2018 National Championship Game, then and now

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It’s been four years since that classic national championship between Georgia and Alabama. A lot has changed in that full recruiting cycle since real freshman Tua Tagovailoa pitched that winning 41-yard touchdown pass to real freshman DeVonta Smith in overtime after hitting a 16-yard bag the previous game that threw the ball away. Alabama out of reach of the field goal.

The match got off to a rough start with Alabama managing just 21 yards of passing attack before Nick Saban pulled Jalen Hurts for freshman Tua. However, the game was eventually delivered and one of the reasons was the amount of professional talent on that football pitch. The names of that game are currently scattered throughout the NFL. Some players have been great, others haven’t lived up to expectations, and some have forced conversations that are far more important than their productivity as NFL players.

Let’s take a look at some of the attendees of that unforgettable night in Atlanta on January 8, 2022.


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