GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The GSU Tigers are back in town after winning the University's 15th HBCU National Championship. Fans lined the streets on Sunday night as the coaches and players made it back to campus.
"It feels good man it feels good to have the support from the fans, alumni and everybody supporting us. We are SWAC Champs and black national champs man it feels good it feels great to be loved like this," says Martez Carter, offensive MVP.
With a 10-9 win over North Carolina Central quarterback Devante Kincade says a hit on the head lead to a wake up call during the game.
"I blacked out for a second and I was telling Martez and some of the running backs man I think you guys I need you guys to get the signal for me cause I can't see it was like for one or two plays but after that I was good," says Kincade.
Just three years ago they were 1-10, now they're 12-1 and Coach Broderick Fobbs says they've learned from past mistakes.
"it's one of those situations you know every program goes through those times but you know one thing about Grambling State University is the G stands for greatness and we will always rise above and back to the top so we are pleased to be in this position we are the number one team in the country and we are thankful for it," says Fobbs.
Truly a fairy tale ending for a team that's seen it all.
"it's a great feeling to end my senior year like this," says offensive lineman Justin Miller.
And for a school that is in it to win it, "our program is on the rise are kids are graduating there GPA's are going through the roof there's a lot of great things happening at Grambling State University," says Fobbs.