The Alabama Crimson Tide athletic program is one of the best in the country, particularly when it comes to football. Currently led by coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide have won the National Championship 15 times, including in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2020.
While team success has been exceptional, the Tide has also seen individuals come through and have success with Heisman Trophy winners in both 2020 and 2021. In addition to the football program’s success, the basketball program at Alabama has also been getting stronger, with three straight berths in the NCAA Tournament including entering as a No. 1 seed this past year.
Most Popular College Jerseys In Alabama
With so much athletic success in recent years, BetAlabama.com decided to break from Alabama sportsbooks updates to see which Alabama college athletes were the favorites in the state. To do so, we utilized Google Trends to search which college sports jerseys were the most popular in the entire state.
All colleges and universities in Alabama were included in the study, which used a date range from July 2022 to July 2023 and to no surprise the Crimson Tide Programs were once again dominant.
Alabama sports fans clearly looked to the recent success of the program, searching up the jerseys of recent football stars Bryce Young and Jalen Hurts and basketball star Brandon Miller. Young won the Heisman trophy two years ago and was sixth in the voting this past season. He will move on to the NFL this year after being drafted first overall by the Carolina Panthers to be their new franchise quarterback and will look to follow in the footsteps of Hurts, who placed third on this list behind Young and Miller.
Hurts also had plenty of success at Alabama but his greatest success actually came at Oklahoma, where he played in 2019 and came second in Heisman voting. While he wasn’t drafted as early as Young, he has found success at the NFL level, finishing second in this season's MVP voting and leading the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl where they eventually lost to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Hurts played his first three seasons in Alabama before transferring to Oklahoma for his senior year but his NFL success the past couple of seasons has set him apart when it comes to Alabama college sports lore.
Sandwiched between the two Heisman-winning quarterbacks on the list was basketball star Brandon Miller. The 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward averaged 18.8 points a game this season, his first in the NCAA. Miller was selected as the SEC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. He led the team to the top AP ranking in the nation to end the season but the year ultimately ended in disappointment as Alabama lost to San Diego State in the third round, a tournament where Miller struggled mightily. Miller was still selected second overall in the NBA Draft and will play for the Charlotte Hornets this year.
So many good athletes have come through Alabama in recent years, so it’s no surprise to see all of the names on this list come from recent Crimson Tide teams, and with them expected to continue to play well, future editions of this list should follow a similar theme.