AJC in Tampa: Coverage of Clemson’s win over Alabama

Clemson's DeShaun Watson speaks to the media after Monday's win over Alabama in the national championship game.

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Clemson's DeShaun Watson speaks to the media after Monday's win over Alabama in the national championship game.

For the first time in 35 years, the Clemson Tigers are college football’s national champion.

Clemson scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining to defeat Alabama 35-31 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night.

Watson, a native of Gainesville, Ga., passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another as the Tigers recovered from an early 14-point deficit for the victory.

Here’s more from the national championship game: