Alabama’s Will Anderson wreaks more havoc in opposing backfields than any college player in the country. Georgia’s Jordan Davis anchors the best defense in college football.
They could well be the best players on the field Saturday in the Southeastern Conference Championship game when No. 1 Georgia meets the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide.
And that’s saying something given the talent level on these teams.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has re-emerged as the Heisman Trophy front-runner, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, after leading a comeback, four-overtime win over Auburn.
But Anderson and Davis are getting plenty of acclaim, too.
“I think it’s cool,” Anderson said. “Especially nowadays a lot of defensive guys, you don’t get as much attention. But I think it’s good. It’s cool. I think it’s a mutual respect, and I think it’s cool.”
Anderson is an edge rusher who leads the nation in sacks and tackles for loss for the Tide and has been an outspoken leader. “He’s done as much for our team as anybody ever has,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said.