Fifteen Crimson Tide football players received their degrees during UA winter graduation ceremonies prior to practice

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama held its second postseason practice on Saturday afternoon, holding a two-hour session in full pads at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.

12/15/18 MFB vs PracticeAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13)Photo by Kent Gidley

Today’s session was the second of seven bowl practices before the holiday break and 12 practices overall prior to the College Football Playoff Semifinal against No. 4 Oklahoma in the Capital One Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will face off with Sooners on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 with the game airing live on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbsteit will call the semifinal matchup from the booth, while Maria Taylor and Laura Rutledge will work each team’s sideline.

Fifteen current and former Tide football student-athletes also received master’s or undergraduate degrees during the University’s December commencement ceremonies on Saturday. Receiving their undergraduate degrees were Elliot Baker, Isaiah Buggs, Lester Cotton Sr., Miller Forristall, Damien Harris, Jalen Hurts, Anfernee Jennings, Jamar King, Donavan Mosley, Ryan Parris and Jonah Williams. Master’s recipients on Saturday included Joshua Casher, Derek Kief, Christian Miller and Ross Pierschbacher.

Alabama is making its fifth consecutive appearance in the College Football Playoff this season and is the only school to appear in every edition of the CFP since its inception in 2014. The Crimson Tide is 5-2 (.714) all-time in the playoff with three championship game appearances and two national titles.