Three standout Alabama football players showcased their skills at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile on Saturday.
Kicker Will Reichard, edge rusher Chris Braswell and defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe represented the Crimson Tide in Saturday’s annual all-star game.
Alabama’s trio all participated on the American team and, unfortunately, lost as the National team won 16-7.
Will Reichard - Kicker
Will Reichard finished his career at Alabama as one of the most consistent kickers in the country. In his final season with the Crimson Tide, Reichard made 22-for-25 field goals, including multiple field goals over 50 yards and kicks in the clutch. Over his entire career at Alabama, Reichard made 84 of his 100 field goal attempts.
During the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Reichard connected on his sole extra point attempt. On field goal attempts, Reichard missed his lone field goal attempt of a 57-yarder that had plenty of distance but was denied by the right upright.
Reichard was named the top practice player at his position and the best specialist on the American team after a solid week in which he nailed a 60-yarder.
Chris Braswell - Edge Rusher
Chris Braswell had to wait patiently and truly trust the process as he did not receive significant playing time until his senior year. During his first three seasons with the Crimson Tide, Braswell was primarily used as a situational pass rusher resulting in just 34 tackles, five tackles for loss, and three sacks. When his turn finally came in 2023, Braswell accumulated 42 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and eight sacks. Braswell also recorded a pick-six and blocked a field goal while leading the team in forced fumbles with three.
In limited action at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Braswell recorded one tackle.
Per CBS, Braswell was a standout during Senior Bowl week.
Justin Eboigbe - Defensive Lineman
Justin Eboigbe had his senior season cut short in 2022 by a season-ending neck injury. After suffering the neck injury, his future in football was in question. In 2023, Eboigbe returned to Alabama fully healed for his redshirt senior season, recording 63 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. In his entire career with the Crimson Tide, he accumulated 122 tackles, nine sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
Eboigbe did not record any stats during the Senior Bowl but showed good defensive push on the offensive lineman despite being able to get to the quarterback.
According to a reporter for the New York Giants, Eboigbe "had a good day of practice" on Friday, "winning a 1-on-1 rep with a push-pull move, using the offensive lineman's forward lean against him to pull him to the ground, giving him a free run at the quarterback."
Although their absence will be felt at Alabama, these three seniors have set themselves up for success as they transition to the next level.
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