UA Graduates Set for College Football Playoff National Championship

  • January 7th, 2022

Eighteen University of Alabama graduates will take the field Monday night as the Crimson Tide meets the Georgia Bulldogs for the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Brian Robinson Jr. running into the end zone for a touchdown
Brian Robinson Jr. is one of 18 UA graduates participating in the CFP National Championship.

The group includes Phidarian Mathis, who was named a permanent team captain, and Brian Robinson Jr., who earned Offensive MVP in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the 86th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

The Crimson Tide football team features three student-athletes who have earned multiple degrees from the Capstone. Starters Slade Bolden and Chris Owens have each earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees, while Daniel Wright has earned two bachelor’s degrees.

A complete list of football student-athletes who have earned degrees and their hometowns is below.

  • Christopher Allen, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jalyn Armour-Davis, Mobile
  • Braxton Barker, Birmingham
  • Slade Bolden, West Monroe, Louisiana
  • Tommy Brown, Santa Ana, California
  • Darrian Dalcourt, Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • DJ Dale, Birmingham
  • Josh Jobe, Miami, Florida
  • Shane Lee, Burtonsville, Maryland
  • Phidarian Mathis, Wisner, Louisiana
  • Jaylen Moody, Conway, South Carolina
  • Chris Owens, Arlington, Texas
  • Kendall Randolph, Madison
  • LaBryan Ray, Madison
  • Brian Robinson Jr., Tuscaloosa
  • Major Tennison, Flint, Texas
  • Daniel Wright, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Stephon Wynn Jr., Anderson, South Carolina

Since 2013, UA football student-athletes have earned 217 undergraduate and graduate degrees before playing their final game for the Crimson Tide.


Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications,

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.