Clemson running back Wayne Gallman is featured on this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated ahead of the College Football Playoff championship game.
Gallman, Clemson’s all-time single-season rushing leader, rushed for 150 yards with two touchdowns in the Tigers' semifinal win over Oklahoma, bringing his season total to 1,469 yards.
Gallman and the Tigers will face the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national title game on Jan. 11. Clemson earned its title game spot with relative ease in a 37–17 victory over the Sooners, but in this week’s cover story, SI’s Albert Chen discusses why Clemson should expect its final test to be far more demanding.
Also in this issue is an exclusive look at Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who tells Greg Bishop how his most painful experiences motivated him to becoming this year’s NFL rushing leader.
The Clemson cover will be delivered to the following locations: South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C., Delaware.
The following locations will receive the Peterson cover: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana.