Earlier today, the Alabama football program announced that former four-star offensive tackle Grant Hill passed away at just 26-years-old.

The Huntsville native played football for the Crimson Tide in 2013-14.

Hill was highly recruited by schools like Georgia, Clemson and Auburn, but ultimately committed to UA in February of 2012.

According to 247 sports, The 6-foot-6 star was one of the best in the nation as he was ranked as the No. 61 prospect and No. 2 offensive guard.

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Hill was special of enough of a player that legendary coach Nick Saban spoke about him to ESPN back in 2013.

"You couldn't ask for a guy who has better intangibles," Saban told ESPN. "When you have great intangibles, that's what helps you sort of accomplish whatever your goals are, whatever your vision is for what you want to do".

Hill also made others feel special off the field. Hill worked with autistic children or children with other related disorders as an intern at Madison Behavior Therapy.

Grant Hill will always be remembered for his leadership and selflessness at the University of Alabama and beyond.

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