Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams continues to put on a show every week. On Saturday, Williams hauled in six receptions for 158 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half. It was his third consecutive 100-yard receiving game and the fifth time he has recorded at least 120 receiving yards in a game. Williams is the first receiver in the Southeastern Conference to reach the 1,000-yard mark on the year.
The Crimson Tide have claimed three of the last seven Biletnikoff Award winners, including Amari Cooper (2014), Jerry Jeudy (2018) and DeVonta Smith (2020) and Williams could be the next. On the season, Williams has registered 51 receptions for 1,028 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Since arriving on campus in May, Williams has received high praise from players and coaches. He was a standout during summer workouts and fall camp and it has carried into the regular season.
“Yeah Jame-O is someone who works super hard and someone who gives really good effort,” said Bryce Young. “He has really good GPS numbers, all that. So when you see someone that’s working that hard, it’s easy to kind of build that chemistry throughout when he first got here during the offseason and he keeps getting long reps, game reps, practice reps week-in and week-out.”
Head coach Nick Saban talked after the game about the impact Williams has had in this Alabama offense.
“And Jameson is exactly what we looked for in the offseason,” said Saban. “We wanted a fast, vertical threat that could take the top off the defense, and a lot of the routes and big plays that he makes are designed for him because of who he is and what his skill set is. And it really complements John Metchie, too, and some of the other receivers that we have. So I think it’s great that those guys have had outstanding years so far. I hope we can continue to do that in the future.”
Alabama will return to action next Saturday, Nov. 20 against Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 2:30 CT and will air on CBS.
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