11 Celebrities that Root for Alabama Crimson Tide

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be going over the 11 Celebrities that Root for Alabama Crimson Tide! In fact, we will be showcasing each famous person’s connection with the school itself. Without further adieu, let’s begin!

11 Celebrities that Root for Alabama Crimson Tide

Why do Celebrities Support the Roll Tide Football Team?

The Alabama Crimson Tide are one of the most popular college teams in America. In the 21st century, they have won six national championships under Nick Saban: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2020. Also, the Roll Tide have won eight Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles since the 2009 season. Another thing to point out is that Alabama has won four Heisman Trophies in the 2000s: RB Mark Ingram (2009), RB Derrick Henry (2015), WR DeVonta Smith (2020), and QB Bryce Young (2021). Now, many people are wondering: Which celebrities and famous persons are a part of Roll Tide Nation? For the List of Celebrities that Root for Alabama Crimson Tide, please refer to the information below! 

Professional Athletes

Craig Kimbrel (Baseball)

  • Profile: Closer for Braves, Padres, Red Sox, Cubs, White Sox & Dodgers (2010-Present)
  • Connection: The 2018 World Series champion originated from Huntsville, which is about a 2.5-hour drive from Tuscaloosa. In 2014 while closing for the Braves, Kimbrel held the team’s Favorite Things Contest where one lucky fan received a random item. One of those items was an Alabama Football Championship Banner. Via Twitter, Kimbrel was holding that banner while wearing a Crimson Tide hat

Jake Peavy (Baseball)

  • Profile: Starting Pitcher for Padres, White Sox, Red Sox, and Giants (2002-2016)
  • Connection: The Mobile native usually roots for Alabama during the football season. In fact, the two-time World Champion was a guest picker on ESPN’s College GameDay in November 2013. Even though Peavy did not pitch in college, he still shows his Roll Tide passion. 

David Robertson (Baseball)

  • Profile: Relief Pitcher for Yankees, White Sox, Phillies, Rays & Cubs (2008-Present)
  • Connection: The 2009 World Series champion played college baseball for the Roll Tide in 2005 and 2006. In addition, he led Alabama to the NCAA Tournament in both seasons. 
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Celebrities (Movies, Music, Books, Shows)

Sara Evans (Country Music)

  • Profile: Recording Artist Known for “Suds in the Bucket,” “Born to Fly,” and “At Christmas.”
  • Connection: Her husband, Jay Barker, was the starting QB for the Crimson Tide and led them to the 1992 National Championship. In 2008, Evans sang the U.S. National Anthem before an Alabama football contest vs. Iron bowl rival Auburn Tigers. However, she and Barker filed for divorce in 2021 and were entering the process one year later. 

Melissa Joan Hart (Actor)

Rece Davis (ESPN Personality)

  • Profile: Host for ESPN’s College GameDay (2015-Present)
  • Connection: He graduated from the school in the 1980s with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Affairs and Broadcast News. During his time with University of Alabama, he served as the announcer and host for multiple of the school’s media platforms. 

Condoleeza Rice (Politician)

  • Profile: U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (2005-2009)
  • Connection: She was born and raised in Birmingham, which is about a 1.0-hour drive from Tuscaloosa. During her appearance on Monday Night Football in 2021, she was discussing Roll Tide football with Peyton and Eli Manning. Rice even brought up the connection of SEC rivalries since Peyton and Eli played college football at Tennessee and Ole Miss (respectively). 

Mel Allen (Baseball Announcer)

  • Profile: Play-by-Play Broadcaster for the New York Yankees (1939-1964, 1976-1990)
  • Connection: The Birmingham native graduated from University of Alabama. Before calling baseball games, Allen was the Public Address Announcer for the Crimson Tide Stadium. In the MLB, he was one of the couple announcers to do play-by-play for at least five different decades along with Vin Scully (Dodgers) and Ernie Harwell (Tigers). 

Norbert Leo Butz (Broadway Actor)

  • Profile: Original Broadway Cast Member for “Rent” and Wizard of Oz Musical “Wicked.”
  • Connection: He is a University of Alabama graduate with a Degree in Theater. For his Broadway career, he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor twice. Those achievements relate to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005) and Thou Shalt Not (2002). 

Channing Tatum (Actor)

  • Profile: Film Actor Recognized for “Magic Mike” and “21 Jump Street.”
  • Connection: Born in Alabama, Tatum shows his pride for the Roll Tide community. When asked about the Iron Bowl rivalry, the actor preferred the Crimson Tide over the Auburn Tigers. Tatum was also spotted wearing Alabama gear in public. 

Courteney Cox (Actress)

  • Profile: Screen Actress Best Remembered for “Friends,” “Cougar Town,” and “Scream.”
  • Connection: Cox, who is from Birmingham, is one of the biggest supporters for the Crimson Tide. In the late 2000’s, she sent a good luck message to the team for the Sugar Bowl vs. Utah while wearing a Bear Bryant hat. Cox also took to Twitter to congratulate Alabama on winning the 2012 National Title vs. Notre Dame. 

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