Alabama Offensive Line Earns National Honors

One positive from Alabama’s 43-37 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday evening was the offense racked up 502 total yards, 215 rushing. Those numbers are reflective of the outstanding contribution by a unit rarely glorified with honors. For the second time this season, the Tide offensive line earned national acclaim with the Joe Moore Award Honor Roll designation

Each week, the award is presented to top-performing offensive line units across the country based on six criteria: toughness, effort, teamwork, physicality, tone setting and finishing. Alabama was praised by the newly formed foundation for their effort against Wisconsin in week 1.

Joe Moore was considered by many to be one of the best offensive line coaches in college football history. He coached for many years at Pittsburgh and Notre Dame producing 52 future NFL linemen before his death in 2003 at age 71. The selection committee is comprised of all current offensive line coaches at FBS schools (128) as well as former players, coaches, colleagues of the late Coach Moore and select media. Semi-Finalists for the Joe Moore Award will be announced on November 16th. Five finalists are to be determined on November 30th. The winning unit is scheduled to be announced at the conclusion of the regular season.

Sophomore left tackle Cameron Robinson (6-6, 326 pounds), an All-America candidate, and reserve senior linebacker and special teams player, Dillon Lee (6-4, 242 pounds), met on Monday afternoon with the media to discuss the upcoming game against Louisiana-Monroe.

The loss to Ole Miss is bound to test the resiliency of the team. Both players expressed confidence and optimism going forward to the next game and beyond. Identity of the offense, quarterback play and moral of the team were some of the subjects mentioned.

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