Alabama Football All-Time Team: The Two Best At Each Position

Sep 26, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fans prior to the game against Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fans prior to the game against Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports /
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TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 04: The Alabama Crimson Tide cheer prior to kickoff against the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Corner Back

Bobby Johns

Bobby Johns was born on May 17, 1946, in Birmingham, Alabama. Johns came to Alabama as a quarterback, the position that he played in high school, but was soon moved to defensive back.

Bobby Johns was an All-SEC selection in 1965, 1966, and 1967. Johns had a Sugar Bowl record 3 interceptions in Alabama’s win over Nebraska in 1966. Johns was a member of Alabama’s 1965 National Championship team.

Johns could have gone to the NFL after being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs but decided to pursue coaching instead.

In 2010 Bobby Johns was voted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Antonio Langham

Antonio Langham was from Town Creek, Alabama and graduated from Hazelwood High School.

Langham played defensive back for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1991 – 1993. He won a plethora of awards while at Alabama including the Jim Thorpe Award, the Jack Tatum Trophy, and All-American honors in 1993.

Langham may best be remembered for his late game pick six in the 1992 SEC Championship Game against the Florida Gators. This play assured Alabama’s berth in the Sugar Bowl to face the Miami Hurricanes. By preventing the Gators from upsetting his Tide in the inaugural SEC Championship Game, Langham inadvertently made the conference championship game viable. The play is the center of the SEC Storied episode “The Play That Changed College Football.”

Langham was also the subject of a scandal in 1993 where he signed a letter to enter the NFL draft but then decided to play for Alabama one more year. As a result, Alabama had to forfeit eight wins from the 1993 season.

Langham’s legacy at Alabama may have been mixed because of the scandal, but there’s no denying that he was an all-time great at cornerback for the Tide.