Bison players react to Washington, D.C. trip

The North Dakota State football team was honored at the White House Monday for winning the FCS National Championship.

"It was a little surreal. One of our teammates said it was like a movie set. It truly was. Just walking through there and seeing how things was it was really impressive," former Bison linebacker Levi Jordheim said.

The Bison began their day at the White House with the recognition ceremony in the State Room.

"It was cool just getting into the White House and experiencing some stuff the people aren't ever going to be able to experience. It was a great team activity and just being able to experience it with the whole team," running back Ty Brooks added.

President Trump, after speaking with the team for a few moments invited the team to the Oval Office.

Former quarterback Easton Stick made a few remarks as he presented President Trump with a custom "45" Bison jersey.

“It was pretty cool. I mean it was just a surreal moment. I don't know that it's even sunk in. My heart was racing and it was just a really neat opportunity and he was so gracious with his time and talked to us. So it was a lot of fun," Stick said of the experience.

After the White House appearance, the Bison were treated to a luncheon at the Captiol put on by North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer.

The team was able to tour the monuments on the National Mall before getting on a plane and heading back to Fargo Monday night.