Alabama tight end O.J. Howard was the unlikely hero for the tide in Monday’s national championship against Clemson.

By SI Wire
January 12, 2016

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard was the unlikely hero for the tide in Monday’s national championship against Clemson.

Howard, a junior, had not scored a touchdown since 2013, despite playing in all of Alabama’s games over the last two season. But he scored twice on Monday against the Tigers. 

Howard hauled in five passes for a total of 208 yards, including a 63-yard catch late in the fourth quarter that helped ice the game. 

Watch: Kiffin celebrates TD before Howard even catches ball

Howard wide open for his first TD in two years

Howard picks up a first down on play action

Howard gets behind the defense for a long TD

Howard breaks free for 63 yards

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