He played for Bear Bryant's first National Championship team at Guard. And even until the end, he was a fighter.
Billy Neighbors died Monday after suffering a heart attack last Wednesday. He was 72 years old.
After graduating from Alabama, Neighbors played professionally for seven years, then retired to Huntsville where he became a businessman.
Neighbors is survived by several family members who played college football. His two sons, Wes and Keith, both played at Alabama. One grandson, Wesley, helped Alabama win a pair of national championships and another grandson, Connor, plays for LSU.