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CFP National Championship: Alabama players celebrate their win
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CFP National Championship: Alabama players celebrate their win
SI Staff
Tuesday January 12th, 2016

With a record 40 bowl games plus the national championship game, college football offered plenty of action after the regular season's conclusion. Sadly the postseason has come to an end with Alabama's 45–40 victory over Clemson in the national championship game. But before the season shifts into the rearview mirror, let's take a look back at the most amazing performance of the 2015–16 bowl season.

Although technically the national championship is not a bowl game, we included it in our player evaluations because the list seemed incomplete without factoring in the biggest game of the year. Eight players from the title game made this year's All-Bowl Team, including six from the champion Crimson Tide. Baylor and Stanford were the only two teams that didn't play in the title game to get multiple honorees on the All-Bowl Team.

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Defense
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    Clemson, Junior
    Dodd's postseason production was unreal: He racked up 8.5 TFLs, including three sacks vs. Alabama.

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    Alabama, Junior
    The junior made Deshaun Watson uncomfortable after helping the Crimson Tide shut out Michigan State.

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    The Hawai’i Bowl didn’t feature many stars, but Kelley shined by recording nine tackles and 3.5 sacks.

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    Alabama, Senior
    The senior buoyed the Tide’s D by recording a combined 12 tackles in wins over Clemson and Michigan State.

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    Louisville, Junior
    The junior stymied Texas A&M in a six-point win, racking up eight tackles, three sacks and two passes defended.

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    Arizona, Junior
    In his final college game, Wright exploited New Mexico’s pass protection by notching two sacks and 15 tackles. 

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    Wisconsin, Sophomore
    Cichy did his part in the Badgers' two-point win over USC by recording nine tackles and three sacks.

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    Memphis, Senior
    Ball's post-game misconduct overshadowed a great performance: two interceptions, including a pick-six.

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    Utah, Senior
    If not for Carter’s first quarter pick-six (he also had another INT), Utah may not have held off rival BYU.

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    Ohio State, Junior
    The junior’s last college game was a memorable one, as he helped them limit a dangerous Notre Dame offense.

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    Houston, Senior
    With 10 tackles and two INTs, Jackson helped keep Florida State’s offense in check in a big upset.

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