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
1,585 604
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,455 383
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

3
1,329 361
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

4
851 362
Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

5
923 357
Mark Ingram, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

6
839 280
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

7
911 314
Derrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
jacobvanzandt added Running back

8
953 288
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

9
752 218
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Tight end

10
752 149
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
772 257
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

12
588 200
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

13
485 135
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
579 228
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Guard

15
457 206
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
406 208
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

17
638 376
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

18
562 354
Trent Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

19
631 429
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

20
383 213
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

21
402 173
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker, Center

22
344 174
Courtney Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Linebacker

23
257 175
David Palmer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

24
335 55
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jackson_tilzer added Safety

25
312 49
Minkah Fitzpatick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
MateoArrizabalaga added Minkah Fitzpatick Defensive back

26
283 157
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

27
222 26
Calvin Ridley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Calvin Ridley Wide Reciever

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28
291 159
Bobby Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

29
315 176
Dre Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

30
231 139
Antonio Langham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

31
217 40
Tua Tagovailoa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Tua Tagovailoa Quarterback

32
232 48
Bear Bryant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
dikembe37 added Defensive end

33
234 150
Dwight Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

34
231 149
Chris Samuels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Tackle

35
289 154
Mark Barron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Safety

36
199 133
Barrett Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
bamafett added Guard

37
153 126
John Copeland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

38
155 133
Eric Curry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

39
185 43
Jonathan Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
dikembe37 added Jonathan Allen Defensive end

40
205 144
Javier Arenas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Defensive back

41
208 155
D.J. Fluker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Guard

42
209 125
Johnny Musso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back

43
141 121
E.J. Junior is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

44
151 109
Barry Krauss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

45
192 168
Greg McElroy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

46
214 144
Terrence Cody is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Nose tackle

47
95 45
George Teague is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
dikembe37 added Safety, Defensive back

48
166 133
Chance Warmack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

49
134 153
Jay Barker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

50
145 109
Woodrow Lowe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker