Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy announces Citrus Bowl plans
With the Citrus Bowl being a letdown for Alabama’s usual trip to the College Football Playoff, many fans and media membered how many Crimson Tide star players, especially those NFL bound, would suit up for the game in Orlando against Michigan. On Friday night, star WR Jerry Jeudy shared his plans.
“I’m playing in the bowl game. There’s no reason to not play!!!!” Jeudy tweeted.
Jeudy, long projected to be UA’s latest South Florida speedster to get drafted in the first round, leads the Crimson Tide with 71 receptions for 959 yards and 9 touchdowns. At his season average of 5.9 catches for 79.9 yards per game, he should have no trouble passing the 1,000-yard mark against the Wolverines.
Nick Saban will certainly approve of Jeudy’s decision. He was recently asked about players sitting out bowl games during a Citrus Bowl media availability.
“(The players can) look at this as an opportunity to enhance their future by playing really well and maybe improving their draft status,” Saban said. “That’s what we’ll emphasize to our older players on the team. And they’ll all have a choice to make.
“When you have guys that don’t play in bowl games and they do play in the playoffs, that in itself tells you the view of the players in terms of how they look at the bowl game. Because we have made everything about the playoffs in college football.”
The Citrus Bowl is set for 1 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day, airing on ABC.
I’m playing in the bowl game. There’s no reason to not play!!!!
— JJ⁴ (@jerryjeudy) December 14, 2019