College Football 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
1,418 400
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

2
1,573 426
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

3
1,706 638
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

4
901 400
Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

5
988 391
Mark Ingram, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

6
1,039 303
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

7
897 313
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

8
990 340
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
803 242
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Tight end

10
829 169
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
831 280
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

12
628 226
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

13
542 149
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
618 243
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Guard

15
490 224
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
435 227
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

17
675 414
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

18
372 54
Minkah Fitzpatick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
MateoArrizabalaga added Minkah Fitzpatick Defensive back

19
395 62
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jackson_tilzer added Safety

20
592 388
Trent Richardson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

21
665 470
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

22
285 37
Calvin Ridley is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
398 238
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

24
360 189
Courtney Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Linebacker

25
431 186
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker, Center