10 Alabama Football receivers that made the Tide WRU

Alabama Football can stake a claim as the best program to develop virtually any position on the field. So who makes the Crimson Tide "Wide Receiver U?"
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John Metchie III
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7. John Metchie III (2019-2021)

Metchie III burst on the scene as a member of Alabama’s 2020 national championship team, putting up over 900 yards on 55 catches while sharing the field with two All-Americans at the receiver position. As a junior in 2021, Metchie III returned to post over 1,100 yards on 96 receptions before tearing his ACL in Bama’s SEC Championship win over Georgia. 

If not for the untimely injury, Metchie III would’ve gone well over 100 receptions for the season and possibly led Alabama to a second-straight national title. He finished his career with 2,081 yards and 14 touchdowns.  

6. Jaylen Waddle (2018-2020)

Jaylen Waddle was another elite receiver whose Alabama Football career was cut short due to injury. Waddle was a big-play receiver in all three of his seasons on campus, and doubled as perhaps the most dangerous return man in college football. 

Despite missing over half of the 2020 season with a broken ankle, Waddle posted 591 receiving yards on over 21 yards per catch, and was well on his way to a 1,000-yard season. 

He finished his Alabama career with 106 receptions for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns, adding three more scores in the return game. 

5. Jameson Williams (2021)

Jameson Williams was a one-and-done standout for the Crimson Tide. He transferred to Bama for his junior season in 2021 and quickly established himself as the nation’s premier deep threat. Williams led the SEC with 1,572 yards on 20 yards per catch and hauled in 15 touchdowns before tearing his ACL in the national championship game. Jamo also returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns in his lone season in Tuscaloosa.