Nearly a month after clinching the college football national title, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney surprised one of the Tigers’ team managers with tickets to this year’s Super Bowl.
David Saville, a team equipment manager with special needs, was presented the tickets from Swinney at practice, and the sweet moment captured on video was posted online by Clemson Football.
“You do so much for this team, just the joy that you bring every day, the perspective, how hard you work — one of the hardest workers that we’ve got around here,” Swinney said as team was huddled up after practice.
Saville, who just completed his eighth season as the team’s equipment manager, threw his arms around Swinney’s neck in a hug.
“He gives our team and myself unbelievable perspective, and I have yet to see David Saville have a bad day,” Swinney said. Saville was featured on ESPN’s College Game Day in 2017.
“When you see David everyday, you see love, and I don’t care what your problem is, where you came from, what your beliefs are…man, love conquers all,” Swinney told ESPN.