Adam Griffith Honored For Placekicking

Although it was disappointing that Alabama's offense so often had to settle for field goals rather than scoring touchdowns on trips deep into West Virginia territory Saturday, the good news is that Bama made the field goals. Four of them.

For his performance for second-ranked Alabama, sophomore Crimson Tide placekicker Adam Griffith was named Special Teams Player of the Week in the Southeastern Conference. The Calhoun, Ga., product also was named one of the Stars of the Week by the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award for his success in Atlanta.

Griffith, who took over place-kicking duties this year, accounted for 15 points in Bama's 33-23 win.

He was good on all three of his extra point attempts and connected on all four of his field goal tries -- kicks of 47, 41, 27 and 45 yards. He became the first Alabama kicker to connect on three field goals of 40 or more yards since 1993.

Griffith also had three touchbacks on kickoffs.

Alabama returns to action at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday when the Crimson Tide has its Bryant-Denny Stadium season-opener hosting Florida Atlantic. The SEC Network will televise the game.


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