Got 12? Here’s how Alabama bumped up its claim to a dozen national titles

Wayne Atcheson, the son of a small-town preacher, loves history and his Alabama football. These days, he enjoys serving as director of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.
What you might not know about Atcheson is his contribution to Alabama football history.

He is the reason Alabama’s media guide claims 12 national titles. He is the reason Alabama fans wear “got twelve?” T-shirts. He is the reason some fans can already start marketing bumper stickers for a 13th national championship, a presumptive move that isn’t the first presumptive move in the university’s national title count.

Because before Alabama got 12, it only got six.