Jahmyr Gibbs Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs (1) celebrates a touchdown against Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022.

Jahmyr Gibbs has been named the SEC offensive player of the week for his efforts against Arkansas on Saturday. Gibbs rushed 18 times for 206 yards and two scores including two long rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game away. He also added two catches for 20 yards.

In a game where Alabama lost their star quarterback in Bryce Young due to a first half injury to his throwing shoulder, the Razorbacks climbed all the way back from a 28-0 deficit to make it 28-23 and the pressure was put on the offense to make something happen in order to stall the comeback attempt.

It was Jalen Milroe’s 77-yard run that sparked the stagnant offense that couldn’t seem to throw the ball, but it was Gibbs’ mad dashes to the end zone that ultimately put the game away. While the Tide really struggled to throw the ball without their QB1, Gibbs and the entire running game were there to pick up the slack and shut the game down. Alabama rushed for 317 yards as a team, the first time they’ve topped 300 rushing yards in a game since 2020 against Ole Miss, a a matchup that saw the Tide rack up 723 total yards.

In what was by far Gibbs’ best game of the season thus far, he earns the prestigious honor for the first time all year. If Bryce Young is out for an extended period of time, the Crimson Tide will need Gibbs to contunue to be dynamite in order to stay on track.