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Who was the meanest or most intense player who ever played for Bama?
This post was edited by flame 2 years ago
IF IT FEELS GOOD,YOU AIN'T DOING IT RIGHT!
Darwin Holt broke a dude's jaw and ended the GT series forever.
+ 1 on Darwin Holt. He didn't even like his mother!
Lane Bearden should at least get an honorable mention. Can still see him hobbling down the field trying to tackle someone and usually getting in a shoving match. Pretty bad a$$ for a punter with a gimpy leg.
I thought Furman Bisher ended it.
Lee Roy Jordan by far. Also the toughest guy on campus. Loved to hit, loved to fight, loved to play football the way it was meant to be played, PHYSICALLY!!
How about Will Lowery?
We had several nuts on campus in the '70s but the ones I kept my eyes peeled on were Leroy Cook, Robin Cary and my pal Dewey Mitchell.
I agree Lee Roy Jordan. If they stayed in bounds he would get'em, Barry Krauss wasn't bad either
This post was edited by TwinTider 2 years ago
DT and Biscuit were not to bad either.
don't know about 'mean-ness"...but I would think Rolo would be up there in 'intensity'
There was an offensive lineman in the late 80's .......Bill Condon....from Mobile.
Derrick Pope (who was a great guy off the field) was a mean SOB! The first practice he ever participated in, the teams were in helmets and doing a drill with the RB's. The LB's were doing a punch and rip on the RB and then hitting a tackling dummy. Ken Darby stepped up to block Pope, and Derrick closed fist punched Darby in the helmet and knocked him to the ground. Darby got up shaky and had to sit out a couple series. It was incredible!
ha! great story!
Thomas Darrah no doubt
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John Hannah.. he liked hurting folks. Steve Whitman was another one.
This post was edited by dp1253 2 years ago
Darwin Holt without question. If you guys lived back in the 60s and followed Bama football from then till now you would know. He was so mean and tough that CPB wouldn't let him practice in order to keep the other players from getting hurt.
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Found an interesting article about this incident, albeit one sided. Holt was a pretty crazy dude.
Modern day: either Rolo or Mark Barron.
Lee Roy Jordan. I love watching old games that he played in. Great linebacker and a hell of a guard as well.
Got to be Sammy Gellerstedt. When he arrived on campus Mike Hall was cock-of-the-walk. At an early practice they got into it and Gellerstedt whipped Hall's butt. Started as a sophomore at nose guard in 1968 and made All-America. Official program size - 5'8", 196 lb. Only played the one year at Bama due to disagreement with Coach Bryant.
Mark Barron should get some consideration IMO.
Read your own question here. Your names are not fitting the bill. Will? DT and Biscuit were great, not all that mean though. Im going with Leroy Jordan. My uncle was an all american at Bama and told me stories about him. Lots of stories..He should win this debate by a landslide.
Mark Anderson was pretty damn mean and intense when he played here too. Also, anyone remember Rolando McLain?
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