How freshman Will Anderson is giving Alabama the pass rush spark it needs

The moment that Will Anderson stepped on campus in Tuscaloosa as a true freshman from Hampton, Ga., the buzz started. It got stronger and stronger, even without spring practice. By the time the season arrived, it wasn’t all that surprising that the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder had earned a starting role on the Alabama defense. You can […]

The Athletic’s 2020 college football Freshman All-America team

The 2020 college football season was unbelievably challenging for freshman players in so many ways. There was nothing normal about what they were asked to do, playing their first full season in the middle of a pandemic. The dramatically different offseason was bound to affect the development curve for young players. But so many still […]

The Athletic’s 2019 college football Freshman All-America team

The Athletic unveiled its two All-America teams on Wednesday. Now it’s time to recognize some the best young players in college football with our Freshman All-America teams. These two teams are made up of the true freshmen and redshirt freshmen who made the biggest impact for their programs. They were selected based on nominations from our […]

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