Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 6, 2021

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Did you notice?

  • Alabama football's Mac Jones and Alabama softball's Kaylee Tow won the 2021 Paul W. Bryant Scholar-Athlete Award, which honors the Crimson Tide's top male and female student-athlete.
  • Yep, that's pretty good.
  • Washington defensive back Landon Collins is rehabbing quite nicely from his torn Achilles that was injured six months ago.
  • Freshman sprinter Mason Phillips signing with Alabama track and field:
  • From the looks of it, Nick Saban enjoyed his round of golf at the Regions Tradition Pro-Am with Ernie Els:

Countdown to the Crimson Tide's 2021 opener

121 days

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 6, 1958: Don McNeal was born in Atmore, Ala. He was an All-American defensive back on the 1979 national championship team, who ended up playing in two Super Bowls with the Miami Dolphins.

May 6, 1963: After the multi-million dollar lawsuits by coaches Paul W. “Bear” Bryant and Wally Butts, Curtis Publishing, which owned The Saturday Evening Post, released figures it lost $19 million that year.

Crimson Tide quote of the day

May 6: “He was the kind of player Coach Bryant loved because he was first class,” — Jeremiah Castille on Don McNeal

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