But AL.com reported that leading rusher Damien Harris is staying for his senior season. He was a five-star recruit out of high school, and became one of Alabama's most prolific receivers. "With that being said, I will return for my senior year to graduate and try to repeat this feeling of winning a national championship again ..."
Ridley, who had 63 receptions for 967 yards and five touchdowns this season, later confirmed his future plans via social media.
The Tide tailback ran for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this season after rushing for 1,040 yards and two scores his sophomore year in 2016.
Ridley's 224 career receptions also ranks second in program history behind Amari Cooper's 228, while his 2,781 career receiving yards ranks third behind DJ Hall (2,923) and Cooper (3,463).
"Thank you to the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA for taking great care of me #ROLLTIDE", he tweeted.
Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne captured the Defensive Player of the Game honors in Monday's national championship victory over Georgia and reportedly is looking to parlay his success into an NFL career.
"As a result of a number of concussions, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that my journey in the path of football has come to an end", Roundtree posted on social media. After the Crimson Tide's win, UCF put a billboard up in Tuscaloosa challenging Alabama to a home-and-home series.