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20:06  12 january  2019
20:06  12 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Clemson All-American Christian Wilkins tossed doughnuts and showed off a victory cigar. On a chilly, overcast South Carolina morning, the Tigers celebrated their second national football title in three seasons Saturday before thousands of roaring fans. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the

On a chilly, overcast morning, Clemson celebrated its second national football title in three seasons Saturday before thousands of roaring fans. To loud cheers , Swinney and the players came out at halftime of Clemson 's basketball game with No. 4 Virginia. The group will gather again for a White

Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts© The Associated Press Defensive head coach Brent Venables, along with family members ride in the parade honoring Clemson Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Clemson, S.C., The Tigers defeated Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson All-American Christian Wilkins tossed doughnuts and showed off a victory cigar.

On a chilly, overcast morning, Clemson celebrated its second national football title in three seasons Saturday before thousands of roaring fans. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the parade route.

Trevor Lawrence, who threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns in the title game against Alabama, rode a flat-bed truck with dozens of teammates.

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CLEMSON , S.C. — Clemson All-American Christian Wilkins tossed doughnuts and showed off a victory cigar. On a chilly, overcast morning, Clemson celebrated its second national football title in three seasons Saturday before thousands of roaring fans. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along

Clemson is celebrating its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans on a chilly, overcast morning. Wilkins, Clemson 's heart and soul this season, rode with a box of doughnuts , throwing some to the crowd along the way.

The parade ended outside the stadium where the players line up to run down the hill before games.

Coach Dabo Swinney accepted the Cotton Bowl trophy and the national championship prize in a mostly full arena.

Wilkins, Clemson's heart and soul this season, rode with a box of doughnuts, throwing some to the crowd along the way. He and fellow All-American defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell were caught on the stadium video board taking victory cigars from wrappers and putting the unlit stogies to their mouths as they broke out in conspiratorial laughter.

Wilkins explained his tearful outburst on national TV following the 44-16 rout of Alabama on Monday night in Santa Clara, California.

"I'm not sorry I cried," Wilkins said. "I'm sorry I'm such an ugly crier."

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Now that Clemson ’s won an undefeated national title , blown away most of the teams it played, and annihilated the only team on its level, it’s fair to Obviously, there was little drama in the second half. But it’s not Clemson ’s fault Bama couldn’t keep up. Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers

Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts . Huggins believed that having four teammates going through the combine at the same time could only help him because they are going to push each other. Not only to show what they can do individually, but what being a part of the

The Tigers became the first major school to finish 15-0 since Penn in 1897 with its College Football Playoff game wins over Notre Dame (30-3 in the Cotton Bowl) and Alabama. The feat had Swinney and several of his players touting Clemson as the best team in college football history.

"I feel like it's not really up for debate," Ferrell said.

The Tigers will have some questions to answer before continuing that run. Ferrell was among four starting defensive underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft after the Tigers returned from California.

Tackle Dexter Lawrence along with linebacker Tre Lamar and championship defensive MVP in cornerback Trayvon Mullen also chose to give up their eligibility to turn pro. Barring any late NFL declarations, Clemson will have to replace at least seven starters on defense including their entire front four as Wilkins and defensive end Austin Bryant were seniors.

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Clemson is No. 1 for 3rd time in AP poll, 'Bama 2, Ohio St 3 Clemson finished No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third time after routing Alabama in the national championship game. The Tigers received all 61 first-place votes. The Tide, which was trying to become just the third team to go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the country, finished second. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Clemson also finished No. 1 in 2016 and 1981. Ohio State finished third. Oklahoma, which lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl semifinal, was fourth. Notre Dame, which lost to Clemson in the Cotton Bowl semifinal, was fifth.

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"I won't be missing the championships we won," Ferrell said. "I'll miss the people we won them with."

There were more than 15,000 people in the center of town Monday night to watch several big screens with the game. Fans were at the airport Wednesday and back on campus to greet the team.

"We have some the best fans in the world," defensive tackle Albert Huggins said. "They're always there to support us."

Fans in the stadium cheered the replay of the championship game and roared as a retrospective of Swinney's 10 landmark years in charge flashed by.

"We've won two championships in three years," receiver Hunter Renfrow said. "Let's make it three in the last four."

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