Alabama freshman LB Mack Wilson apologizes to TE O.J. Howard
Alabama true freshman linebacker Mack Wilson capped off the Crimson Tide’s 48-0 win vs. Kent State with his first career touchdown after entering the game as a fullback in a goalline package, grabbing a one-yard touchdown pass with 6:14 remaining in the third quarter.
According to Scout.com, quarterback Jalen Hurts told Wilson that his pass was intended for senior tight end O.J. Howard, but that he was happy he came down with it anyway.
Howard said after the team watched the film that Wilson “was just apologizing” and that “he really felt bad about it.”
“I said, ‘That’s okay. At least somebody caught the ball.’ … We were both looking like we thought the other was going to catch it. It was his first career touchdown. I can’t be mad at him for that.”
Howard said this was the first time he’s had a teammate apologize to him for scoring.
“He felt bad,” Howard said. “He really did. He didn’t know I was going to be behind him. But like I told him, ‘ ‘It’s your first career touchdown. I’m going to let you slide this time.’”
Howard has 10 receptions for 152 yards so far this season, finding the end zone for the first time in 2016 himself in the second quarter against the Golden Flashes.