During the Ray Perkins era of the 1980s, Alabama’s opponents struggled to deal with the enormously gifted linebacker Cornelius Bennett, one of the greatest to ever play the position. Teammate Wayne Davis was sometimes overlooked, but he was a ferocious tackler who twice won second team All-SEC honors. Davis, a native of Gordo, Ala., led the Aloha Bowl-bound Crimson Tide with 125 tackles in 1985, including a school-record-tying 24 stops in Alabama’s 23-10 victory over Texas A&M. He finished with a school-best 327 career tackles.
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