Steadman S. Shealy, Jr. (born June 8, 1958) is an American attorney and former college quarterback. He is best known as the starting quarterback on the University of Alabama's 1979 national championship team. Shealy was also a member of the 1978 national championship team, but played back-up to Jeff Rutledge. After his collegiate career he was twice elected to the Alabama State Board of Education in 1986 and 1990 as a Democrat.
Shealy is a lifelong resident of Dothan, Alabama. After graduating from high school in 1976, he played football on a scholarship for coach Paul "Bear" Bryant at the University of Alabama. Shealy was a wishbone quarterback for the Tide from 1976–1979. He was part of Alabama's 28 consecutive wins — the longest win streak in school history — from 1978–1979. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in 1980. Shealy hosted The Bear Bryant Show in 1982 and served as a graduate assistant in the football program while earning his law degree. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama's law school in 1984.
Shealy joined the Dothan lawfirm of Buntin & Cobb as an associate in 1984. Today he is a senior partner in the firm, which is now known as Shealy, Crum & Pike, P.C. He practices civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance, corporate defense, personal injury, and product liability. Shealy and his wife, Ann, have five children, Steadman Jr., Jacqueline, Anna Catharine, Robert, and John David.
The 1979 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 85th overall and 46th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his 22nd year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season undefeated (12–0 overall, 6–0 in the SEC) and with a victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. For their collective efforts, the Crimson Tide were recognized as consensus national champions for the 1979 season.
In 1979 the Alabama Crimson Tide capped off a decade of remarkable success with the program's seventh perfect season in college history after 1925, 1930, 1934, 1945, 1961, and 1966 (discounting the 1897 "season" in which Bama played and won only one game). The Tide defense recorded five shutouts and allowed only two teams to score in double digits. The offense scored thirty points or more seven times.
Despite this dominance Alabama had three close calls. Against Tennessee on October 20, Alabama fell behind 17–0 in the second quarter before rallying to win 27–17. Three weeks later, against LSU, all the Tide offense could scrape up was a single field goal, but it was enough to win 3–0. In the regular season finale against Auburn, after leading 14–3 at the half Alabama let Auburn take an 18–17 fourth quarter lead before winning 25–18. The Auburn and Tennessee games were the only two times in the 1979 season that Alabama trailed. A 24–9 victory over Arkansas capped a 12–0 season and national championship, Alabama's sixth wire service national title.Alabama State Board of Education
The Alabama State Board of Education is a nine-member body which authorizes the education policy for the state of Alabama. The governor is the ex officio president of the board and has voting privileges on all matters, although they are seldom exercised. The remaining eight members are elected to four-year terms in partisan elections from single-member districts of approximately equal population. However, most issues before the board are not necessarily considered as partisan in nature. There is no limit on the number of terms to which members may be elected. Members in Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 are elected in the same cycle as the President of the United States, with their next election scheduled for 2020. Members in Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 are elected in the same cycle as the Governor of Alabama, with their most recent election occurring in 2018. The eight single-member districts are re-drawn by the Alabama Legislature following each di-cennial U.S. Census.Dothan, Alabama
Dothan is a city in Dale, Henry, and Houston counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the largest city and county seat of Houston County, with a population of 65,496 at the 2010 census. It is in the state's southeastern corner, approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the Georgia state line and 16 miles (26 km) north of Florida. It is named after the biblical city, the place where Joseph's brothers threw him into a cistern and sold him into slavery in Egypt.Dothan is the principal city of the Dothan, Alabama metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Geneva, Henry, and Houston counties; the small portion in Dale County is part of the Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area. The combined population of the entire Dothan metropolitan area in 2010 was 145,639. The city serves as the main transportation and commercial hub for a significant part of southeastern Alabama, southwest Georgia, and nearby portions of the Florida Panhandle. Since approximately one-fourth of the U.S. peanut crop is produced nearby, much of it processed in the city, Dothan is sometimes called "The Peanut Capital of the World". It also hosts the annual National Peanut Festival at the dedicated "Peanut Festival Fairgrounds".Dothan High School
Dothan High School is located in Dothan, Alabama, USA. It is located on U.S. Highway 231 inside Ross Clark Circle, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the southern tip of Ross Clark Circle. The school is one of Dothan's two public high schools. Dothan High School enrolls students from the southern half of Dothan, while Northview High School, the Tigers' crosstown rival, enrolls students from the northern half of Dothan. The high school district roughly runs down U.S. Highway 84, which runs east to west through the heart of Dothan.List of Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterbacks
This is a list of every Alabama Crimson Tide football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
Alabama quarterbacks have played prominent roles in American society off the gridiron as well. Both Farley Moody and Charlie Joplin died while serving in the First World War.List of recipients of Today's Top 10 Award
This is a list of the recipients of the Today's Top 10 Award given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) since its inception in 1973. Note that the award was previously known as the Today's Top V Award (1973 through 1985), Today's Top VI Award (1986 through 1994), and Today's Top VIII Award (1995 through 2013).Shealy
Shealy is a family name and may refer to:
Al Shealy (1900 - 1967), Major League Baseball pitcher
Courtney Shealy, former freestyle swimmer from the United States
Dal Shealy, 29th head college football coach for the University of Richmond Spiders
Rod Shealy, Republican political consultant and publisher from South Carolina
Ryan Shealy, Major League Baseball first baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays
Shack Shealy, former head coach of the Clemson college football program
Steadman S. Shealy, American attorney and former college quarterback
Vic Shealy, American football assistant coach for the Kansas JayhawksUniversity of Alabama School of Law
The Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama (formerly known as the University of Alabama School of Law; also known as Alabama Law) located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a nationally ranked top-tier law school and the only public law school in the state. It is one of five law schools in the state, and one of three that are ABA accredited. According to Alabama's official 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 84% of the Class of 2017 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation. An additional 8.4% of the Class of 2017 obtained JD-advantage employment.Approximately 383 JD students attended Alabama Law during school year 2018-2019. 62 undergraduate institutions and 25 states are represented among the class of 2021, and the student-faculty ratio is 6.3 to 1.