College Sports The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time  

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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
1,389 378
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

2
1,540 405
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

3
1,662 630
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

4
888 384
Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

5
972 378
Mark Ingram, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

6
878 304
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

7
1,015 297
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

8
966 333
Derrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
jacobvanzandt added Running back

9
783 236
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Tight end

10
800 166
Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jimmy Ray Thomason added Quarterback

11
815 274
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

12
612 221
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

13
525 144
C.J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Seth Henks added Linebacker

14
603 238
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Guard

15
479 218
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver

16
664 402
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

17
424 222
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

18
584 379
Trent Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

19
355 51
Minkah Fitzpatick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
MateoArrizabalaga added Minkah Fitzpatick Defensive back

20
653 458
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

21
376 60
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jackson_tilzer added Safety

22
394 232
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

23
264 33
Calvin Ridley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Calvin Ridley Wide Reciever

Calvin Ridley is an american football wide receiver in the NFL. He plays for the Atlanta Falcons

24
354 186
Courtney Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Linebacker

25
418 184
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker, Center