TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Will Anderson Jr. can muscle past or blow by blockers with regularity. His five older sisters were tougher to dominate.

Alabama’s sophomore All-America linebacker says with a laugh, “they terrorized me every day.” Now, Anderson is terrorizing opposing quarterbacks and running backs.

The Bronko Nagurski Award winner leads the nation with 15 1/2 sacks and 32 1/2 tackles for loss heading into the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s playoff game against No. 4 Cincinnati on Dec. 31.

Anderson is the Tide’s best pass rusher since the late Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.