Charley Hannah to be inducted into ASHoF

Here is a release from the University on former Alabama player Charley Hannah’s induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Ticket information is at the bottom of the release.

TUSCALOOSA — Former University of Alabama and NFL standout Charley Hannah will be one of 10 people inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30.

The Canton, Ga. native achieved success as an offensive and defensive lineman for the Crimson Tide and in the NFL where he played for 11 seasons before retiring in 1988.

Hannah played for Paul “Bear” Bryant and began his career at UA as an offensive lineman but made the transition to the defensive line where he excelled.

Hannah won the Billy Neighbors Award for the most improved lineman in the spring game in both 1974 and 1975. By his senior season in 1976, Hannah was named a permanent co-captain and was an Associated Press All-SEC selection.

During Hannah’s career from 1974 to 1976, Alabama amassed a 31-5 record including two 11-1 seasons in 1974 and 1975. The Crimson Tide defeated Penn State in the Sugar Bowl 13-6 in 1975, and in Hannah’s final game, Alabama pounded UCLA 36-6 in the 1976 Liberty Bowl.

Hannah’s father, Herb, and his two brothers, John and David, also played for the Crimson Tide. John Hannah, a member of the ASHOF since 1988, was a two-time All-American in his time at Alabama and spent 12 seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots. Charley and John will become the sixth set of brothers inducted into the ASHOF.

After completing his career with the Crimson Tide, Charley Hannah was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1977 NFL Draft. He played two seasons at defensive tackle but shifted back to the offensive line after suffering a knee injury. Hannah played five seasons with the Bucs before being traded to the Oakland Raiders.

In 1983, Hannah was a starting guard for the Raiders team that won Super Bowl XVIII over the Washington Redskins. He played six seasons with the Raiders and was selected to the 1985 NFL Films All-NFL team before his retirement in 1988.

The Induction Banquet will be held in Birmingham at the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, May 30. For ticket information, contact the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame toll free at 877-323-6665.