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.