TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was one of the more emotional moments from the national championship after Alabama football stormed back to defeat Georgia.
Crimson Tide linebacker Terrell Lewis spotted fellow linebacker Anfernee Jennings, who was in a wheelchair after getting hurt against Clemson in the semifinal the previous week.
In the video, Lewis can be heard screaming “I told you I got you, boy. I told you.” After exchanging handshakes and “I love you,” Lewis broke down in a raw moment between teammates.
“Anfernee, he was the guy who kind of kept me uplifted throughout the injury process,” Lewis said. “To see him step up while I was hurt, and then he gets hurts and I had to step up for him. I just took it personal like ‘it’s my time to step up for you.’ I told him before the game, ‘I got you. We won’t lose this game.’ Then the way the game ended, it was just like ‘Wow, we still did it.’ Even though our kicker missed a field goal, we still had to win that game. There was no doubt in my mind.”
Lewis made one of the biggest defensive plays in the championship game. He sacked Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm on third-and-6 in overtime, forcing the Bulldogs to settle for a field goal.
A few plays later, Tua Tagovailoa found a streaking DeVonta Smith for a walk-off touchdown to give Alabama its fifth national championship in the last nine years.
Bill Parcells once said that when you win a championship, it's like a blood transfusion. You’re forever family. You can feel it in this moment. pic.twitter.com/OZOueRalaR
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) January 9, 2018
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