Alabama Awards Tracker: Week 7

October, 16, 2012
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Each week at TideNation we'll take a look at how Alabama's players up for postseason awards fared in action. All told, 12 Alabama players were put on watch lists this offseason.

QB AJ McCarron, Jr. (Maxwell, Manning, O'Brien, Camp): McCarron had a season-low 171 yards passing and no touchdown passes against Missouri, but the main takeaway might be his health after twisting his knee in the third quarter.

RB Eddie Lacy, Jr. (Maxwell, Walker): It took one carry for Lacy to show why he's one of the most explosive backs in the country, taking the handoff on the second play from scrimmage and sprinting 73 yards for the score against Missouri. He finished with 177 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

TE Michael Williams, Sr. (Mackey): Williams was shut out of the passing game yet again, but give him credit for his impressive blocking in the running game.

C Barrett Jones, Sr. (Rimington, Outland, Lombardi, Walter Camp): Some of the communication and execution errors on the line that plagued the Tide have been cleaned up, and Jones deserves credit for that as he continues to learn a new position.

G Chance Warmack, Sr. (Outland, Lombardi): Go back and look at all of Alabama's 300-plus rushing yards against Missouri. Chances are you'll see Warmack dominating a Missouri defender or two on every play.

RT D.J. Fluker, Jr. (Outland, Lombardi): Fluker's troubles handling the pass rush early in the year have been minimized in recent weeks as he continues to protect McCarron.

CB Dee Milliner, Jr.: (Nagurski): Milliner isn't afraid to mix it up. The junior cornerback not only leads the country in passes defensed, he also is fifth on the team in tackles.

LB Nico Johnson, Sr.: (Nagurski, Lombardi): Johnson's role has minimized in recent games as more teams employ multiple receivers, but the senior linebacker still ranks second on the team with 26 total tackles.

LB C.J. Mosley, Jr.: (Nagurski, Lombardi): There hasn't been an Alabama defender to finish among the top 100 players in total tackles since Nick Saban arrived in 2007. Mosley is currently 67th in the country with 51 total tackles.

S Robert Lester, Sr.: (Thorpe, Nagurski, Bednarik): Lester was quiet against Missouri, but give the senior safety credit for keeping the Tigers' passing game at bay.

DT Jesse Williams, Sr. (Outland, Bednarik, Bronko Nagurski, Lombardi): Williams won't make the highlight tape, but his job holding the point has freed up those like Adrian Hubbard to get to the quarterback.

K Jeremy Shelley, Sr.: (Groza): Alabama went without a field goal attempt in Columbia, but Shelley continued to be perfect on extra points, hitting a perfect 6-for-6.

Alex Scarborough | email

Alabama/SEC reporter

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