JAYLEN WADDLE NAMED SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Alabama football’s sophomore wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was selected as the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Year, the league office announced on Wednesday.

The award was voted on by the conferences 14 head coaches with each coach not permitted to vote for their own players.

Waddle, who was named a first-team All-America at returner by Pro Football Focus, leads the nation in punt return average at 24.9 yards per return with 19 for 474 yards and a touchdown. Waddle has four kickoff returns for 152 yards and one touchdown and has 32 receptions for six touchdowns at his wide receiver position.

He earned All-SEC honors and is the first player from Alabama to be named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year since Christion Jones in 2013.

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