Alabama football hosts Team USA legend, most decorated Olympian of all time, at practice
Alabama football hosted a special guest at practice Saturday. The team’s official Twitter account shared a photo of Michael Phelps chatting with Nick Saban, using 2 goat emojis in the caption.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) August 7, 2022
Earlier Saturday, prior to the team’s tweet, Charlie Potter of 247Sports reported that Phelps would be speaking to the UA football team. Saban has brought in many notable sports figures over the years to speak to his Crimson Tide squad, including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Alex Rodriguez and the late Kobe Bryant.
Phelps was a Team USA Olympic swimmer from 2004-through-2016. At the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, Phelps won 5 gold medals and 1 silver, bringing his all-time total to 28 medals (23 gold), an Olympic record. In 2008, at the Beijing Olympics, Phelps won 8 gold medals, breaking Mark Spitz’s record (7) from the 1972 games of most first-place finishes in a single Olympic games.
It will be interesting to hear any highlights from Phelps’ speech shared by the team.