(Washington, DC) -- The Seattle Seahawks are celebrating their Super Bowl title in the nation's capital. The team was welcomed to the White House today by President Obama in honor of winning its first NFL championship.
The President also recognized the team's charitable efforts in the community. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in February in the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl in history at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
President Obama says Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is a deserving champion
President Obama jokes about letting Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman speak after his on-camera post-game rant following the NFC title game.
President Obama says the Seahawks' stellar "Legion of Boom" defense was led by its outstanding defensive backs.
President Obama jokes about Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch's disdain for talking to the media.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says this celebration goes beyond just the players and coaches.