National Championship Football Team University of Alabama Visits the White House
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the University of Alabama football team visited the White House for a ceremony celebrating their 2018 National Championship victory. On January 8, 2018, the University of Alabama won its 17th national title and its fifth championship victory since 2009 under Coach Nick Saban.
“Today the University of Alabama received much-deserved recognition for its 17th national title,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “This year’s win was a true team victory, and I was proud to see Coach Saban and our football players take home another College Football National Championship Trophy. From our running backs Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris, to wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Devonta Smith, to Jalen Hurts and freshman Tua Tagovailoa, every player stepped up to the challenge, demonstrating resilience and grit in this year’s championship game. If Alabama maintains its tough defense and winning ground game, I am sure that we will be back at the White House next year to celebrate again. Roll Tide!!”
Rep. Sewell joined the University of Alabama for its celebration at the White House. Pictures are available here.
Video of Rep. Sewell speech congratulating the University of Alabama on their championship victory is available here.
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.