Looking towards the 2022-23 season, hopefully "Kool-Aid," "The Terminator," and "Hitman Hellams" can all writ their name in Crimson flame... fight on men! The University of Alabama has many legendary players with legendary nicknames, but no nickname can surpass the Crimson Tide.
Wilbur Jackson will be honored alongside John Mitchell at Saturday's A-Day game. The pair broke the color barrier of Alabama football over 50 years ago as the first two African American athletes in program history.
Mitchell will be honored at the 2022 A-Day football game along with Wilbur Jackson as the first two African American football players in Crimson Tide program history. Mitchell won two SEC Championships as a player for the Tide and won a national championship as an assistant coach at Alabama as well. He currently serves as Pittsburgh Steelers assistant head coach.