The junior enters the Rose Bowl against Michigan at 171-of-261 passing for 2,718 yards and 23 TDs with six interceptions this season. He has also rushed for 468 yards and 12 TDs.

He had two big runs in the SEC championship game to seal the win over Georgia and get Alabama into the College Football Playoff. That came a week after Milroe hit Isaiah Bond for an improbable fourth-down TD pass that gave Alabama a win over Auburn and kept them in the national title hunt.

Milroe was so good over the final eight weeks of the season that he ended up finishing sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting behind winner Jayden Daniels, Michael Penix Jr, Bo Nix, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Jordan Travis.

“Jalen has done a fantastic job for us,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a news conference after Alabama was selected for the College Football Playoff. “His transition and improvement as a player has certainly been a huge factor in the success of our team.”

Alabama is a 1.5-point underdog to Michigan ahead of the CFP semifinal. The Crimson Tide have been the most popular bet ahead of the two semifinal games and are the No. 2 favorite to win the national title behind the Wolverines.

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