Courtesy of the
Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress.
UA Mascot Big Al
Big Al, the University of Alabama's elephant mascot, dates back to the 1930s and the coaching tenure of Wallace Wade. During
a game against the University of Mississippi, a fan in the stands referred to the Alabama linemen as "elephants" because they
were larger than the Ole Miss players; journalists soon began referring to them as the Red Elephants.