The University of Alabama runs one of the most respected football programs in all of college football. Many great players at every position have entered the NFL out of Alabama. Here are some facts related to the players that the Crimson Tide has sent into the NFL.
-Two players are tied for most NFL Pro Bowl appearances by someone from the University of Alabama, both John Hannah and Derrick Thomas played in nine Pro Bowls.
-No former Crimson Tide football player has played in more NFL games than punter Chris Mohr who has appeared in 239 NFL games.
-The University of Alabama football player that has played the most years in the NFL is quarterback Bart Starr who played 16 years for the Green Bay Packers.
-The tallest football player from the University of Alabama to ever be drafted into the NFL was offensive tackle Wesley Britt who stood at 6′ 8″ tall and was drafted in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
-Two different players have been drafted from the Crimson Tide football program with the number one overall pick in the draft. Quarterback Joe Namath was chosen number one overall in the 1965 AFL Draft by the New York Jets and quarterback/halfback Harry Gilmer was drafted number one overall by the Washington Redskins in 1948.
-No former University of Alabama football player has scored more touchdowns in the NFL than Shaun Alexander who racked up 112 touchdowns so far in his NFL career.
Alabama shows no sign of slowing down as far as playing great college football and sending great players into the NFL. The University of Alabama football program has truly given its fans something to both cheer about and be proud of.