Will Anderson has just one thing on his mind ahead of Texas A&M showdown
Will Anderson is a special college football player.
How special? Enough so that as a linebacker many believe he should be among the top contenders for this year’s Heisman Trophy.
Last season as a sophomore, the 6-4, 243-pounder won the Nagurski Award, which goes to the top defensive player in college football.
Through 5 games this season, Anderson has recorded 27 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, and an interception, despite being a focal point for every opposing offense.
Anderson and his Crimson Tide teammates face Texas A&M on Saturday.
The Aggies beat Alabama a year ago and there was some drama during the offseason between coaches Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban related to recruiting and the new NIL era of college football.
Anderson, however, isn’t concerned about any of that noise this week.
“I come here to play football,” Anderson said Monday during Alabama’s weekly media availability. “I don’t come here to write tweets. I don’t come here to go back and forth. People may try to make it a big thing, but at the end of the day, I have a scholarship to play football.”
Alabama LB Will Anderson on the Texas A&M game: "I come here to play football. I don't come here to write tweets. I don't come here to go back and forth.
"People may try to make it a big thing, but at the end of the day, I have a scholarship to play football."
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 3, 2022
The matchup between the Crimson Tide and Texas A&M is set for Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET).
CBS will televise the game and Alabama is currently a 24-point favorite.