Yeldon, Drake Latest Tough Bama Tailback Duo

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's string of formidable tailback tandems continues unabated.

Sophomores T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake have been powering the top-ranked Crimson Tide's offense lately.

The duo have produced at a clip that would make recent predecessors Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy proud.

Yeldon has run for 333 yards and four touchdowns in the last three Southeastern Conference games going into Saturday's Tennessee game. Drake's has produced 309 yards and five touchdowns.

Drake says of the rotation that "it's not really competing because coach sees us as two people that can come in at any given time."

Both have rushed for seven touchdowns and rank among the SEC's top 13 rushers, despite a slow start from Drake.

He had 53 yards through three games and sat out the opener.


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