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BamaHoHo

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27 Days Away from Bama Kickoff: Justin Woodall (953thebear.com)
The Tide takes the field in just 27 days, so let's look at the career of former Alabama safety Justin Woodall.

Justin Woodall suited up for the Crimson Tide from 2006-09 and was a ball-hawking safety that starred on Nick Saban's first of many national championship teams.

A native of Oxford, MS, Woodall was actually drafted into the MLB fresh out of high school but was also recruited as a four-star prospect and opted to enroll at the University of Alabama to continue his football career instead.

In his freshman year, Woodall saw time in several games, mostly serving as just a rotational defensive back or on special teams. He finished with six tackles and a pass deflection in 12 appearances

As a sophomore, the former dual-sport athlete saw his playing time take a dip and he did not record any stats on the year, but in 2008, as a junior, he earned a starting role.

Woodall started all 14 of Alabama's games and recorded 47 tackles and four interceptions. The Tide ended the season in disappointment; however, dropping its final two games of the year to Florida and Utah.

Returning for his senior year, Woodall again helped lead a fierce Alabama defense. The safety finished with 45 tackles and three interceptions, and as a unit, the defense held teams to less than 12 points per game.

Alabama, guided by the stout defense, finished 14-0, winning the National Championship and avenging the season prior.

Woodall entered the 2010 NFL Draft but went unselected. Rather than take his chances as an undrafted free agent with a team, the former star pitcher returned to the diamond and, despite having not played in over three years, was drafted into the MLB again.

The Tampa Bay Rays took a chance on the former highly touted pitcher in the 26th round, but Woodall would spend just two seasons in professional baseball as a minor leaguer.

Since the conclusion of his baseball career, the former safety has returned to the gridiron once more and is now working to train young athletes at his All in One Training Academy in Birmingham. He has worked with several Alabama football signees, including recent four and five-stars Malachi Moore and Kool-Aid McKinstry.
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WEARING #27 THIS YEAR RODNEY JOHNSON

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BamaHoHo

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26 Days Away from Bama Kickoff: Bobby and Marlon Humphrey
26 Days Away from Bama Kickoff: Bobby and Marlon Humphrey

Each day counting down to Alabama's Week 1 matchup with Utah State, I will highlight a former player whose jersey number coincides with the number of days until the game. The Tide takes kicks off in just 26 days, so let's take a look at a legendary father/son duo that both suited up for the Crimson Tide, Bobby and Marlon Humphrey.

Bobby Humphrey was a dominant running back for the Crimson Tide from 1985-88, and his son, Marlon, was an extremely skilled corner that played from 2014-16. Though the two players suited up in totally different eras, both were equally as dominant in their time with Alabama.


Bobby was born in Birmingham, AL in 1966 and played football from an early age. He spent many Saturdays' working the concession stands at Legion Field when the Tide would come to town and dreamed of one day suiting up for his favorite team.

His dreams were realized after putting together an incredible four years at Glenn High School. The 6-foot, 190 lb. running back compiled a whopping 7,000 yards in his time as a member of the Hawks and earned a scholarship to play for the Bear Bryant led Crimson Tide.

After splitting time in his freshman season, Humphrey broke out as a sophomore, leading the team in rushing with over 1,400 yards. He took over as the full-time starter in his junior year, 1987, and cemented his place above Johnny Musso as the then-all-time leader in rushing yards. While he returned for a senior season, the Birmingham native suffered a broken left foot that ended the year just three games in.

He was drafted in the 1989 Supplemental Draft and spent time with Broncos, Dolphins and Bills, compiling 2,857 yards, 15 touchdowns and a Pro Bowl nod across his four-year career.

Humphrey's son, Marlon, born in 1996, took a very similar path to that of his father, albeit with some key differences along the way.

Rated as the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama his senior year at Hoover High School, Marlon was a dynamic cornerback that also excelled on the track. He was a three-time All-American on the gridiron and won a silver medal for 110m hurdles in 2013, falling just shy of the youth world record, which was set by the gold medal winner.

After redshirting in his freshman season, Humphrey took over as a starter in 2015 and put together an incredible year. He started all 15 games and finished with 45 tackles, three interceptions and eight pass deflections, earning Freshman All-SEC honors for his play. The Tide went 14-1, dropping a regular season matchup to Ole Miss, but winning the national title over Clemson.

As a sophomore, Marlon continued to dominate opposing wideouts and clog throwing lanes, finishing the year as a First Team All-American. He entered the 2017 NFL Draft, and despite just two seasons as a starter at Alabama, was selected 16th overall to the Baltimore Ravens.

Humphrey has spent five seasons in Baltimore and is currently one of the NFL's top cornerbacks. He earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2019 and followed it up in 2020 with another. While still early in his career, Humphrey is already looking to be one of the top players at his position in the young franchise's history.
WEARING # 26 THIS YEAR JAMARION MILLER

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Ledsteplin

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26 Days Away from Bama Kickoff: Bobby and Marlon Humphrey
26 Days Away from Bama Kickoff: Bobby and Marlon Humphrey

Each day counting down to Alabama's Week 1 matchup with Utah State, I will highlight a former player whose jersey number coincides with the number of days until the game. The Tide takes kicks off in just 26 days, so let's take a look at a legendary father/son duo that both suited up for the Crimson Tide, Bobby and Marlon Humphrey.

Bobby Humphrey was a dominant running back for the Crimson Tide from 1985-88, and his son, Marlon, was an extremely skilled corner that played from 2014-16. Though the two players suited up in totally different eras, both were equally as dominant in their time with Alabama.


Bobby was born in Birmingham, AL in 1966 and played football from an early age. He spent many Saturdays' working the concession stands at Legion Field when the Tide would come to town and dreamed of one day suiting up for his favorite team.

His dreams were realized after putting together an incredible four years at Glenn High School. The 6-foot, 190 lb. running back compiled a whopping 7,000 yards in his time as a member of the Hawks and earned a scholarship to play for the Bear Bryant led Crimson Tide.

After splitting time in his freshman season, Humphrey broke out as a sophomore, leading the team in rushing with over 1,400 yards. He took over as the full-time starter in his junior year, 1987, and cemented his place above Johnny Musso as the then-all-time leader in rushing yards. While he returned for a senior season, the Birmingham native suffered a broken left foot that ended the year just three games in.

He was drafted in the 1989 Supplemental Draft and spent time with Broncos, Dolphins and Bills, compiling 2,857 yards, 15 touchdowns and a Pro Bowl nod across his four-year career.

Humphrey's son, Marlon, born in 1996, took a very similar path to that of his father, albeit with some key differences along the way.

Rated as the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama his senior year at Hoover High School, Marlon was a dynamic cornerback that also excelled on the track. He was a three-time All-American on the gridiron and won a silver medal for 110m hurdles in 2013, falling just shy of the youth world record, which was set by the gold medal winner.

After redshirting in his freshman season, Humphrey took over as a starter in 2015 and put together an incredible year. He started all 15 games and finished with 45 tackles, three interceptions and eight pass deflections, earning Freshman All-SEC honors for his play. The Tide went 14-1, dropping a regular season matchup to Ole Miss, but winning the national title over Clemson.

As a sophomore, Marlon continued to dominate opposing wideouts and clog throwing lanes, finishing the year as a First Team All-American. He entered the 2017 NFL Draft, and despite just two seasons as a starter at Alabama, was selected 16th overall to the Baltimore Ravens.

Humphrey has spent five seasons in Baltimore and is currently one of the NFL's top cornerbacks. He earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2019 and followed it up in 2020 with another. While still early in his career, Humphrey is already looking to be one of the top players at his position in the young franchise's history.
WEARING # 26 THIS YEAR JAMARION MILLER

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  • POSITION RB
  • HEIGHT 5-10
  • WEIGHT 201
  • CLASS Freshman
  • HOMETOWN Tyler, Texas
  • HIGH SCHOOL Tyler Legacy
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