Gold Medal winner, Michael Phelps, speaks with Alabama Football

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Almost every single American will have Michael Phelps on their short list of greatest athletes ever.

Phelps made his first Olympic appearance in 2000 at only 15 years old. He took the world by storm at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he erupted for eight gold medals, a feat that will likely never be accomplished again. In his career, Phelps captured 23 total gold medals.

This week, the Crimson Tide hosted Phelps in Tuscaloosa for a meeting with the team. Phelps delivered a powerful statement about accountability and resiliency. Phelps preaches his work ethic by saying, “From 2002 to 2008, guess how many days I took off? In those six years? None. Zero. Why? I wanted something that nobody else had the opportunity to get. I was willing to do more than anybody else on the face of the planet was willing to do. I got the results.”

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