The National College Football Champion Clemson Tigers arrived at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Tuesday afternoon to hundreds of cheering fans peering through a fence at the charter terminal's parking lot.
The players quickly deplaned to board buses for the caravan back to Clemson.
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.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson found Hunter Renfrow for a 2-yard touchdown pass with one second remaining to give the Tigers their first national championship since 1981.
A year after Alabama won the title with a 45-40 classic in Arizona, Clemson denied the Tide an unprecedented fifth championship in eight seasons.