James Andrews, MD, will be honored with the 2023 Alabama Football Legend Award from Regions Bank, NBC affiliate WSFA reported Dec. 5.
He will receive the award in February and is being recognized for his career in sports medicine. He founded Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala. and was chair of the board and medical director of the American Sports Medicine Institute in the same city.
Dr. Andrews has been an orthopedic surgeon for Auburn (Ala.) University, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and Tuskegee (Ala.) University. He also worked with the Washington Commanders, Tampa Rays, and the LPGA.
"We are pleased and honored to recognize the career and accomplishments of Dr. Andrews, one of the most recognizable figures, not only in our state but the entire sports world," Johnny Williams, executive director of the Camellia Bowl said in the report.