Alabama football is arguably the preeminent college football program, a team more synonymous with the sport than any of its peers across the region and country.
The Crimson Tide has 18 claimed national championships, the most of any FBS program, and 965 all-time wins, the second-most in FBS history (behind only Michigan). The two FBS coaches who have won more than five national championships? Both of them, Nick Saban and Bear Bryant, coached at Alabama, combining for 12 titles over their respective tenures in Tuscaloosa (Saban’s first title came at LSU in 2003).
Alabama’s on-field achievements can also be seen in what its players managed to accomplish after their time with the Tide was over.
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The Tide has eight former players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame — John Hannah, Don Hutson, Joe Namath, Ozzie Newsome, Ken Stabler, Bart Starr, Dwight Stephenson and Derrick Thomas — the most of any SEC program and tied for the seventh-most of any FBS program. The school has produced three NFL MVPs — Starr, Stabler and Shaun Alexander — though Namath, for his part, was the 1968 MVP of the American Football League.
But as the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs prepare to square off in the 2024 Super Bowl on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the biggest, most opulent event in American sports serves as a reminder of one glaring void on Alabama’s NFL resume.
Has an Alabama player ever scored in the Super Bowl?
As difficult as it is to believe, an Alabama player has never scored a point in the Super Bowl. With no former Tide players on the 49ers or Chiefs active rosters, it’s a streak that will continue for a 58th consecutive year.
Alabama, of course, has had an impact on the biggest game on the American…
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Author : The Tuscaloosa News
Publish date : 2024-02-11 12:03:02
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