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Alabama’s Jameson Williams suffers torn ACL in national championship game, expected to make full recovery and retain speed

The star wide receiver for the Crimson Tide goes down awkwardly early in the third quarter.

Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams runs the ball against Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Derion Kendrick during the first quarter in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

January 11 update: Williams did suffer a torn ACL in Monday’s championship game, according to Adam Schefter. The receiver is expected to make a full recovery and more importantly for his NFL prospects, retain his lightning-fast speed.


Update 10:21 p.m. Jameson Williams is out for the game.


Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams went down awkwardly following a catch early in the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship against the Georgia Bulldogs.

The 40-yard reception was the fourth catch of the game for Williams, who has 65 total yards early for the Crimson Tide.

According to ESPN’s Holly Rowe, Williams was originally unable to put any weight on his leg, but he was soon seen walking on the sideline with a trainer to the locker room unassisted.

The Crimson Tide will need wide receivers, as John Metchie III is already out due to an injury suffered during the SEC Championship Game against Georgia on December 5th.

Williams entered the title game with 75 catches for 1,507 yards and 15 touchdowns this season for the Crimson Tide.

Right now after a field goal to cap the drive, Alabama leads Georgia 6-3 with 11:13 left in the second quarter. Alabama started the game as a 3-point underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook, but that has shifted to a 2.5-point favorite on in-game betting.