Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne (94) celebrates after being selected most valuable defensive player, after the Sugar Bowl semifinal playoff game against Clemson for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans on Jan. 1. Alabama won 24-6 to advance to the national championship game.
Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne (94) celebrates after being selected most valuable defensive player, after the Sugar Bowl semifinal playoff game against Clemson for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans on Jan. 1. Alabama won 24-6 to advance to the national championship game. Rusty Costanza AP Photo
Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne (94) celebrates after being selected most valuable defensive player, after the Sugar Bowl semifinal playoff game against Clemson for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans on Jan. 1. Alabama won 24-6 to advance to the national championship game. Rusty Costanza AP Photo