Minkah Fitzpatrick begins to collect NFL-Alabama jerseys

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Minkah Fitzpatrick is gonna need a bigger man cave.

The Dolphins cornerback, a first-round pick from Alabama, has begun collecting NFL jerseys worn by fellow former members of the Crimson Tide. The process started last Thursday night, when the Dolphins faced the Buccaneers and former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard.

“There’s a lot of Bama guys that we’re going to be playing against, so I definitely want to get their jerseys and put them up on my wall,” Fitzpatrick said, via AL.com.

As Mark Inabinett of AL.com notes, NFL rosters currently boast 59 former pupils of Nick Saban. So Fitzpatrick will need a really big wall.

He won’t need a big wall this week. The Dolphins play the Panthers, and the Panthers are one of three teams without Alabama players (per Inabinett, the Browns and Vikings are the only other two). After Miami’s third preseason game, however, Fitzpatrick will have his hands full; the Ravens will roll out a quintet of former Tuscaloosans: cornerback Anthony Averett, center Bradley Bozeman, cornerback Marlon Humphrey, middle linebacker C.J. Mosley, and outside linebacker Tim Williams.

By the time rosters cut from 90 to 53, there will surely be fewer former Alabama players in the NFL than 90. Still, Fitzpatrick will be doing plenty of jersey swapping throughout his NFL career, especially since more and more Alabama players are making it to the NFL every year.

10 responses to “Minkah Fitzpatrick begins to collect NFL-Alabama jerseys

  1. Bottom part should say 59 instead of 90. Says 59 Alabama players earlier then accidentally repeats the 90 from the roster size.

  2. The Crimson Tide are like an NFL JV team with a head coach who also spent time as an NFL coach. When the players leave Tuscaloosa for the NFL, the transition is much easier having already played in an NFL style college system. One of the reasons Nick Saban is the best college coach in D-1.

  3. That’s kinda cool. I’m not an Alabama fan nor really a a big college football fan but this reminds you these guys aren’t far off from being young kids. I used to college football and hockey cards (not really baseball, odd but true). I’d say collecting jerseys is a much better hobby than most

  4. TouchdownKANSASCITY! says:
    August 14, 2018 at 7:59 am
    The Crimson Tide are like an NFL JV team with a head coach who also spent time as an NFL coach. When the players leave Tuscaloosa for the NFL, the transition is much easier having already played in an NFL style college system. One of the reasons Nick Saban is the best college coach in D-1
    ++++++++++++++++
    Saban is probably the best coach in the country. To win national championships with multiple teams (only coach to do so) and the amount of championships is crazy. You could argue Belichick wouldn’t have lost his job in Cleveland if Saban didn’t leave the season before he was fired as the worst coach in Brown’s history at the time.

  5. patriotmaleorgy says:
    August 14, 2018 at 10:23 am
    TouchdownKANSASCITY! says:
    August 14, 2018 at 7:59 am
    You could argue Belichick wouldn’t have lost his job in Cleveland if Saban didn’t leave the season before he was fired as the worst coach in Brown’s history at the time.
    Huh?
    Are you drinking again ?

  6. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 14, 2018 at 11:12 am
    patriotmaleorgy says:
    August 14, 2018 at 10:23 am
    TouchdownKANSASCITY! says:
    August 14, 2018 at 7:59 am
    You could argue Belichick wouldn’t have lost his job in Cleveland if Saban didn’t leave the season before he was fired as the worst coach in Brown’s history at the time.
    Huh?
    Are you drinking again ?
    +++++++++++++++
    Yes your favorite coach was fired from the Browns. At that time he was their worst coach in their history. The downfall started with him. Any other questions?

  7. patriotmaleorgy says:
    August 14, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Saban is probably the best coach in the country. To win national championships with multiple teams (only coach to do so) and…
    ————————————————————————————-
    Urban Meyer won National Championships at Florida and OSU.

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