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    Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Bama Hammer is doing a March Madness style tournament to find out who the best player in Alabama history is. I've gotta be honest, there are some players I'd never heard of including guys like Robert Stewart, Arvin Richard, and David Bailey. But that's the nature of the way the brackets are laid out because they took the top 8 at each position.

    The first matchup is John Hannah vs. Robert Stewart which seems like a no brainer. Should be pretty fun when it gets down to the Sweet 16 and beyond.
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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    I would say either Don Hutson or Derrick Thomas.

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Impossible task, but I'll throw Leroy Jordan out there.
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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Incredibly hard. Ingram won the Heisman which would have to put him way up there. Namath was great and probably our biggest name ever but really did more in the pros than in college. With that being said #10 at QB right now will go down as the greatest in a few short years.

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    John Hannah?

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Dwight Stephenson would have to be on the list, based on CPB's assessment of him.
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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Any time something like this comes up I always answer Don Hutson. He is undoubtedly the greatest player to don the crimson and white, no pun intended. He changed the way football is played, a man far before his time, and far behind the defense.

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    As CrimsonSEC stated..That's nearly an impossible question to answer..Some of the greatest players the game has ever seen walked on our sideline..Even though he's a Senior this year..As the years pass by..What Barrett Jones did at Bama will only become more amazing & will be nearly impossible to duplicate(I don't think it will be done again)..

    To become an All American at 3 different positions is unheard of..That feat puts him on the "Legend" level & status right now..He get my vote in this thread..50 yrs from now folks will look back with amazement as they talk about Barrett..And we had the pleasure to witness it as it happened..

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Quote Originally Posted by ccc2259 View Post
    Dwight Stephenson would have to be on the list, based on CPB's assessment of him.
    Forgive me for bringing up Don Shula's name but I have always been a Dolphins fan. Don Shula once called Dwight Stephenson the best football player he ever had the opportunity to coach. That is saying alot.

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    It is tough enough to narrow it down enough to even create a bracket, much less seed it. That said, Robert Stewart was a fun player to watch, he hasn't got a chance against John Hannah.

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Robert Stewart was one of my favorites. Fireplug, but no chance against Hannah - one of the best ever.

    My vote for GOAT would be Derrick Thomas. Never seen one better personally.

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    Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

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    Re: Who's the Single Greatest Player in Alabama History?

    Quote Originally Posted by ccc2259 View Post
    Dwight Stephenson would have to be on the list, based on CPB's assessment of him.
    He is. He's the 5th seeded OL.
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