Bryce Young Named SEC Male Athlete of the Year
The awards keep rolling in for the Crimson Tide’s star quarterback.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced that Bryce Young has been named the 2021-22 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year, in a vote decided by the league’s athletic directors. He is the second straight Alabama football player to win the award, after DeVonta Smith won last year.
Young receives the award along with South Carolina women's basketball player Aliyah Boston, the recipient of the 2021-22 Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year. Sankey had high praise for the two young athletes.
"Bryce and Aliyah are the remarkable examples of what it means for a young person to fully participate as a student and as an athlete in the Southeastern Conference," said Sankey. "Both Aliyah and Bryce were honored with their sport's national player of the year award as they each held themselves to the highest standards of competitive excellence. We are proud of both and grateful for their outstanding representation of the Southeastern Conference and of the accomplishments they have achieved as members of their university communities."
This is the most recent award for the All-American quarterback after racking up some of the most prestigious accolades in college football last season, such as the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, and the Davey O’Brien award.
Additionally, Young claimed multiple school records including single-season passing yards (4,872) and touchdowns (47). Those numbers led the SEC and ranked second nationally.
Young is the 5th Alabama football player and the 13th Alabama athlete to win the award since its creation.
Past Alabama winners of the award include: DeVonta Smith in 2020-2021 (football); Brooke Pancake in 2011-12 (women’s golf); Kayla Hoffman in 2010-11 (gymnastics); Mark Ingram Jr. in 2009-10 (football); Jeana Rice in 2003-04 (gymnastics); Andree’ Pickens in 2001-02 (gymnastics); Dee Foster in 1989-90 (gymnastics); Derrick Thomas in 1988-89 (football); Cornelius Bennett in 1986-87 (football); Lillie Leatherwood in 1986-87 (track and field); Penney Hauschild in 1984-85 (gymnastics); and Reggie King in 1978-79 (basketball).