Football Champs Again!

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To celebrate UA Football’s 15th national championship, we share these scenes of championship football past and the faithful support of Tide fans throughout the years!

January 1926. Running back Johnny Mack Brown takes a break on the sidelines during the Tide’s first trip to the Rose Bowl — and their first win.

Days later, a crowd gathers to welcome the championship team home.

December 1926. The team gathers at the train station to leave for Pasadena, for another Rose Bowl.

Before the Rose Bowl, Dec 1926

The January 1 game versus Stanford was the last Rose Bowl to End in a tie. Coach Wallace Wade’s team was chosen consensus national champions for the second time.

After the Rose Bowl, Jan 1927

Fall 1961. Students gather in Foster auditorium for a pep rally. The Tide went on to take its sixth consensus nation championship — Bear Bryant’s first! — after winning the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.

pep rally

Later that year, Bryant received the National Football Foundation’s MacArthur trophy. Here he is (second from left) meeting President Kennedy (center), along with UA President Frank Rose (left of Kennedy) and quarterback Pat Trammell (fourth from left).

Bear Bryant meets John F. Kennedy

For more on the Tide’s football championships, check out the list at rolltide.com.

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