A crowd of more than a thousand people cheered as the fleet of busses carrying the BCS National Champion Florida State Seminoles pulled up to the field house at Doak Campbell Stadium on Tuesday night. Fans gave them a hero's welcome.
"This is amazing. I know this kind of crowd hasn't been around Tallahassee in a long time. It's nice to be part of something special," said redshirt junior offensive linemen Cam Erving.
It has been less than 24 hours since these young men clinched the college football national title and many are still in disbelief that they turned their dream into a reality of finishing 14-0, a perfect season.
"I've been going back and forth in my mind in how many ways this would have went. I feel so blessed. Man I can't believe it," said Erving.
Head Coach Jimbo Fisher said he had no idea so many fans would gather to greet his team and is thankful the crowd braved temperatures in the 20s to show the team their love and support.
"It's tremendous. I'm happy for that. Our fans have a lot of pride back at Florida State and the players get to see how much they appreciate it. That's what its all about, the players and the fans. It's a great job by both of them. A great day," said Fisher. "You know it's kind of surreal right now. It'll sink in probably in the next couple of days but for right now I'm just enjoying the players seeing how much the people really appreciate them."
There is still no word yet on when the university will hold an official celebration for the national champions.