Former Fever stars, friends making impact on Alabama season - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Former Fever stars, friends making impact on Alabama season

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
  • SPECIAL COVERAGECollege Football PlayoffMore>>

  • Alabama coach's playbook stolen before title game

    Alabama coach's playbook stolen before title game

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-01-12 15:11:14 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-01-12 15:11:14 GMT

    Alabama players and coaches stayed at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta for a couple days, leading up to the game Monday night, including defensive line coach Karl Dunbar.

    Alabama players and coaches stayed at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta for a couple days, leading up to the game Monday night, including defensive line coach Karl Dunbar.

  • Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft

    Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft

    Thursday, January 11 2018 2:43 PM EST2018-01-11 19:43:05 GMT
    Thursday, January 11 2018 6:55 PM EST2018-01-11 23:55:31 GMT
    National champion Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
    National champion Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
  • ESPN reaches 28.4 million with football championship

    ESPN reaches 28.4 million with football championship

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-01-09 20:49:35 GMT
    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-01-10 04:32:21 GMT
    The college football semi-final between Georgia and Oklahoma is a bigger television draw than Alabama's win over Clemson.
    The college football semi-final between Georgia and Oklahoma is a bigger television draw than Alabama's win over Clemson.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WSFA) -

Three former Fever stars are on the roster at Alabama and their friendship continues to flourish - Carver's Shaun Dion Hamilton and Mack Wilson along with Lee's Henry Ruggs.

All three guys have been huge play makers for the Tide, each understanding what it's like to push through the adversity of injuries as well.

Henry Ruggs, a freshman receiver who leads the team with five receiving touchdowns said, "Well we always had a tight relationship growing up and competing against each other, you know, you make friends like that in the city. You know that whenever you have questions you can go to them because you grew up with them."

Sophomore linebacker Mack Wilson has battled a foot injury all season and has recorded 22 tackles, four quarterback hurries and three interceptions. For him, Shaun Dion Hamilton has always been a role model and even more so now with him being a veteran on the Tide's defense.

"Shaun Dion, we've been growing up since we were little, and I always looked up to him like a role model. He took me under his wings when I came to Carver and stuff like that so that relationship grew even bigger when I came here," said Wilson.

He also had great things to say about his friend and the youngest of the three, Ruggs.

"With Henry Ruggs, he was one of those guys who I used to go watch play. When we were younger he used to play city league football at the Montgomery Chiefs. Him and his brother were really good," said Wilson. "He was one of those guys who I used to like to go see play."

You can catch Henry Ruggs and Mack Wilson in the Sugar Bowl on Monday at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN. Shaun Dion Hamilton still remains out after breaking his patella several weeks ago.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • AlabamaMore>>

  • Alabama team, fans celebrate especially difficult title run

    Alabama team, fans celebrate especially difficult title run

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-01-21 00:16:38 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-01-21 04:26:59 GMT
    Tens of thousands of fans gathered to celebrate Alabama's latest national championship, one that was especially hard to achieve.
    Tens of thousands of fans gathered to celebrate Alabama's latest national championship, one that was especially hard to achieve.
  • VIDEO: Alabama football parade and celebration

    VIDEO: Alabama football parade and celebration

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-21 02:24:41 GMT
    (Source: WBRC video)(Source: WBRC video)

    Check out some of the highlights of Saturday's parade and celebration held by the University of Alabama in honor of the football team's 17th National Championship.

    Check out some of the highlights of Saturday's parade and celebration held by the University of Alabama in honor of the football team's 17th National Championship.

  • Alabama hires special teams coordinator

    Alabama hires special teams coordinator

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-01-18 21:30:54 GMT

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban has announced the hiring of Jeff Banks as the Crimson Tide's special teams coordinator. Banks comes to Bama from Texas A&M where he was tight ends and special teams coordinator under Kevin Sumlin.

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban has announced the hiring of Jeff Banks as the Crimson Tide's special teams coordinator. Banks comes to Bama from Texas A&M where he was tight ends and special teams coordinator under Kevin Sumlin.

Powered by Frankly