Crimson Tide's Marcell Dareus receives Birmingham City Council honor

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council honored an Alabama Crimson Tide football player Tuesday at the city council meeting.

Marcell Dareus, who is from Birmingham, was congratulated for his hard work on the National Championship team.  Dareus, a sophomore, received Defensive MVP honors following the 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game.

"Growing up I had a little league coach who told me I didn't have to be talented to work hard," said Dareus.  However, Dareus proved that he is both hard-working and talented during the 2009 season.