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The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite University of Alabama football players. No coaches should be included. Neither should Forrest Gump

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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Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver
2
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
3
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
4
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver
5
Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jimmy Ray Thomason added Quarterback
6
Derrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
jacobvanzandt added Running back
7
Mark Ingram, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver
8
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
9
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
10
Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back
11
Ozzie Newsome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Tight end
12
C.J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Seth Henks added Linebacker
13
Calvin Ridley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Wide Reciever

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

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Minkah Fitzpatick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
MateoArrizabalaga added Minkah Fitzpatick Defensive back
15
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Jackson_tilzer added Safety
16
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
17
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Guard
18
Bear Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
dikembe37 added Defensive end
19
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver
20
Tua Tagovailoa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Tua Tagovailoa Quarterback
21
Jonathan Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
dikembe37 added Defensive end
22
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Running back
23
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle
24
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center
25
Rolando McClain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Linebacker