Dec. 20, 2001
Clemson, SC – Four members of the current Clemson football team earned academic degrees on Thursday. That brings the total number of players on the active roster for the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl with undergraduate degrees to 11, a record amount for one Clemson team in a bowl game.
On Thursday, wide receiver Jackie Robinson, offensive lineman Micah Lewis, offensive lineman Nathan Gillespie and quarterback Matt Schell all received their undergraduate degrees from Clemson University. Robinson and Gillespie both are eligible to return for next season. All four went through the Thursday morning ceremony and missed Clemson’s practice.
Seven members of the 2001 Clemson team already had their degrees prior to the beginning of the season. Those include quarterback Woodrow Dantzler, wide receiver Matt Bailey, center Kyle Young, offensive guards T.J. Watkins and Will Merritt, defensive back Charles Hafley and defensive tackle Nick Eason. All seven of those players are slated to start for the Tigers against Louisiana Tech in the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl on December 31st. Eason still has another year of eligibility.
One former Tiger earned a master’s degree on Thursday. Brandon Streeter, the only Clemson quarterback in history to throw for 300 yards in a bowl game, received his masters degree from Clemson on Thursday. Streeter played for the Tigers from 1996-99. He was the starting signal caller on Tommy Bowden’s first Clemson team.
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