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#11 Chad Fairey

Chad Fairey - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
OF/1B
Height:
6-2
Weight:
215
Class:
**So.
Instagram:
Hometown:
Greenwood, S.C.
High School:
Ninety Six HS
B/T:
L-R
Twitter:
* - Redshirt
BIO

Career Stats

Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … a career .213 hitter with a .320 slugging percentage and .379 on-base percentage in 75 games (52 starts) over three active seasons … has four doubles, five homers, 30 RBIs, 30 runs, 44 walks, four hit-by-pitches and a steal … fourth in Tiger history in walks per at-bat (one every 4.05).

2022: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .235 with 16 runs, three doubles, a homer, 17 RBIs, a .306 slugging percentage, .398 on-base percentage, 20 walks, three hit-by-pitches and a steal in 33 games (26 starts, including 22 in left field, two in right field and two as the DH) … was 2-for-4 with two RBIs as a pinch-hitter … had four walks against Indiana on Feb. 20; had three runs, seven walks, a hit-by-pitch and .667 on-base percentage in the series … went 3-for-5 with a homer, five RBIs and two runs in the first game of a doubleheader against Hartford on Feb. 26 … went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run in the second game of a doubleheader at Pittsburgh on March 25 … went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs and a walk against No. 22 NC State on April 1 … hit a pinch-hit, two-run single against Boston College on May 19.

2021: Redshirted while recovering from an injury … played for Strasburg in the Valley League in the summer, where he hit .326 with 11 doubles, a triple, 11 homers, 41 RBIs, 40 runs and 14 steals in 41 games; Valley League All-Star Game selection.

2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .233 with four runs, a double, homer, three RBIs, a .367 slugging percentage, .351 on-base percentage and six walks in 12 games (nine starts, including five in left field and four at first base) … tied for the team lead in sacrifice bunts (1) … Clemson had a 9-0 record in his nine starts … was 7-for-16 (team-high .438) with a team-high .524 on-base percentage in six games (five starts) in March … went 3-for-5 with a homer and team-season-high three runs against Boston College on March 7 … went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and a walkoff single in the 11th inning against Winthrop on March 11.

2019: Hit .175 with 10 runs, three homers, 10 RBIs, a .366 on-base percentage, 18 walks and a hit-by-pitch in 30 games (17 starts, including nine in left field and eight as the DH) … started the season 0-for-24, but was 11-for-39 (.282) with three homers, 10 RBIs and a .417 on-base percentage in the last 12 games (11 starts)… hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring single against Gardner-Webb on May 4; was his first career hit … went 2-for-5 with his first career homer, four RBIs and two runs against The Citadel on May 8 … hit a homer at No. 16 NC State on May 10 … went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk at No. 16 NC State on May 11 … went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and walk against Wake Forest on May 18 … No. 123 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Wilmington in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .262 with two doubles, four homers, 25 RBIs, 17 runs and eight steals in 37 games.

Before Clemson: North-South All-Star Game selection … three-time all-state and four-time all-region … team MVP as a junior and senior … member of the state championship team as a freshman … member of the region championship team as a freshman, sophomore and senior … lettered four times in baseball and two times in football at Ninety Six High School, where he was coached by Chad Ellis.

Personal: His father, Clint, played baseball at Western Carolina from 1986-89 under former Clemson Head Coach Jack Leggett … his uncle, Burke, played baseball at Clemson from 1985-88; hit .291 in 121 career games … his grandfather, Jim, played six MLB seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1968,73) and Montreal Expos (1969-72) … graduated May 12, 2022 with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Charles Burke Fairey on Feb. 20, 2000 in Greenwood, S.C.

Favorite hobbies – Going to the lake, hanging out with friends, hunting and fishing
Interesting fact about family/parents – His grandfather played baseball for the Expos and Dodgers
One fact that most people don’t know – Has been to over 20 states and five countries
Favorite food or candy – Escargot
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Saved eight puppies and found them all homes when he was 15
Ideal vacation spot – Any beach with good weather and a breeze
Childhood hero – His father
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Plato