Painting the town orange

Fans line streets to celebrate Tigers’ third national title

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — Even the frigid temperatures and a short bout of sleet couldn’t put a damper on the Clemson Tigers’ national championship celebration on Saturday morning in Death Valley.

The Tigers rode through downtown Clemson and then through campus in their second championship parade in three years as thousands of fans filled the streets and Memorial Stadium to celebrate their beloved champions.

For the last time this season — and for some players, the last time ever — the Tigers entered Memorial Stadium down the Hill and celebrated their 44-16 College Football Playoff National Championship Game win over Alabama to finish the season a perfect 15-0.

“This is definitely special — getting to the mountaintop, everything we’ve worked so hard for,” senior defensive tackle Christian Wilkins said on stage to the large crowd in attendance. “Not just these four

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