Alabama's Kyriq McDonald alert after collapsing on sideline

Alabama's McDonald collapses on sideline (0:35)

Crimson Tide DB Kyriq McDonald collapses on the sideline but is responsive and nodding as he is carted off to the locker room. (0:35)

ATLANTA -- Alabama reserve defensive back Kyriq McDonald collapsed on the Crimson Tide sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T in Atlanta on Monday night.

A stretcher was brought over to take him to the locker room to be evaluated. ESPN sideline reporter Tom Rinaldi reported that McDonald regained consciousness and was alert and awake.

McDonald, a freshman from Madison, Alabama, has not seen action this season.

An Alabama spokesman described it as a "non-athletic medical issue."