The moment he's been waiting his entire life for has finally come true.
On Thursday evening, Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne officially entered the NFL when the Washington Redskins selected him No. 13 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
As you can see in the video above, Payne celebrated the memorable moment with family and friends surrounding him.
While the Birmingham, Ala., will be new to the Washington, D.C., area, he'll have familiar faces in Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson around, two of his former college teammates.