Clemson football team welcomed at the White House, meets with president
President Donald Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers football team to the White House Monday.
Clemson won the 2016-2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Gov. Henry McMaster was also on hand for the Tigers’ visit.
During the White House ceremony, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney presented the president with official Tigers No. 1 jerseys.
President Trump called Clemson’s victory over Alabama a title “for the ages.” He also said it was one of the greatest games he ever watched.
Trump singled out and shook hands with quarterback Deshaun Watson and receiver Hunter Renfrow. He caught the winning touchdown with a second remaining in the game.
The Clemson football team then left the White House and visited the U.S. Capitol.
Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan and other members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation were also scheduled to meet with the team.
Images from White House video