Alabama Football: Tide’s 10 greatest moments of 2020

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Alabama football’s greatest moments of 2020

2. Alabama’s stars returning for their senior years

This was a sign that we were in for a treat this year. Fans were worried about the state of Alabama football with so many stars eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft. However, it seemed like the reports were that almost everyone would return. While some players still decided to leave, it was not the mass exodus that Tide fans feared.

There were plenty of surprises on the list of returnees. The best name at the time was obviously Najee Harris. Najee could have been a first-round pick in 2020, but he decided to come back and break records in Tuscaloosa. DeVonta Smith was also a key player coming back. With the injury to Jaylen Waddle, Smitty’s presence has been vital. He is now the Heisman frontrunner. Alabama also added Alex Leatherwood to the best offensive line we have seen in a long time, and Dylan Moses returning has added experience to a young defense.

1. Nick Saban marching with the team to protest racial injustice

Alabama football’s greatest moment did not take place on the field. Nick Saban marched with the team to Foster Auditorium. This was where George Wallace tried to block Black students from attending the University of Alabama during the 60s.

This moment did a lot of things. It gave the athletes a platform for social justice. It showed Alabama football fans where the team stood on these matters, and it sparked a conversation across the state of Alabama.

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While we will instinctively look at the wins and awards from 2020, this moment cannot be forgotten.