Member of two State Championship Teams
All-State Football two years
Cedar Bluff team record of 47-1-2
Football Scholarship to the University of Alabama
Member of the 1965 University of Alabama National Championship Team
Played on the 1966 undefeated team at the University of Alabama
University of Alabama team record of 28-3-2
David Bedwell played football at Cedar Bluff High School for five years. He was also a member of the high school basketball team where he was named to the All-County Team two-years and All-Area Team one year. David went on to play college football at the University of Alabama where he won a national championship and two bowl victories. After graduating from the University of Alabama, David became a successful coach of various sports including football, basketball, track, and tennis. David’s successful coaching career included three county girls’ basketball championships, three area girls’ basketball championships, and culminated with a girls’ basketball state championship at Spring Garden High School in 1987. David is the only person in Cherokee County history to win a state championship as both a high school player and coach as well as a national championship as a college player.