By WVUA 23 Web Coordinator David Williams III Afte

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Web Coordinator David Williams IIIAfter seven long years, a prized University of Alabama football lost after the E4 tornado struck Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011, was reunited with its owner.When the tornado hit Tuscaloosa, former Alabama player Wesley Britt’s home was hit, and his belongings were scattered in the storm. Among his treasures thought lost was a football Britt had signed by his teammates his freshman year.Ironically, the ball ended up in the yard of the Tuscaloosa News Sports writer Cecil Hurt, who covers Alabama football. Hurt donated it to the Bryant Museum, who then put it on display. Britt saw the ball at a museum event and noticed that it looked familiar.“In the tornado we lost all of our memorabilia, including all of the footballs that were signed every year with the teams I played with,” said Britt. “And this one is probably the one I most cherished and to have that back in my possession is a really neat thing and this will be in a special place. It’s got two unbelievable stories now.”Britt said the football is extremely special to him and will probably never leave his mantle, but if it does, it will go back to the museum.last_img

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