Counting Down The Top 25 Players in Alabama Football History

25. Johnny Musso

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Before the names of Henry, Alexander, Ingram Jr., Richardson, Humphrey, and Lacy, there was Musso. The 5’11”, 201-pound back starred for the Crimson Tide out of the Wishbone formation. As a senior, Musso accrued 16 touchdowns. He also led the SEC in rushing for two straight seasons (1970-71). As a senior, he became an All-American — as well as the recipient of the SEC Player of the Year Award.

Musso ran much bigger than his size indicated. He routinely bounced off defenders once the initial contact was made. By the time he left Alabama, Musso was the school’s all-time rushing leader (though now he ranks sixth in this category). He was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

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