Olympic champion Michael Phelps to speak to the Alabama football team

Another big name is set to speak to the Alabama football team.

Michael Phelps, a 23-time Olympic gold medalist, will address the Crimson Tide players and coaches following their third practice of preseason camp later this evening, according to sources.

The most decorated Olympian of all time, Phelps has won 28 total medals in four appearances in the Olympics. He holds the records for the most Olympic gold medals, the most gold medals in individual events (13) and the most overall medals in individual events (16). He won eight golds alone in the 2008 Beijing Games. He started the Michael Phelps Foundation in 2008 and then in 2017, joined the board of Medibio, a company focused on mental health disorders.

Phelps joins a long list of some of the biggest names in sports that have spoken to Alabama’s players in the preseason and have also chatted with head coach Nick Saban, along with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Mike Tyson, Alex Rodriguez, Charles Barkley and many more.

*** This story will be updated.

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