Tyler Watts. Plucky and gritty. This is a player whom Coach Bryant would have deemed truly worthy to wear the crimson and white football uniform. Coincidentally, both played against Tennessee with broken bones—Bryant’s was in his leg and Watts’ in his foot. We get a good snapshot of Tyler’s heart from his post-game interview: “My foot hurt so bad…but I was bound and determined…that I was going to play as long as I could—until I either made it through the game…or until the thing broke…who cares?”
In portraying the essence of this gridiron warrior’s heart, Daniel Moore’s new painting captures the thrill and excitement felt by Alabama fans as they watched a seven-year dry spell fade into the cool Knoxville night.