Tallahassee, FL --- After sealing their legacy with the third national championship in program history, the Florida State Seminoles football team returned from Southern California to their campus to receive a heroes welcome home.
Fellow students and fans young and old lined the sidewalks by football headquarters and waited in the freezing cold weather to see their Seminoles come back after defeating Auburn Monday night in the BCS National Championship Game 34-31.
For the players, it was a special sight.
"Man this is crazy," said FSU linebacker Telvin Smith. "This is love. We love the whole state of Florida. Everybody coming out just to show love. We're happy to be national champs."
"It's just great to have our support of the fans," said Seminole offensive lineman Cameron Erving. "This is just a great homecoming for us. This is still just so surreal I still can't believe it"
"It was tremendous," said head coach Jimbo Fisher on his team's warm welcome. "I mean, like I said I'm happy for our fans and being able to support the team and happy for the players to see how much the fans support them. Their loyalty to stand out in the cold weather is an amazing thing and that's what it's all about"