Wes Neighbors’ ties to Alabama football run deep. His late father, Billy, was an All-America tackle on Paul “Bear“ Bryant’s first national championship team in 1961 and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. His uncle, Sidney, played for the Crimson Tide in the late ’50s. So, long before Wes became good enough to attract college recruiters to his house in Huntsville, there was never much of a doubt where he would go if given the chance. A generation after Billy arrived in Tuscaloosa as part of Bryant’s first recruiting class, Wes was signed by the Bear on what would turn out to be…(more)
Defense is a group activity, achieving full power only when eleven men think and act as one.
Snap after snap, each defender goes about his businessóreading, chasing, colliding, tacklingónot knowing how or when a game-altering play will happen.
Some big plays jump out of the history books, forever bathed in significance or venerated as amazing feats of athletic skill.
What Alabama fan could ever forget Cornelius Bennett’s most legendary sack? It doesn’t just exist in Youtube replays. It lives on in the vivid memories of all who saw it live, forever enshrined in the inevitable retelling.(more)
In the history of Alabama football, very few brothers have contributed more to the Crimson Tide’s success than the kicking Davises.
“The Davises,“ remarked former Bama quarterback Gary Rutledge, “are legends.“
Four decades later, the 1973 Crimson Tide still holds a long list of school records for offensive output, and Bill Davis’ name still ranks among…(more)