National Champs Headed to the White House

The national championship Auburn Tigers will be in Washington, D.C., next week.

Washington, D.C.--The White House announced on Thursday that the 2010 Auburn football team will be honored by President Barack Obama on Friday, April 29th.

The 2010 BCS national champion Tigers will be recognized at 9 a.m. in a ceremony at the White House and the players will participate in an event entitled "Let's Move! South Lawn Series Youth Football Clinic on the South Lawn."

The Auburn men's and women's swimming teams have been regular visitors to the White House in recent years to be honored, but this is a first for the football Tigers, who defeated Oregon 22-19 in January to capture the BCS title.

Kicker Wes Byrum celebrates the game-winning field goal as time expired in the BCS Championship Game. In the background is holder Neil Caudle.

Obama will pose with the team for a photo and will make remarks about the Tigers.

Coach Gene Chizik and his team will travel to the national's capital on Thursday, April 28th and return home the next day.

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