Van Tiffin was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on September 6, 1965, and served as the primary Place-kicker for Alabama football from 1983-1986. Tiffin was a high school All-American in 1983 and played for the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.
Tiffin holds the record for the longest field goal in Alabama Crimson Tide history with a 57 yarder against Texas A&M in 1985. Tiffin is probably best known for “The Kick,” a 52-yard field goal as time expired to take a lead over Auburn and give the Tide a victory in the 1985 Iron Bowl.
His son Leigh Tiffin continued Van Tiffin’s legacy at Alabama.
Leigh Tiffin was a walk-on kicker at Alabama and is the son of legendary Alabama kicker Van Tiffin. Tiffin walked on at Alabama in 2006 but wasn’t a starter until 2007. Tiffin would kick for the Tide in two SEC Championship Games and one BCS National Championship Game.
Tiffin kicked his career-long 54-yard field goal against Clemson in the 2008 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Leigh Tiffin was the second Alabama football player to make two 50+ yard field goals in a season, the other being his father Van Tiffin.
You just can’t talk about Alabama football kickers and not talk about the Tiffin family.