Quarterback Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game in 2017. Local teachers will get a chance to snap a photo with the trophy Saturday, before the championship game comes to Atlanta.
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Metro Atlanta teachers can snap photo Saturday with college football trophy 

Teachers can also meet ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay

Talk about the ultimate social media profile picture.

Metro Atlanta teachers will have a chance to pose with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy during a Saturday event for teachers hosted by the College Football Playoff Foundation. Teachers with a valid school ID can attend the no-cost Extra Yard for Teachers Lounge, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center Building A. 

The 26.5-inch gold, bronze and stainless steel trophy will be presented after Monday’s championship game in Atlanta to either Alabama or Georgia, but first it will be on display for photo opportunities with teachers between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Other scheduled lounge activities include chair massages, a game room, and an 11 a.m. appearance by Rachel Lindsay from the TV dating show “The Bachelorette.”

Advance registration is suggested so attendees can bypass the ticket booth at the event and proceed to security. Reserve a spot at the Extra Yards website here.

In other news:

Alabama and Georgia will have played in three of the first four college football games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Alabama opened the season with a 24-7 win over Florida State. Georgia won the SEC Championship over Auburn, 28-7. Since 2007, Alabama and Nick Saban are 11-1 in Atlanta. Georgia is the seventh team since 2000 to play for a national title game in their home state. Teams playing for a national title in their home state are 3-3.