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Football Spring Game to be Held at Riggs Field

Football Spring Game to be Held at Riggs Field

March 24, 2003

Clemson’s Spring Football game on Saturday, April 5 will be held at Riggs Field on the Clemson campus. The contest will kickoff at 1:30 PM. The game was originally scheduled for Clemson Memorial Stadium, but was moved on Monday.

“The turf at Death Valley is just a year old and it was a little soft in some spots when we last scrimmaged a week ago,” said Head Coach Tommy Bowden. “Everyone who attended the spring game at Riggs Field last year had a great experience. It is an intimate setting that the players coaches and fans enjoyed. So we will return to Riggs again this year.”

Riggs Field is the home of Clemson’s men’s and women’s soccer programs. It was Clemson’s home stadium for football from 1915-42.

Chester to Have Surgery, Career Over Clemson offensive lineman Tommy Bowden made the announcement on Monday after practice.

Chester, who had moved into a first-team position at guard this spring, suffered an injury during practice on Wednesday, March 12. He will need reconstructive surgery on the knee and will miss the season. The 2003 season was to be his fifth year, so his football career at Clemson is over.

Chester started eight games during the 2002 regular season at center. He played in 10 of the 13 games overall for a total of 544 snaps. He had 40 knockdown blocks and had an average film grade of 75 percent during the 2002 season. He earned three letters during his career, 2000, 2001 and 2002. He missed the 1999 season when he needed reconstructive surgery on his left knee. He played guard, center and tackle at different times during his career.

A native of Florida, Titusville, FL, Chester is a computer engineering major with over a 3.0 career GPA.