Steve Fuller was an outstanding quarterback for the Tigers in the late 1970s. He started 27 consecutive games for Clemson. He was selected as a third-team All-American in 1978 and All-ACC in 1977 and 1978. He was honored with the ACC Player-of-the-Year Award both years, the only Tiger to win that award twice.
Along with his on-field success, Fuller had many academic achievements at Clemson. He is one of just three Tiger football players in history to be named an All-American on the field and in the classroom in the same year. In addition, he made the Academic All-ACC team three consecutive years, and in 1978, he was one of 11 scholar-athletes honored by the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. He was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship and was chosen recipient of one of the NCAA’s Top Five Awards. Fuller graduated with a 3.93 GPA.
Fuller was just the second athlete in Clemson history to have their number retired (four). After his time at Clemson, he played 10 years in the NFL. In 1996, he was named to Clemson’s Centennial football team. He was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Clemson Ring of Honor in 1994.
October 16, 2021