15 Football Players Earn Degrees
Today was supposed to be a special day for the Alabama spring graduating class of 2020. Students who finished their schoolwork were likely looking forward to walking across the stage in Coleman Coliseum in front of family and friends, celebrating their academic journey. Graduation around the country and in Tuscaloosa was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama football team celebrates its 15 graduates virtually this year, and the students will have the option to walk across the stage at the next graduation ceremony.
Offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood and Deonte Brown, tight end Miller Forristall, specialists Thomas Fletcher and Joseph Bulovas, defensive back Daniel Wright, receiver and running back Chad Townsend and linebacker Joe Donald received degrees today. These eight players still have eligibility remaining
The Tide also graduated two former players, Chris Goode and Le'Ron McClain; four walkons Connor Adams, Sean Kelly, John Parker and Loren Ughoeke; and one medical redshirt Nigel Knott.
The 15 players contributed to the 100 student-athletes who received their degrees today. Each student is invited to walk at the next graduation ceremony, be it the summer ceremony currently scheduled for August 1 or the winter ceremony currently scheduled for December 12.