University of Alabama Football Players Receive Honors


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After obtaining his bachelor of arts degree, former Mountain Brook resident James Dixon graduated with a master of business administration from the University of Alabama. His 23-year financial career includes time in Mountain Brook as division president at Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., as well as his current work as managing director at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company in Birmingham. In his free time, James Dixon enjoys following the Crimson Tide football program.

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced Sept. 25, 2017, that University of Alabama juniors Damien Harris and Ross Pierschbacher were named the SEC’s Players of the Week. Following the Crimson Tide’s decisive 59-0 victory over Vanderbilt on Sept. 23, Harris was selected for his offensive contribution, while Pierschbacher was recognized for his performance on the offensive line.

Harris, the 5 foot, 11 inch, 212-pound running back out of Richmond, Kentucky, spearheaded Alabama’s rushing game by averaging 12.6 yards per carry. Setting career-high records in both rushing yards and touchdowns against the Commodores, the junior from Madison Southern High School rushed for 151 yards and contributed three touchdowns.

Helping the Crimson Tide roll to 677 total offensive yards, Pierschbacher was instrumental in clearing the path for the running game. Setting up key blocks for the offensive line, the redshirt junior from Cedar Falls, Iowa, led Alabama to 496 total rushing yards with no sacks allowed.