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16 for ‘16: Jonathan Allen’s Pick Six in Oxford

The senior leader of the defensive line came up big at a big moment.

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It isn’t often that you see a 293-pound man intercept a football. Even more rarely does a man of that size take an interception 76 yards to the house. That’s exactly what happened when Alabama played Ole Miss this season, and it came at a critical moment in the game.

Ole Miss was moving the ball against a talented Alabama secondary that had yet to fully jell on the young season. Senior QB Chad Kelly had marched the Rebels to the fringe of the red zone with just over five minutes to play and Alabama clinging to a tenuous 11-point lead. Needless to say, an Ole Miss TD at that point would have put the outcome of the game in serious jeopardy.

Enter Jonathan Allen, who has come up big all season for the Tide, showing off the athleticism that has put him in the conversation for the #1 overall pick in April:

Look at that speed!

A huge assist, of course, has to go to Tim Williams for the devastating bull rush that pushed the right tackle into the lap of Kelly and created the poor throw. This front seven has collectively dominated all season, and this play was just another example of the incredible athletes that Alabama runs at opposing offenses. This is one of those plays that Alabama fans will be talking about for years to come.

Roll Tide.