Alabama D-lineman Da'Ron Payne intercepted a pass and caught a TD in a span of 4 minutes

Alabama defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne (94) returns an interception in the second half of the Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game against Clemson for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Alabama’s Da’Ron Payne is a man of many talents, and he put them on display Monday night in the Sugar Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 308-pound defensive lineman was part of a stalwart first half effort that held the Clemson offense to just 68 yards and three points. In the second half, Clemson cut the Bama lead to 10-6 and looked ready to take the lead — until Payne made a big play.

Bama linebacker Anfernee Jennings came on a blitz and hit Clemson QB Kelly Bryant as he delivered a pass. The ball went right to Payne, who returned the interception 21 yards into Clemson territory.

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Not too long after, the Tide’s offense was at the goal line and brought in a jumbo package. That package featured none other than Payne.

He got the chance to showcase his hands once again.

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Look at the precision on that route! And the footwork, too!

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Just beautiful. Payne’s touchdown increased the Tide’s lead to 17-6. And that lead ballooned to 24-6 with a pick-six shortly thereafter.

Because of Payne and the Tide defense, it looks like we’ll have an All-SEC College Football Playoff National Championship Game with Bama facing Georgia in Atlanta next week.

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