Nov. 5, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. – Today we conclude the list with the annoucement of players one through five. Banks McFadden was ranked first. He was rated number-one on 19 of the 28 ballots. No other player was listed first on more than three ballots.
The 28-person panel did an outstanding job in the selection process. The players were distributed fairly equally by position and at least one player from each decade from 1930-90 was selected. It is easy to see what the committee feels is the most talented team in Clemson history. Nine of the 25 players listed were members of the 1978 Clemson team. Six of the top 25 were on the 1981 National Championship team. There were four running backs, four linebackers, four receivers, three offensive linemen, three defensive linemen, three defensive backs, three quarterbacks and one kicker chosen.
Here is the final list of the Top 25 Clemson Players of the Century:
January 22, 2022