Terrell Lewis jokes about trying to keep up with Trevon Diggs on long fumble return TD
Terrell Lewis’ plan was to meet Trevon Diggs in the end zone for a touchdown celebration. But the Alabama junior linebacker quickly realized he wasn’t going to keep up.
Diggs had a 100-yard fumble recovery touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the Crimson Tide’s 35-13 win over Tennessee on Saturday. Lewis broke down the play while speaking to the media on Monday, and he knew what was developing as it unfolded.
“It was sweet. I was running with him at first and I was like, ‘Man, damn, he’s flying,'” Lewis told the media. “Because I saw the ball come out and as soon as I saw him about to grab it, I could tell he was about to take off and run with it, just by the way he was grabbing it. It just looked like, ‘Yeah, he’s about to take this out.'”
After planning to run along with Diggs, Lewis said he stopped at the 40-yard line and planned to congratulate Diggs when Alabama’s defensive unit came right back onto the field.
It was a remarkable defensive play, and Lewis said it’s the loudest he’s heard Bryant-Denny Stadium this season. But he also hopes it will continue to get louder throughout the year.
That moment Terrell Lewis thought he could run with Trevon Diggs on the 100-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
“I was like damn he’s flying. I stopped at the 40-yard line.” pic.twitter.com/6sFBS1lUBZ
— Stephen M. Smith (@CoachingMSmith) October 21, 2019
Alabama’s defense will look to make more big plays and continue the team’s undefeated start as the Crimson Tide host Arkansas on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.