The Alabama sports family lost a legend on Tuesday. Fred Sington Junior passed away at age 82 after battling several ailments. Sington made his mark both on and off the field. He was one of the original members of Bear Bryant’s 42-man team at Alabama and scored the first points in the Bryant era in the 1950s. After his days on the field, Sington had a distinguished career in civic duty in the city of Gadsden serving as a executive assistant to the mayor. He also called high school football games on radio and television throughout Etowah County for 50 years (including with WEAC-TV24).
He received numerous honors including an induction into the Patriots Hall of Honor from the Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association in October 2017. Sington leaves behind an incredible legacy.