By firstname.lastname@example.org (James Ogletree)
Through two weeks of the NFL regular season, Alabama alumni continue to make plays across the world’s preeminent football league. Here are the top performances by former Crimson Tide players in week two:
-Atlanta Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones racked up 108 yards on just five catches in the Falcons’ 34-23 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
-Former Heisman Trophy-winning running back Mark Ingram ran the ball eight times for the New Orleans Saints, racking up 52 yards, and added four receptions for 24 yards. He is currently part of a crowded backfield that includes future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and rookie Alvin Kamara.
-Tennessee Titans running back – and Alabama’s other former Heisman Trophy winner – Derrick Henry had a career-high 92 rushing yards and a touchdown in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. His performance prompted NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling to tweet: “Derrick Henry is Tennessee’s best RB right now … and it’s starting to look like the Titans realize it.”
And then there’s this:
Derrick Henry (@KingHenry_2) will not be denied his touchdown! #TitanUp#TENvsJAX pic.twitter.com/YrTLcbSps5
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) September 17, 2017
-Henry’s Titans and former Crimson Tide teammate, fullback Jalston Fowler, got his second career touchdown, and first in almost two years, on a 3-yard run.
-Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron tied a career high against the Washington Redskins with ten tackles, two of which were run stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports