The Pickens County Council presented Clemson’s football program the Key to the County during a private ceremony following Monday’s practice behind the Allen Reeves Football Complex in Clemson.
“This is pretty special,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said afterwards. “We are going to hang this proudly in the office so everybody can see it. All of these guys came out and I appreciate them putting this together and giving us this recognition.”
In a release, the Pickens County Council wrote, throughout the 2016 football season, the Clemson Tigers diligently competed and were fully determined to become national champions.
On January 9, 2017, the Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide at the 2017 College Football Playoff Championship Game with a 35-31 victory. The Pickens County council and community recognize and congratulate the hard work of all the players, coaches, and staff who dedicated and invested their skills to this past season.
“This is the first time we did anything like this, and it wasn’t just because you won the national championship,” said Roy Costner, Chairman for the Pickens County Council. “It’s because of what you embody about the family values, keeping the faith and all the things you do that really teach us what All In is. That’s what we want to have for Pickens County.
“I’m so proud to serve with these other councilmen and so proud you give us the opportunity to do this.”
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