“It was team of true character, of true resilience,” the president said. “As I said to them when I had the chance to shake the hands of all the players, you know, everybody is going to go through ups and downs in life. How folks handle it, how the quarterbacks on this team supported each other, that’s what every organization wants – to see people stepping up for each other.”
As has become custom, President Obama was presented with an Ohio State playoff jersey with his name and the No. 44 -- representing him as the 44th president -- as well as a game ball from the title win vs. Oregon by captains Doran Grant and Curtis Grant as well as head coach Urban Meyer.
Click below for full video from the East Room of Ohio State's big day.