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Former MSU coach to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame



Former MSU coach Sylvester Croom (Photo courtesy MSU Athletics)
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Former Mississippi State head football coach Sylvester Croom will be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Dec. 4

Due to COVID-19, the induction ceremony will be virtual.

“While we are very disappointed that we are not able to honor the Class of 2020 at a banquet, we are very thankful technology will allow us to still induct these sports heroes in a way that is safe for everyone,” said Scott Myers, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame executive director, in a statement.

Croom played for Alabama from 1972 to 1974. He helped the Crimson Tide to a 1973 national championship, and he also had All-American honors and was awarded the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.

Before becoming MSU’s head coach in 2004, Croom spent over a decade coaching as an assistant in the NFL. His last successful season with the Bulldogs was in 2007, when he led the team to a 8-5 season and won SEC Coach of the Year.

After leaving MSU in 2009, Croom joined the St. Louis Rams coaching staff. He retired from coaching in 2018 after a 40-year career.


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