Justin Fields is a part of Ohio State lore, the quarterback battling through injuries during bowl season to gamely lead the Buckeyes to the championship game of the College Football Playoff.

And while Fields is NFL-bound, he still wants to leave a legacy in Columbus. There was one last thing for Fields to do.

That’s saying a lot as Fields was twice an All-Big Ten first-team selection as well as also twice being named the conference’s best quarterback.

The Heisman finalist was outstanding a week ago in No. 3 Ohio State beating No. 2 Clemson in the semifinal of the playoff. And while Monday night against Alabama was a struggle for Fields, he still leaves with quite the resume.

His message on the way out to his remaining teammates at Ohio State was clear, to “remember this feeling” and “never let this happen again.

The Buckeyes managed just 19 first downs and 341 yards of total offense in the 52-24 loss to the Crimson Tide.