Alabama Football: Crimson Tide All-Decade Team

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Punter (JK Scott)

The kid never won a Ray Guy Award. As a four-year starter, JK Scott, the greatest punter in Alabama football history, never won the award given to the nation’s best punter.

While most pundits focus on average distance, ultimately the only statistic that matters is whether or not the opposing punt returner was able to do anything with the ball. Heading into Scott’s final season in 2017, he was focused solely on hang time: the amount of time a punt stays in the air for the coverage team to sprint down the field and elicit a fair catch.

Scott achieved this with extreme prejudice. 55 percent of his punts ended in fair catches, while only three were returned. His average punt hung in the air for close to five-and-a-half seconds. Scott’s a legend in Tuscaloosa, which is something rarely afforded to such a thankless role like punter.

Honorable Mention: Cody Mandell

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TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 10: Adam Griffith #99 of the Alabama Crimson Tide kicks a field goal in the first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Kicker (Adam Griffith)

Threw a dart. It landed on Griffith.

Honorable Mention: Jeremy Shelley