The University of Alabama football team held its 2023 annual awards banquet Sunday evening inside Coleman Coliseum, and quarterback Jalen Milroe was a big winner.

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban addressed an audience that included members of the team, coaching staff, administration and support staff [but not media] following the awards session in which he recapped the 2023 season so far. Saban also discussed the team’s berth in the College Football Playoff and the upcoming Semifinal matchup with top-ranked Michigan.


The Crimson Tide capped the night off by naming three permanent team captains: Malachi Moore, Milroe and Dallas Turner. The group was selected by their teammates as the representatives for the 2023 team.



The complete list of award winners is as follows:

Unsung Hero Award
To the player who has made significant contributions to the success of the team and received the least recognition for it

Trey Amos, Malik Benson, CJ Dippre, Jah-Marien Latham, Trezmen Marshall, Kobe Prentice, Kristian Story

 Outstanding Senior Scholar
To the senior with the highest GPA
Justin Eboigbe, Seth McLaughlin, Will Reichard

 Commitment to Academic Excellence Award
To the player who has demonstrated the greatest commitment and achievement in his academic endeavors during the previous year
James Brockermeyer, Kool-Aid McKinstry, Jalen Milroe, Shawn Murphy, DeVonta Smith

Iron Man Award
To the player(s) who have shown the most dedication to the individual and team goals of the Crimson Tide's year-round strength and conditioning program
Caleb Downs, Tim Keenan III, Jam Miller, Jaeden Roberts

 Most Inspiring Player
To the player who affects the whole team by his attitude as well as his performance (voted on by the players)
Jalen Milroe

Pat Trammell Award
To a senior player whose character and contributions to the Alabama Football Team most personify the All-American youth of today and has reflected qualities of Integrity, Character, Importance of Academics and Inspirational Leadership during their time at Alabama
Justin Eboigbe, Malachi Moore, Roydell Williams

 Outstanding Defensive Performer
To the player with the most tackles/points
Chris Braswell, Caleb Downs, Deontae Lawson, Dallas Turner

 Up-Front Award
To the outstanding lineman from each unit
Tyler Booker, Tim Keenan III, JC Latham, Jaheim Oatis

 Defensive Achievement Award
To the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit
Terrion Arnold, Jihaad Campbell, Jaylen Key, Tim Smith

 Offensive Achievement Award
To the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit

Isaiah Bond, Kendrick Law, Amari Niblack, Kadyn Proctor

 President's Award
To a player from each unit who has shown perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team's success
Malachi Moore, Robbie Ouzts, Damon Payne Jr., Roydell Williams

 Jefferson County Distinguished Alumnus Award
A former player who has exemplified the principles, values, character and attitude that make a person successful either during a particular life experience or over a period of time
Ricky Davis

Special Teams Player of the Year Award
To the most valuable special teams player
James Burnip, Kneeland Hibbett, Will Reichard, Quandarrius Robinson

 Offensive Player of the Year Award
To the most valuable offensive player
Jermaine Burton, Jase McClellan, Jalen Milroe

 Defensive Player of the Year Award
To the most valuable defensive player
Kool-Aid McKinstry, Dallas Turner

 Most Valuable Player Award
To the overall most valuable player on the team (voted on by the players)
Jalen Milroe

 Captain Awards
To the players elected by their teammates as permanent team captains (voted on by the players)
Jalen Milroe, Malachi Moore, Dallas Turner

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