Whether most college fans – including those up in South Bend, Indiana – want to admit it or not, the University of Alabama football team is on the same level as the New York Yankees, Duke Blue Devils, and or Los Angeles Lakers: a sports team that virtually everyone hates, mostly because they envy their rich history of previous and current successes. The Crimson Tide have the second-most football National Championships of any college football program in the nation (outside of the Ivy League).
But whether those student athletes played for the great Paul “Bear” Bryant, Gene Stallings, or current head coach Nick Saban, not all of them enjoyed the same success in the National Football League as they did in college. In fact, you could say that many of them might have peaked in college, with everything going downhill after they left Tuscaloosa.
To that end, here’s a list of 20 of the Crimson Tide’s best football players, who became “busts” in the NFL. Of course, Alabama has had plenty of successes as well, so we wanted to ensure we included six guys who were just as big stars at the pro level as well.