MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.: Alabama star receiver Jaylen Waddle was warming up before the College Football Playoff national championship game against No. 3 Ohio State and could to try to play Monday night.
The junior speedster has not played since breaking is ankle against Tennessee on Oct. 24. He returned to practice last week. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban told ESPN before the game that if Waddle played, it would be on a limited basis.
About 90 minutes before kickoff, Waddle was one of about a dozen Alabama players on the field at Hard Rock Stadium, stretching without pads or a helmet.
Playing in five games, Waddle had 25 catches for 557 yards (22.28 yards per catch) and four touchdowns.