Wilbur Jackson will be honored alongside John Mitchell at Saturday's A-Day game. The pair broke the color barrier of Alabama football over 50 years ago as the first two African American athletes in program history.
Mitchell will be honored at the 2022 A-Day football game along with Wilbur Jackson as the first two African American football players in Crimson Tide program history. Mitchell won two SEC Championships as a player for the Tide and won a national championship as an assistant coach at Alabama as well. He currently serves as Pittsburgh Steelers assistant head coach.
Not only did “Bear” Bryant instill a legacy of winning and success, but in a time where Alabama was viewed as one of the worst places in America, Coach Bryant transformed the narrative from uneducated farmers to one of hard work, class, and humbleness.
Last night, Nick Saban and the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0, 10-0) secured their 18th national championship in a 52-24 beat down over the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1, 6-0). This title was even bigger than most for Saban- the legendary coach won his seventh overall championship, which allowed him to surpass Alabama coaching great Paul “Bear” Bryant.
Throughout the 100-plus year history between the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs, there have been several memorable games that were nightmare-worthy for Alabama fans. In preparation for 'Bama's matchup against Mississippi State on Halloween, here are some of the scariest moments in the "Battle of Highway 82."