Para-troopers drop into championship game
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship showcased some of the best that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.
In addition to the gorgeous Florida weather and classic Tampa sunset, college football fans were treated to a dramatic display by the United States Special Operations Command.
USSOCOM para-troopers dropped straight into Raymond James Stadium with three banners flying behind them: Alabama's team flag, Clemson's team flag, and, of course Old Glory. The colors were presented by a MacDill Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Special Operations Command, based just down Dale Mabry Highway at MacDill, is marking its 30th anniversary this year.
Then, while Little Big Town performed the National Anthem, the words were signed by 11-year-old Emersen Gonzalez, a sixth-grader from Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School in Clearwater.