Alabama TE OJ Howard returning for senior season

The Alabama Crimson Tide just won their 16th national championship last Monday and have already been getting a myriad of names to return for the 2016 season, Eddie Jackson and Jonathan Allen being most notable. They have just received word that a piece of their offense will be returning as well.

Tight end OJ Howard hasn’t had a terrific past couple of seasons, but during the national championship game, he showed up when it counted most. He only caught 38 passes for 602 yards and two touchdowns in 2015, but 208 of those yards and both scores came in the national championship game against Clemson last week.

Both of those touchdowns came after not having scored since his freshman year in 2013. He announced on Monday that he will return for his senior season to help take the Crimson Tide to their 17th title.

8+8=16! Add One More To That 17 Baby!!! #RoadTo17 #RollTide #OneMore pic.twitter.com/ShQJLr41tF

— OJ Howard 88 ™ (@TheRealOjHoward) January 18, 2016

Howard has racked up 1,131 yards and four touchdowns in his career with the Crimson Tide, but he is poised to have his biggest year yet in 2016. There’s nothing really saying that won’t at this point.

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