T.J. Yeldon named MVP of Alabama A-Day game

Anniston StarApril 19, 2014 

Alabama Spring Game Football

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) carries the ball around Alabama defensive back Landon Collins (26) for a first down during Alabama's A-Day NCAA college football spring game Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There's something about A-Day that seems to bring out the best in T.J. Yeldon. Alabama's junior running back racked up his third straight Dixie Howell Memorial MVP award on Saturday. He was the leading rusher with 95 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for an average of 8.6 yards per touch.

Through three spring games, Yeldon has 412 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. Defensive ends D.J. Pettway and Jonathan Allen won the Dwight Stephenson Lineman award. Pettway intercepted a pass and returned it for a 29-yard touchdown. Allen had six tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss.

Full spring awards list

Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award - Jalston Fowler, Reggie Ragland

Jerry Duncan "I Like to Practice" Award - Chris Black, DJ Pettway, Bradley Sylve, Nick Perry

Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award - A'Shawn Robinson

Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award - Austin Shepherd

Bobby Johns Defensive Back Award - Landon Collins, Jarrick Williams

Johnny Musso Offensive Back Award - T.J. Yeldon, Derrick Henry

Ray Perkins Receiver Award - Amari Cooper, Christion Jones

Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Award - Trey Depriest

Derrick Thomas Community Service Award - Arie Kouandjio, O.J. Howard

Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Award - Paul Waldrop, Tyler Owens, Parker Barrineau, Josh Dickerson

Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award - Cam Robinson, Tony Brown, Jonathan Allen, Tim Williams, Eddie Jackson, Robert Foster

Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award - Geno Smith, Xzavier Dickson, Leon Brown, Jarran Reed, Brandon Ivory, Grant Hill

Mal Moore Leadership Award - Brian Vogler, Denzel Devall

Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award - Blake Sims, Ryan Kelly

Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the A-Day Game Award - D.J. Pettway, Jonathan Allen

Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the A-Day Game Award - T.J. Yeldon

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