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The Empire State Building also honored the Tigers lighting its building in Clemson colors.
The pilot of the plane returning the Clemson Tigers to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport flew the tiger paws flag. The team also returned with a water cannon salute by GSP.
The special lighting will continue through Monday night.
Just in case you missed it, the Empire State Building recognized the Tigers win over Alabama lighting its building in Clemson colors.
The 35-31 defeat of Alabama is already being labeled as one of the greatest championship games in modern memory.
Clemson will host a National Championship Parade Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The parade with start in downtown Clemson and end at the Tigers' Football Complex (WestZone).
The parade route:
• begins on College Ave. downtown.