Anderson, Gibbs, and McKinstry all named Mid-Season All-Americans
Under Nick Saban's reign, the Alabama Crimson Tide has had 71 First-Team All-Americans. All of whom have made a big impact on title runs, SEC championships, and creating a dynasty that will be remembered for ages. These current Tide players have made an All-American level impact so far this year and look to add to the long list of Saban First-Team All-Americans.
Will Anderson has arguably been the best player on the Tide the past two years and deservingly so. Anderson is 2nd in total sacks in Alabama history with 29.5, the only player ahead of him is the late Derrick Thomas with 52. The Terminator instills fear in any opposing lineman and quarterback, possessing an ability to blow up any play, drive, or game in an instant. Anderson is one of the best players that Alabama has had in a long time and he looks to add to his resumé with another All-American bid.
The other defender on this list has arguably the best name in college football, Kool-Aid McKinstry. Kool-Aid can completely lock up and opposing teams No. 1 receiver so well that we rarely hear his name called on the broadcast.
In 7 games this year, McKinstrey has racked up 19 tackles and 7 passes deflected, he also has 319 punt return yards on 19 returns. Kool-Aid is a savvy corner who has the it-factor that you want your top corner to play with. Kool-Aid is both the jar and the juice and is looking to add an impressive achievement to his young career.
Jahmyr Gibbs is the real life embodiment of The Flash. With electric speed, elite ball carrier vision and agility that so few posses, almost no one in the nation can tackle him in the open field.
At the halfway mark of the season, Gibbs has put up astonishing numbers, recording 903 all-purpose yards and 8 total touchdowns. After a standout career at Georgia Tech, Gibbs looks to add a final statement with the Tide, as he hopes to become an All-American this year
These players have been some of Alabama's biggest contributors this year. Making big plays in the clutch and sometimes putting the team on their back. The Tide will continue to look the flourishing stars way when they need someone to make a play.