Gene Stallings Enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

Gene Stallings is already a legend to Alabama Football fans. Now, he'll go down as one of the greatest coaches in college football history.

Stallings was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night in South Bend, Indiana. He coached Alabama for seven years, leading the team to a 70-16-1 record and the 1992 National Championship.

Stallings says his players' character and desire to be the best led to those successful years in Tuscaloosa.

"I looked for the competitor," Stallings said. We talk about height, we talk about speed, we talk about weight, but just give me the competitor, the guy who will compete on every play. Chances are, before that game is over, they're going to find a way to win."

Stallings is the 22nd member of the Alabama family to be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. He joins legendary names like Paul "Bear" Bryant, Woodrow Lowe, Cornelius Bennett and Ozzie Newsome.

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