Class of 1972
Born: February 24, 1910 in Birmingham, Alabama
After an outstanding prep career, Fred Sington attended the University of Alabama where he lettered in football and baseball and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He was an All-American tackle in 1929 and 1930. A member of the football team’s 1930 National Championship team, he was the only person named to both the All-Century Football Team and All-Century Baseball Team at Alabama. He went into professional baseball with the Atlanta Crackers in 1931 and also played for the Washington Senators from 1934-1937 and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938. He was an SEC football official from 1935-1955. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.