See Jaylen Waddle warm-up before Alabama, Ohio State football game in CFP Championship

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was on the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, warming up before the 2021 College Football Playoff Championship game vs. Ohio State. 

Waddle suffered a right ankle injury against Tennessee on Oct. 24. 

Before his ankle injury, Jaylen Waddle played in five games for the Crimson Tide during the 2020 football season. Waddle caught 25 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns. 

Waddle came into the CFP Championship game with 10:25 left in the first quarter, and he immediately caught a 15-yard pass from Mac Jones for a first down to the Ohio State 7-yard line.

Jaylen Waddle warms up before Alabama, Ohio State football

ESPN showed Waddle doing some stretching near the stands. 

SEC Network showed Waddle attempting to sprint down the field, though Waddle's stride appears to not be back to normal.

Alabama enters the game 12-0 overall. Most recently, Alabama defeated Notre Dame 31-14 in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

Ohio State comes into the matchup 7-0 overall. On Jan. 1, OSU beat Clemson 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl. 

Entering Monday, Alabama leads the all-time series 3-1 against Ohio State. 

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Jan 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (17) warms up  before the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Ohio State in Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban is the Alabama Crimson Tide football head coach. Ryan Day is the Ohio State football head coach. 

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik