TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The tradition of sons and grandsons playing for their father’s alma mater is rolling strong at Alabama.
In just this past year’s signing class, two were sons of former players who thrived during the 1980s. Five-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey is the son of Bobby, one of the best running backs in program history. Safety/linebacker Keith Holcombe grew up in Tuscaloosa, a stone’s throw away from the school where his father, Danny, played offensive guard from 1980-82.
On this Father’s Day weekend, we’re taking a look back at some of the most notable father-son combinations to letter at Alabama.
Not all of the duos are included in the gallery. They include:
– FB Alvin “Pig” Davis (1937-38) and his four sons, all of whom were kickers: Tim (1961-63), Steve (1965-67), Bill (1971-73) and Mike (1975)
– HB George S. Salem (1956) and OG George H. Salem (1986)
– T Fred Sington (1928-30) and his two sons, who were also tackles: Fred Jr. (1958-59) and Dave (1956-58).
- HB George “Butch” Wilson (1960-62) and OG George Wilson (1990-92).
Check out the rest by scrolling through the gallery. Let us know in the comments section of any other Alabama father-son duos you might remember.