Billy Neighbors, from Tuscaloosa, played lineman at the University of Alabama. He was captain of the 1961 undefeated National Championship football team. He was selected as the most valuable lineman in the Senior Bowl that season. Billy was a consensus All-American. He played four years with the New England Patriots and four with the Miami Dolphins. He was All-Pro for 2 years. One of the Crimson Tide's spring awards is named in his honor "The Billy Neighbors Most Improved Defensive Lineman Award". He is now a stockbroker in Huntsville.