“Gravedigger” will last for eternity.
With a program with as rich a history as the Alabama Football program, there are plays that are incredibly memorable and get replayed for decades after the events. Whether it’s George Teague stripping Lamar Thomas, or Kenyan Drake’s kick return touchdown, 2nd and 26, Terrence Cody’s “rocky block” or any other play from a memorable season. The 4th and 31 “Gravedigger” Play call however will likely be the play that will live on forever.
As the Auburn Football team was celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Kick Six and showed constant replays of the Kick Six and the prayer at Jordan-Hare a new historic moment was born, and it finally went the way of the Crimson Tide. While Bryce Young’s touchdown to Ja’Corey Brooks was incredible and led to a Heisman and a national championship appearance the stakes on 4th and 31 were much higher.
The miracle coming back from the dead nature of the conversion may be a rallying cry and a moment that truly changes the tide of this Alabama season. We often hear about teams that need to be battle-tested and what better example than getting out of a hole as bad as the Alabama Football team put themselves in? Was this a game Alabama Football will be happy with? No. Will we say they played a great game? No. Will this game go down in history? Absolutely.