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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Park City native Jared Tew presented President Barack Obama with a game ball as the Air Force Football team was honored for winning the Commander in Chief trophy. The Falcons are taking it home to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the first time in eight years.
Tew, a senior at the Air Force Academy, was the starting fullback for the Falcons the past two seasons. He finished his career with 1,897 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns. Before his successful college career he was a star running back at Park City high school rushing for 1,796 yards and 26 touchdowns his senior year.
Obama presented the trophy during a ceremony Monday in the White House Rose Garden. Until this year, he said no one on the Air Force team knew what it felt like to defeat Army and Navy, come to the White House or claim football bragging rights over the other branches.
The trophy goes to the winner of a three-way season series between the major service academies. The Falcons defeated the Army and Navy teams last season. They last won the trophy in 2002.
The Associated Press contributed to this report