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Feb 18, 2021

Clemson Athletics Black History: Clyde Browne

Clyde Browne holds a distinction no other male athlete in ACC history holds.  The men’s soccer player from 1972-75 was named the Most Valuable Player of the ACC all four years of his career, something no other male athlete has achieved in league history.

In addition to obviously making first-team All-ACC each of those years, Browne was an All-American in 1973 and 1974, his sophomore and junior seasons. A defender, Browne still scored 14 goals and had 20 assists in his career.

Clemson won the ACC Championship each of Browne’s seasons with the program.  In 1975, his senior year, the Tigers reached the number-one national ranking for the first time and held that top ranking entering the NCAA Tournament.

Browne was also a member of the Guyana National Team during his career.

In 1984, Browne was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame, and he was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002.