Jameson Williams Returns Two Kickoffs for Touchdowns and Scores 81-Yard Receiving Touchdown in Monster Game for Alabama

By Dan Hope on September 26, 2021 at 3:25 pm
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Ohio State hasn't had one kickoff return for a touchdown since 2010, but on Saturday, a former Ohio State player had two kickoff return touchdowns in one game.

Jameson Williams, who transferred from Ohio State to Alabama this offseason, had a historic night for the Crimson Tide on Saturday as he became the first Alabama player to ever return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game.

Williams, who had a 94-yard receiving touchdown in Alabama's season opener against Miami, also had an 81-yard touchdown catch in Saturday's 63-14 win over Southern Miss.

With three touchdowns of 80-plus yards, Williams had 258 all-purpose yards on just four total touches against Southern Miss.

Through Alabama's first four games of the season, Williams leads the Crimson Tide in receiving yards (299 on just 12 catches), kickoff return yardage (228 on five returns) and all-purpose yards (527). He already has more receiving yards at Alabama than he did in two seasons at Ohio State, where he had 266 total receiving yards.

“He’s a dawg,” Nick Saban said of Williams after the game. “He loves playing. He plays hard and he plays fast and he has great speed. That’s one of the things we loved about him in getting him here was he complemented the other guys because he gave us a great vertical threat.”

Williams got plenty of love from his former Ohio State teammates after Saturday night's game.

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