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Alabama A&M pride: John Stallworth's career in focus

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Alabama A&M pride: John Stallworth's career in focus

  1. 1. Kevin Rolle HOME ABOUT BLOG ALABAMA A&M PRIDE: JOHN STALLWORTH'S CAREER IN FOCUS ALABAMA SPORTS LEGENDS: THE REAL DEAL DATING WEBSITE? COUNT ON ALABAMA SPORTS FANS TO HAVE THEIR OWN Blog > Alabama A&M pride: John Stallworth's career in focus posted Nov 15, 2017, 2:08 AM by Kevin Rolle   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 2:09 AM ] The amazing fact about John Stallworth’s career is that it all started out as a steady but middling prospect. In the beginning, based on many details Search this site
  2. 2. REVISITING THE IMPACT OF BLEDSOE’S TRADE TO THE BUCKS SPORTS SUPERSTARS WHO TRACE THEIR ROOTS TO ALABAMA THE GREATEST TEAMS OF THE ALABAMA FOOTBALL PROGRAM THE HECTIC LIFE OF A VARSITY PLAYER THE TOP FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN CRIMSON TIDE HISTORY WHY FOOTBALL TEAMS NEED TO KEEP THEIR PLAYERS IN TIP-TOP SHAPE CONTACT SITEMAP SOCIAL LINKS TWITTER LINKEDIN PINTEREST GOOGLE+ and circumstances of his life, it didn’t even look promising or possible at all. He was born into a working class family during the peak of the civil rights movement. A paralyzing ailment from a viral infection a ected him when he was eight. It would take a long time before he could normally perform activities young people his age regularly enjoyed. 
  3. 3. Image source: pinterest.com He started playing football when he was a sophomore in high school but was practically ignored by Druid City High, which was well-known for its football program. He became an All-Star running back. That wasn’t enough, though, to get the attention of top football varsity programs. A family friend’s recommendation brought him to Alabama A&M in Huntsville. Entering the program, he became a wide receiver, holding best all-time receiver records with the school and two all-conference selections.  A lot of people noticed his unassuming but passionate nature. He was a fourth-round pick, the 82nd in the 1974 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted that same year many others who would become future Hall of Famers, and probably no one ever thought Stallworth would become part of it all. He would be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. He holds career and single-game yards-per-catch averages in Bowl history and was MVP twice for Steelers. 
  4. 4. Image source: encyclopediaofalabama.org Hey everyone! My name’s Kevin Rolle, from Alabama. I’m a sportswriter focusing on college sports. I’m a diehard fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. I want to have a career in professional sports writing, that’s why I’m starting this blog so that I can get ahead of the curve. I also write about professional
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