Alabama football is a program that has always seen star talent. Across many eras of Crimson Tide football, it’s hard to pick even a handful of players who stand out above the rest. Logs help keep track of who has had the most success over the years.
In 2022, Alabama will enter the field as one of the strongest teams in the nation. Many key starters will return and five big transfers have found their way to Tuscaloosa.
With a national championship in mind, this team is determined to do whatever it takes to win. With that will come extraordinary play from everyone involved. What would be the probability of seeing records broken in 2022? It’s more likely than you think, and there could be more than one.
Here are five Alabama football records that could easily be broken in the 2022 college football season.
All-time passing record (yards)
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Current point guard: AJ McCarron (9,019 yards)
Bryce Young will likely leave for the NFL after his junior season ends. That means he has one season left to dethrone McCarron. Young will enter the 2022 season ranked 10th on Alabama’s all-time passing yards list with 5,028, just 3,991. Is that a lot of yards? Yes. However, Young has amassed 4,872 in 2021… so it’s doable.
All-time TD assist record
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Current Leader: Tua Tagovailoa (87)
Bryce Young ranks No. 5 in all-time touchdowns for the Crimson Tide with 48, he’s currently tied with Jalen Hurts. All Young needs to do is throw 39 touchdowns in 2022 to pass Tagovailoa. It’s certainly not out of reach considering Young threw for 47 last season.
FG single season record
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Current leader: Leigh Tiffin (30; 2009 season)
Will Reichard is about to start his senior season. Unfortunately for him, this offense may not give him enough opportunities to become the all-time kicker for Alabama. He would need 43 in 2022 and only has 40 over three seasons. By 2021, Reichard had tied 22 goals, just eight short of the single-season record. It may not be an absolute lock, but it is certainly a possibility.
Single-season reception record
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Current leader: Amari Cooper (124 receptions; 2014)
Has he ever played in a significant game for Alabama? No. Jermaine Burton will be The guy for Bryce Young in 2022. Two of the top-five players on the single-season receiving record list were Young’s receivers as of 2021: Jameson Williams and John Metchie III. The wide receiver corps is loaded for Alabama, but it’s clear Georgia’s transfer will be the front runner. If Burton and the reigning Heisman winner make a connection early, this one could be on the books.
Interception record in a single game
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Current Leader: Tied at 5 for first, most recently achieved by Minkah Fitzpatrick in 2016 (3)
Amazingly, the record is only three interceptions by a player in a single game. Which is certainly a lot, but not necessarily shocking. It’s also interesting how five players from five very different eras of Alabama football all got to three and couldn’t win one more.
There is not a single player from this defensive secondary who will be selected for this one. The Crimson Tide defensive backs for 2022 are a scary unit for opposing offenses. Don’t be shocked if one of the talented stars catches four this season.