Former Crimson Tide Captain Steve Allen Passes Away

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Former Alabama captain Steve Allen, 69, passed away on Friday.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Former Alabama captain Steve Allen, 69, passed away on Friday.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Dec. 20, 2008

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football program lost one of its captains Friday when former Crimson Tide lineman Steve Allen, 69, passed away. Allen was a three-year letterman for the Tide (1961-63) and was a team captain in `63.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's wife Monie and their family during this time," said University of Alabama director of athletics Mal Moore. "Steve was a great teammate, a great competitor, a great friend, and a great person. He was really popular with everyone and was proud to be a part of our football tradition at the University of Alabama. Coach Saban called him a couple weeks ago and you could tell that really meant a lot to him. He will be greatly missed."

Allen was a member of the 1961 National Championship team, which was the first national title for head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. That team went 11-0 with a Sugar Bowl win over Arkansas. The `62 team finished 10-1 with a victory over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl to close out the season. Allen and Benny Nelson served as captains of the '63 squad that went 9-2 and also finished the year with a victory, defeating Mississippi in the Sugar Bowl.

A private graveside ceremony will be held Monday morning. The memorial service is scheduled for Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Birmingham at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.


 

 

     
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