Clemson Student-Athlete Honors & Awards
Frank Howard Award
Each year, the Clemson Athletic Department presents the Frank Howard Award to the student-athlete who has brought honor to Clemson University through his or her achievement on the athletic field. The award was first presented to Charlie Waters in the spring of 1970. Waters had been a leader of the Clemson football team under Frank Howard. He went on to a stellar football career with the Dallas Cowboys.
The award is voted on by Clemson coaches and administrators at the conclusion of the academic year and is presented at a football game the following season.
The IPTAY Athlete-of-the-Year is presented each year to Clemson’s most outstanding athlete based on athletic accomplishments with consideration given to character, leadership and academics. It is given in the name of Gene Willimon, former Executive Secretary of IPTAY. The first recipient was Steve Fuller, Clemson quarterback in 1978. Fuller was a third-team All-American on the field and first-team Academic All-American that year, leading the Clemson football team to a number-six national finish in both football polls. Recent winners include current PGA Tour players Charles Warren, Jonathan Byrd and D.J. Trahan.
Brandon Streeter Award
Given to a Clemson student-athlete who overcomes injury to exceed on the field.
December 8, 2023