| FTBL Brodie Croyle to receive Inaugural Starr-Sullivan Achievemant Award


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Brodie Croyle will be the inaugural recipient of the Starr-Sullivan Achievement Award at the 52nd Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Brodie Croyle was born on February 6, 1983 in Rainbow City, AL. As quarterback at the University of Alabama from 2002-2005, Croyle was MVP of the Cotton Bowl during his senior season and a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He was drafted 85th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2006 NFL Draft where he played five seasons before finally closing the book on his football career.

Croyle serves as Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch, a Christian home for children needing a chance. Founded by his father, John Croyle, in 1974, Big Oak exists to serve orphaned, abused, abandoned and neglected children and has been home to more than 2,000 children.

Named in honor of two extraordinary men from Alabama, Bart Starr and Pat Sullivan, the Starr-Sullivan Achievement Award recognizes a former collegiate quarterback that exhibits exemplary character and has made a significant contribution in his community.


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Good choice for the inaugural award. since it cannot really go to the two namesakes. They do need to open it up to more than just QBs, unless it is more of a national award and not regional. Even then, there are plenty of great character guys who play the other 25 positions(21 other starters on O/D plus P/K/LS/KR).
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