place Saturday prior to the A-Day Game at Denny Chimes. The 2012 permanent team captains – offensive lineman
, defensive lineman
, and offensive lineman
– had their hand prints and foot prints placed in cement at the base of Denny Chimes.
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