Bobby Humphrey Reflects on Marlon Humphrey’s Big Draft Night [Audio]
In recent decades of Alabama football history, a family that has etched their legacy in the crimson and white has been the Humphrey family.
Bobby Humphrey rushed for 3,420 yards in four season as a start running back for Ray Perkins and Bill Curry at Alabama from 1985-1988.
His son Marlon Humphrey arrived in Tuscaloosa almost three decades later played cornerback for the Crimson Tide. He redshirted in 2014 but found his way into the starting rotation in the defensive backfield during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Marlon Humphrey recorded 81 career tackles, 13 pass breakups and five interceptions including an interception return for a touchdown in last season’s opening win against USC.
After entering his name into the 2017 NFL Draft, Humphrey was selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the 16th overall pick in the draft Thursday night.
Marlon’s father Bobby Humphrey stepped “Inside the Locker Room” to reflect on his son’s huge night.
The former star running back discussed a number of topics including whether he had any idea of where Marlon Humphrey would be drafted, how the family helped influence Marlon’s decision to go pro, Nick Saban’s role in developing him into an NFL prospect and the financial challenges that come with making millions of dollars at a young age.
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