The Terminator Continues to Add To His Legacy
Over the past three years, Will Anderson has been one of the most dominant players in college football, racking up 34.5 sacks and 58.5 TFLs in Tuscaloosa.
Adding to his remarkable stats is his long list of awards and honors. The list includes the Nagurski award (x2), SEC DPOY (x2), Bednarik Award, Lott Trophy, and Lombardi Award. But, arguably the most impressive among these accolades is his not once, but twice unanimous nomination to the AP All-American team, the only two-time unanimous All-American in program history.
Will Anderson, a Hampton, GA native, was a 5-star recruit out of Dutchtown High School. Anderson was a part of the 2020 recruiting class, joining Bryce Young, Brian Branch, Jase McClellan, and Chris Braswell among others. Out of high school, Anderson received 39 offers, essentially being able to go anywhere he wanted, but he ultimately landed with the Tide.
The Terminator has had his fair share of iconic moments as a member of the Crimson Tide, such as his pick-6 against ULM or his emotional exchange with Bryce Young after their come-from-behind win in the 2021 Iron Bowl.
Off the field, Anderson has arguably been as valuable as he is on the field, being one of the clear vocal leaders in the locker room and being a key part of Alabama's will to stay in tough games the past few seasons.
Anderson is one of five Tide members to be selected to the All-American teams, joining Brian Branch, Kool-Aid Mckinstry, Jahmyr Gibbs, and Jordan Battle.
Even though Alabama's season fell short of expectations, Anderson will be known as one of the best to suit up for the Tide, as he tacks on another legacy-building honor.