University of Alabama’s football team honored with Disney Spirit Award

University of Alabama's football team honored with Disney Spirit AwardBy Abigail Richards

Every now and then, a team will be honored not for what it did on the field, but what it did for its community. That was the case for the University of Alabama's football team, as the Crimson Tide were recently awarded with the Disney Spirit Award for their help in the tornado recovery effort after the storms last April, according to The Huntsville Times.

"It really speaks well for the University of Alabama," coach Nick Saban told the news source. "It speaks well for a lot of people in the organization who made a significant contribution to trying to help a community that was affected by probably as devastating of a circumstance as I've ever had to deal with in my life."

These awards, which have been presented since 1996, are given out to a college team or player who has been the most inspirational over the year, the media outlet reports.

According to The Birmingham News, junior Carson Tinker, whose home was destroyed by the tornado, will accept the award on the team's behalf.