Posted: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Who is the Greatest of the Greatest? Who is the Champion among Champions? There can be only one. We have seeded our 16-player field into a single elimination bracket, and it's up to you, the commentariat, to decide who advances to the next round. So cast your vote, then get down in the comments and explain why you are right, and those who voted for the other guy are clearly misinformed.
Congrats to Julio for moving on to what could be an epic battle between fellow First Round Draft Picks Chance Warmack or Dee Milliner. Courtney, you know we love ya and we will be forever thankful to you for giving us one of the greatest memories from an Alabama National Championship, ever.
In match #2 we find Alabama's first and only Heisman trophy winner Mark Ingram matched up against current senior LB C.J. Mosely.
Stats gathered from 2012 Alabama Football Record Book, www.rolltide.com and www.CFBstats.com (I understand that some of these records will have changed after the 2012 season.)
[Author's Note: I understand that it can be as difficult to compare across positions as it is to compare across generations - if not more so. Please bear in mind that some positions, particularly offensive linemen, simply aren't going to generate measurable statistics - not positive ones, at any rate.]
Mark Ingram: Heisman Trophy Winner 2009, All-American 2009
1,992 Yards in a single season- 2009
Career all purpose yards- 3,976 Mark Ingram 2008-10 (3,261 rushing, 670 receiving, 45 kickoff returns)
Yards in a single game- 246 vs South Carolina (24 att .) Oct . 17, 2009
Yards in a single season- 1,658 (271 att ) 2009
Career 5.7 yards per carry
12 100 yard rushing games from 2008-10
Career 276 points on 46 TDs
Touchdowns in a career- 42 from 2008-10
MOST 100-YARD GAMES IN A SINGLE SEASON- 9 in 2009
CJ Mosely- All-American 2012
Consensus first team All-American
First team All-SEC
Finalist for Butkus Award (nation's top linebacker)
Semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (top defensive player)
In 2012 led the team with 107 tackles (43 more tackles than the next player)
5 Career interceptions, returning 3 for TD's - Tied for 1st for career record for interceptions returned for touchdowns
Obviously, C.J. doesn't have quite the records that Ingram holds but nonetheless, Mosely played a pivotal role in both the 2011 and 2012 National Title teams. Ingram on the other hand only owns one National Title #BamaPlayerProblems
Finally, before making your choice in the poll below take a few things into consideration:
- We are not defining what "Greatest Player" means. This is an opinion poll. I can't decide for you which is the greatest.
- For obvious reasons, a players current or future NFL career should have no bearing on your choice. This is only about their time at Alabama.