Sunday, September 7, 2008
Alabama beat Tulane yesterday. The score was 20 - 6. I am very happy about that.
But if I could have went to the game the thing that would have interested me most was the tribute to John Mark Stallings at half-time.
Johnny was the son of Gene Stallings and was born with downs syndrome and a defective heart. He was not expected to live past childhood, but he did. In fact he lived 46 years.
When Coach Stallings was at the U of A, Johnny was a huge fixture there. He loved Alabama Football and worked hard in the Bryant Museum. He also was in the locker rooms and training facility all the time.
Watch the video I found on Youtube. I think you may enjoy it.
Here in Alabama we will miss John Mark.
John Mark 'Johnny' Stallings: 1962-2008