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UAB surprises former player Timothy Alexander with new truck


The UAB Blazers didn’t have football this year and won’t get it back until the 2017 season. The school has a lot of people to thank for being able to bring the sport back, but there is one particular person that was integral in the process.

Former UAB football player Timothy Alexander was involved in a car accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. Ever since that life-changing day, he has been working towards making everything better on campus from the athletic department to campus life in general.

When he heard of the football team being disbanded, he was pretty upset, as were most of the students at the school. From that day, he started working to bring it back and it finally paid off for the school.

His UAB family wanted to repay him for his work did for the program, but also for himself all while being in a wheelchair. He graduated last weekend with his Masters in Communication Management and supporters surprised him with an early Christmas present.

WIAT in Birmingham was there to capture it on camera.

If that isn’t a great Christmas present, then I don’t know what is.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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