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100 Clemson Football Facts

0 – Number of losses Tommy Bowden suffered last year as head coach at Tulane, one of just two Division I coaches in the nation who could made that claim.

1 – Clemson’s final ranking in every poll in 1981.

2 – Clemson safety Robert Carswell’s ranking among ACC returning tacklers for 1999.

3 – Consecutive years Clemson has had a defensive player taken in the first round of the NFL draft, the only school in the nation who can make that claim.

4 – Number worn by former Clemson academic and on-field All-American and Ring of Honor member Steve Fuller.

5 – Number of consecutive wins by Clemson in Columbia over archrival South Carolina. The Tigers will go for #6 in a row on November 20.

6 – Number of Clemson defensive players taken in the 1999 NFL draft. That was the top defensive player draft total in the nation.

7 – Number of 1998 bowl teams on the 1999 Clemson schedule, tied for the most ever in a season.

8 – Number worn by former Clemson defensive tackle Trevor Pryce. The former All-ACC player (the only #8 in school history to be first-team All-ACC) already has two Super Bowl Championship rings with the Denver Broncos.

9 – Average number of live TV appearances for the Clemson program over the last six years.

10 – Number of academic All-Americans Clemson has had over the years.

11 – Number of linebackers drafted from Clemson into the NFL in the 1990s.

12 – Number of bowl victories for the Clemson program in history, one of the top 20 totals in the history of college football.

13 – Number of ACC Championships for the Clemson program over the years, more than any other school.

14 – Uniform number and ranking on the Clemson career passing yardage chart for senior quarterback Brandon Streeter

15 – Number worn by 1999 Clemson Ring of Honor inductee Jerry Butler.

16 – Number of consecutive years Clemson has had a strength All-American.

17 – Number of different former Clemson players who have won Super Bowl Championship rings.

18 – Number of seniors on Clemson’s 1998 team. Fourteen of the 18 earned their degrees and the other four were drafted and have signed NFL contracts.

19 – Number of first-round NFL draft choices from Clemson since the first draft in 1936.

20 – Numbers worn by former Clemson All-Americans Donnell Woolford and Brian Dawkins.

21 – Clemson had a +21 turnover margin for the 1988 season, an all-time school record.

22 – Number of players off Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team who went on to play in the NFL.

23 – Number of field goals kicked by Obed Ariri in 1980 when he led the nation in that category, Clemson’s first ever statistical NCAA champion

24 – Record Number of tackles by Clemson Ring of Honor inductee Jeff Davis in a head-to-head match with Lawrence Taylor of North Carolina in 1980. Davis is now back at Clemson leading the “Call Me Mister” program.

25 – Clemson’s record home winning streak between 1980-84.

26 – Distance of Billy Lott’s fourth-quarter touchdown run to give Clemson a 16-10 victory at Notre Dame in 1979.

27 – Tackles for loss total by William Perry in 1984 and by Rob Bodine in 1991 when they led the nation in that statistical category, respectively.

28 – Number of points Clemson overcame to gain victory at Virginia in 1992. Clemson trailed 28-0, before winning 29-28, still the largest comeback in a game involving two ACC teams in history.

29 – Number of consecutive wins by Clemson over Virginia in the first 29 games of the series.

30 – Distance of Clemson’s first foward pass. It took place in 1906 against Georgia Tech on a throw from Powell Lykes to George Warren.

31 – Number worn by Clemson Ring of Honor member Fred Cone, an All-Southern performer on Clemson undefeated teams of 1948 and 1950.

32 – Number of victories by Clemson starting quarterback Rodney Williams between 1985-88, still an ACC record.

33 – Number of receptions by Dwight Clark in his Clemson career. Clark went on to an All-Pro career with the San Francisco 49ers and is now General Manager of the Cleveland Browns.

34 – Clemson is 34-0-1 in its history when gaining at least 500 yards of total offense.

35 – Number of selections of former Tigers for the NFL Pro Bowl over the years.

36 – Record number of carries in a game for a Clemson running back. Three different Tigers, Raymond Priester (1997), Ray Yauger (1969) and Jim Shirley (1951) have achieved this endurance record.

37 – Number of sacks recorded by the Clemson defense in 1998, best in the ACC.

38 – Number of future NFL players from both teams combined who played in the Clemson vs. Notre Dame game in Death Valley in 1977.

39 – A landmark season in Clemson history, the 1939 Tigers were the first to finish the season in the final AP poll and the first to go to a bowl game.

40 – Number of victories by the Clemson senior class of 1990, the group had four straight 10-2 seasons.

41 – Number worn at Clemson by three-time All-American Anthony Simmons, who is now with the Seattle Seahawks.

42 – Uniform number not worn by current Clemson wide receiver Jackie Robinson. Robinson will wear 82 and linebacker Altroy Bodrick will be in 42.

43 – Number worn by former Tiger Terry Kinard (1978-82), the only two-time first-team Associated Press All-American in Clemson history.

44 – Touchdowns recorded by former All-American Steve Fuller in his Clemson career. He had 22 rushing and 22 passing.

45 – Number of Clemson victories over top 25 teams in its history.

46 – Distance of David Treadwell’s field goal on the last play of the game to defeat a top 20 Georgia team in Athens in 1986 by a 31-28 score.

47 – Number of first, second or third team All-Americans in Clemson history. The Tigers have had at least one selection in 21 of the last 22 years.

48 – Yardage of Howard Bartley’s 48-yard interception return for a TD against South Carolina in 1998. Bartley had overcome two torn ACLs in his career to provide this key play in his last game as a Tiger.

49 – Number of seconds remaining when Jerry Butler made his backwards diving 20-yard touchdown reception to beat South Carolina in 1977.

50 – Punting average by Dale Hatcher on four occasions in his Clemson career (1981-84). It has been done just seven times in school history and Hatcher has four of 50-yard average games.

51 – Uniform number worn by Anthony Simmons in the NFL. He idolized Dick Butkus as a kid, but couldn’t wear the number at Clemson because it was already taken.

52 – Distance of first field goal of at least 50 yards in Clemson history. Eddie Seigler booted a 52-yarder against South Carolina in 1971, an important boot in Clemson’s 17-7 victory.

53 – Yards rushing allowed per game by Clemson’s 1991 defense. That led the nation that year and is one of the top five figures in the last 25 years of college football.

54 – Total number of bowl games coached by the current Clemson coaching staff.

55 – Uniform number of Jeff Bostic, who played 14 years in the NFL and won three Super Bowl Championship rings with the Washington Redskins, more than any other former Clemson player.

56 – Yardage on Kevin Mack’s final carry in Death Valley. The 56-yard score (run in one shoe for the last 25 yards) punctuated a 52-27 Clemson victory.

57 – Number of victories Clemson has over rival South Carolina. Clemson leads the series 57-35-4, including victories in eight of the last 11.

58 – This is the 58th season of intercollegiate gridiron competition in Death Valley.

59 – Uniform number of current Clemson center Kyle Young and his brother, All-ACC guard Will Young (1992-95). Their grandfather, Ed McLendon, was a starter on Clemson’s 1939 team, but he wore #31.

60 – Tackles for loss by William Perry in his celebrated career.

61 – Tackles for loss by Michael Dean Perry in his celebrated career.

62 – Yardage on famed Steve Fuller to Dwight Clark touchdown at Maryland in Clemson’s 28-24 ACC title clinching victory in 1978.

63 – Career field goal total by both Obed Ariri and Chris Gardocki at Clemson. Both were All-Americans.

64 – Number of players coached by Frank Howard who were drafted by NFL teams.

65 – Longest scoring lateral play in Clemson history. Don Willis to Shad Bryant vs. George Washington in 1938.

66 – Number worn by former Clemson greats William Perry and Banks McFadden.

67 – Weeks Clemson has been in the AP top 25 in the 1990s.

68 – Distance on the Harvey White to Gary Barnes touchdown against TCU in the 1959 Bluebonnet Bowl, a key to Clemson’s 23-7 victory over the seventh-ranked Horn Frogs.

69 – Number worn by offensive lineman Harry Olszewski when he ran 12 yards for a touchdown with a fumbled snap from center against South Carolina in 1966. No Clemson offensive lineman has scored a touchdown since.

70 – Record Number of receptions by Clemson receiver Tony Horne (now with the St. Louis Rams) in 1997.

71 – Winning percentage by Ken Hatfield in his four years at Clemson, still the fourth best percentage in ACC history.

72 – Clemson’s winning percentage in Death Valley over the years.

73 – Touchdown runs by Terry Allen (rush) and Wayne Simmons (interception) at Florida State in Clemson’s 34-23 win in Tallahassee in 1989.

74 – Excitement Galore in ’74. That was the theme for the 1974 season and the Tigers provided excitement with a 6-0 home record, including wins over Georgia and Georgia Tech.

75 – Distance of Jimmy Addison to Jacky Jackson pass to beat Virginia in 1966, 40-35, the greatest fourth quarter comeback in Clemson history.

76 – Distance of Banks McFadden to Joe Blalock pass against Wake Forest in 1939. The play allowed Clemson to stay undefeated and move into the AP poll for the first time the following Tuesday.

77 – Landmark season in Clemson history, the Tigers finished in the top 20 and went to a bowl for the first time in 18 years.

78 – Career reception total by current wide receiver Brian Wofford, the 11th best total in Clemson history.

79 – Number consecutively worn by All-Americen linemen Stacy Seegars (1990-93) and Jim Bundren (1994-97).

80 – First downs allowed by Clemson’s 1939 defense for the entire season.

81 – Clemson’s National Championship season.

82 – Points scored by Clemson against Wake Forest in 1981, still and ACC record for points scored in a league game.

83 – John Heisman’s winning percentage as Clemson coach between 1900-03 (19-3-2), still a Clemson record for career winning percentage.

84 – Number of Clemson players in the last 20 years who have been drafted by the NFL, including 12 first-round selections.

85 – Uniform number of two-time tight end All-American Bennie Cunningham, who later won two Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

86 – Age of Hall of Fame Coach Frank Howard when he passed away on January 28, 1996. Incredibly, he died on the same date as former Alabama teammate Bear Bryant (1-28-83).

87 – Yardage on pass play from Steve Fuller to Jerry Butler at Maryland in 1978, a key play in Clemson’s ACC championship clinching victory.

88 – Distance of career longest run by Terrence Flagler against Wake Forest in 1986. It was his biggest play in record 274 all-purpose rushing yardage day.

89 – Points scored by Donald Igwebuike in his nearly perfect 1984 season. That season he made good on 16 of 17 field goals and all 41 of his extra points. Thirty-eight of his 61 kickoffs went for touchbacks that year.

90 – Distance of punt return by Bobby Gage against NC State in 1948. It was the only scoring play in Clemson’s 6-0 victory in Clemson’s undefeated 1948 season. It is still the longest punt return by a Tiger in Death Valley.

91 – Clemson Uniform number for both Michael Dean Perry and Chester McGlockton, who have been to 11 NFL Pro Bowls between them.

92 – Consecutive number of passes thrown by Nealon Greene without an interception at the start of his career (1994).

93 – Yardage of record fumble return for a touchdown by Antwan Edwards at Virginia last season.

94 – Distance of Rex Varn’s interception return for a score at NC State in 1978.

95 – Clemson has a 95-3-1 all-time record when rushing for at least 300 yards.

96 – Number of victories by Danny Ford in his 11-year career as Clemson head coach.

97 – Yardage of longest play from scrimmage in Clemson history. Mark Fellers connected with Craig Brantley on 97-yard pass vs. Virgnia in 1974.

98 – Distance of two kickoff returns for touchdown by Doug Thomas in 1990. He had a 98-yarder against Long Beach State in the opener that year and later had 98-yard return against Maryland.

99 – Number worn by All-ACC players Jeff Bryant, Jim Riggs, Rob Bodine, Lamarick Simpson. Only #85 also has had four first-team All-ACC players.

100 – Number of televised victories in Clemson history.