Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy on pace to break TD record set by Amari Cooper
It’s understandable that everyone wants to talk about Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, but he’s not the only offensive player putting up incredible numbers this season.
Through Week 6, WR Jerry Jeudy has recorded 23 catches for 558 yards and eight touchdowns. In the 13-week season, Jeudy will suit up for six more regular-season games (assuming he remains healthy and eligible). If Jeudy keeps up his current level of production, that would give him 16 receiving touchdowns on the season, matching the single-season Alabama record set by Amari Cooper in 2014, when the wideout was a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Cooper’s 16 receiving touchdowns in his junior year includes a pair of touchdown receptions he made in the Crimson Tide’s playoff loss to Ohio State. Jeudy could presumably be at 16 after the Iron Bowl. Considering he’s averaging 1.33 touchdowns per game, the star wideout is on pace to break Cooper’s record in either the SEC Championship Game or a bowl game (likely a College Football Playoff semifinal game).
With these monster numbers Jeudy is putting up, it’s safe to assume he’ll remain the top target in Alabama’s passing game.
Some numbers for Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy:
— First in the SEC and tied for second nationally with eight receiving TDs
— First in the SEC and fourth nationally in yards per catch (24.3)
— Second in the SEC in receiving yards (558)
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) October 7, 2018
Jeudy and Cooper (and Calvin Ridley) are out of the greater Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area in South Florida. Quite a pipeline the Crimson Tide have developed.