Dabo Swinney Had An Awesome Quote During White House Speech

first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)During the Clemson Tigers’ celebratory trip to the White House, Dabo Swinney went the extra mile in his speech by showing appreciation and respect to one of the most influential figures in sports.From the moment ESPN aired Tyler Trent’s inspiring story, the entire sports world rallied around the Purdue student. In fact, the Boilermakers’ upset victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes was easily one of the memorable games of the season.Trent touched the hearts of so many people in such a small amount of time. His incredible toughness and ability to show gratitude each day in his life was truly an inspiration to us all.Although he unfortunately passed away earlier this month, Swinney made sure to share this significant moment by quoting Trent’s words when he took the podium.Instead of using his time to solely talk about his team’s performance, the Clemson head coach turned his speech into a life lesson for those that listened.“Though I am in hospice care and have to wake up every morning knowing that the day might be my last, I still have a choice to make, to make that day the best it can be. Yet, isn’t that a choice we all have every day? After all, nobody knows the amount of days we have left. Some could say we are all in hospice to a certain degree. So why don’t we act like it.”Here is the full video:Dabo Swinney quoted the late @BoilerFootball super fan Tyler Trent while speaking at the White House today ? pic.twitter.com/pXhElpCwTl— ESPN (@espn) January 15, 2019This was an extremely classy move by Swinney, who seemingly always takes the right approach to every moment.It’s clear that Trent’s spirit will continue to live on for many in college football.last_img

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