THIS IS EPISODE 214 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Rich Wingo played linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1976-78. He was selected in the seventh round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, for whom he would play six seasons at Lambeau Field from 1979-1984.
A former assistant coach with the Crimson Tide from 1987-89, Wingo was part of that 1978 Alabama national championship team that won the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1979, and famously stopped Penn State in a fourth-quarter goal line stand to ultimately prevail 14-7.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Wingo about this current Alabama team in 2018 and how good it really is. We also hear Wingo’s powerful testimony of coming to faith in Christ while he was playing in the NFL with the Packers. And Wingo also shares the story of his college coach, “Bear” Bryant, kicking him off the 1977 team and the amazing lesson he learned from that incident.
Linebacker Rich Wingo solidified his place in Alabama lore as part of the famous “Goal Line Stand” that sealed the Crimson Tide’s 1979 Sugar Bowl victory versus Penn State. Now he’s making a stand against #ALS tonight at our annual #ChangingtheGame awards dinner. #RollTide pic.twitter.com/rzoFu7THkc
— ALS Alabama (@ALSAlabama) November 8, 2018