Alabama has a rich history of success and tradition.
Normally, I would write this article based solely on college accomplishments, but that's not how 'Bama works, so why should I?
I worked out a points system to reward players for making it into the record books at the Capstone, the CFB Hall of Fame, the NFL Hall of Fame and for having "Seasons of Distinction" at Alabama. (Multipliers were awarded for number of decades since a player last wore crimson and white.)
When I say the phrase "record book," I'm referring to the Individual Records section of the 2011 Alabama Record Book.
As some of the records are kept as deep as the Top 10, players' names may appear more than once in the same category.
(Just because someone's name appears 60-plus times doesn't mean they have 60-plus No. 1 rankings.)
So, without delay, the 50 greatest players in Crimson Tide history.
(DJ Hall got a 36-point deduction for being DJ Hall.)
*Statistics from the Alabama Record Book were used in this article and all photos not from Getty Images were Google search results.