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Deshaun Watson, Clemson Tigers national champions honored by President Trump at White House
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President Donald Trump holds up a jersey given to by head coach Dabo Swinney as he welcomes the national champion Clemson Tigers on Monday at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. - photo by Pablo Martinez

President Donald Trump is honoring Clemson University’s NCAA champion football team, calling its victory a title “for the ages.”

The Clemson Tigers won the national championship in January with a thrilling 35-31 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Trump says it was one of the greatest games he ever watched.

He shook hands with star quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson and receiver Hunter Renfrow, who caught the winning touchdown with one second remaining.

Trump told Renfrow, “You’re so lucky you caught that ball.”

Trump was joined by a large contingent of Clemson fans on the South Lawn, along with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and members of the state’s congressional delegation.

 

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