A portion of a street in LaGrange, Ga., will be named for former University of Alabama quarterback Vince Sutton.
The LaGrange City Council voted unanimously during a Tuesday night meeting for a portion of Niles Street to become Vince Sutton Boulevard.
An official ribbon cutting is planned for Sept. 8.
Sutton was a star at LaGrange High School but played a backup role at Alabama. He was at Alabama from 1984-1988.
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He grew up in the Lucy Morgan Homes in LaGrange, a part of the LaGrange Housing Authority.
Most recently a high school football coach at Dawson Street Christian School in LaGrange, Sutton is recovering from a kidney transplant after years of declining health.
According to the report, he was not able to attend the council meeting but his mother, Maxine Sutton, was in attendance.
“Thanks you for renaming Niles for Vince Sutton Boulevard,” he mother told council. “I appreciate it and so does Vince. It means a lot to us.”