I believe it is the number worn by the quarterback.
.......... Coincidentally, Greg McElroy wore 12 2007-2010
Ironically, they [ALA ]also own 12 National Championships; 2009's make it 13 total National Championships. So maybe the helmet will change to 13. If not, then it is likely due to it being Joe Namath's number- QB from the 60's still famous today.
As a whole, the University uses the number of National Championships the school has earned, as the team helment number. Each player's jersey number is on their own individual helment.
2011/2012 University of Alabama's #1 Running Back Eddie Lacy
Dre Kirkpatric a defensive back
Forrest's jersey number while a member of the University of Alabama football team was 44.
he played at Florida not Alabama
Tana Patrick, a linebacker, and DeAndrew White, a wide receiver, both wear the number 2 jersey for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
Alabama FootballCurtis AlexanderBruce Bolton '79 scored winning touchdown to beat Penn Sate for Nat'l Championship
Forest Gump played for the University of Alabama, under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, and he wore the number 44.
For the major sports, Alabama for football, UCLA for basketball, and LSU and South Carolina for baseball
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