Each day counting down to Alabama's Week 1 matchup with Utah State, I will highlight one former player whose jersey number coincides with the amount of days until the game. Today, let's take a look at one former Crimson Tide lineman that played a major role in the early days of Bear Bryant's dynasty, Jimmy Carroll. 

Jimmy Carroll played for some of Paul Bryant's earliest teams, suiting up for the Crimson Tide from 1963-66 and playing a major role in two of the coach's national championship victories.

Born in Enterprise, AL, Carroll played both linebacker and center for his high school team, and was named an All-American as a senior.

Photo courtesy of the Paul W. Bryant Museum
Photo courtesy of the Paul W. Bryant Museum
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In his freshman season with the Tide, the two-way player was moved full-time to center where he would start for two seasons and lead the Alabama offensive line.

Carroll was a part of three SEC Championship teams (1964-66) and two national title teams (1964-65) . In his time with the Tide, Alabama went 39-4-1, crushing nearly every opponent it came across.

Salute this Crimson Tide legend today and stay locked in to Tide1009.com for the countdown to Alabama football. Check out the rest of the list here.

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