ALABAMA FOOTBALL LANDS FIVE ON SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Alabama football’s Christian Barmore, Christian Harris, Shane Lee, Evan Neal and Ty Perine were selected to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Freshman Team, the league office announced Thursday.

Barmore played in 11 games with one start during his redshirt freshman season. He totaled 24 tackles, including six tackles for loss (-26 yards) and two sacks (-12 yards), along with four quarterback pressures and a pass breakup.

Harris played in all 12 games, with 11 starts in his first season with the Crimson Tide. He totaled 54 tackles, ranking seventh among first-year defenders in the league and had 5.5 tackles for loss (-12 yards) to tie for fourth in the SEC among freshmen.

Lee joined Harris, having a significant role on the team before the season started due to injuries. Totaling 77 tackles to lead the league’s freshmen and 5.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards), he matched Harris at fourth in the SEC.

Neal started all 12 games playing a huge role along Alabama’s offensive line that only surrendered 12 sacks in 381 pass attempts during the regular season. Alabama’s offense rank second nationally in scoring (48.3 points per game), third in passing (343.5 ypg) and seventh in total offense (513.3 ypg).

Perine earned the starting job at punter midway through the Tennessee game and has held the position ever since. The first-year punter has averaged 44.7 yards per punt, sending 13 punts for a total of 581 yards. He has posted three punts of 50-plus yards and dropped two punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.

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