"Najeeeee Roll Tide!!!!! (did I do it right?) Be Great, get those Rose‘s and hurdle someone for me! @ohthatsNajee22."
-- Megan Rapinoe
's pre-game encouragement to Alabama football star Najee Harris
, who expressed the inspiration he gets from the U.S. star during a Rose Bowl pregame press conference. Harris, who said he admired Rapinoe as an outspoken advocate on social justice issues and for “really all the stuff she stands up for," responded by hurdling Notre Dame's Nick McCloud
for a 53-yard gain in the first quarter of Alabama's 31-14 win in the Rose Bowl (video
). Rapinoe's response: “You really did it!! It was for me right?!” (@mPinoe