Will Anderson Lobbies for Offensive Play Time After Touchdown
With his iconic touchdown this weekend, linebacker Will Anderson jokingly intended he wants for playing time at tight end or fullback.
"I think me and O'Brien are going to have a good conversation today at the end of practice," said Anderson. "We'll see what packages they have for me."
Prior to Saturday's game, Anderson had only forced one turnover, a forced fumble in his freshman year. He recorded the first pick-six by a linebacker at Alabama in five years, as Mack Wilson had one in the 2018 Sugar Bowl.
Anderson is known as one of the most-prolific pass rushers in all of college football. Sacks are routine to him and one of his main jobs as a pass rusher, but he believes that the interception was just as special, if not more.
"To get an interception, on top of everything that is going on, is a big accomplishment," Anderson said. "There's not a lot of opportunities to get them at my position, but to have one under my belt now, it feels great."
Anderson was the first player to record an interception this season for the Crimson Tide. The lack of picks forced members of the Alabama defense to incentivize getting interceptions, so the team put $20 into a pot and the first player to pick off an opposing quarterback receives the money.
Anderson said his teammates don't want to pay him now because of Anderson's NIL success, believing he doesn't needed. To that Anderson simply responded, "That's horse crap."