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Career Bio for Jim Bundren

April 17, 1998

Jim Bundren…Clemson…OT…Wilmington, DE

In 1997: Second-team All-American by Football News, he was a third-team selection by Associated Press and The Sporting News…first Clemson offensive player to be chosen to an AP All-America teams since Stacy Seegars in 1993…Bundren was a first-year freshman on that team…veteran of 2772 plays in his career, including 769 this year, third on the team…first-team academic All-ACC for the second straight year…joins Steve Fuller as only two football players in Clemson history to be first-team All-ACC and Academic All-ACC in consecutive seasons…has played against top competition in his career, Bundren has faced 10 defensive linemen, either in practice on in games who have been, or will be first-round draft choices….the list includes Andre Wadsworth, Derrick Alexander, Peter Bouleware, Reinard Wilson, Marcus Jones, Greg Ellis, Trevor Pryce, and Jonathon Harris…also been assigned to block against Sam Cowart, James Farrior and Vonnie Holliday…graded at least 80 percent in every game this year, the only Tiger on the offensive line to make that claim…Hardees Outstanding offensive lineman of the game against South Carolina, he was a big reason Clemson churned out a season high 277 yards against the Gamecocks… first-team All-ACC for the second straight year…chosen to the Football News team and the ACC Sportswriters team…Jefferson Pilot/Nationwide Insurance ACC Scholar Athlete of the Week on September 13…earned his Clemson degree in December, so was a graduate when he lined up for the bowl game…Jefferson Pilot/Nationwide Insurance Scholar Athlete of the Week on September 13th…started all 47 (consecutive) games over his career, the most ever by a Clemson offensive tackle…along with teammate Glenn Rountree, tied Clemson record for total starts by an offensive lineman ….Eric Harmon started 47 games in his Clemson career between 1987-90…two-time ACC offensive lineman of the week, against Florida State and against Wake Forest…also named Army ROTC Take no Prisoners Award for the Wake Forest game…graded 90 percent in Clemson’s key road win against Wake Forest, the highest grade by a Clemson offensive lineman since Tommy West became head coach in 1994….a prime reason Clemson ranked in the top two in the ACC in rushing for the third straight year…

In 1996: ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week against Wake Forest…had 31 knockdown blocks..went head to head with Florida State’s Peter Boulware, the nation’s sack leader, holding him to his season low of one sack…

In 1995: Had a season high six knockdown blocks in Clemson’s win over Duke and was named ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week…a prime reason Clemson rushed for over 400 yards in the win over Duke, and a prime reason Raymond Priester set the Clemson single game rushing record that day…had 24 KDs for the season…played 650 snaps for the season, the most for a offensive tackle and the eighth highest on the entire team…

In 1994: Started all 11 games at the tackle position…had 33 knockdown blocks…had an outstanding game against Georgia Tech when the Tigers gained 283 yards rushing…recently received his degree in management…born 10-6-74.