Alabama Crimson Tide Football History – Alabama Crimson Tide football earned its nickname in the year 1907 at the last football contest between the two schools until 1948 and the game was played in a sea of red mud that painted the Alabama white jerseys crimson.
The father of Alabama football is William G. Little, the one who was born in the year 1873 in Livingston, Sumter County.
Here Are Some Fun Facts about Alabama Crimson Tide Football
What Is the Nickname of the Alabama Football Team?
- A. Inter Real Hustlers
- B. The Crimson Tide
- C. Elephants
- D. Bulldogs
Alabama holds 17 national championships and 28 conference championships. Alabama has been ranked number one in the AP poll 58 times. It had 11 undefeated seasons, a longest winning streak of 28 games between 1978 and 1980.
Alabama won their first national championship in 1925 with a score of 20-19 beating Washington in the Rose Bowl.
In the year 1964, The Alabama Crimson Tide lost to Texas but was still voted the national champions in the Orange Bowl.
The Auburn Tigers are Alabama’s biggest rival in football and in the year 1894 Alabama achieved their very first victory over their rival Auburn.
Derrick Thomas set a record for most sacks in a career at Alabama scoring 52 times and Harry Gilmer ranks as one of the greatest “athletes” to ever play at Alabama.
Alabama Crimson Tide had 27 head coaches in which 4 led the Crimson Tide to their first twelve national championships.
Bear Bryant was the best head coach on the University of Alabama football team, serving 25 years and gathering 6 national championships and 13 conference championships in his period.
University of Alabama Football Facts
The University of Alabama was founded in the year 1831, and in 1892 they played the first football game in school history.
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team represents the University of Alabama in American football.