Former Alabama Football Players as Halloween Monsters
Alabama is known for a lot of things such as its thirteen ghosts and their championship football team. The football team might be as scary as the ghosts. The University of Alabama football team has always had monster-sized players with incredible athleticism. With Halloween steadily approaching, a Bama fan can only wonder what team of Alabama "MonStars" would look like.
QB Jalen Hurts
Monster comparison: Freddy Krueger
Jalen Hurts and Freddy Krueger have more things in common: They both may very well be the most famous people in their industries. While Hurts isn't the biggest athlete in the world, he is very strong. He was one of the top power lifters in his home state of Texas while in high school. He might be every girl's dream, but he's every opposing team's nightmare. Similar to the way Krueger shreds his enemies in his movies, Hurts shreds defenses with his arms as well as with his legs.
RB Derrick Henry
Monster comparison: Jason Voorhees
Derrick Henry could probably play a horror film monster once he hangs up his cleats. King Henry is the best running back in the NFL. He is currently first and second in rushing somehow. His 869 rushing yards are the most in the league, but his yards after contact puts him in second only to himself. Henry's deadly stiff-arm sends defenders soaring downfield. It becomes a signature move like how Jason has his signature machete to kill his following movie stars. Derrick Henry grows stronger with each carry just like Jason gets stronger with every blow he takes. They both are virtually impossible to stop.
WR Julio Jones
Monster comparison: Predator
Julio Jones is credited for starting the recent wide receiver renaissance at Alabama. He is also known for making monster catches. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 220lbs., Jones is able to outjump and outstretch defenders for 50-50 balls. He has a similar physique to a predator from the Predator movies. He's tall, fast, and physical like a predator.
OL Evan Neal
Monster comparison: Frankenstein's monster
Standing at 6'7 and over 320lbs, Evan Neal is virtually impossible to move. Just like Frankenstein's monster, his job is to protect his quarterback like the monster protects Frankenstein. Frankenstein's monster is a big, huge monster who is already dead so he is oblivious to pain. Once he has hands on you, it's hard to get away similar to Neal in the run game.
DL Terrance Cody
Monster comparison: Swamp Thing
Terrance "Mt. Cody" Cody is a monster of a man. Standing 6'4 and weighing over 370 lbs., Cody absorbed space along the line of scrimmage so the opposing running backs couldn't get through their gaps similar to how Swamp Thing devoured anything that posed a threat to his swamp in his many adaptations through the years. Cody is most known for his game-saving blocked kick to beat Tennessee in 2011.
LB Derrick Thomas
Monster comparison: Michael Myers
During his playing days at Alabama and the NFL, the late Derrick Thomas was a terror to opposing offenses. He had multiple games in his career with multiple sacks and a now 31-year-old record of the most sacks in a single NFL game with seven sacks. No matter how defenses tried to block him, he was unblockable off the edge similar to Michael Myers. Myers in his movies has shown relentlessness to get who he wants similar to Thomas getting to opposing quarterbacks.
DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
Monster comparison: Alien
Since his days at Alabama, Minkah Fitzpatrick has been a turnover-causing machine. From interceptions to forced fumbles, Fitzpatrick prevents offenses finding from any kind of rhythm. He's a long 6-foot-1 and weighs just over 200lbs. He can either be your best corner or your best safety, he's just that good. With his long, slim build he is able to keep with fastest receivers and tight ends. He uses his speed to chase ball carriers similar to Alien chasing humans to devour them.
Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday where people can dress up as anything other than themselves. Watching these guys play, you would think they weren't humans. They all have made monster plays and will live on in our memories like the monsters from our favorite horror films.