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Woodrow Lowe selected to College Football Hall of Fame

 

Former Crimson Tide All-American Woodrow Lowe was one of 16 players chosen to the College Football Hall of Fame Wednesday.

Lowe will be inducted at the National Football Foundation awards dinner in New York on Dec. 8. He will be enshrined at the Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind, in summer 2010.

The second player in Alabama history to be a three- time First Team All-American (1973, 1974-consensus, 1975), Lowe led the Crimson Tide to the 1973 national title.

The 1973 Churchman's National Defensive Sophomore of the Year, Lowe set an Alabama single season record with 134 tackles. That season the Crimson Tide played in the Sugar Bowl, claiming the national championship. His junior year, Lowe earned consensus All-America honors and led the Crimson Tide to a third straight SEC title and a birth in the Orange Bowl. In his final season, the linebacker again earned First Team All America honors and served as team captain as the Crimson Tide wrapped up their fourth straight SEC title and a trip to the Sugar Bowl. Following his senior season, Lowe played in the 1976 Senior Bowl and entered the NFL Draft.

Taken in the fifth round by the San Diego Chargers in 1976, Lowe missed only one game in 11 seasons with the Chargers and tallied 21 interceptions. He returned four of those for touchdowns.

Following his career with the Chargers, Lowe served as an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and the Alabama-Birmingham. He is currently an assistant coach at Jackson-Olin High School (Ala.).

Named to Alabama's First Team All-Decade Team and a Second Team All-Century selection, Lowe was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

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