Wilbur Jackson will be honored alongside John Mitchell at Saturday's A-Day game. The pair broke the color barrier of Alabama football over 50 years ago as the first two African American athletes in program history.
Mitchell will be honored at the 2022 A-Day football game along with Wilbur Jackson as the first two African American football players in Crimson Tide program history. Mitchell won two SEC Championships as a player for the Tide and won a national championship as an assistant coach at Alabama as well. He currently serves as Pittsburgh Steelers assistant head coach.
Not only did “Bear” Bryant instill a legacy of winning and success, but in a time where Alabama was viewed as one of the worst places in America, Coach Bryant transformed the narrative from uneducated farmers to one of hard work, class, and humbleness.
Throughout the 100-plus year history between the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs, there have been several memorable games that were nightmare-worthy for Alabama fans. In preparation for 'Bama's matchup against Mississippi State on Halloween, here are some of the scariest moments in the "Battle of Highway 82."
Today, coach Paul "Bear" Bryant would have turned 107-years old. however the legendary Crimson Tide football coach passed away Jan. 26 1983, shortly after he retired from coaching at Alabama. Bryant's career spanned 25 years at The Capstone as leader of the Alabama football team and won at a tremendously high rate. But is he the best coach in Crimson Tide history, of has his legacy been passed by another?