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Tales from Alabama Prep Football Hardcover – August 1, 2006

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Ron Ingram is a native Alabamian who grew up near Brundidge in southeastern Alabama’s Pike County, where he was a three-sport letterman at Pike County High School. He attended Troy State University and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1974. Ingram’s career has spanned more than 30 years, including The Birmingham News since 1984. He earned the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s coveted Herby Kerby Award for the top sports story in 1987. He also received the Bill Shelton Award in 2006 signifying him as the ASWA’s Sports Writer of the Year. He has served as chairman for the ASWA’s state rankings and All-State selection committee as well as chairing The Birmingham News all-state committees. Ingram authored a book on Vestavia Hills’ legendary prep baseball coach Sammy Dunn, Dynasty on the Diamond, and is a regular contributor to several national magazines.

Rubin E. Grant’s roots are planted deeply in Alabama football, dating to his days as a student at Carver High School in Montgomery, his hometown. At his college alma mater, the University of Alabama, as sports editor of the school’s newspaper, the Crimson White, he covered the Crimson Tide under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. He spent 25 years covering high school football for the Birmingham Post-Herald, serving as prep editor and reporting on such football players as Bo Jackson, Cornelius Bennett, and Carnell "Cadillac" Williams. As a columnist, he won first place in the 2002 Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors Competition for his columns on high school sports. He currently is a free- lance writer and a member of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame selection committee.


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