The Clemson Tigers celebrated its second national football title in three seasons Saturday for thousands of roaring fans in a crowd seven or eight people deep along the Paraderoute in South Carolina.
Spectators and the team showed a sea of orange and purple on the chilly and cloudy morning after the the Tigers became the first major school to finish at 15-0 since Penn in 1897 won his College Football Playoff game over Notre Dame (30-3 in the Cotton Bowl) and Alabama.
"The 2018 team is the best ever", said coach Dabo Swinney against fans when they received the Cotton Bowl trophy and the national championship prize in a largely full arena of loud cheer during the rest during Clemson University & # 39 ; s basketball game with No. 4 Virginia this weekend.
A parade was held in honor of the Clemson Tigers Saturday in Clemson, South Carolina after defeating Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff champions competition Monday
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (right) together with fellow freshmen ride in the parade. They drove a box of donuts and threw some at the crowd
& # 39; Drop the microphone. The best ever. And they have set a standard for all future teams. & # 39;
It came on Friday night, when President Donald Trump tweeted, that the group will gather again for a visit to the White House on Monday. He posted: & # 39; What a game, what a coach, what a team! & # 39;
But during the homecoming with a brass band, mascots and cheerleader on Saturday, the coach added a sentiment expressed in previous years: "These trophies do not define us. Our culture defines us. & # 39;
He praised his players for their zeal to have the highest point average in team history and for their determination for the death of teammate C.J. Fuller to process into blood clots in October last year.
On Friday evening, President Donald Trump tweeted that the group would meet again for a visit to the White House on Monday
Drop Drop the mic #: coach Dabo Swinney (right) along with his wife Kathleen (middle) and son Clay (left) ride in the parade
Team cheerleaders greeted the thousands who lined the street and raised their pom poms in victory after defeat on Monday
A Clemson band member shows his excitement during a parade in honor of Clemson Saturday in Clemson
During a parade in honor of the Clemson tigers a band took the road to the sea of orange and purple
Fans in the stadium cheered the repetition of the championship match and roared as a retrospective of Swinney's ten milestones.
We have won two championships in three years & # 39 ;, said receiver Hunter Renfrow. & # 39; Let's make three in the last four. & # 39;
Christian Wilkins, Clemson's heart and soul this season, drove through the streets with a box of donuts and tossed the crowd.
He and Ferrell were caught on the video card of the stadium and took the victory cigars of the wraps and put the unlit pieces on their mouth when they broke out in conspiratorial laughter.
There was depicted a family who enjoyed the parade and the merchandise of the team of a blanket, hats, scarves and helmets attracted
Jerry Halsell (right) and his grandson Nick Oliver (left) traveled from Paragould, Arkansas to attend the parade
Defensive head coach Brent Venables drives together with relatives in the parade in honor of Clemson Saturday
Trevor Lawrence, who threw 350 yards and three touchdowns in the title match against Alabama, drove a flat-bed truck with dozens of teammates.
The parade ended outside the stadium, where the players threw themselves to run down the hill for the matches.
Wilkins had a tearful eruption on national television after the 44-16 flight from Alabama on Monday night in Santa Clara, California. He wanted to clean up the air.
I'm sorry I did not cry, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I'm sorry that I'm such an ugly scream. & # 39;
The Tigers will answer a number of questions before they continue. Ferrell was one of four starting defensive underclassmen to declare for the NFL draw after the Tigers returned from California.
The all-American defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell (left) was caught on the video card of the stadium and grabbed victory cigars from wrappers. He is pictured with Adam Choice (right)
Receiver Hunter Renfrow (pictured on the left with Christian Wilkins) said: & # 39; We have won two championships in three years. Let's make three in the last four & # 39;
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (right) together with fellow freshmen ride in the parade in honor of Clemson Saturday
Tackle Dexter Lawrence along with linebacker Tre Lamar and championship defensive MVP in cornerback Trayvon Mullen also chose to quit their eligibility for pro. Except for any late NFL statements, Clemson must replace at least seven starters on defense, including their entire front four, while Wilkins and defensive end Austin Bryant were senior citizens.
& # 39; I will not miss the championships we have won, & # 39; said Ferrell. I will miss the people we won with. & # 39;
"We have a few of the world's best fans", said defender Albert Huggins. & # 39; They are always there to support us. & # 39;
Fans keep national champion banners outside the Frank Howard Field. The parade ended outside the stadium where players run down the hill before the game
Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney, together with members of the national football championship 2019, will meet the public during the first half of an NCAA basketball game between Clemson and Virginia, Saturday
Clemson will have to replace at least seven starters on defense, including their entire front four forward