On Saturday, Hardy Lee Walker III died of a massive heart attack.
The 49-year-old graduated from Grissom High School and went on to play football for the University of Alabama under Coach Paul Bear Bryant.
Walker’s sister says he was inducted into the Madison County Football Hall of Fame within the last few years. Walker lived in Pelham.
Funeral arrangements are still pending. In lieu of flowers, a donation account is being set up at Redstone Federal Credit Union for Hardy’s wife and children.