June 19, 2000
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Clemson, SC–A record number of former Clemson greats will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in September. The announcement was made Monday by Clemson Letterman’s Association President Laurie Haughey. The class, which represents six different sports, includes three individuals, two athletes and one coach, who led Clemson to national championships.
The group of 10 former athletes, administrators and coaches will be inducted during ceremonies before and at halftime of the Clemson vs. Missouri football game on September 9 at Clemson Memorial Stadium. The group also will be honored on Friday evening September 8 at a dinner at the Madren Center.
Two former Tiger football greats, plus a third athlete who starred in track and also was a starter on the gridiron, will be honored. Michael Dean Perry, a first-team All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 1987, will be among the list of Hall of Fame Inductees. He will be joined by his teammate Rodney Williams, the winningest quarterback in ACC history.
James Trapp, a starter on Clemson’s 1992 and 1993 football teams, is also in the class. However, Trapp’s induction is the result of his extradinary career in track as a sprinter. Still playing in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, Trapp was a 10-time All-American in track at Clemson between 1990-93. Trapp won the 1992 National Championship in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor track meet.
Elden Campbell is another 2000 Hall of Famer who is also still active as a professional athlete. Campbell, now with the Charlotte Hornets, was the top scorer on Clemson’s 1990 ACC Championship team that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Clemson’s career scoring leader just finished his 10th year in the NBA.
Dr. I.M. Ibrahim is the only coach going into the Clemson Hall of Fame this year. He led Clemson to two of the three National Championships in the school’s history. Ibrahim, who coached the Clemson team from 1967-94, led the Tigers to the 1984 and 1987 NCAA Championships. He had a 388-100-31 career record and coached the Tigers to the NCAA Final Four six times, more than any other Clemson coach in any sport. Dr. Jud Hair is the only administrator in the group. He served as Clemson team physician for 28 years.
Sam Henson is the third National Champion in this Hall of Fame class. Henson won the 118-pound NCAA Wrestling Championship in 1993 and 1994 and had an incredible 71-0 record in his two years at Clemson on the mats.
Chris Patton did not win an NCAA Championship, but he is the only Clemson golfer to win the US Amateur. He also was the low amateur at the 1990 Master’s and won a record five tournaments as a Tiger between 1986-90.
Two former women athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall. Jessica Barr was a first-team All-American for Jim Davis’s Lady Tigers in 1994. She was also the ACC Player of the Year and league’s top scorer that year.
Ute Jamrozy was one of the top women’s track stars for Clemson in the 1980s. She finished fourth in the nation at the NCAA Cross country championship and fourth in the 10,000 meters at the outdoor championships in 1986.
Inductee Pictures and Bio Information Jessica Barr Elden Campbell Dr. Jud Hair Sam Henson Dr. I.M. Ibrahim Ute Jamrozy Chris Patton Michael Dean Perry James Trapp Rodney Williams
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