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Clemson Football Directory 2000

March 30, 2000

General Information

Location Clemson, SC 29634
Overnight Address Jervey Athletic Center
100 Perimeter Road, Clemson, SC 29634
Mailing Address PO Box 632, Clemson, SC 29634
Stadium Clemson Memorial (Death Valley)
Capacity 81,473
Turf Natural Grass
Enrollment 16,895
Founded 1889
Nickname Tigers
Colors Burnt Orange & Northwest Purple
Conference Atlanta Coast
President James F. Barker, Clemson ’70
Athletic Director Bobby Robinson, Furman ’68

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Tommy Bowden, West Virginia ’77
Record at Clemson 6-6, 2nd year
Overall 24-10 (.705), 3rd

Offensive Assistants

Ast. Head Coach/Off. Co/QBs Rich Rodriguez, W.Virginia, ’86
Ast. Head Coach/Tight Ends Brad Scott, South Florida ’79
Recruiting Coord/Wide Rec. Rick Stockstill, Florida State ’81
Running Backs Burton Burns, Nebraska ’76
Offensive Line Ron West, Clemson ’79

Defensive Assistants

Defensive Co./Linebackers Reggie Herring, Florida State ’81
Defensive Line Thielen Smith, LSU ’77
Defensive Ends Rodney Allison, Texas Tech ’78
Defensive Backs Jack Hines, West Virginia ’73

Football Administration

Ast AD Football Management Andy Johnston, Clemson ’79
Ast AD Football Relations Don Hymel, LSU ’88

Program Information

First Year of Football 1896
Bowl Games 23 (12-11)
Last Bowl 1999 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Top 25 Seasons 19
Highest Final Rank National Champions in 1981
ACC Championships 13
All-America selections 48

2000 Squad Information

Lettermen Lost 12
Lettermen Returning 53 (25 off., 25 def., 3 special teams)
Starters Lost 6 (3 offense, 3 defense)
Starters Returning 16 (8 offense, 8 defense)
Offensive Formation Multiple
Defensive Formation 43
All-Americans Returning (1) Keith Adams, LB
Acad. All-Americans Returning (2) Kyle Young, C (1st),
Chad Carson, LB (2nd)
All-ACC Players Returning (4) Keith Adams, LB (1st),
Robert Carswell, SS (1st)
Rod Gardner, WR (2nd), Terry Jolly, DT (2nd)
All-ACC Players Lost (1) Dextra Polite, CB (2nd)

Clemson Returning Starters on Offense (8) Kyle Young (C), Rod Gardner (WR), Travis Zachery (RB)

Starters Lost on Offense (3): Brandon Streeter (QB), Brian Wofford (WR), Mal Lawyer (WR)

Clemson Returning Starters on Defense (8) Robert Carswell (FS)

Starters Lost on Defense (3): Dextra Polite (CB)

Returning Leaders

Top Returning Scorer Travis Zachery (96 pts)
Top Returning TD Scorer Travis Zachery (16)
Top Returning Rusher Travis Zachery (185-820)
Top Returning Passer Woodrow Dantzler (112-201-1506)
Top Returning Receiver Rod Gardner (80-1084-4)
Top Returning Tackler Keith Adams (186)
Top Returnee in tackles for loss Keith Adams (35)
Top Returnee in quarterback sacks Keith Adams (16)

Clemson in Final NCAA Stats, 1999

Individually

*Travis Zachery 41st in rushing (82.7 yards/game)
*Travis Zachery 9th in scoring (9.6 points/game)
*Rod Gardner 17th in receptions/game (6.6)
*Rod Gardner 23rd in reception yards/game (91.7)
*Woodrow Dantzler 31st in passing efficiency (131.68)
*Woodrow Dantzler 30th in total offense (231.2 yards/game)
*Robert Carswell 10th in interceptions/game (0.55)
*Alex Ardley 20th in interceptions/game (0.45)
*Keith Adams 1st in tackles (176)
*Keith Adams 1st in tackles for loss (33)
*Keith Adams 2nd in quarterback sacks (16)

Team *17th in passing efficiency defense (105.6) *11th in Turnover margin (+0.82) *8th in total interceptions (19)

Clemson 1999 Results

6-6 overall, 5-3 in ACC (2nd), 3-2 home, 3-3 away, 0-1 neutral

Date Site W L Score Opponent Attend
Sept. 4 H L 10-13 Marshall 79,186
Sept. 11 H W 33-14 Virginia 66,922
Sept. 23 A L 11-31 at Virginia Tech 51,907
Oct. 2 H W 31-20 North Carolina 81,737
Oct. 9 A L 31-35 at NC State 48,790
Oct. 16 A W 42-30 at Maryland 34,097
Oct. 23 H L 14-17 Florida State 86,092
Oct. 30 A W 12-3 at Wake Forest 21,105
Nov. 6 H W 58-7 Duke 77,573
Nov. 13 A L 42-45 at Georgia Tech 46,085
Nov. 20 A W 31-21 South Carolina 83,523
Dec. 30 N1 L 7-17 Mississippi State 73,315

Home Attendance: 391,510 (78,032 ave.) N1 at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Clemson 2000 Schedule

Date Opponent Special Day Series
Sept. 2 THE CITADEL IPTAY/Tiger Cub 28-5-1
Sept. 9 MISSOURI Hall of Fame 2-1-0
Sept. 16 WAKE FOREST Youth 50-14-1
Sept. 23 at Virginia 33-5-1
Sept. 30 at Duke 28-15-1
Oct. 7 NC STATE Bowl Reunion 42-25-1
Oct. 14 MARYLAND Homecoming/Parents 26-20-2
Oct. 21 at North Carolina 30-17-1
Oct. 28 GEORGIA TECH Tiger Pride 20-42-2
Nov. 4 at Florida State 2-11-0
Nov. 18 SOUTH CAROLINA 58-35-4

Note: Ticket prices are $25 for all home games, except South Carolina, which are $32 per ticket.

Publicity Staff

Sports Information Director Tim Bourret, Notre Dame ’77
Associate SID Sam Blackman, Clemson ’85
Assistant SID/Football Todd Lamb, Ohio State ’94
Assistant SID Julie Pare, Furman ’96
SID Graduate Assistants Brian Hennessy, Jacob Barker

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