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Former UA players Derrick Henry, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix among this weekend’s graduates

Derrick Henry celebrates a rushing TD versus Michigan State in 2015 Cotton Bowl
Former Alabama RB Derrick Henry (No. 2) celebrates TD run in 2015 Cotton Bowl versus Michigan State: Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

As much as University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and this fan base enjoys winning national championships, it has to be even more exciting to watch these young men march with a college degree.

This weekend, 22 past and present student-athletes for Crimson Tide football will make up more than 100 individuals to graduate inside Coleman Coliseum. 

Of the guys in question, there will be six All-Americans – including Heisman winner Derrick Henry, Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix, Bradley Bozeman, Amari Cooper, Siran Stacy and Sherman Williams. All six were selected into the National Football League, with Bozeman being the latest edition to the Baltimore Ravens in the seventh round. Shaun Dion Hamilton, who is also marching, was taken in the sixth round by the Washington Redskins on last week.  

Henry, Clinton-Dix, Cooper, Bozeman, Hamilton and Williams all were members on national championship teams during their time at Alabama. Despite a season-ending knee injury versus Louisiana State University in 2017, Hamilton was a critical part of helping last year’s squad return to the College Football Playoff title game and earn a 26-23 win over Georgia in Atlanta. 

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 @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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