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Carson Tinker awarded scholarship

Updated: August 21, 2012, 10:00 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Carson Tinker was the face of the University of Alabama football program after a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala., on April 27, 2011.

The storm tore apart the state and took with it Tinker's longtime girlfriend, Ashley Harrison. The long-snapper who went quietly about his job for two seasons was suddenly the subject of cover stories detailing the trauma, outlining the horrific effects of a tornado that claimed more than 200 lives.

It was a moment ...

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