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Notes From Spring Practice

March 28, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson personnel notes as the Tigers prepare for the upcoming 1998 season this fall:

*Dymon Adams–First-year freshman running back who joined the Clemson program in January from Ellsworth Junior College in Iowa. Had 19 carries for 59 yards in the March 28th scrimmage at Death Valley.

*Howard Bartley–Suffered a torn ACL against Wake Forest last November 1 and had surgery on November 21st. It is the second torn ACL of his career, one on each knee. Has missed all of spring practice and is looking to return in the fall.

*Aaron Boone–Was permanently dismissed from the Clemson football program for a violation of team rules on March 25th. Boone played for two snaps in one game (NC State) as a freshman before suffering a torn ACL, which forced him to miss the remainder of the season.

*Michael Brice–Placekicker who lettered in 1996 and played in 1997. Has left the program due to leg injury.

*Adonis Bristow–Reserve running back who lettered in 1996. Suffered a torn ACL on August 29, 1997 and had surgery on September 19, 1997. Sitting out this spring and should return to team in the fall.

*Darrel Crutchfield–Starter at safety for the last two games of 1997. Has moved to cornerback this spring.

*Antwan Edwards–Clemson’s only returning All-ACC player (2nd team DB) from last year, he started six at safety and five at cornerback. Remains at cornerback this spring. Left the team on March 26 due to the death of his mother. Funeral was on March 31. Edwards status for the spring game is unknown.

*DoMarco Fox—Started all 12 games last year, first 10 at safety and last two at cornerback. Has returned to free safety this spring.

*Robert Goodson–Reserve defensive back who lettered in 1996 and participated in 1997. Decided to leave the program this spring.

*Brandon Streeter–Starting quarterback who suffered a fractured dislocation of an ankle in March 28 scrimmage in Death Valley. Had surgery that same day and remained in the Oconee Memorial Hospital until March 30. Will wear a cast for eight weeks. His status for the beginning of practice in August is unknown at this time.

*Joedy Mitchell–Reserve offensive lineman who suffered a broken leg during practice on March 6. Had surgery that same day and his status for the fall is unknown at this time.

*Justin Watts–Reserve wide receiver who suffered a torn ACL on September 20 against Florida State. He had surgery on December 9 and has missed all of spring practice. Should return in the fall.

Clemson To Play Marshall in 1999 Football Opener Clemson will open the 1999 football season with Marshall, athletic director Bobby Robinson announced on March 26. The Tigers originally were to open the season with Western Carolina. The Marshall contest will take place on September 4, 1999.

With Marshall on the 1999 schedule, Clemson will play 11 Division I-A opponents. “In light of the NCAA rules concerning bowl qualification we feel it is in our best interest to play all 11 games against Division I-A teams,” said Robinson. “Marshall made the move to Division I-A last year and has been an outstanding football program in recent years. We look forward to the game.”

Marshall had a 10-3 record and won the Mid American Conference title in its first year. The Thundering Herd played in the Ford Motor City Bowl in Detroit, where it lost to Mississippi, 34-31.

Clemson will have 10 Division I-A opponents in 1998. The Tigers open the season Sept. 5 against Furman, a Division I-AA school.

Clemson Spring Football GameDate:       April 4, 1998Site:       Death Valley, Clemson Memorial StadiumTime:       1:00 PMAdmission:  $3 for adults, $2 for children            Clemson students, IPTAY members freeFormat:     Offense vs. Defense

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