No Alabama back ever ran harder or played with more pride than Johnny Musso. A native of Birmingham, Musso was a three-year starter for Paul “Bear“ Bryant’s Crimson Tide, earning All-America honors in both 1970 and ’71, while becoming the first—and second—1,000-yard rusher in school history. He was also a two-time Academic All-American. In his Alabama career, Musso rushed for 2,741 yards and scored 38 touchdowns, including a memorable 221-yard performance against Auburn in 1970. Beyond the stats, Musso was a leader on the field who co-captained the 1971 Crimson Tide, which rebounded from consecutive five-loss seasons to launch the most successful decade in SEC history. When Bryant made the gutsy decision to “sink or swim” with the wishbone, Musso proved to be his most potent…(more)
The Alabama-Auburn rivalry lives as much in the memory of the fans as it does in the forceful collision of the here and now.
Some pivotal plays will endure as long as the memories, and indeed, many electric moments have been passed down from one generation to the next, creating a shared history that burrows deep into the culture.
How could we ever forget The Run in the Mud or The Kick?
Join us as we spotlight Eight Iron Bowl Moments Every Bama Fan Should Cherish…(more)
In the history of Alabama football, very few brothers have contributed more to the Crimson Tide’s success than the kicking Davises.
“The Davises,“ remarked former Bama quarterback Gary Rutledge, “are legends.“
Four decades later, the 1973 Crimson Tide still holds a long list of school records for offensive output, and Bill Davis’ name still ranks among…(more)