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This list ranks the best Alabama Crimson Tide players of all time. Football is a way of life in Alabama. The state is home to two of the most famous schools in NCAA history: Auburn and Alabama. The latter is one of the most recognized programs in the sport and recently has dominated college football behind some of the best players in school history. The football program started in 1892 and has established itself as one of the most iconic names in sports. Alabama has won 15 national championships and those teams featured some of the best players in Crimson Tide history. Many of Alabama's greatest players went onto achieve success in the NFL, including future Pro Football Hall of Famers like John Hannah, Ozzie Newsome and Derrick Thomas. Surprisingly, with the school's rich history of having a roster full of outstanding players, curiously has only one Heisman Trophy in its cabinet. In 2009, Mark Ingram barely nudged past Stanford running back Toby Gerhart to take the trophy back to Tuscaloosa. 

In recent years, a good number of Alabama players have gone on to play in the NFL. Under the stewardship of Nick Saban, Alabama is going through its greatest stretch since the legendary Bear Bryant was at the helm. Needless to say, you won't find too many Alabama fans who are disappointed in the school's recent past.

This is the list of the best Bama Crimson Tide players of all time. If you notice someone is missing from the list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think is the greatest Alabama football player ever.
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1
580 166
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Julio Jones Wide receiver

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2
522 127
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Joe Namath Quarterback

3
486 132
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Derrick Thomas Linebacker

4
289 70
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

5
312 120
Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Shaun Alexander Running back

6
324 104
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Ken Stabler Quarterback

7
285 84
Derrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
jacobvanzandt added Derrick Henry

8
347 105
Mark Ingram, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Mark Ingram, Jr. Wide receiver

9
288 90
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Ozzie Newsome Tight end

10
311 80
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Dont'a Hightower Linebacker

11
200 29
Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jimmy Ray Thomason added Bart Starr Quarterback

12
241 72
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

13
271 73
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
John Hannah Guard

14
315 128
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Eddie Lacy Running back

15
213 70
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Don Hutson End, Safety, Wide receiver

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16
118 15
C.J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Seth Henks added C.J. Mosley

17
258 118
Trent Richardson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Trent Richardson Running back

18
183 71
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle

19
277 142
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
AJ McCarron Quarterback

20
172 67
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Rolando McClain Linebacker

21
182 61
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

22
167 62
Courtney Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Courtney Upshaw Outside Linebacker, Linebacker

23
143 49
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
DeMeco Ryans Linebacker

24
116 62
David Palmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
David Palmer Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

25
125 54
Dre Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Dre Kirkpatrick Cornerback, Defensive back

26
116 50
Dwight Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

27
134 64
Bobby Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Bobby Humphrey Running back

28
135 59
Mark Barron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Mark Barron Safety

29
112 52
Javier Arenas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Javier Arenas Cornerback, Return specialist, Defensive back

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30
117 59
Chris Samuels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Chris Samuels Tackle

31
118 62
D.J. Fluker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

32
82 39
Barrett Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
bamafett added Barrett Jones Guard

33
113 56
Johnny Musso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Johnny Musso Running back

34
88 45
Billy Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Billy Neighbors Offensive Lineman, Guard

35
80 39
Woodrow Lowe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Woodrow Lowe Linebacker

36
116 63
Terrence Cody is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Terrence Cody Nose tackle

37
77 39
Barry Krauss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Barry Krauss Linebacker

38
98 52
Antonio Langham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Antonio Langham Cornerback

39
89 53
Chance Warmack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

40
84 56
Eric Curry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Eric Curry Defensive end

41
72 45
John Copeland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
John Copeland Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

42
74 42
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Marty Lyons Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

43
73 49
E.J. Junior is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
E.J. Junior Linebacker

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44
67 40
Pat Trammell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

45
74 44
Jeremiah Castille is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jeremiah Castille Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

46
78 44
Andre Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Andre Smith Tackle

47
84 59
Greg McElroy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Greg McElroy Quarterback

48
65 49
Keith McCants is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Keith McCants Defensive end, Linebacker

49
71 62
Jay Barker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

50
70 49
Harry Gilmer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Harry Gilmer Halfback, Quarterback, Defensive back