10 Alabama Football receivers that made the Tide WRU

Alabama Football can stake a claim as the best program to develop virtually any position on the field. So who makes the Crimson Tide "Wide Receiver U?"
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10. Isaiah Bond (2022-present)

Perhaps it’s a little premature to have Bond on this list, as he has yet to complete his true sophomore season. However, Isaiah Bond has shown flashes of stardom through his first two years on campus, and has developed into a complete receiver in 2023. Bond also has the 4th & 31 catch in Jordan-Hare Stadium, a trademark moment that will immortalize him in Iron Bowl lore. 

While he still has work to do, Bond’s upward trajectory lands him a spot on the outskirts of this list. Should he help the Tide get a national title next month, and then turn in an All-American caliber junior season in 2024, he could shoot even higher up the list.

9. DJ Hall (2004-2007)

Hall, a holdover from the Mike Shula era, was the first elite receiver Coach Saban had at Alabama. Hall notched 1,005 yards on 67 receptions in 2007, Saban’s first year leading the Tide. It was the second straight 1,000-yard season for Hall, who wrapped up his Alabama Football career with 194 grabs for 2,923 yards and 17 touchdowns. 

8. Calvin Ridley (2015-2017)

Ridley was dominant from the minute he stepped on campus, notching an SEC-leading 89 receptions as a true freshman in 2015. He would put together three seasons of quality production in Tuscaloosa, totaling 224 catches for 2,781 yards and 20 total touchdowns, before departing for the NFL following his junior year.