"He looked pretty tired," Nguyen told ESPN. "I just put my hand out to see if he was going to land on me, and he did."
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Handlers eventually retrieved the eagle, whose name is Clark, ESPN reported.
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Clemson defeated Notre Dame 30-3 to advance to the college football national title game, where the No. 2 Tigers will face No. 1 Alabama on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.
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