List of Alabama Crimson Tide players in the College Football Hall of Fame

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The Alabama Crimson Tide college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and represents the University of Alabama in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The College Football Hall of Fame was established in 1951 to honor the careers of selected student-athletes who have competed in college football as either a player or coach.[1] Since its inaugural class that year, Alabama has had 23 persons elected to the Hall of Fame as either a player or coach of the Crimson Tide.[2]

The first Alabama inductees into the Hall of Fame were Don Hutson and Frank Thomas as part of the inaugural class in 1951.[3] The most recent inductee was Derrick Thomas as part of the 2014 class.[4]

Selections[edit]

A man with glasses speaks into a microphone wearing a red jacket.
John Hannah who played for the Crimson Tide from 1970 to 1972 was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
List of players in the College Football Hall of Fame showing the player, position, years at Alabama, year inducted and references[A 1]
Player name Position Years at Alabama Year inducted References
Bennett, CorneliusCornelius Bennett Linebacker 19831986 2005 [6][7]
Brown, Johnny MackJohnny Mack Brown Halfback 19231925 1957 [8][9]
Bryant, Paul "Bear"Paul "Bear" Bryant Head coach 19581982 1986 [10][11]
Cain, JohnnyJohnny Cain Quarterback
Fullback
19301932 1973 [12][13]
Gilmer, HarryHarry Gilmer Halfback 19441947 1993 [14][15]
Hannah, JohnJohn Hannah Guard 19701972 1999 [16][17]
Howell, DixieDixie Howell Halfback 19321934 1970 [18][19]
Hubert, Allison "Pooley"Allison "Pooley" Hubert Fullback 19221925 1964 [20][21]
Hutson, DonDon Hutson End 19321934 1951 [3][19]
Jordan, Lee RoyLee Roy Jordan Linebacker 19601962 1983 [22][23]
Lowe, WoodrowWoodrow Lowe Linebacker 19721975 2009 [24][25]
Lyons, MartyMarty Lyons Defensive tackle 19751978 2011 [26][27]
Mancha, VaughnVaughn Mancha Center 19441947 1990 [28][29]
Musso, JohnnyJohnny Musso Halfback 19691971 2000 [30][31]
Neighbors, BillyBilly Neighbors Tackle 19591961 2003 [32][33]
Newsome, OzzieOzzie Newsome Wide receiver 19741977 1994 [34][35]
Sington, FredFred Sington Tackle 19281930 1955 [36][37]
Smith, RileyRiley Smith Quarterback 19341935 1985 [38][39]
Stallings, GeneGene Stallings Head coach 19901996 2010 [40][41]
Thomas, DerrickDerrick Thomas Linebacker 19851988 2014 [4]
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas Head coach 19311946 1951 [3][42]
Wade, WallaceWallace Wade Head coach 19231930 1955 [43][44]
Whitmire, DonDon Whitmire Tackle 19411942 1956 [45][46]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although Frank Howard played guard for Alabama from the 1928 to 1930 seasons, he was inducted to the Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments as head coach at Clemson and as a result is not included as part of Alabama's listing.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Football Hall of Fame: Overview". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Walker, Scott (February 18, 2013). "College Football Hall of Fame digs in to new southern home". AL.com. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Don Hutson, Frank Thomas named to grid hall of fame". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). Associated Press. November 5, 1951. p. 2. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Uthman, Daniel (May 22, 2014). "Derrick Thomas heads College Football Hall of Fame class". USAToday.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Frank Howard". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "An 'all right' player: Cornelius Bennett voted into Hall of Fame". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). May 19, 2005. p. C1. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Cornelius Bennett". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Johnny Mack Brown receives top football honor tomorrow". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). October 25, 1957. p. 10. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Johnny Mack Brown". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ "College HoF inducts Bear". The Gadsden Times (Google News Archives). Associated Press. December 10, 1986. p. D1. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Paul "Bear" Bryant". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "John Wayne to get football honor". The Evening News (Google News Archives). Associated Press. December 4, 1973. p. 9B. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Johnny Cain". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hall of Fame". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). January 29, 1993. p. C1. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Harry Gilmer". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  16. ^ "SEC star inducted into Hall of Fame". The Gadsden Times (Google News Archives). Associated Press. December 8, 1999. p. C1. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: John Hannah". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Tide's Dixie Howell joins Hutson in grid fame hall". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). February 18, 1970. p. 22. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Dixie Howell". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Pooley Hubert joins Hall of Fame tonight". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). Associated Press. December 8, 1964. p. 7. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Allison "Pooley" Hubert". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Lee Roy's bound for Hall of Fame". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). October 2, 1983. p. 6B. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Lee Roy Jordan". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  24. ^ Segrest, Doug (May 1, 2009). "Tide's Lowe played on 3 SEC title clubs". The Birmingham News (AL.com). Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Woodrow Lowe". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  26. ^ Gould, Izzy (May 17, 2011). "Marty Lyons to enter College Football Hall of Fame". AL.com. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Marty Lyons". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  28. ^ Cox, Paul (May 15, 1990). "Mancha makes College Football Hall of Fame". The Press-Courier (Google News Archives). p. 15. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Vaughn Mancha". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Musso to join college football's Hall". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). April 26, 2000. p. 5C. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Johnny Musso". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  32. ^ Della Costa, Anna Maria (March 25, 2003). "Former UA lineman voted into Hall of Fame". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Billy Neighbors". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Former Bama star to join Hall of Fame". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). January 18, 1994. p. 1B. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Ozzie Newsome". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  36. ^ Smith, Stroube (October 23, 1955). "Sington honor highlights halftime". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). p. 1. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Fred Sington". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Hall Of Fame inducts 12". The Evening Independent (Google News Archives). December 4, 1985. p. 6C. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Riley Smith". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Aggies Gene Stallings, Ray Childress join College Football Hall of Fame". The Dallas Morning News (DallasNews.com). July 16, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  41. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Gene Stallings". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  42. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Frank Thomas". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Hall of fame honors coach Wallace Wade". The Dispatch (Google News Archives). Associated Press. November 14, 1955. p. 13. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Wallace Wade". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Former Bama All-American Whitmire second Navy man in hall of fame". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). January 29, 1956. p. 6. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  46. ^ "Hall of Fame inductee detail: Don Whitmire". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2013.