CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson
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Alabama vs Clemson national championship

CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson

Confetti falls as the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Nick Saban, Derrick Henry

Alabama Coach Nick Saban hoists the College Football Playoff national championship trophy after defeating Clemson.

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O.J. Howard

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard scores a 51-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney

Alabama Coach Nick Saban, left, talks to Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney after the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Kenyan Drake

Alabama kick returner Kenyan Drake (17) dives into the end zone as he runs back a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half.

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Jake Coker

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker celebrates after Derrick Henry’s fourth quarter touchdown.

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Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson runs the ball during the second half.

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Derrick Henry, Deshaun Watson

Heisman Trophy finalists Derrick Henry, left, of Alabama and Deshaun Watson (4) of the Clemson Tigers speak after the game.

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Alabama RB Derrick Henry

 This Heisman Trophy winner is built like a Greek God, and might be the biggest tailback to enter the draft in a decade. He’s the type of runner who wears down defenses, but he’s a long-strider who runs high, which hints he might not last long in the NFL because he’s a hard target for defender to miss.

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Artavis Scott

Clemson receiver Artavis Scott celebrates after scoring on a 15-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

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Jordan Leggett, Ronnie Harrison

Clemson’s Jordan Leggett (16) catches a touchdown pass in front of Alabama’s Ronnie Harrison during the second half.

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Jake Coker

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker celebrates after Derrick Henry’s touchodwn in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

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Zac Brooks, Minkah Fitzpatrick

Clemson running back Zac Brooks (24) runs past Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick during the second half.

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Nick Saban, Kirby Smart

Alabama Coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart look on during the second half.

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O.J. Howard

Alabama’s O.J. Howard (88) makes a 51-yard touchdown reception during the second half.

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Kenyan Drake

Alabama kick returner Kenyan Drake (17) dives into the end zone as he runs back a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half.

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Calvin Ridley, Adrian Baker

Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley misses a catch in the end zone in the fourth quarter against Clemson defensive back Adrian Baker.

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Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama

Alabama kick returner Kenyan Drake returns a kickoff 95 yards for a score in the fourth quarter of the NCAA championship game.

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Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson reacts after being defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship game.

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Jordan Leggett

Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett falls to the ground after making a catch in the second half.

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O.J. Howard

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard catches a 51-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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O.J. Howard, Kenyan Drake

Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (17) celebrates with tight end O.J. Howard after Howard’s second touchdown catch.

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Marlon Humphrey

Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey catches an onside kick during the second half.

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Calvin Ridley

Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley can’t catch a pass during the second half.

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Dorian O’Daniel

Clemson’s Dorian O’Daniel reacts to a play in the third quarter.

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Marlon Humphrey

Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) celebrates after recovering an onside kick during the second half.

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Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson runs the ball in the third quarter.

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32. New Orleans Saints: Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey

The Saints need a cornerback who has size to match up against the bigger receivers in the NFC. Humphrey moves fluidly for a 6-foot cornerback, and has quick enough feet to play the nickel spot. The Saints might also trade this pick back to New England for cornerback Malcolm Butler, who signed his restricted free agent tender this week. Team needs: CB, S, LB, WR

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Artavis Scott, Ronnie Harrison

Clemson receiver Artavis Scott attempts to catch a pass in the end zone during the third down, but Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison separates the ball.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry runs the ball in the second half.

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O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

At a shade under 6-6 and 242 pounds, Howard looked like the prototypical NFL tight end at the Senior Bowl. He’s an impressive athlete with decent speed and lateral agility. The Alabama standout is as polished as college tight ends come. While the Dolphins do have a pending deal for Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas, Howard would give Miami a dynamic tight end duo, and his blocking would allow the Miami to let Dion Sims, an in-line blocking specialist, leave as a free agent.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry, center, dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the first half.

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Josh Casher

Alabama offensive lineman Josh Casher (67) leads the team onto the field after halftime.

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Hunter Renfrow

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow misses a catch in the thrid quarter against Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.

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Wayne Gallman, Daylon Charlot

Clemson running back Wayne Gallman (9) catches a pass with Alabama defender Daylon Charlot pulling him down in the second half.

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Deshaun Watson, Da’Shawn Hand

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson runs the ball in the third quarter while Alabama defender Da’Shawn Hand (9) pursues.

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D.J. Pettway, Eddie Jackson

Alabama defenders D.J. Pettway (57) and Eddie Jackson (4) celebrate after a blocked field goal attempt.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) gets tackled in the second half by a gang of Clemson defenders.

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O.J. Howard, Lane Kiffin

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard catches a 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter as offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin celebrates.

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Deshaun Watson, Geno Matias-Smith

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson runs the ball while Alabama defensive back Geno Matias-Smith pursues during the 2016 national championship.

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Nick Saban

Alabama Coach Nick Saban celebrates after O.J. Howard’s touchdown catch in the third quarter.

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Artavis Scott, Ronnie Harrison

Clemson receiver Artavis Scott attempts to catch a pass in the end zone during the third down, but Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison separates the ball.

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Clemson DE Kevin Dodd

Dodd has impressive size (6-foot-5, 277 pounds) and long arms, which hints he could be a good defensive end in a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme. But he’s only been productive for one college season, and will be 24 as a rookie in the NFL.

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Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

There have been three wide receivers to claim the Heisman Trophy in the 81 year history of the award with the last winner coming in 1991 (Michigan’s Desmond Howard). Howard finished that season with just 985 receiving yards but he finished with 1,869 all-purpose yards as a return specialist for the Wolverines. Ridley was the second-leading receiver in the SEC last season with 1,045 yards but he wasn’t used in Alabama’s return game. That could change with the departures of Kenyon Drake and Cyrus Jones.

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O.J. Howard

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard scores a 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

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Clemson

The Clemson Tigers prepare to take the field prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Jake Coker, Shaq Lawson

Clemson defensive lineman Shaq Lawson sacks Alabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) in the second quarter.

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Dabo Swinney

Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney argues a call with the referees during the first half.

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Calvin Ridley

Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley leaps over a Clemson defender in the second quarter.

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Derrick Henry, A’Shawn Robinson

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) celebrates a touchdown with defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson.

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Eddie Jackson

Alabama defensive back Eddie Jackson intercepts a Deshaun Watson pass in the second quarter.

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Shaq Lawson, Carlos Watkins

Clemson defensive lineman Shaq Lawson (90) celebratess alongside Carlos Watkins (94) after a sack by Lawson in the second quarter.

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Jake Coker

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker reacts after getting sacked by Clemson’s Shaq Lawson in the second quarter.

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Greg Huegel

Clemson kicker Greg Huegel (92) has his second quarter field goal attempt tipped at the line of scrimmage.

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4. Clemson’s defensive end Shaq Lawson

Lawson, who contributed 20 sacks in his three seasons at Clemson, has a strong bull-rush and a knack for chasing players down from behind. However, there are some concerns about his playing weight and commitment to his conditioning.

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Artavis Scott

Clemson receiver Artavis Scott (3) makes a catch in the first half.

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Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson celebrates after throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow in the first quarter.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) celebrates with his offensive linemen after scoring a 1-yard touchdown.

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Richard Mullaney

Alabama receiver Richard Mullaney (16) runs after making a catch during the first half.

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Hunter Renfrow, Jordan Leggett

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow celebrates a touchdown catch with teammate Jordan Leggett (16) during the first half.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) celebrates after his second touchdown of the first half.

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Nick Saban

Alabama Coach Nick Saban, right, watches during the first half.

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Derrick Henry, B.J. Goodson

Clemson defender B.J. Goodson (44) grabs the face mask of Alabama running back Derrick Henry to pull him down.

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Jake Coker

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker throws the ball against the Clemson Tigers.

 

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) celebrates after running for a touchdown during the first half.

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Hunter Renfrow, Germone Hopper

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) celebrates with ateammate Germone Hopper (5) after scoring his second touchdown.

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Wayne Gallman

Clemson running back Wayne Gallman (9) runs during the first half.

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Shaq Lawson, Jake Coker

Clemson defensive lineman Shaq Lawson (90) celebrates after sacking Alabama quarterback Jake Coker during the first half.

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Richard Mullaney, Jayron Kearse

Alabama receiver Richard Mullaney catches a pass in front of Clemson defensive back Jayron Kearse during the first half.

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Hunter Renfrow

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow catches an 11-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

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Adam Griffith

Alabama place kicker Adam Griffith misses a field goal during the first half.

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Adam Griffith

Alabama kicker Adam Griffith (99) reacts after missing a 44-yard field goal in the first quarter.

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Eddie Jackson

Alabama defensive back Eddie Jackson (4) celebrates after his interception during the first half.

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Hunter Renfrow, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Eddie Jackson

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow catches a touchdown pass in front of Alabama defenders Minkah Fitzpatrick and Eddie Jackson during the first half.

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Hunter Renfrow

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow celebrates with his teammates after scoring a 31-yard touchdown from Deshaun Watson in the first quarter.

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Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass in the first quarter.

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Hunter Renfrow, Charone Peake

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow celebrates with his teammate Charone Peake after scoring a 31-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

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Hunter Renfrow

Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow catches a 31-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama’s Derrick Henry runs for a touchdown during the first half.

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T.J. Green, O.J. Howard

Clemson’s T.J. Green (15) tackles Alabama’s O.J. Howard (88) during the first half.

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Alabama running back Derrick Henry celebrates after scoring on a 50-yard touchdown run during the College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 11.

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Deshaun Watson, Jonathan Allen

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson tries to get away from Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen during the first half.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry runs for a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

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Calvin Ridley

Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley runs during the first half.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry scores on a 50-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

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Mackensie Alexander, Calvin Ridley

Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander stops Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley during the first half.

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Nick Saban, Derrick Henry

Alabama Coach Nick Saban runs on the field with running back Derrick Henry before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson tries to fire up the crowd before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Jake Coker

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker throws during the first half.

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Clemson mascot

The Clemson mascot cheers during the first half.

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Players watch the coin toss before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Clemson and Alabama.

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Ben Boulware

Clemson’s Ben Boulware (10) celebrates during the first half.

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CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker hikes the ball in the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson

Singer Ciara sings the national anthem prior to the start of the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson

The American flag is held during the national anthem prior to the start of the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Derrick Henry, Jayron Kearse

Alabama running back Derrick Henry runs for a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter as Clemson safety Jayron Kearse can’t make the tackle.

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Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws during the first half.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry scores a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

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Derrick Henry

Alabama running back Derrick Henry warms up prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game against the Clemson Tigers.

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Lane Kiffin, Derrick Henry

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin talks with running back Derrick Henry in the hallway prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Nick Saban

Alabama Coach Nick Saban looks on prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game against the Tigers.

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Players warm up before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Clemson

Clemson players huddle before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game against Alabama.

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Lane Kiffin

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin walks on the field before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game against Clemson.

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CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson

The College Football Playoff national championship trophy is seen on the field before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Lane Kiffin

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin looks on prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Jacob Coker

Alabama quarterback Jake Coker warms up before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game against the Clemson Tigers.

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Kirby Smart

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart on the field before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Clemson fans

Clemson fans cheer before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Clemson and Alabama.

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Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney

Alabama Coach Nick Saban, left, talks to Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney before the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson

Clemson players huddle before taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game.

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Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, right, walks on to the field before the start of the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game against Clemson.

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