73 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
One day closer, I'll take it.
Yesterday we highlighted a big time SEC offensive lineman but today for day 73 on the countdown, we’re looking at one of the SEC’s, actually one of the nations greatest offensive lineman ever.
John Hannah is a Mount Rushmore member at the offensive line position in both college and the NFL. He played the game of football with so much anger and tenacity. In his playing days Hannah was known for paving running lanes for backs and burying any defender that lined up across him.
In addition to being a ferocious lineman for the Crimson Tide of Alabama, Hannah was a freak athlete. He was the 1967 National Prep Champion in wrestling and continued his wrestling career with Alabama. Along with wrestling and football, Hannah was on the Crimson Tide track team as a thrower.
His coach in Tuscaloosa was the legend Bear Bryant who coached many tremendous athletes but he claimed the Hannah was the greatest lineman he ever coached. That’s unreal praise from a God in the coaching world. At Alabama, Hannah was a two time All American in 1971 and 1972. He’s a member of the 1999 College Football Hall of Fame.
Tomorrow continues the trend of not just offensive linemen but of dominant ones, a guy who played in the BIG 10.