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Bob Bradley’s Streak Reaches 500 Games Saturday at Duke

Bob Bradley’s Streak Reaches 500 Games Saturday at Duke

Sept. 25, 2000

Clemson Sports Information Director Emeritas Bob Bradley will attend his 500th consecutive Tiger football game this Saturday when Clemson meets Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium. Bradley’s streak started on October 20, 1955 when he was in just his third week as Clemson SID. He would hold that position for 35 years, and has served Clemson in an emeritas capacity since 1989.

Bradley’s first game as SID was an October 1, 1955 contest against Georgia in Death Valley. The Tigers then traveled to Rice the next week, but Bradley did not make the trip, as his predessor, Brent Breedin attended the game. Breedin was leaving Clemson for Houston, so he made the trip.

Bradley’s streak covers almost 50 percent of all Clemson football games played in history (499 of 1001 entering Saturday). When Clemson meets Maryland on October 14 the streak will reach exactly 50 percent of all Clemson games in history.

Clemson’s record in the 499 games of the streak is 301-186-12 (.615). During Bradley’s streak he has seen 99.2 percent of Clemson’s first-team All-ACC players, 83 percent of Clemson’s drafted players, 89 percent of Clemson’s wins over Top 25 teams.

One note of interest is the fact that Bradley has never watched Clemson play a game on live television. His streak virtually spans the history of television. Clemson’s first game on television took place in 1957 and since Bradley has been at every game since 1955, he has never watched Clemson play in the comfort of his living room.

Clemson Football During Mr.B’s 499-game Streak
Category #/History % in History
Games 499 of 1001 .499
ACC Games 265 of 272 .974
Bowl Games 19 of 23 .826
Top 25 Wins 41 of 46 .891
All-ACC Players 131 of 132 .992
All-Americans 41 of 48 .854
Future NFL Players 134 of 147 .912
Drafted Players 144 of 174 .828
1st Round Draft Picks 17 of 19 .895
Top 25 Seasons 15 of 19 .789
Games in Death Valley 246 of 292 .842
Individual game Records 74 of 85 .871
Games Seen on TV 0 of 180 .000