Alabama linebacker Jamey Mosely earns Unsung Hero Award at team banquet

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — He put in countless hours of work as a walk-on, in hopes to create his own name and legacy — despite following his older brother to the University of Alabama.  

Concern, pain and frustration was evident for Alabama football after week one, seeing how no one expected injuries to occur to linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis. Both players did quite a few things last season, setting the stage for an opportunity to be major contributors.  

Instead of complaining or pointing blame at Florida State, the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff located an individual that would end up serving in a critical position.

The second son of Clint Mosley, Sr. and Tracy Mosley, Jamey Mosley comes from a humble, yet determined family. 

His trophy case does not contain a Butkus Award, SEC Defensive Player of the Year award or All-American honors inside it; however, Mosely was instrumental in Alabama’s quest for an undefeated regular season prior to facing Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium two weeks ago. 

While the reason for his lack of field time in the Iron Bowl remains a mystery, Mosley’s focus never went unnoticed by his head coach. From watching his brother, C.J. Mosely, to locking hold of his chance, Nick Saban recognized Jamey in presenting him with the Unsung Hero Award at the program’s annual banquet on Sunday at the Birmingham Sheraton. 

A calm smile and low-key personality, nothing about Mosley seemed quiet in times where he was unleashed onto Bryant-Denny Stadium. He displayed a burst off the edge, to a tune of 12 total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and two quarterback hurries through 12 matchups. 

For an award that signifies hard work and not much recognition, four other players – Ronnie Clark, Josh Jacobs, Dylan Moses and Mack Wilson – earned the honor alongside Mosley. 

He was brought up on responsibilities, respect, academics and perseverance.

All of these qualities made him a star at Theodore (Ala.) High School, and more than delivered him an athletic scholarship for the Crimson Tide.

Mosley carries three SEC championship rings and a College Football Playoff national title ring as reminders of his commitment, but as one that has seen action on the field, obtaining another ring for his efforts would be ideal moving forward. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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