Physics teacher celebrates Clemson victory


Fireworks adorn the sky before the Clemson ACC Championship game against Virginia Tech Dec 3rd.

Ben Lack, David Thompson, and Kishan Ghayal

Clemson defeated Alabama last night in the NCAA Football National Championship 35-31. The Tigers took the lead on a touchdown pass from Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson with one second remaining in the game. Physics teacher and Clemson alum, Brian Klett, said he is still a diehard Tigers fan.

“I was absolutely ecstatic when they scored that final touchdown,” Klett said. “I lost my voice for a few minutes after that.”

With the National Championship game being held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, it seemed feasible for Klett to attend the game.

“The tickets costed an immense amount of money,” Klett said. “There were 50-yard line tickets, down at the bottom, that were selling for about $20,000. [The cheapest tickets] were about a couple hundred dollars. It would have been very cool [to go], I had a couple of friends that I went to Clemson with that were able to go to the game.”

This years game was a rematch of last season’s National Championship game between the Tigers and Crimson Tide. Alabama won that game 45-40.