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Allen Selected to South Carolina Football Hall of Fame

Allen Selected to South Carolina Football Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that former Clemson running back Terry Allen has been named to the organization’s newest Hall of Fame class. Additional information is included below from the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame.

Greenville, SC: The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) has announced their new Class of 2023 members to be enshrined at the 11th Annual Enshrinement Ceremony on April 18, 2024, at the Hotel Hartness in Greenville, SC.

The Class of 2023 will be honored alongside the 2023 Blanchard-Rogers Trophy (TBA) recipient, 2023 Humanitarian of the Year Award (TBA) recipient, and 2024 Bridge Builder Excellence Award (TBA) Finalists.

Proceeds from the event go to provide support for the Bridge Builder Excellence Award Program and the #SCTop10N2030 Movement to lead South Carolina students to the Top 10 in college and career readiness by December 31, 2030. Supporters can give to the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame by sending a gift to 1 Whitsett St. Greenville, SC 29601 or go to

Hotel reservations can be made at the Hotel Hartness by calling (864) 686-8900, the Official Hotel of the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame.

Class of 2023 Biographies

Terry Allen:

Terry Allen was born in Commerce, Georgia in 1968 and attended Banks County High School. He played college football for Clemson University and played on three 10-win teams under legendary Head Coach Danny Ford. His freshman year, he set a Clemson freshman record and led the ACC in rushing with 973 yards, earning ACC Rookie of the Year in 1987. During his sophomore season in 1988, he led Clemson in rushing with 1,192 yards and was the MVP of Clemson’s Citrus Bowl win. Allen left Clemson after his junior season, entered the 1990 NFL Draft, and went on to spend a decade in the pros as a running back.

Allen posted 1,000-yard seasons in 1992 and 1994, then added 1,300-yard seasons in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, Allen earned Second Team All-pro and played in the Pro Bowl. He would go on to play five more seasons, including stints with the Patriots, Saints and Ravens, and finish his career with 8,614 yards and 73 touchdowns. He was a three-time All-Pro selection, twice with the Redskins and once with the Vikings.

After his professional playing career came to a close, Allen continued to give back to the game through coaching including the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. Most recently, he returned to Banks County High School in 2023 as a graduation coach, running back coach, and recruiting coordinator.

Ben Coates:

Ben Terrence Coates, Jr. was born in 1969 in Greenwood, SC and attended Greenwood High School. He did not play football until his senior year at Greenwood and went on to be a multi-sport athlete at Livingstone College. He finished his college career with 103 receptions for 1,268 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2018, he was inducted into the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

Coates was picked in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He played a total of 10 seasons in the NFL, nine with the patriots and his last season with the Ravens. In his time in the NFL, he had 499 receptions, 5,555 receiving yards, and 50 touchdowns. He also made an appearance in Super Bowl XXXI with the Patriots. After being released by the Patriots, Coates signed with the Ravens in 2000 and was part of the team that won Super Bowl XXXV. Coates was named to the second NFL 1990s All-Decade Team in 2000 and inducted to the New England Patriots Hall of Fame in 2008.

After retiring, Coates returned to Livingstone College, where he was head coach, and also coached in NFL Europe. In 2004, he served an internship with the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant for the tight ends. In 2005, Coates was named the tight ends coach for the Cleveland Browns.

Harold Green:

Harold Green Jr. was born in 1968, in Ladson, SC and attended Stratford High School.

He played football for the University of South Carolina where he rushed for 2,617 yards, caught 76 passes for 661 yards, and scored 26 touchdowns in three seasons. At Carolina, Green scored a school record 15 touchdowns in 1987, his sophomore season. He shares the career touchdown record with 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers. Harold Green was inducted into the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

In 1990 the Bengals drafted Harold Green in the second round, the 38th overall pick, and he began a nine-year NFL career. He had 1,151 carries for 4,365 yards, 213 catches for 1,644 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He played six seasons with the Bengals, one with the Rams, and ended his career with two seasons with the Falcons, advancing to the Super Bowl in 1998. Green was selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl in 1992.

Stump Mitchell:

Stump Mitchell, a revered figure in American football, hails from the town of Kingsland, Georgia, born in 1959. Mitchell’s football journey began at Camden County High School. Mitchell played college football for The Citadel and holds school records for rushing yards in a season (1,647) and career (4,062). As a three-year starter at tailback, he twice garnered an All-Southern Conference selection. As a senior in 1980, he was the second leading rusher in NCAA Division I-A behind Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers and was named a Third-Team Associated Press All-American, Southern Conference Player of the Year, and the South Carolina Amateur Athlete of the Year. Mitchell is a member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame.

In the 1981 NFL Draft, Mitchell was selected by the Cardinals in the ninth round and stayed in the program until 1989 before moving on to play with the Chiefs in 1990. In 10 NFL seasons, he rushed 986 times for 4,647 yards and scored 32 touchdowns. He has the second most all purpose yards in Cardinals franchise history with 11,985

After retiring from professional football, Mitchell transitioned into coaching, where he continued to make significant contributions to the sport. He held coaching positions with Casa Grande Union High School, Morgan State University, Southern University, and various NFL teams, including the Seahawks, Redskins, and Cardinals.

Coach Jimmy Satterfield:

The late James (Jimmy) Satterfield was born in 1939 in Lancaster, SC and attended the University of South Carolina. Satterfield was most notably the head coach of Furman University’s 1988 NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Championship football team, AFCA National Coach of the Year, and member of both Furman and South Carolina Athletic Halls of Fame.

Satterfield spent 21 years as a member of Furman’s coaching staff, serving as an assistant for 13 seasons (1973-85) and head coach for eight years (1986-93). During his tenure he coached 16 winning seasons, nine Southern Conference Championships, and the 1988 National Championship – the first by a SoCon school.

Following his Furman tenure, Satterfield served as head coach at Lexington (S.C.) High School from 1996-03. In his 13 total seasons as a high school head coach his teams at Eau Claire, Irmo, and Lexington made the state playoffs every year and won eight conference championships. His combined head coaching record spanning 21 seasons at the high school and collegiate level was 189-63-8. Satterfield passed away on May 6th, 2019 at 79 years old.

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