Before there was Marlon, there was a very fine Alabama football player in tailback Bobby Humphrey. Humphrey’s career has been recognized this year with his nomination for the 2016 National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.
Ballots have been distributed to eligible voters.
Humphrey, who came to Alabama from Birmingham, was first team All-America in 1987. He was a star on teams that played in three bowl games (Hall of Fame, Sun Bowl - won and Aloha Bowl - won).
Humphrey was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 1987 by United Press International. Among the other honors, he was a member of the school's All-Century Team (1992-1982), twice an All-SEC selection (1987 & 1986) and the Tide's Offensive Player of the Decade (1980's).
He finished his Alabama career with 4,958 all-purpose yards (school record), all-purpose yards per game career average of 141.7 (school record), all-purpose yards per game in a season average of 168.0 (school record) and four 200-plus rushing yard games (school record) while scoring 40 touchdowns (33 rushing, 7 receiving). He is tied for the career school record of 15 100-yard rushing games.
'BAMA Magazine/BamaMag.com has an exclusive interview from today with Bobby Humphrey. He was participating in the 17th Annual GoDaddy Bowl Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove in Mobile.
Two-time All-America RB 1987 & 1986
1987 UPI Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year
Two-Time All-Southeastern Conference RB 1987 & 1986
Led Southeastern Conference in rushing 1986 (1,471 yards), yards from scrimmmage (1,672), All-Purpose Yards (2,016) and Touchdowns from scrimmmage (17)
Holds school All-Purpose Yards career record (4,958 yards - 3,420 rushing, 523 receiving, 1,015 kickoff returns)
Holds school All-Purpose Yards per game career record 141.7 (35 games - 4,958 yards)
Holds school All-Purpose Yards per game season record 168.0 (12 games - 2,016) 1986
Holds school career record for 200-plus yard rushing games - four - 284 (Miss State), 220 (Penn State), 217 (Tennessee), 204 (Auburn)
Tied for school career record with 15 100-yard rushing games
University of Alabama All-Century Team (1992-1892)
Named as school's Offensive Player of Decade for 1980's
Star on team that played in three bowls ( Hall of Fame, Sun Bowl - won, Aloha Bowl - won)
Finished Alabama career as leading rusher for single game (284 yards), season (1,471 yards) and career (3,420 yards)
Currently ranked second on school's all-time career rushing list with 3,420 yards
Career rushing averaging per carry 5.6 (615 attempts for 3,420 yards)
40 career TD's (33 rushing, 7 receiving)
Caught 60 career passes for 523 yards
Fractured foot second game of senior year in 1988 ending his collegiate career