As we countdown the days to Alabama's season opener against Middle Tennessee State, which is 84 days away, we highlight an Alabama legend who wore the number corresponding with each day.

Today we recognize former Alabama tight end Hale Hentges.

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Hentges, a top-200 recruit from Jefferson City, Mo., arrived in T-Town in 2015, where he appeared in every game for the Tide—only hauling in one pass for five yards.

Hentges played in every game again in 2016, primarily seeing action as an extra blocker. The 6-5 tight end recorded three receptions for ten yards.

During his junior and senior campaigns, Hentges stepped into a more significant role in the passing game, racking up 12 catches for 124 yards and six touchdowns.

Hentges went undrafted in 2019 but was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts waived Hentges in October 2019.

Hentges bounced between teams, appearing on the active roster or practice squad for three separate teams. Hentges also spent a second stint with the Colts in 2020.

Hentges retired in 2021, finishing his career with eight receptions, 103 yards, and one touchdown.

Hentges is currently married to former Alabama volleyball player Shannon Mikesky.

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