Captains honored at A-Day

The cement sections will be permanently enshrined at the foot of Denny Chimes on the Quad, joining the other names from Crimson Tide history. But in order to involve more people the ceremony honoring last year's captains took place on the sideline before the A-Day scrimmage began.

(Above left) Co-Captain Kenny King puts his hand print in cement.

Ahmaad Galloway makes sure they get a good impression. Bama's leading rusher the past three years--until a torn knee ligament last season ended his Bama career prematurely--Galloway is almost completely healed now and expects to work out for the pro scouts this week.

Handle that famous leg carefully.
Lane Bearden's courageous performance last season, playing with a torn ligament in his right leg, has ensured his place in Crimson Tide history. Bearden waited until after the season to repair the knee so he could continue to punt for Alabama. Because of that, his rehab is still in progress, though he hopes to be well enough to kick for the pro scouts soon.

Jarret Johnson and Lane Bearden talk to a fan. Johnson started for Alabama for almost his entire career, finishing up as one of the most popular players on the team. He is expected to be drafted in the upper rounds and should definitely be playing on Sundays next fall.

Kindal Moorehead's football shoe is placed in cement. Probably Bama's most physically gifted defensive lineman during his career, Moorehead is in the best shape of his life, anticipating the NFL draft. He's battled injuries, but when healthy Moorehead can help any pro team.

A lightning rod for both praise and criticism for much of his career, Tyler Watts battled through adversity to play and eventually star for Alabama. Fittingly, he and Johnson are the first two-time captains in the storied history of Alabama football since 1904.

With fellow captains Kindal Moorehead and Jarret Johnson watching, Kenny King steps gingerly in the cement. King played both defensive end and tackle for Alabama, and that versatility is a strong selling point in his favor with the pro scouts.

Left to right: Ahmaad Galloway, Lane Bearden, Jarret Johnson, Kindal Moorehead, Kenny King and Tyler Watts, Alabama's 2002 captains, pose for a photo after the ceremony. Six is the largest number of permanent captains in the history of Alabama football.

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