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Five Earn Player of the Week Honors



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ?? The University of Alabama football coaching staff has selected five Crimson Tide players for its weekly Player of the Week honors after Alabama’s game against Louisiana Monroe in Bryant-Denny Stadium last Saturday. Two players from offense, two from defense and a special teams player were selected for their efforts against the Warhawks.

On offense, tight end Travis McCall and left tackle Andre Smith earned recognition. McCall and Smith were key factors in the Tide running game, helping Terry Grant rush for 96 yards and a touchdown in the game. The offensive line did not allow a sack against ULM.

The defensive selections included senior linebacker Darren Mustin and senior defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry, who led the UA defense in the final home games of their careers. Mustin recorded a career-high 14 tackles, including two for loss, and added a pass breakup in the game. Gilberry had four tackles-for-loss among his 10 stops and added a sack. The Alabama defense had 13 tackles-for-loss as a team on Saturday.

On special teams, sophomore defensive back Cory Reamer earned the award for his efforts. Reamer has appeared in all 11 games this season for the Tide, primarily on special teams units. He had three knockdown blocks on kickoff and punt returns against ULM on Saturday.

Alabama prepares for its final regular-season contest of 2007 this week when it travels to in-state rival Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 24. Game time is set for 7 p.m. (CST) and can be seen nationally on ESPN.