April 18, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. — Five former Clemson players are on NFL-Europe rosters according to a release by the league. All five of the players were teammates at Clemson in 1996 and 1997. NFL-Europe is a developmental league managed by the National Football League. It plays all of its games in the spring in Europe.
O.J. Childress and Tony Plantin are both members of the Amersterdam Admirals. Childress, a linebacker and brother of current Tiger Gary Childress, spent this past season as a reserve on the active roster of the New York Giants. Plantin, a defensive lineman who set a Clemson record for quarterback pressures in a game against Duke in 1995, was on the developmental squad for the New Orleans Saints.
Chris Jones and Glenn Rountree are currently members of the Barcelona Dragons. Jones was Clemson’s leading tackler as a linebacker in 1998 and was a four-year letterman for the Tigers between 1995-98. He is playing safety in the NFL-Europe. Rountree, an offensive guard, started every game of his four years with the Tigers between 1994-97, and is Clemson’s career leader in snaps played on scrimmage plays. Rountree was a developmental squad player with the Broncos last year.
Former Clemson center Jason Gamble is playing with the Scottish Claymores. Gamble was Clemson’s starting center in 1997 and 1998. He spent part of last year as a developmental squad player with the Tennessee Titans.
Former Clemson Assistant Coach Whitey Jordan is in his third year as offensive coordinator with the Rhein Fire.
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