There were plenty of Tennessee ties in the National Championship game. 

Two Clemson wide receivers in particular played a big role in defeating the Crimson Tide.

Oak Ridge native and Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins finished with three catches, 81 yards and a touchdown.

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SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers makes a third quarter touchdown catch against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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His first catch was the first big play for Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson offense, a 62-yard strike to set up a touchdown.

Higgins is the first player from the state of Tennessee to score a touchdown in a National Championship game.

Then Knoxville Catholic's own Amari Rodgers had a big catch on third down, going for 26 yards. He had a fantastic lead block on Travis Etienne's first score on the day. 

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SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Amari Rodgers #3 of the Clemson Tigers carries the ball against Christopher Allen #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tidein the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Sometimes it's about making plays that don't show up in the box score.

Vols fans have also created quite a stir on social media about Clemson's quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

The Georgia native expressed interest in playing for the University of Tennessee before ultimately committing to Clemson. 

Photos from his UT visits are starting to pop up again on social media after Clemson's big win over Alabama.    

Lawrence threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Tide. 

He's the first true freshman since 1985 to win a National Championship as the starter at QB.