Alabama Athletics To Honor Wendell Hudson, Retire His Jersey

| February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

By University of Alabama Athletics

Fifty years ago, Wendell Hudson stepped foot on the University of Alabama campus as its first African American scholarship athlete, helping to open doors for generations to come. To honor him and his legacy, Alabama Athletics will welcome back Hudson on Saturday, Feb. 15 and hold a halftime recognition and jersey retirement at the men’s basketball game versus LSU. While the number 20 will remain in circulation, Hudson’s jersey will become the first in Alabama Athletics’ history to be retired.

In addition to the jersey retirement, a men’s basketball scholarship has been endowed by a generous donor in his honor and student-athlete uniforms will be adorned by a WH patch for the remainder of the winter and spring sport seasons.

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