Tuscaloosa Led by the formidable Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, the University of Alabama has secured the title in US college football. Afterwards, crowds of fans celebrated in Alabama’s capital Tuscaloosa.
The University of Alabama has won the prestigious US college football championship for the sixth time in the past twelve years. Alabama defeated Ohio State University on Monday (local time) in the national final in front of almost 15,000 spectators in Miami with 52:24. The team in position 1 played a perfect season with 13 wins in 13 games and set a number of records. For coach Nick Saban it was the sixth title with Alabama and the seventh overall.
For Alabama it was the 18th league title and the first since 2017. Smith excelled once again. All in all, he made for 215 yards of space gain – and that in just under half of the season. At the beginning of the third quarter he was stopped by a finger injury on his right hand and never returned to the field. It was “all good,” he then assured.
Smith is one of the most sought-after players in the upcoming NFL professional league draft. He was the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 30 years. Usually this award goes to quarterbacks or running backs.
The US state of Alabama in the south of the country has roughly the same population as the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and has recorded five times as many new infections with the corona virus in the past two weeks (over 56,000 in Alabama, 11,015 in Rhineland-Palatinate). Of the nearly five million inhabitants, over 400,000 people have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic and over 5,000 people have died.