Tuesday, October 18, 2005
University of Alabama sophomore Jamie Christensen has been named Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week as announced by the league office.
Christensen was the hero for the Tide in their 13-10 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels. He nailed a 31-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to give the Tide the win. He also hit a career long field goal of 43 yards earlier in the game. Christensen, who also handles kickoff duties for Alabama, recorded two touchbacks on his three kickoffs.
The honor was a first for Christensen and the seventh this season for the Crimson Tide. Tyrone Prothro was named the league's Special Teams player of the week on September 12 and running back Kenneth Darby was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19. DeMeco Ryans (Defensive Player of the Week) and Jeremy Schatz (Special Teams) were honored on Sept. 26 by the conference. Brodie Croyle (SEC Offensive Player) and Mark Anderson (SEC Defensive Lineman) both received the honors on October 3 following Alabama's victory over Florida.