Local college football player enjoys fast food at the White House
WALWORTH COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It's become an honor for winning teams visiting the White House. During the government shutdown, Clemson's football team was treated to fast food but, The White House kept the tradition going for a Midwest team, the 2018 FCS National Champions, the NDSU Bison, and a few players from southeast Wisconsin are on the roster.
Jackson Enz played football in Walworth County's Big Foot High School and graduated in 2018, and that path led him to The White House.
"That was my first time in Washington and it didn't feel real until we got there," said Enz.
The Walworth native and NDSU redshirt free safety, Enz, was just a couple rows behind the president.
"We were all standing in the room waiting for President Trump to come in and everyone was on edge waiting to finally see him," said Enz.
A repeat of Clemson's January visit, fast food was stacked upon silver platters.
"A bunch of McDonalds, Dominos Pizza."
Enz said he had Chick-fil-A, Domino's and french fries.
Jackson's dad, Greg Enz, coached him in high school and says news of Jackson's trip has been surreal for Big Foot High School.
"The fact that the students were really were kind of locked into the idea that somebody from our school that we know is actually at the White House meeting the President of The White House," said Greg Enz.
It wasn't a political moment for the team, it was a way to celebrate their accomplishments.
"He got to shake his hand and that's a memory he'll live with for the rest of his life," said Greg Enz.
This was the Bison's seventh national title in eight years.