Former Daphne Trojan TJ Yeldon burst onto the scene in 2012 for the Tide, but is ready to make a even bigger statement in his sophomore season.
He is featured on the current issue of Sports Illustrated, stating that he wants to be the best running back to ever come through Alabama.
Strong words for the potential Heisman candidate, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t live up to his standards.
You have to consider the immediate candidates: Mark Ingram, Shaun Alexander, Trent Richardson, and Bobby Humphrey.
Once you take a step back and consider their era and body-of-work, you could say that Yeldon has statistically been one of the best freshman tailbacks in Tide history.
Many would argue that Trent Richardson or Shaun Alexander would battle for the title of “Best Alabama Running Back”, because of their impact, but Yeldon has the chance to be just as special.