Alabama Guard: As Strong As Marvel’s The Hulk?
Just a few weeks ago, Alabama receiver Isaiah Bond said he was the fastest guy on the team, and teammates agreed. That begs the question: Who's the strongest?
Well, if your teammates compare you to Marvel's The Hulk, that's a clue. Hint: he's the newest starter on the Alabama offensive line at right guard.
“I’ve never seen a weight that Jaeden Roberts couldn’t pick up,” senior center Seth McLaughlin said in a recent media availability. “Whatever we put on the bar, it goes down and goes back up very, very fast. We might need to get a longer bar to put more weight on it to really show us how strong he is.”
“I came in yesterday in the weight room, and he had plates on plates on plates on plates,” senior running back Roydell Williams said earlier this week. “I’m like, this guy really finna squat this? It was like, that was his first set, and I was like, hold on, you’ve got two more sets to go, man. That guy is like the Hulk. That boy strong. He’s physical. He comes ready to work.”
The guy who plays right beside Roberts knows the deal.
"I've seen a lot of confidence building from him, a lot of great things that he's been doing, ” rjght tackle JC Latham said last month. “He knows his plays. He knows what he's supposed to do and he's going out there and being physical.”
Quarterback Jalen Milroe noticed a change in offensive line play after Roberts' first start in College Station, TX. "He balled out, and it just came from trust and just knowing and believing in him,” Milroe said. “He's just a great competitor, great heart, and, if you know him you just know how hard he works.”
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