Alabama's field general, Pooley did practically all the teams passing
and his defensive prowess prompted Southern Writers to herald him as
"the greatest defensive back ever." Hubert ran and passed the 1922,
1923, 1924 and 1925 Crimson Tide to a 31-6-2 record in his four years
at Alabama. Hubert took part in two of the greatest victorys in Crimson
Tide history. He led the underdog Tide to a 9-7 victory over Penn at
Franklin Filed in 1922 and a 20-19 defeat of Washington in the 1926
Rose Bowl. The win over Washington was the crown jewel of a 10-0 season
and earned the Tide its 1st of twelve National Championships.
selection in 1924 and 1925, Hubert was also chosen as a All-America in
1925. Wallace Wade called him "undoubtedly one of the greatest football
players of all time. Pooley was the greatest team leader and play-maker
that I ever coached in my long career."