Besides tradition and it being the national championship, the matchup between Alabama and Notre Dame will feature a bunch of NFL talent. Many players on both teams will be selected in the 2013 NFL draft and there are a lot of guys that are pondering the decision to leave college early.
Regardless of whether or not some players make it to the next level, this is a big game for many that are thinking about playing football professionally. Of course, winning a national championship is wonderful, but with everybody watching, this is a game that could either make or break your NFL draft stock.
All it takes is one great performance on a stage like this, and you can turn some of those naysayers into believers.
Here are a couple of players from both Alabama and Notre Dame that have the most to gain from the title game.