Woodrow Lowe Enters Senior Bowl HOF

Prolific tackler Woodrow Lowe (1972-75) was a model of consistency. He was the first University of Alabama football player to be honored as an All-America three times by the major selection organizations. His school record of 134 tackles in a single season recorded in 1973 as a sophomore remains 42 years later. The Phenix City native is third all-time with 315 career tackles.

He joins 13 other former Alabama football standouts in the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame - Shaun Alexander, Bob Baumhower, Cornelius Bennett, Jeremiah Castille, Sylvester Croom, Derrick Thomas, Lee Roy Jordan, E.J. Junior, Joe Namath, Tony Nathan, Ozzie Newsome, Ray Perkins and Richard Todd. Woodrow Lowe's head coach at Alabama, Paul W. Bryant is also a member.

The The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa was the site of the formal induction banquet for the class of 2015. Two of his former Bama teammates, Bob Baumhower and Sylvester Croom, attended the Thursday evening affair.

Woodrow Lowe was a 1976 fifth-round NFL draft choice of the San Diego Chargers. He played 11 seasons and 164 games missing only one with a hip injury. Though best remembered as a sure tackler, he had 21 career interceptions, returning four of them for touchdowns in his NFL career. He is in the College Football Hall of Fame (2009) and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (2001).

'BAMA Magazine/BamaMag.com spent a few moments in conversation with the 1970's Alabama All-Decade linebacker. He gave his thoughts on the 1976 Senior Bowl, memories at The Capstone including a marriage story, a surprising answer stating the position he would have played if eligible today and opinions concerning the current state of the game.


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