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Former Alabama QB Vince Sutton Has Passed Away

A panorama view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during an Alabama football game.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former Alabama quarterback Vince Sutton passed away Thursday morning.

Sutton played for the Crimson Tide from 1984-87. Before Jalen Hurts in 2016, he was the last freshman to start a game at Alabama.

Sutton had been plagued by failing health in recent years. He suffered from kidney disease and had a pair of strokes which led to partial blindness.

An Alabama fan named Terry Robinson shared photos of Sutton and an emotional message on Twitter.

"My "Little brother, my friend, and my favorite Alabama Quarterback Vince Sutton passed away this morning after years of health issues. Vince & Pierre Goode, my parents with Vince during his playing days @AlabamaFTBL," tweeted Robinson.

Sutton finished his Alabama career with 1,102 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He led the team in passing as a freshman in 1984.

After his playing career, Sutton was a high school football coach at Dawson Street Christian School in Newnan, Ga.

Unfortunately, Sutton is the second former Tide player to pass away this month. Defensive lineman Jeremy Nunley, who starred in Tuscaloosa in the 1990s, died less than two weeks ago at age 46.

RIP, Vince.