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Battle Of The Bowdens

Oct. 18, 1999

Opponent: Florida StateDate: October 23, 1999Site: Clemson Memorial Stadium (81,474)Tickets: Sold Out (85,000 expected attendance)Kickoff: 7:00 PM Television: ESPN (Ron Franklin, Mike Gottfried, Adrian Carston)National Radio: Westwood One (Joel Meyers, Charles Mann)

Series Notes: Florida State leads 10-2at Clemson: Florida State leads 5-0Series Streak: Florida State has won 7 in a rowLast Clemson Win: 34-23 at Tallahassee in 1989Last Year: Florida State 48, Clemson 0Last Time at CU: Florida State 35, Clemson 28 (1997)

Clemson in 1999: 3-3 overall, 3-1 in ACC, 18th in Sagarin RankingFlorida St in 1999: 7-0 overall, 5-0 in ACC, #1 in AP and USA Today

Florida State Coach: Bobby Bowden (Samford ’53)at Florida State: 226-53-4 (24th year)Overall: 299-85-4 (34th year)vs. Clemson: 8-2 (4-0 at Death Valley)

Clemson Coach: Tommy Bowden (West Virginia ’77) at Clemson: 3-3 (1st year) (0-0 vs. Florida St.)Overall: 21-7 (3rd year)

Clemson Personnel UpdateJermyn 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. Out until November.Brandon Streeter (QB)–Starting quarterback who suffered broken collarbone in first quarter of North Carolina game. Will be out the rest of the regular season.

Clemson Veterans vs. Florida StateAlex Ardley–Had 7 tackles and a PBU in 61 plays as a starter at Florida State last year. Terry Bryant–Had four tackles, at Tallahassee in 1998. Robert Carswell-Collected 8 tackles in 76 plays as a starter at Florida State in 1998. Gary Childress–Had 3 tackles, including one for loss in 1998.Darrel Crutchfield–Had four tackles in 35 plays in 1998 DoMarco Fox-Had 4 tackles in 34 plays as a starter in 1997. Had four tackles in 74 plays as starter in 1998.Rod Gardner–Had one catch for eight yards in 13 plays in ’98.Jason Holloman–Had one of his best games as a Tiger with four tackles, including 2-19 in sacks and caused a fumble in just 36 plays at Tallahassee in 1998.Mal Lawyer–Had 3-40 receiving in the 1997 game at Clemson, then failed to catch a pass in 1998, the only shutout game for Lawyer in 1998. Damonte McKenzie–Had three tackles and a tackle for loss in 44 snaps at FSU in 1998. Justin Watts–Had 3-56 receiving in 1997 vs. the Seminoles.Brian Wofford–Had 3-5 receiving in 1996, 2-42 in 1997 and 4-16 in 1998 for a total of 9-63 in his career vs. FSU.Travis Zachery–Had 7-49 rushing, all in the first half, at Florida State in 1997. He was Clemson’s most effective offensive player in that game. He also had 1-5 receiving.

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.

Clemson Has 20 on NFL 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                 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 Top 10 in All Three Areas Lawyer Goes over 1000 yards receiving

Clemson senior wide receivers Brian Wofford and Mal Lawyer are now both ranked in the top 10 in Clemson history in receptions. Wofford moved into the top five at NC State when he caught six and now has 112 for his career. Only Tony Horne, Jerry Butler, Perry Tuttle and Terry Smith have more receptions than Wofford. Lawyer also had six catches at NC State and jumped all the way from 13th to 10th. The senior from Moncks Corner, SC now has 81 receptions for his career. The highlight of the night at State for Lawyer was a 30-yard touchdown catch. That reception moved him over the 1000-yard mark in reception yardage. He now has 1054 for his career.

Wofford, a native of Spartanburg, SC had his best game as a Tiger, when he had 8-143 and a score in Clemson’s 33-14 win over Virginia this year. Wofford had 100 yards at NC State and now has 1497 for his career, seventh best in school history. He also had a touchdown catch and now has 12 for his career, tied for sixth in school history.

Lawyer and Wofford have now combined for 193 receptions in their career. They need just 23 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. They combined for 12 receptions for 168 this year at NC State.

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. Brian Wofford, WR 1996-99 112 6. Phil Rogers, WR 1965-67 106 7. John McMakin, TE 1969-71 93 8. Terrance Roulhac, WR 1983-86 92 9. Glenn Smith, TE 1949-51 88 10. Mal Lawyer, WR 1996-99 81 11. Gary Cooper, WR 1985-89 79 12. Keith Jennings, WR 1985-88 78 13. Antwuan Wyatt, WR 1993-95 76

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. Brian Wofford, WR 1996-99 1497 8. Terrance Roulhac, WR 1983-86 1487 9. Phil Rogers, WR 1965-67 1469 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. Mal Lawyer, WR 1996-99 1054 15. Bennie Cunningham, TE 1972-75 1044 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 Brian Wofford, WR 1996-99 12 8. Jerry Butler, WR 1975-78 11 Joe Blalock, WR 1939-41 11 Gary Cooper, WR 1985-89 11