Monday night’s wild title game between Clemson and Alabama captivated millions of people.

The Tigers were able to exact revenge on the Crimson Tide from last year — as QB Deshaun Watson led his team to a come-from-behind victory.

While the game (rightfully so) garnered much of attention, head referee Mike DeFee also took the nation by storm with his physical prowess.

A social media sensation, DeFee recently gave his thoughts on the newfound fame surrounding his appearance:

“It was really overwhelming. I was really surprised to see the text messages. For most officials, we don’t get involved with social media for a lot of reasons. I’ve had some friends share a lot of the things. The things I’ve seen have been very creative. It has been overwhelmingly positive.”