Air Force football team visits White House
April 23, 2012
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - Seniors and staff of the Air Force football team visited the White House today to receive the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy from President of the United States Barack Obama. The ceremony, which took place in the East Room, was highlighted by senior Jon Davis presenting the president a No. 18 jersey to represent the number of CIC trophies that Air Force has won and fellow senior Tim Jefferson presenting a football with scores from the Army and Navy games this season.
The Falcons won their second straight and record 18th CIC trophy title in 2012. Air Force defeated Navy, 35-34, in overtime in Annapolis and beat Army, 24-14, in Falcon Stadium to secure the title. The Falcons went on to finish 7-6 overall and earn a berth in a school-record fifth straight bowl game. Air Force took on Toledo in the Military Bowl on Dec. 28.
The seniors finished their careers with a 32-20 overall record, including a 6-2 mark against Army and Navy. The seniors became just the fourth class in school history to play in a post-season bowl game every year of their careers.