July 24, 2024

What a change: Two former Alabama players make the 2024 Senior Bowl Hall of Fame Class..

The National Football League selects outstanding players from the Reese’s Senior Bowl (Mobile, Alabama), and the class of 2024 honorees has been revealed. DeMeco Ryans and Marty Lyons, two former standout defensive players for the Crimson Tide, made the list. Ryan, a native of Bessemer, Alabama, played inside linebacker for the Tide from 2002 to 2005 as a decorative player. His first-team All-SEC status was selection, an Unanimous All-American selection, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and the Lott IMPACT Trophy winner in 2005. Ryans played 10 seasons in the NFL (2006-15) for the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles before starting his coaching career. He was a defensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers, but he rose up the ranks to be  the defensive coordinator from 2021 to 2022. Ryans is now the head coach of the team that drafted him as a player in 2006.



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