HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- It's a great weekend for Alabama Crimson Tide football fans.
Parkway Place Mall hosted a three-day autograph signing event Feb. 16-18. The event featured more than 20 players from Nick Saban's national championship teams signing fan memorabilia.
Alabama fans from far and wide made the trip to the rocket city to meet their crimson tide football favorites. Sarah Ragozzino came all the way from New Jersey with her family. She said meeting AJ McCarron made the long car ride all worth it.
"I grew up saying Roll Tide as a baby," Ragozzino said. "We just got a picture with him. And I just felt so excited and happy to see him."
Fans brought memorabilia to be signed by some of the twenty plus football stars at the event. One woman in the line was hiding a secret.
"Alright, I am a huge dog fan," said Stephanie Poynter.
The Georgia Bulldog fan made the trip from Atlanta to add to her collection of Heisman trophy winner autographs.
"I'm scared somebody might hit me," Poynter said. "That's why I didn't wear all my Georgia shirt, all my Georgia pants and all that."
Tide fans from Florida, Maryland, and New Jersey said they felt right at home in the Yellowhammer state.
"It feels great because everybody kind of, we know what everybody's feeling," Ragozzino said. "When you say Roll Tide to somebody, they know exactly what it means."
Fans said it's great that no matter what where football takes them, the players never forget theiAlabamama roots.
The signings took place on the lower level of the mall in the Dillard’s court. Fans can bring their own personal memorabilia to have signed and purchase tickets throughout the weekend.
The event started Friday night with appearances from Courtney Upshaw, Robert Foster and Mark Ingram.
Saturday signings featured AJ McCarron, Landon Collins, Ronnie Harrison, Mark Ingram, Calvin Ridley, Derrick Henry, Ardarius Stewart, Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy, Shaun Dion Hamilton and Marquis Maze.
Saturday, families enjoyed face painting, free Alabama shakers, and DJ Ozone gave away one signed football every 30 minutes to lucky fans.
Sunday signings featured appearances from Terrance Cody, Blake Sims, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ruben Foster, Barrett Jones, Daron Payne, Bo Scarbrough, Eryk Anders and Jake Coker.