The Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award recognizes two former athletes whose accomplishments since leaving The University of Alabama are outstanding. Selection is based on accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Character
  • Contributions to Society
  • Professional Achievement
  • Service to Fellowman

All former University of Alabama intercollegiate athletic letter winners are eligible.

Nominations will be accepted from alumni, faculty, administrators and athletic coaches. The awards are presented annually at the first home football game in Tuscaloosa.

Past Recipients:

1988 – John Croyle
1989 – Young Boozer
1990 – Charlie Boswell
1991 – Fred Sington
1992 – Hoyt “Wu” Winslett
1993 – Holt Rast and Tom Rast
1994 – Bart Starr
1995 – Bud Moore
1996 – Ozzie Newsome
1997 – Jerry Duncan
1998 – Dwight Stephenson
1999 – Lee Roy Jordan
2000 – Joe Kelley and Wendell Hudson
2001 – Andrew Burch, M.D. and Jack McKewen
2002 – Harry Lee and I. L. “Pat” O’Sullivan, Jr.
2003 – Harry Gilmer and Don Salls
2004 – Jeremiah Castille and William E. Sexton
2005 – Bill Battle and Dr. Noah Langdale, Jr.
2006 – Jim Loftin, Sr.,Bobby Luna and Mal Moore
2007 – Clem Gryska and Cecil “Hootie” Ingram
2008 – Barbara Mack Harding,George A. McCain, Jr. and Ben W. McLeod, Jr.
2009 – Jerry Belk and Jack V. Brown, Sr.
2010 – Randy Billingsley and Colenzo “Rock” Hubbard
2011 – Clark Boler, Tommy Brooker and Lt. Col. Howard Pierson
2012 – Marlin “Scooter” Dyess and Johnny Musso
2013 – Martha Jones Lang and Joe Namath
2014 – Lionel “Red” Noonan, Jeffery C. Laubenthal, Fred W. Sington, Jr.
2015 – Sylvester Croom, Jr., Lillie Mae Leatherwood, Wayne Owen
2016 – Jack L. Bailey, Jr., Demeco Ryans