Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick named Bednarik, Nagurski defensive player of the week

There may be no better sign in all of college football that a player had an outstanding week than taking home two weekly awards.

Yet, that’s exactly what Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick did this week after his performance against Texas A&M in the Crimson Tide’s 27-19 victory.

The junior was named both the Bednarik and Nagurski defensive player of the week.

He’s already living up to his preseason hype when he was named a preseason first team All-American by six different outlets. Saturday he lined up at four different defensive positions and collected five tackles, two for loss with an interception and a forced fumble.

The Aggies were held to a season low 19 points while Fitzpatrick also recovered the onside kick to seal the win for Alabama. Through six games, Fitzpatrick now has 28 tackles and 4.5 for loss as well as three passes defended, an interception and a forced fumble.

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