America’s Sports Artist Rick Rush has woven several monumental moments from the 2011 National Championship game into his painting entitled Crimson Dominance. At the foreground, quarterback and Offensive MVP A.J. McCarron (#10) hands off to unanimous All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson (#3) on the touchdown run. Offensive linemen include: unanimous All-American and Outland Trophy winner Barrett Jones (#75), Alfred McCullough (#52), D.J. Fluker (#76), and fullback Brad Smelley (#47).
The middleground of Crimson Dominance features three vignettes, from left-to-right: Kicker Jeremy Shelley (#90), who scored 15 points. LSU’s Jordan Jefferson is gang-tackled by consensus All-American Dont’a Hightower (#30), Tre DePriest (#33), Nick Gentry (#58), and Courtney Upshaw (#41). Linebacker C.J. Mosley (#32) intercepts Jordan Jefferson.
In the background of Crimson Dominance, a mass of Crimson Tide players celebrate Alabama’s 14th National Championship, and gather around Coach Nick Saban as he holds the Coach’s Trophy.