From 1926 to 2011, defense has been a hallmark of the Crimson Tide. The familiar phrase, "defense wins championships" rings true at the Capstone year after year.
With 14 National Championships to its credit, Alabama has clearly spent time developing defenses over the last century.
Out of the ocean of defensive monsters, here are the 20 "high-Tiders" that will tower over the rest for years to come.
**All references to All-Americans signifies First-Team selection