Oct. 29, 2001
Clemson, SC – Clemson will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of its 1981 National Championship on November 3rd at Death Valley. Over 100 former players and coaches are expected to attend, said retired Head Athletic Trainer Fred Hoover, who is coordinating the event.
The team will have a private reception on Friday evening, November 2 at the Madren Center on the Clemson Campus. The team will be available for autographs outside the Fike Recreation Center on Saturday, November 3, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Current Ring of Honor member Jeff Davis and soon to be inducted member Terry Kinard will be on the Tailgate Show at 2:00 pm located next to Littlejohn Coliseum. They will also be available for autographs.
The 1981 team will march from Fike to “The Hill” at 2:45 pm where they will enter the stadium by Running Down The Hill during pre-game ceremonies. Terry Kinard will then be honored by the College Football Hall of Fame, and will be inducted into the Clemson Ring of Honor at Memorial Stadium. Kinard will be formally inducted into the College Hall of Fame in New York City in December. Each inductee has an on-campus ceremony during the season and this will be Kinard’s. Mrs. A.C. Brown and Mrs. Coral Harper will dot the “i” during the pregame ceremonies in memory of former player Gary Brown and Coach Tom Harper who have passed away since the 1981 National Championship season.
Over 30,000 orange pom pons recognizing the reunion will be distributed as fans enter Memorial Stadium compliments of BI LO.
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