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The Alabama Crimson Tide have playmakers all over the roster, even on special teams. Freshman Jaylen Waddle showed just that on an explosive 63-yard punt return touchdown on Saturday.

As the Crimson Tide led 14-0 and ready for another offensive drive, Waddle took the punt and immediately slipped out of a tackle then took off to the edge of the field and took it to the end zone for a score.

Waddle benefited from some nice blocks, including a crushing blindside hit at the 39-yard line that sent the defender flying. The freshman made a cut back towards the middle of the field at the 20-yard line then ran untouched for the score.

A four-star wide receiver in the 2018 recruiting class, Waddle is already demonstrating his ability to make big plays and slip out of tackles in the open field.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick