New York Jets defenders C.J. Mosley and Quinnen Williams congratulated fellow Alabama product Bryce Young on winning the 2021 Heisman Trophy.
On Saturday, University of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young won the 2021 Heisman Trophy, and former Alabama Crimson Tide players currently making their living in the NFL couldn’t contain their excitement.
To win the award, the sophomore signal-caller defeated three other finalists: Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud.
Shortly after accepting the trophy at the Lincoln Center in New York City, New York Jets defenders C.J. Mosley and Quinnen Williams congratulated their fellow Crimson Tide brethren.
What a ground breaking accomplishment brother, congrats! #BRYCEYOUNG #HeismanTrophy #rolltide
— CJ Mosley (@TreyDeuce32RTR) December 12, 2021
Congratulations @_bryce_young 🐐🐐 #RTR #Rolltide https://t.co/0jaeDJ5U9P
— Quinnen Williams (@QuinnenWilliams) December 12, 2021
Mosley remains a vital presence for Alabama football.
From 2010-to-2013, he appeared in 51 games, including two National Championships in 2011 and 2012. As a senior, Mosley won the Dick Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker, as well as SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Williams is also a huge ‘Bama fan in his post-college football life.
He spent three years in Alabama from 2016-to-2018, redshirting in 2016. Williams won the National Championship as a redshirt freshman, but he really burst onto the scene in 2018.
Helping his team to another National Championship appearance, Williams finished top five in sacks and tackles for loss in the SEC, helping him take home the John Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman and stand out further in the NFL draft.
Both Mosley and Williams had illustrious careers at the University of Alabama, but neither man could capture the Heisman Trophy—as few defenders historically have. Nonetheless, for the second straight year and fourth time since 2009, a member of the Crimson Tide has taken home college football’s most prestigious individual honor.
Following in the footsteps of Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry, and Devonta Smith, Bryce Young was named college football’s best on Dec. 12, 2021.
In his first year as the team’s starter, Young led the Tide to yet another College Football Playoff appearance by throwing for 4,322 yards and 43 touchdowns to only four interceptions.
When No. 1 ranked Alabama takes on number four ranked Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Eve, one thing for certain is that Crimson Tide superfans C.J. Mosley and Quinnen Williams will be watching.