Oct. 4, 1999
Opponent: North Carolina StateDate: October 9, 1999Site: Carter Finley Stadium (51,500)Tickets: Limited amount available $25 Call 1-800-310-PACKKickoff: 8:00 PM Television: ESPN-2 (Dave Barnette, Bill Curry, Dave Ryan)Series Notes: Clemson leads 42-24-1at NC State: Clemson leads 25-14-1at Carter Finley: NC State leads 9-6-0Series Streak: Clemson has won 3 of last 4 overall Clemson has won last 2 at NC StateLast Year: NC State 46, Clemson 39Last Time at NCS: Clemson 19, NC State 17 in 1997Clemson in 1999: 2-2 overall, 2-0 in ACC 25th in Sagarin RankingNC State in 1999: 3-2 overall, 0-2 in ACC 44th in Sagarin RankingNC State Coach: Mike O’Cain (Clemson ’77)at NC State, overall: 38-36 (.513), 7th yearvs. Clemson: 2-4 overall (0-2 at Carter Finley)Clemson Coach: Tommy Bowden (West Virginia ’77) at Clemson 2-2 (1st year) (0-0 vs. NC State)Overall: 20-6 (3rd year) Internet Site: www.clemsontigers.com
Clemson Looks for 3-0 ACC Start If Clemson can defeat North Carolina State on Saturday it would give the Tigers a 3-0 start in the ACC. The Tigers have not been 3-0 in the ACC since the 1988 season when Clemson defeated Georgia Tech 30-13, Virginia 10-7 and Duke (49-17) in its first three league games of the year. NC State ended the streak in the fourth game of the ACC schedule that year, 10-3.
Clemson’s best start in ACC play has been how it finished, an undefeated season. Clemson was last undefeated in league play in 1983, a 7-0 season against ACC teams. Clemson was also 6-0 in 1982 and 1981. The 1967 and 1978 teams were also perfect in league play.
The Tigers play their next six games against ACC teams before ending the year with archrival South Carolina of the SEC. The Tigers opened ACC play with a 33-14 win over Virginia on September 11, then defeated North Carolina on October 2, 31-20. Clemson has outscored its two ACC opponents 64-34. Both of the games were at Clemson.
The Tigers have played three of their last four at home, and now must play five of their last seven on the road. Clemson played its last three games of 1998 at home, so Clemson has actually played six of its last seven games in Death Valley. Clemson is attempting to end a five-game road losing streak. Clemson was 0-4 on the road last year and lost its first road game this year, at Virginia Tech. Clemson’s only remaining home games are October 23 against Florida State and November 6 against Duke.
Clemson Schedule Ranked #1 Clemson has the nation’s toughest schedule according to ratings by notes computer analyst Jeff Sagarin. According to his latest data, Clemson’s schedule has a rating of 84.63, highest in the country. In fact, the ACC has the top three teams in the nation in terms of schedule ranking. Virginia’s is ranked second, while North Carolina is third, just ahead of Notre Dame.
A look to Clemson’s schedule tells us why the Tigers are ranked first. Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are all ranked in the top 10 in the nation by AP, USA Today and the Sagarin ranking. In fact, Florida State and Virginia Tech rank 1-2 in the Sagarin poll.
Clemson has beaten a top 20 Virginia team (ranked 19th by USA Today at the time of the game with Clemson) and lost to Marshall, now ranked 15th by USA Today and AP, and to Virginia Tech on the road, a team now ranked fifth in both polls.
Clemson’s current schedule ranking does not include games with Florida State and Georgia Tech, which are forthcoming. The Sagarin ranking only takes into account games that have been played so far.
Clemson has already played two top 20 teams and there are at least two more on the schedule, Georgia Tech and Florida State. Clemson has played five top 25 teams in a season just once, in 1988. Clemson has faced four top 25 teams five previous season, 1956, 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997. The 1956 season list of opponents actually consisted of all top 20 teams, the only time Clemson has played four top 20 teams in the same season.
Here is a list of the teams that have played the most difficult schedules in the nation according to the Sagarin Computer poll:
Rk Team Rating 1. Clemson 84.63 2. Virginia 82.64 3. North Carolina 82.63 4. Notre Dame 81.80 5. Michigan 80.59 6. South Carolina 79.25 7. Iowa 78.66 8. Duke 78.63 9. Washington 78.55 10. Temple 78.13
Tigers Face Alum Clemson will face a Clemson graduate when the N.C. State Wolfpack plays Clemson. Mike O’Cain, Clemson’s 1976 team MVP as a quarterback and punter, is the head coach of the Wolfpack, the only Clemson graduate who is a Division I Head Coach. Bobby Johnson, a 1973 Clemson graduate, is the head coach at Furman, a Division I-AA school. O’Cain is in his seventh year at N.C. State and has a 2-4 record against the Tigers, including last year’s 46-39 Pack victory in Death Valley.
O’Cain is the only Clemson graduate to coach against Clemson with a Division I team. Clemson never faced a Clemson graduate on the opposing sideline until 1993 when O’Cain started at NC State. The only Clemson graduate in history to serve as Clemson’s Head Football Coach is Shack Shealy, Clemson class of ’00, who coached Clemson during the 1904 season.
O’Cain ranks 11th in Clemson history in passing efficiency. He was 91-182 for 1291 yards and six touchdowns in his career with the Tigers. He lettered in 1974-75-76 and was the team MVP in 1976 when he also punted for the Tigers. He held the Clemson record for rushing yardage in a game by a Clemson quarterback until 1994. He had 140 yards rushing, ironically against N.C. State, in 1976. That was a mark that stood until 1994 when Louis Solomon had 159 yards rushing from the quarterback position against Wake Forest.
O’Cain defeated his alma mater in 1994 at Death Valley by a 29-12 score and again last year. Clemson is a combined 7-2 against teams coached by a Clemson graduate.
Clemson vs. N.C. StateThe 19th Annual Textile Bowl Clemson and N.C. State will do battle in the 19th annual Textile Bowl when the two teams meet in Raleigh on Saturday. Clemson has a 12-6 advantage in the series since the game took on the Textile Bowl title in 1981, the year Clemson won the National Championship. The Textile Industry has a very important effect on the economy of North Carolina and South Carolina and the two schools competing in Saturday’s game.
Many of the Textile Bowl contests have been close, including each of the last two, which have been decided inside the last minute of play. Two years ago in Raleigh, Matt Padgett booted a 20-yard field goal with just 19 seconds left to give Clemson a 19-17 victory. The Tigers drove 78 yards in 14 plays to set up the winning score. Nealon Greene hit 20-32 passes for 250 yards and Tony Horne caught eight passes for 112 to key the Clemson offense. Raymond Priester added 89 yards rushing on 24 attempts. Last year Torry Holt completed an incredible day with a nine yard scoring pass from Jamie Barnette with just 37 seconds left.
Another close game took place in 1993. Clemson held a 20-0 lead after three quarters thanks to an offense that gained 250 yards rushing, but had to hang on in the last minute to gain the victory. Tim Jones broke up each of the Wolfpack’s last two pass plays of the game at the Clemson goal line over the last 12 seconds of the contest to preserve the Tiger victory.
Clemson has won two in a row at NC State. The Tigers intercepted six passes in the 1995 victory, 43-22. Leomont Evans, now with the Washington Redskins, was the star with three interceptions that day.
Last Year: NC State 46, Clemson 39 October 31, 1998 at Death Valley Torry Holt scored four touchdowns and had 225 receiving yards, while Jamie Barnette threw for a Memorial Stadium record 374 yards on Halloween at Death Valley as the Wolfpack outlasted Clemson, 46-39. The two teams combined for 40 points in the fourth quarter that saw the lead change four times. Clemson had been 154-0 all-time when it scored 33 points or more.
The day also featured Tiger quarterback Brandon Streeter, who set school records for completions (27) and passing yards (329). Streeter’s favorite targets were Brian Wofford, who had his second straight 100-yard receiving game, and Mal Lawyer. Wofford caught nine passes for 128 yards and a touchdown, while Lawyer caught eight passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns. It marked the first time in Clemson history two receivers had at least 100 yards receiving in the same game.
Clemson got on the board first with 3:57 left in the first quarter when Streeter kept on an option play and dragged the defender into the endzone from five yards. On the ensuing kickoff, Brian Williams picked up the ball he muffed on the one-yard line and took a knee in the endzone, resulting in a safety.
The Tiger defense limited the Wolfpack to just 48 yards midway through the second quarter when disaster struck. Clemson Thorpe Award candidate Antwan Edwards pulled a hamstring at the 9:31 mark and missed the rest of the game. Two series later, Barnette capitalized on Edwards’ absence as he found Holt deep across the middle for 85 yards and a score to cut the Tiger lead to 9-7.
Justin Watts fumbled two plays later deep in Wolfpack territory to set up Ray Robinson’s three-yard touchdown run. Travis Zachery fumbled two plays later at the Tiger 17 to set up Holt’s 17-yard flanker screen pass for the score, meaning the Wolfpack scored three times in 4:12.
Clemson once again turned the ball over on its first drive of the second half. Terry Witherspoon fumbled and Jason Perry picked up the loose ball, and ran 36 yards for the touchdown. Clemson turned the ball over five times while N.C. State was turnover-free.
Clemson responded with a 14-play, 83-yard drive on its next possession to halt the N.C. State momentum. Javis Austin carried in from a yard to cap the drive. Clemson cut further into the Wolfpack lead two possessions later when Streeter connected with Lawyer across the middle for 14 yards and a touchdown.
N.C. State offset Lawyer’s score on its next drive with a five-play, 78-yard drive capped by Holt’s 41-yard catch and run. But the Tigers came right back with a five-play, 84-yard drive to cut the lead to just five points. Streeter was 5-5 for all 84 yards on the drive that was capped by Wofford’s 52-yard catch on a post-pattern.
Clemson took the lead on its next drive when Streeter found Lawyer from 25 yards, giving Clemson a touchdown on four of its last five possessions. N.C. State took the lead back when Daniel Deskevich kicked a 32-yard field goal. Ryan Hamrick’s one-handed, 51-yard catch helped set up the score.
The Tigers marched down the field again. David Richardson’s 40-yard field goal gave Clemson the 39-38 lead with 2:15 left. But Barnette led N.C. State down the field, as he was 6-6 for 76 yards, on the winning drive. Barnette hit Holt from nine yards for the winning score with 0:37 remaining. Clemson had five of its starting defenders, including ACC sack leader Adrian Dingle, injured and unavailable on the drive.
The Clemson defense, who limited the Wolfpack to 21 rushing yards on 23 attempts, was led by Chris Jones with 14 tackles. Michael Allen also had a career high 10 tackles.
Last Trip to Raleigh: Clemson 19, NC State 17 Nealon Greene guided the Clemson offense to three fourth-quarter scores, including the game-winning 20-yard field goal by Matt Padgett with 19 seconds remaining, as the Tigers defeated #25-ranked N.C. State 19-17 in Raleigh. The win also was the 15th in the last 16 regular season day games dating back to 1995.
Greene was 20-32 passing for 250 yards, becoming the first Tiger quarterback to throw for 250 yards in not only consecutive games, but separate games. Senior receiver Tony Horne also led the Tigers with eight catches for 112 yards, giving the Rockingham, NC native two straight 100-yard receiving games to start the season. Padgett added 13 points, 12 of which came on a career-high four field goals.
N.C. State marched 67 yards in 10 plays on the opening drive of the game to jump out to a 7-0 lead. The ack converted 3-3 on third down conversions on the 4:35 drive. Tremayne Stephens carried the ball in from five yards for the TD.
The score remained 7-0 until Padgett booted a 25-yard field goal with 24 seconds remaining in the opening half. The kick capped a 13-play, 5:15 drive that featured six Raymond Priester carries for 26 yards.
The scoring picked up in the second half, with the Tiger defense striking first. The ack drove to the Clemson 12 on their first possession of the third quarter, but a third down blitz by the Tiger “D” resulted in Tony Plantin knocking the ball free from quarterback Jamie Barnette. Rahim Abdullah picked up the fumble and raced 74 yards for the only Clemson touchdown of the day.
After trading early fourth quarter field goals, the Tigers led 13-10. The lead was short-lived, however, as State struck for a two play, 72-yard touchdown drive. Barnette passed to Stephens for 34 yards on the first play and then to Torry Holt for 38 and the score. The 29-second drive put State up 17-13 with 9:08 remaining in the contest.
Refusing to die, the Clemson offense bounced right back with a 10-play, 69-yard drive, again culminating in a Padgett field goal. This one came from 30 yards out and cut the deficit to one with 6:09 remaining.
Stopping the Pack on their next drive, the Clemson “D” gave the offense one last hope with 4:35 to go. The offense answered, driving 78 yards in 14 plays. Greene connected with receiver Mal Lawyer on a crucial third-and-15 from the Clemson 15. Two plays later, Greene, who was 3-6 passing on the drive, scrambled for 28 to the Wolfpack 41 yard-line. Another third down conversion gave Clemson a first down at the N.C. State 30. On second-and-10 from there, Greene hit Brian Wofford over the middle for 25 yards to the State five yard-line. After three running plays used to run time off the clock, Padgett came on to nail the game-winner from 20 yards out with 19 seconds left.
A Barnette hail mary attempt from 48 yards sailed through the back of the endzone as time expired, and Clemson escaped with a 19-17 win. Plantin led the defensive charge with five tackles, including three for loss, the caused fumble, and one sack. Safety Antwan Edwards led the team in tackles with nine and two passes broken up.
Adams Ties Clemson Record, Looks to Tie McGlockton’s Record Inside linebacker Keith Adams has been a terror on defense so far. Nicknamed “The Termite” by Clemson defensive coordinator and linebacker coach Reggie Herring, Adams had five tackles for loss in the victory over North Carolina last Saturday. Adams had two sacks and three other minus yardage plays, tying the record for a single game held by Michael Dean Perry against NC State in 1987 and by Steve Durham against Maryland in 1979.
IT was an outstanding game by Adams, but outstanding has been the norm for the sophomore from College Park, GA. He now has 60 tackles this year to lead the team and the ACC. In each of the last three games, Adams has had at least 16 tackles. He had 16 stops and four tackles for loss against Virginia, then had a career high 17 and tackles for loss against Virginia Tech. He then had 16 stops and five tackles for loss in his significant performance against the Tar Heels.
For the year, Adams now has 14 tackles for loss, also an ACC high, and five sacks, at least one in each game. The Clemson record for consecutive games with a sack is five, set by Chester McGlockton in 1989. Thus, Adams can tie McGlockton’s record with at least one sack at NC State on Saturday. Adams is already more than halfway to the Clemson single season record for tackles for loss. He has 14 and the record is 27 by William Perry (1984) and Rob Bodine (1991). The record for a linebacker is 25 by Anthony Simmons in 1997.
We hate to do this to him, but, Adams is ahead of Anthony Simmons pace in terms of tackles when the current Seattle Seahawks linebacker was a sophomore playing the same position for Clemson. Simmons had just 53 tackles and seven tackles for loss through the first four games of his sophomore year (1996). He went on to record a school record 178 tackles that year, including 16 behind the line of scrimmage.
Adams was honored by the league as ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Virginia.
Clemson Has Top Three Tacklers In ACC Clemson has not been a balanced team in terms of tackles this year. It has been a three-headed monster, a “Lethal Weapon III” to steal a basketball promotion slogan from a friends at Georgia Tech of 10 years ago. Keith Adams (60), Chad Carson (56) and Robert Carswell (53), should rank 1-2-3 this week among ACC tacklers.
Adams accomplishments are noted in the previous note. Carson has played in his shadow somewhat this year, but has been very active with 56 tackles, including three for losses. Carswell has been a true safety, recording 53 total tackles this year. Like Adams and Carson, Carswell has been in double figures in tackles in evey game this year. Carson has had between 13-15 tackles in every game. Carswell had 16 tackles and two interceptions against Virginia Tech and was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week.
Carswell 10th in Nation in Interceptions Clemson free safety Robert Carswell had his third interception in his last two games when he recorded a pick in the fourth quarter against North Carolina. He had two interceptions against Virginia Tech on September 23rd.
Carswell went his first 25 games at Clemson without an interception, now has three in the last two games. He is ranked in a tie for 10th in the nation in interceptions this week. Deon Grant of Tennessee leads the nation, he already has six.
It has been quite a two weeks for Carswell. On September 21, he was to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for 1999. The team honors those student-athletes who show exceptional dedication to community service and to the betterment of the communities in which they live.
Carswell, a native of Lithonia, GA was one of just 11 Division I-A players selected to the team. He is the first Clemson player chosen for the team in its eight-year history. Carswell is one of the leaders of Leadership in Football and Education (LIFE), a group of Clemson football players who mentor and spend recreational time with underprivileged children. He is also a frequent speaker at local churches and elementary schools.
The Stone Mountain High School (GA) product is also an active member of the Clemson Athletes Outreach Program. Last year he received an Atlantic Coast Conference Top Six Award, an honor given to six student-athletes at each ACC school for helping others and volunteering time in the community.
The other 10 Division I-A players chosen to the AFCA Good Works Team were Dan Alexander (Nebraska), Corey Atkins (South Carolina), Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee State), Casey Crawford (Virginia), Haven Fields (Auburn), Curtis Fuller (TCU), Seth Hanson (Kentucky), Grant Irons (Notre Dame), Bill Marsau (Iowa State), and Dulymus McAlister (Mississippi).
Carswell, who ranked ninth in the nation in total tackles by defensive backs last year, now has 208 tackles for his career and is ahead of the pace set by Terry Kinard, who set a school record for tackles by a defensive back when he had 294 between 1978-82. Carswell now has 11 double digit tackle games in his career, including six in a row.
Clemson Pass Defense Best in the ACC One of the most improved areas of the Clemson football team this year is the secondary. Clemson leads the ACC and ranks 17th in the nation this week in pass efficiency defense. So far this year, Clemson has nine interceptions, including seven in the last two games. This is the first time since 1995 that Clemson has had at least seven interceptions over consecutive games. The Clemson defense has allowed just one touchdown pass against those nine interceptions.
The pass defense has been especially effective the last two weeks. Agile quarterbacks Michael Vick of Virginia Tech and Ronald Curry of North Carolina were a combined 19-46 for 250 yards, no touchdowns and seven interceptions. That is a completion percentage of just 41 percent and just 5.34 yards per attempt. The secondary will be the first to applaud the front seven for their pressure, as the two opposing quarterbacks have been sacked 10 times in those two games.
The starting secondary has been led by All-America candidate Robert Carswell, who has three interceptions. Cornerbacks Alex Ardley and Dextra Polite both have five passes broken up. Polite has two interceptions, while Ardley has one. Safety DoMarco Fox has 20 tackles, while reserve Charles Hafley has 11 tackles and an interception.
Clemson was sixth in the ACC and 56th in the nation in pass efficiency defense last year. Clemson gave up 15 touchdown passes and intercepted just seven all year.
Yes, Clemson has as many interceptions in the last two games as it had all of last year.
Clemson Leads ACC in Sacks Clemson led the ACC in sacks last year with 37 and the Tigers hold the same standing in the league so far this year. It is not a team with a prime pass rusher, like Virginia Tech has in Corey Moore. It is a balanced attack for the Tiger defense. Clemson has 19 sacks in four games and 11 different players have been involved in the sacks. Keith Adams leads the way with 5-37, while Braxton K. Williams has 3-26. Clemson had seven sacks against North Carolina and nimble quarterback Ronald Curry. That was the most sacks by the Tigers in a single game since Trevor Pryce and the Tigers had eight in a victory over Maryland in 1996. Clemson averaged 3.36 sacks a game last year in leading the ACC. Clemson averages 4.75 sacks per game so far this year. The Clemson record for a season is 46, set in 1992 and 1996.
Tigers from North Carolina Clemson has had some outstanding players from the Tar Heel state over the years. In 1996, Clemson fans selected the school’s all-time team. Five players on the team came to Clemson after playing high school football in North Carolina. The list includes Perry Tuttle (Winston-Salem), Jeff Bostic (Greensboro), Joe Bostic (Greensboro), Jeff Davis (Greensboro) and Donnell Woolford (Fayetteville). The 1981 National Championship Clemson team had 21 players on its roster from North Carolina.
Clemson has three 1999 starters on the team from North Carolina. Linebacker Braxton K. Williams is one of Clemson’s top tacklers and is a native of Greensboro. Starting fullback Terry Witherspoon is a native of Monroe, NC. Starting tight end Jason LeMay, who scored his first career points when he caught a two-point conversion against Virginia Tech, is also a significant player. Starting holder Tucker Hamrick is from Shelby. Nathan Gillespie is out for the year with an injury and DuJuan Polk is being red-shirted.
Tigers from North Carolina on 1998 TeamName Pos Hometown High SchoolNathan Gillespie DL Dallas North GastonTucker Hamrick H Shelby ShelbyJason LeMay TE Black Mountain OwenBraxton K. Williams LB Greensboro DudleyDuJuan Polk DE Wadesboro Anson CountyTerry Witherspoon RB Monroe Monroe
Bowden 2-0 in the ACC Coach Tommy Bowden became just the second coach in Clemson history to win each of his first two ACC games. So far this year he has defeated Virginia, 33-14 and North Carolina, 31-20. The only other Clemson coach to win his first two ACC games is Red Parker, who defeated Virginia and Duke before losing to NC State, 29-6 on October 27, 1973.
Bowden is trying to become the first Clemson coach to win his first ACC road game since Danny Ford in 1979. Ford actually won his first three ACC road games as Clemson coach. That streak was snapped by NC State in 1980.
Bowden is now in his three year as a Division I head coach. He has posted a 20-6 record so far, 7-4 and 11-0 at Tulane and 2-2 so far at Clemson. He has won 77 percent of his games so far.
It has not taken him long to bring Clemson some respect. The Tigers are ranked 25th in the latest Sagarin poll. Clemson (2-2), Notre Dame (2-3) and Southern Mississippi (2-2) are the only teams in the top 25 of that computer poll without a winning record. The Tigers actually received six points in the AP poll this week.
Clemson Improved in Turnover Margin One of the areas Tommy Bowden has stressed in the Spring and preseason has been improving the Tigers turnover margin. Clemson was -11 for the year and ranked 103rd in the nation out of 112 teams in 1998 in that important stat. Clemson is +6 in turnover margin so far this year and Clemson ranks fifth out of 114 teams so far this season. Maryland, Clemson opponent in two weeks, is ranked second in the nation in that area, a prime reason for their 3-1 start this year.
Clemson Records Set in 1999 In just four games so far this year, many Clemson single game or miscellaneous records have been set this year: Single Game Passing Yardage: 343 by Brandon Streeter vs. Virginia Single Game Completions: 2*7 by Brandon Streeter vs. Virginia Tech Single Season Completion %: .683 by Brandon Streeter, 1999 Single Game Receptions: *11 by Rod Gardner vs. MarshallMost Completions 3 Consecutive Games: 74 by Brandon Streeter Most Tackles for Loss, single game: *5 by Keith Adams vs. North Carolina Most Team First downs by Passing: *19 vs. Virginia *Denotes tied record
Zachery Fourth in ACC in Rushing Clemson rushed for 275 yards in its first three games of the season and never exceeded 104 yards on the ground in any one game. The Tigers nearly reached their entire three-game total in the North Carolina game alone. The Tigers rushed for 236 yards in that contest, the Tigers highest total since rushing for 277 at South Carolina at the end of the 1997 season.
The leader of the attack for the Tigers was Travis Zachery, who had 28 rushes for 129 yards and a score. That was a career high for Zachery, who now averages 68 yards a game, fourth best in the ACC. It was the first 100-yard rushing day for a Clemson player since the final regular season game of 1997 when Raymond Priester had 112 yards in 24 carries at South Carolina. Zachery also had two receptions for 39 yards, giving him 168 yards in terms of all-purpose rushing. With his outstanding hands, Zachery is truly capable of having a 100-yard rushing game and 100-yard receiving game on the same day. No Clemson running back in history has done that. In fact, very few players (last being Antwan Wyatt in 1994-95) is the last to do it over a career.
Clemson Features Balanced Attack against North Carolina Clemson had 236 yards rushing and 208 yards passing in the victory over North Carolina on October 2. It was the first time since the season opener against Furman in 1998 that Clemson had at least 200 yards of both. Having at least 200 yards passing and 200 yards rushing in the same game is an indicator for success for the Clemson offense. The Tigers are now 27-0-1 in their history (9-0 in the decade of the 1990s when having at least 200 yards of each.
The only time in history Clemson failed to gain victory when recording at least 200 yards rushing and passing took place in 1976 when the Tigers had 248 yards rushing and 234 yards passing in a 24-24 tie with Georgia Tech. The closest Clemson has come to a defeat in this situation took place in 1953 when Clemson lost to Auburn, 45-19. Despite the large margin of defeat, Clemson had 258 yards passing and 198 yards rushing.
Achieving this balance was a hallmark of Tommy Bowden’s teams at Tulane. In fact, last year Tulane averaged 300 yards passing and 200 yards rushing, the only school in the nation to do it. In his two years and 22 games as head coach at Tulane, Tommy Bowden’s Green Wave teams had at least 200 yards of each in nine games, and they were 9-0 in those games.
Dantzler to Make Second Career Start Woody Dantzler came off the bench to spark Clemson to its 31-20 victory over North Carolina on October 2. The sophomore had not played since the Marshall game when he played 22 snaps. Then he played the last 60 plays against the Tar Heels, leading Clemson to 31 points over the last three quarters.
Dantzler gained 213 yards of total offense, 131 passing and 82 on the ground. His performance included a 49-yard scoring pass to Rod Gardner and a 56-yard touchdown run. His total offense was the highest total by a Clemson player in relief since Dexter McCleon gained 229 as a reserve quarterback against Virginia in 1993. His 56-yard scoring run was the longest by a Clemson quarterback since Louis Solomon raced 64 yards for a score at Virginia in 1992.
Dantzler is now the Tiger starter at quarterback, as Brandon Streeter is out for the regular season with a broken collarbone. Dantzler completed 7-15 passes for 131 yards and the touchdown against UNC. He did not have an interception. For the year he is 11-21 for 188 yards and a score. His efficiency rating of 143.3 is actually higher than Streeter’s 123.3 figure for this season.
A native of Orangeburg, Dantzler played in just five games last year as a freshman and started one. Ironically, his only start was against North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Holloman Picks off Pass Jason Holloman picked off a Ronald Curry pass on Saturday, a key play to Clemson’s 31-20 victory. Holloman became the first Clemson defensive lineman to intercept a pass since the 1994 North Carolina game when Marvin Cross intercepted a pass in a 28-17 Clemson victory. Holloman’s interception was the fifth for a Clemson defensive lineman in the last 11 years. Three of the five have been against North Carolina. Vance Hammond had one against the Tar Heels in 1988.
Terry Jolly leads Clemson defensive linemen in tackles this year with 17, but Holloman is second with 16. Both have two tackles for loss, Holloman’s are both sacks.
Young Leads Young Offensive Line Clemson’s young and light offensive line made large improvement against North Carolina. That was obvious by the offensive production. The Tigers gained 444 yards total offense, just three yards away from a season high, and had 236 yards on the ground, most by a Clemson team in 16 games.
Kyle Young is just a sophomore, but is the most experienced of the linemen. The native of Clemson is the brother of former Clemson All-ACC guard Will Young and the grandson of former Tiger Ed McClendon. Young graded 85 percent for his 66 snaps against North Carolina and had seven knockdown blocks. He missed the last 12 snaps of the game with a sprained ankle, but should return for the NC State game.
Clemson’s offensive line averages 261 pounds per man, but they are in good physical condition. Many of the starters have gone the distance this season. Young has two complete games and has missed just 13 snaps all year. John McDermott, starting tackle, actually has gone the distance in all four games so far this season, the only Tiger on the entire team who can make that claim. Akil Smith has two complete games (Virginia and North Carolina) and has missed just three snaps all year. He had a team best eight knockdowns against North Carolina.
Guard Theo Mougros has gone the route in three of the four games. T.J. Watkins, who starts at guard after playing tackle the first three games this year and tight end last year, has played every snap in one game and missed just one snap in another. Will Merritt, who is out for at least five more weeks with a broken collarbone, played every snap in the first two games.
All five starters on the offensive line are underclassmen, three are sophomores (Young, Smith and Watkins). In fact, with Streeter’s injury, Clemson will start nine underclassmen on offense on Saturday. Wide receivers Brian Wofford and Mal Lawyer are the only seniors in the starting lineup.
Clemson Dominates ACC Receiving Leaders Clemson has two of the top three and three of the top nine receivers in the ACC according to the latest league stats. It is safe to say that Clemson has never had three of the top 10 pass catchers in the league over the course of the season. Rod Gardner leads the ACC and ranks fifth in the country in receptions per game with an 8.25 figure. Brian Wofford is third in the ACC and 33rd in the nation with a 5.75 figure , while Mal Lawyer is ninth in the ACC wih 3.5 catches per game.
Two Tigers in Top 35 in Nation in Receiving One of the greatest examples of Clemson’s improvement in the passing games is the existence of two Tiger players among the top 25 pass receivers in the nation. Both Rod Gardner (5th) and Brian Wofford (33rd ) are listed in the top 25 in the nation on a receptions per game basis. Clemson has had just five players since 1951 rank in the final top 25 of the nation’s pass receivers.
Gardner is fifth in the nation in receptions with 8.25 per game. He has 33 receptions for 398 yards so far this season. He is on pace to catch 90 passes for 1100 yards for the season, figures that would be Clemson records for a season. He is also 16th in the nation in reception yards per game with 99.5 per game.
Wofford has 23 receptions in three games for 255 yards. He is on pace to catch 63 passes for the season, which would be the second highest total in school history. The Clemson record for receptions in a season is 70 by Tony Horne in 1997.
Here is a list of Clemson players who have ranked in the final top 25 in the nation in receiving:
Year Player Rec/G Rk 1951 Glenn Smith *35 19th 1953 Dreher Gaskin *22 21st 1978 Jerry Butler 4.9 10th 1980 Perry Tuttle 4.8 13th 1997 Tony Horne 6.2 14th *Receivers ranked on total receptions
Gardner Tied Record vs. Marshall Clemson wide receiver Rod Gardner tied one all-time Clemson record and set two others in the season opener against Marshall. The junior from Jacksonville, FL caught 11 passes for 111 yards. That is a lot of ones for his night’s work, and that effort has led to his number-one ranking among the receivers in the ACC. He has had at least six catches in every game this year.
Gardner’s opening day performance tied the Clemson single game mark held by Phil Rogers, who had 11 receptions at North Carolina in 1965. Gardner’s performance was the most ever for a Tiger in Death Valley (58 years) and the most ever by a Clemson player in the opening game of the season.
Six times a Clemson player has had 10 catches in a game. Tony Horne did it twice in his 70-reception season of 1997, while Perry Tuttle had a pair of 10-catch games, one in 1980 and one in 1981. Hank Walker was the first Clemson receiver to have a double-digit reception game, as he had 10 against Auburn in 1947. Charlie Waters, more famous for his exploits as an NFL defensive back, had 10 catches against Alabama in 1969.
Clemson Single Game Reception Bests No Yds Player Opponent Year 11 111 Rod Gardner Marshall 1999 11 129 Phil Rogers at North Carolina 1965 10 110 Tony Horne Appalachian State 1997 10 131 Tony Horne Florida State 1997 10 148 Hank Walker Auburn 1947 10 144 Charlie Waters Alabama 1969 10 124 Perry Tuttle at Wake Forest 1980 10 151 Perry Tuttle Maryland 1981
Streeter was at Record Pace Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter was on a record pace in many areas until he broke his collarbone on his throwing shoulder against North Carolina. Streeter has completed 82 of 120 passes for 802 yards and two touchdowns. He completed at least 23 passes in each of the first three games and his 68.3 percent completion percentage is fifth best in the nation for quarterbacks who have averaged 15 attempts per game.
Streeter tied his own Clemson record for completions when he was 27-43 for 195 yards at Virginia Tech. He also had 27 completions against NC State last year. He was on a Clemson record pace for the season in terms of passing yards/game (200.3) , completion percentage (.683) , and completions per game (20.7).
Streeter earned much national respect this year. Against Virginia he was 24-32 for a Clemson record 343 yards and two scores. He broke the Clemson single game passing yardage mark and was named USA Today National Player of the Week. The publication only selects one player from the 114 Division I teams and he was it. In Clemson’s loss at Virginia Tech he gained respect for his toughness as he took many hits from Hokies defensive lineman Corey Moore, but hung in for the entire contest.
Clemson Among ACC Passing Leaders Clemson ranks third in the ACC and 29th in the nation in passing offense this week with an average of 249.8 yards per game. The Tigers have not led the ACC in passing offense since 1975 and have done it just three times in history. The other years Clemson led the ACC in passing offense were 1969 and 1957. So far this year, Clemson quarterbacks have completed 65 percent of their passes for 999 yards. Clemson led the ACC in passing in week two of the season, the first time Clemson has led the ACC in passing in the last 20 years.
Lazzara Throws Scoring Pass Placekicker Tony Lazzara threw a nine-yard scoring pass at Virginia Tech on September 23, believed to be the first touchdown pass in Clemson history by a kicker. After checking the stats for every game on record, no scoring pass was discovered for a Tiger kicker.
It was an unusual, let’s face it, “trick play” that worked to perfection. Lazzara took a direct snap from center, rolled to his left and lofted a perfect pass to reserve running back Vince Ciurciu, who caught the ball for a nine-yard touchdown. The timely fourth-and-three play brought Clemson to within 14-11 in the final period.
While we could not find another kicker throwing a touchdown pass, a pass through the records revealed some non-quarterbacks who have thrown touchdown passes for the Tigers. Ironically, the last time a non-quarterback touchdown pass for a Clemson player was at Virginia Tech in 1989. Running back Terry Allen completed a 66-yard scoring pass to Gary Cooper in the third period at the 34 second mark. Clemson had not been back to Blacksburg since.
Clemson had seven non-quarterback touchdown passes in the 1980s under Danny Ford. The last time a non-quarterback has thrown a touchdown pass in Death Valley was in 1988 when wide receiver Chip Davis threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Cooper against Florida State. People remember the “Puntrewski play” by Bobby Bowden in that game, but people forget Danny Ford had a successful trick play of his own.
The last time a kicker did something other than kick the ball on a special teams play for the Tigers took place in 1992. Also against Florida State, kicker Nelson Welch lined up to kick a field goal. But, when the holder took the snap, he ran an option play and pitched the ball to Welch, who ran five yards for a first down.
Second Generation Tiger Fourth in Tackles Clemson has had a lot of second generation Tiger players over the years, but few have had as big an impact as Clemson linebacker Braxton K. Williams. The sophomore from Greensboro has 31 tackles over the first four games, fourth best on the team. He also has 4-27 in tackles for loss and 3-26 in terms of sacks. He is second on the team lead in sacks with Keith Adams.
Williams is the son of former Clemson running back Braxton Williams, who played on Clemson’s 1982 ACC Championship team and was a fullback on Clemson’s 9-1-1 Tiger eleven. His son has started all three games this year and has been a model of consistency. He had a career high 10 tackles at Virginia Tech. He had nine tackles against Virginia and was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week.
Williams provided the Clemson team with the two biggest defensive plays of the victory over the Cavs. In the first period he sacked Virginia QB Dan Ellis and forced a fumble in the process. Clemson recovered and drove for a touchdown. In the second period he dove to keep a loose ball in bounds, allowing Clemson to recover at their own 15 and end an almost certain Cavalier scoring drive. It might be the greatest play in Clemson history that receives no statistical credit.
Clemson Football Graduation Rate Cited by AFCA The Clemson football program cited this past summer by the American Football Coaches Association for a graduation rate of over 70 percent. For the class entering in the fall of 1993, Clemson had a 75 percent graduation rate. The national average was 56 percent.
“We congratulate our student-athletes first,” said Athletic Director Bobby Robinson. “We also feel this is a testimony to the efforts of our coaches and Bill D’Andrea’s staff at the Department of Student-Athlete Enrichment Programs.
“We have seen consistent improvement in the academic performance of our football program and all of our athletic teams in recent years since we built Vickery Hall in 1991. We are pleased with these results and our inclusion on this prestigious list.”
Clemson’s program is in good shape to earn future citations from the AFCA. Fourteen of the 18 seniors (78 percent) on Clemson’s 1998 team will have their degrees by August 7. The only four seniors on the 1998 team who have not yet earned their degrees are currently members of NFL teams.
This past spring the Clemson football team had a team GPA of 2.38, its highest on record for a semester, and 24 members of the squad were on the academic honor roll. Thirteen members of the team had a GPA over 3.00 for the year and will be named to the ACC Academic Honor roll in July. That list includes starting center Kyle Young who had a perfect 4.0 for the year. Quarterback Brandon Streeter, who already has his undergraduate degree, is also on that list.
Clemson is one of five ACC schools to make the list of honored schools. The other ACC schools with a graduation rate of at least 70 percent were Duke, Virginia, Wake Forest and North Carolina. Duke was honored as the national champion with a 100 percent rate for the class that entered in 1993. It is the 12th time in the 19 year history of the award that an ACC school has had the highest graduation rate. The ACC had 55 percent of its conference members on the list, the highest percentage in the nation.
Other schools on the list who had a graduation rate of 70 percent or better are Ball State, Baylor, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Marshall, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Penn State, Rice, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.
Cyrgalis Breaks Tight End TD Drought Tight end Pat Cyrgalis ended a 10-year drought when he caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Streeter against Virginia. He became the first Clemson tight end in the decade of the 1990s to catch a scoring pass. You have to go back to a Stacy Fields four-yard scoring pass from Chris Morocco in 1989 against NC State to find the last time a Clemson tight end caught a touchdown pass. He is a converted fullback who is a red-shirt freshman from New Jersey. He did not play against Virginia Tech due to a sprained ankle, but he should return for the North Carolina game.
Offspring of Tiger Coaches 6-0 Three members of the Clemson coaching staff have sons that are starters on the local Daniel High Football team. Daniel is 6-0 so far this year and is the defending state champion. They are ranked number-one in the state in their division. Head Coach Tommy Bowden, assistant head coach Brad Scott and offensive line coach Ron West all have sons starting for the Daniel High team. Coach Bowden’s son Ryan is a defensive lineman, while Brad Scott’s son John is also a starter on the team. Scott has a son, Jeff, who is a wide receiver on the Clemson team. Ron West’s son Brad is a linebacker on the Daniel team.
All three coaches have been able to catch at least part of most of the games so far this year. That family time will be cut drastically over the rest of the season. After Saturday’s game with North Carolina, Clemson plays just two of its last seven games at home.
Clemson Attendance Up Clemson has averaged 75,703 fans for the first three home games of the 1999 season. That is up from an average of 68,312 of last year. If Clemson can average at last 75,000 for the season it would be the highest average figure for a season since 1992 when Clemson had a 76,789 average. The figure will go up when Clemson plays Florida State as a sellout crowd is anticipated. In fact, the record of 85,872 against South Carolina in 1994 could be eclipsed. Clemson drew 79,186 for the opener against Marshall, the third largest opening day crowd in Clemson history. The North Carolina game drew 81,000.
Turnovers, Rushing Margin Should Mean Victory Clemson had a +1 turnover margin and outrushed Marshall 104-61, yet lost the season opener 13-10. It was an unusual loss for the Tigers because Clemson is now 113-9-2 over the last 22 seasons when it wins the rushing margin and turnover margin in the same game. That computes to a winning percentage of 92 percent.
Clemson Has Young Squad Clemson played 53 players in the season opening loss to Marshall and all but 10 were underclassmen. Of the 42 players who played on offense or defense (non-special teams) 33 are slated to return next year. Twenty-one of the 42 players who were on the offense or defensive units are freshmen and sophomores. Twenty-six of the 42 players who played on scrimmage plays saw career highs in plays against Marshall.
Of the 22 players slated to start this Saturday, 17 are underclassmen.
Head Coach Tommy Bowden played nine freshmen against Marshall, including four first-year freshmen. The first-year players who participated were Eric Meekins (DB), J.J. McKelvey (LB), Rodney Thomas (LB) and Marcus Lewis (DE). Since then, first year freshmen David Ellis and Rodney Feaster have also played. There were five other red-shirt freshmen who played in the game, tight ends Pat Cyrgalis and Jason LeMay, defensive end Nick Eason, wide receiver Jackie Robinson and and defensive end Bryant McNeal.
Clemson played 19 players on offensive scrimmage plays and just four were seniors, receivers Brian Wofford and Mal Lawyer, quarterback Brandon Streeter and fullback Terry Witherspoon. Of the 22 defensive players who appeared in the game, only four of those were seniors: Damonte McKenzie (DT), Dextra Polite (DB), DoMarco Fox (DB) and David Evans (DB).
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1999 Clemson Schedule/Results Date Opponent Site Time TV Sept. 4 Marshall Clemson, SC 10-13 Sept. 11 Virginia Clemson, SC 33-14 ABC Sept. 23 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 11-31 ESPN Oct. 2 North Carolina Clemson, SC 31-20 ABC Oct. 9 NC State Raleigh, NC 8:00 PM ESPN-2 Oct. 16 Maryland College Park, MD TBA TBA Oct. 23 Florida State Clemson, SC 7:00 PM ESPN Oct. 30 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC TBA TBA Nov. 6 Duke Clemson, SC TBA TBA Nov. 13 Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA TBA TBA Nov. 21 South Carolina Columbia, SC TBA TBA +Local back to West Virginia only Tickets: Call Clemson Ticket office 1-800-CLEMSON
Clemson Personnel Update *Altroy Bodrick (LB)–Second-team linebacker who suffered dislocated ankle in August 25 scrimmage. Cleared to return. *Jermyn Chester (OT)–Second-team offensive tackle who tore ACL on first day of August practice, lost for the season. *Nathan Gillespie (OT)–Second-team offensive tackle who had surgery on Aug. 27 to repair a torn knee ligament. He injured the knee in scrimmage on Aug. 18, lost for the season. *Will Merritt (OG)–Starting offensive guard suffered broken collarbone in practice on Sept 17. Will be out at least until November. *Gary Childress (DE)–Starting defensive end has played just one game due to a pulled calf muscle. Should return for the NC State game. *Brandon Streeter (QB)–Starting quarterback who was suffered broken collarbone in first quarter of North Carolina game. Will be out the rest of the regular season.Clemson Veterans vs. North Carolina State *Alex Ardley–Had four tackles in 57 plays as starter in 1998. *Javis Austin–Had 7-32 rushing in 42 snaps as a reserve in 1998. He also caught four passes for 21 yards and had a touchdown rushing. *Robert Carswell-Collected nine tackles and a pass broken up in 57 snaps as a starter in 1998. *Gary Childress–Had 4 tackles in 30 snaps in 1998. *DoMarco Fox-Had eight tackles in 54 snaps as a starter in 1997. Played only on special teams due to injury last year. *Rod Gardner–Had 2-24 receiving in 1998 in 33 snaps. *Jason Holloman–Had five tackles in 22 snaps, including a sack in 1998 game at Clemson. *Mal Lawyer–Had career high 8-100 receiving and two touchdowns in 1998. Had 4-48 at NC State in 1997. *Brian Wofford–Has 11-165 in his career against NC State, including 9-128 and a touchdown last year. *Travis Zachery–Had 14-47 rushing and 5-51 in punt returns in 1998 against NC State.Tommy Bowden Call-in Show Coach Tommy Bowden is joined by Jim Phillips, the voice of the Tigers, every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM for his Tommy Bowden Call-in Show. The one-hour broadcast can be heard on Clemson radio affiliates across the state. Locally, it is heard on WCCP FM, 104.9 in Clemson.
Bowden Press Conference on the Internet Tommy Bowden’s weekly press conference can be seen and heard at www.clemsontigers.com every Tuesday. The first 25 minutes of the question and answer period will be shown live and then put into the internet site’s archives.
Clemson Has 20 on NFL Opening Day Rosters Clemson has 20 former players on NFL rosters. The list includes two players off of last year’s team, Rahim Abdullah abd Antwan Edwards. A third player, O.J. Childress, is on the practice squad for the New York Giants.
The total of 20 active or practice squad players does not include three players on various injured list. Raymond Priester is on injured reserve with the New York Giants, Jason Gamble is on injured reserve with the Tennessee Titans, and Adrian Dingle is on the injured list with the San Diego Chargers.
Terry Allen, one of the top running backs in the league in the 1990s, is in his 10th NFL season and he has the most NFL experience among former Clemson players in the NFL.
The new Cleveland Browns have the most former Tigers with three. Rahim Abdullah, Jim Bundren and Chris Gardocki are all on the Browns roster. That team has former Clemson wide receiver Dwight Clark as its general manager, while former Clemson All-America wide receiver Jerry Butler is the team’s wide receivers coach.
Fifteen of the former players are defensive players, an example of Clemson’s defensive prowess in recent years. The list includes seven linebackers, Levon Kirkland, Ed McDaniel, Rahim Abdullah, Anthony Simmons, O.J. Childress, Patrick Sapp and Mike Barber.
Tigers in the National Football League Name Pos Team NFL Yrs Rahim Abdullah OLB Cleveland Browns R Terry Allen RB New England Patriots 9 Mike Barber LB Indianapolis Colts 4 Lorenzo Bromell DE Miami Dolphins 1 Brentson Buckner DE San Francisco 49ers 5 Jim Bundren C Cleveland Browns 1 #O.J. Childress LB New York Giants R Brian Dawkins DB Philadelphia Eagles 3 $Adrian Dingle DE San Diego Chargers R Antwan Edwards CB Green Bay Packers R Leomont Evans DB Washington Redskins 3 $Jason Gamble C Tennessee Titans R Chris Gardocki P Cleveland Browns 8 Lamont Hall TE Green Bay Packers R Tony Horne WR St. Louis Rams 1 Levon Kirkland LB Pittsburgh Steelers 7 Dexter McCleon DB St. Louis Rams 2 Ed McDaniel LB Minnesota Vikings 7 Chester McGlockton DT Kansas City Chiefs 7 $Raymond Priester RB New York Giants 1 Trevor Pryce DT Denver Broncos 2 Patrick Sapp LB Arizona Cardinals 3 Anthony Simmons LB Seattle Seahawks 1 James Trapp SS Baltimore Ravens 6 #Practice Squad. $ injured reserve.
Wofford Reaches 100 Career Receptions Lawyer Nearing 1000 Receiving Yards Clemson senior wide receivers Brian Wofford and Mal Lawyer are in the middle of milestones. Wofford had three catches against North Carolina and now has 101 for his four-year career. Mal Lawyer needs just 19 yards receiving against NC State to reach 1000 for his career.
Wofford has joined Terry Smith, Perry Tuttle, Jerry Butler, Tony Horne and Phil Rogers as the only Tigers in history to reach the century mark in terms of receptions. The native of Spartanburg, SC had his best game as a Tiger, 8-143 and a score in Clemson’s 33-14 win over Virginia this year. Wofford now has 1319 career receiving yards, good enough for 9th in Clemson history. His 11 scoring receptions are tied for seventh in school history. Thus, Wofford is now in the top 10 in all three major receiving areas.
Lawyer needs just 19 receiving yards against North Carolina to become the 15th player in Clemson history to reach the 1000 mark in that area. Lawyer has 14-122 receiving this year and 74-981 for his career. His 74 catches rank 14th in school history, while his 981 receiving yards are 15th best in school history.
Lawyer and Wofford have now combined for 175 receptions in their career. They need just 41 receptions between them to become Clemson’s greatest receiving duo (same class) in history. Perry Tuttle (150) and Jerry Gaillard (66) have the record with 216 receptions between them.
They had their best game as a duo against NC State last year. Wofford had 9-128 and one touchdown, while Lawyer had 8-100 and two touchdowns. It marked the first time in Clemson history that two different players had at least 100 yards receiving in the same game.
Clemson Career Reception Leaders
Rk. Player Years Rec 1. Terry Smith, WR 1990-93 162 2. Perry Tuttle, WR 1978-81 150 3. Jerry Butler, WR 1975-78 139 4. Tony Horne, WR 1994-97 120 5. Phil Rogers, WR 1965-67 106 6. Brian Wofford, WR 1996-99 101 7. John McMakin, TE 1969-71 93 8. Terrance Roulhac, WR 1983-86 92 9. Glenn Smith, TE 1949-51 88 10. Gary Cooper, WR 1985-89 79 11. Keith Jennings, WR 1985-88 78 12. Antwuan Wyatt, WR 1993-95 76 13. Mal Lawyer, WR 1996-99 74
Clemson Career Reception Yardage Leaders Rk Player Years Yards 1. Terry Smith, WR 1990-93 2681 2. Perry Tuttle, WR 1978-81 2534 3. Jerry Butler, WR 1975-78 2223 4. Tony Horne, WR 1994-97 1750 5. Gary Cooper, WR 1985-89 1592 6. Glenn Smith, TE 1949-51 1576 7. Terrance Roulhac, WR 1983-86 1487 8. Phil Rogers, WR 1965-67 1469 9. Brian Wofford, WR 1996-99 1319 10. Ray Williams, WR 1983-86 1290 11. John McMakin, TE 1969-71 1255 12. Charlie Waters, WR 1967-69 1166 13. Keith Jennings, WR 1985-88 1117 14. Bennie Cunningham, TE 1972-75 1044 15. Mal Lawyer, WR 1996-99 981
Clemson Career Touchdown Leaders Rk Player Years TDs 1. Glenn Smith, TE 1949-51 18 2. Perry Tuttle, WR 1978-81 17 3. Terrance Roulhac, WR 1983-86 16 4. Terry Smith, WR 1990-93 15 5. Tony Horne, WR 1994-97 13 6. John McMakin, TE 1969-71 12 7. Brian Wofford, WR 1996-99 11 Jerry Butler, WR 1975-78 11 Joe Blalock, WR 1939-41 11 Gary Cooper, WR 1985-89 11
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