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George Teague (13)
George Teague was one of the best safeties to ever play for the Tide. Teague, from Montgomery, Alabama was a backup corner his first 2 season with the Tide but his Junior year, he switched to safety. That would end up being a career defining switch for Teague. His Junior season, he led the SEC with 6 interceptions and picked up 54 tackles along with it. He would be named All-SEC and would have high expectations going into his Senior year. He surpassed those expectations, ending up First Team All-SEC and Second Team All-American. What he will be remember for however is performance in the 1993 Sugar Bowl. In that game against Miami, which was the de facto National Championship game, Teague not only achieved his first career pick 6 (clip 2) but 5 plays later he raced down the field to catch up with a sprinting Lamar Thomas and after he caught him, he stripped the ball from him in full stride (clip 1). The play would be called back for an Alabama offside but without him actually taking the ball out of Thomas’ hands, it would’ve been a gigantic play and the Hurricanes would’ve declined the penalty. After that play, the Tide would go onto destroy the Canes and win it’s first National Championship in over a decade. Teague would declare for the NFL draft after that season and would be picked by the Green Bay Packers. He would enjoy a solid 9 year NFL career but the moment he will be most remembered for in the NFL mostly was in his Cowboys days. Terrell Owens had just caught his 2nd TD of the game for the 49ers and was going to go celebrate on the Cowboys star as he did previously in the game. Teague took offense to that and as Owens was celebrating, Teague violently trucked him. Teague is one of my favorite players of all time and “The Strip” is probably my favorite Alabama play of all time! Thank you for the memories George Teague and Roll Tide!