He had injured his shoulder vs Houston in '98. He missed the Auburn game because of it. He played the rest of the season through a lot of pain... and his play never suffered. Al was a warrior. Toughest player to come through here in my lifetime.
Local news showed some highlights during story. The passion and violence he brought to every play would see him ejected on just about every solo tackle of his career. Trying, and failing, to think of a player I have liked watching more than him.
Jackson and West TN has produced some great Vols. Makes me proud.
Doug Atkins (GOAT)