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Twenty-Seven First-Year Players Report at Clemson

Twenty-Seven First-Year Players Report at Clemson

Aug. 6, 2001

Clemson, SC – Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden welcomed 23 signees and four walk-ons to campus on Sunday afternoon. The Tiger rookies will open practice on Monday at 10:00 AM. The new players will also practice at 4:45 PM on Monday. They will have two more practices on Tuesday, then have an academic day on Wednesday. The Clemson varsity reports on August 9th and the first day of practice for the entire squad will take place on the morning of August 10th.

“This is a large class and a lot of them have a chance to contribute right away,” said Bowden. “Last year we had a small class report (just 12 first-year freshmen in Clemson’s class a year ago at this time.). Obviously the receivers and defensive linemen in this class will get a strong look early because that is the area where we have some openings. I am anxious to see them on the practice field on Monday morning.”

In addition to the signees listed below, four walk-ons reported on Sunday. They are Steve Creed, a center from Myrtle Beach, SC, Phillip Dieckmann, an offensive lineman from Lexington, SC, Nigel Vaughn, a linebacker from Atlanta, GA and Scott Wade, a linebacker from Columbia, SC. Vaughn is the brother of Clemson starting defensive end Khaleed Vaughn. Wade is a transfer from the United States Naval Academy.

2001 Clemson Signees who reported, Sunday, August 5th

No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Exp. Hometown High School/JUCO
18 Curtis Baham DB 6-1 180 Fr. HS New Orleans, LA John Curtis
86 Charles Bennett DE 6-4 220 Fr. HS Camden, SC Camden
28 Kyle Browning RB 5-9 170 Fr. HS Union, SC Union
25 Roscoe Crosby WR 6-3 200 Fr. HS Union, SC Union
9 Airese Currie WR 5-11 175 Fr. HS Columbia, SC Richland Northeast
31 David Dunham SS 6-2 205 Fr. HS Lake City, FL Columbia
99 Maurice Fountain DE 6-4 230 Fr. HS Camden, SC Fork Union Mil (VA)
24 Jamaal Fudge DB 5-10 180 Fr. HS Jacksonville, FL White
87 Ben Hall TE 6-5 225 Fr. HS Wellford,SC Byrnes
30 Clifford Harrell FB 6-1 225 Fr. HS Tallahassee, FL N. Florida Christian Acad.
43 LeRoy Hill LB 6-1 215 Fr. HS Haddock, GA Baldwin
13 Tye Hill RB 5-10 175 Fr. HS St. George, SC Woodland
94 Mark Jetton DL 6-4 220 Fr. HS Charlotte, NC Providence Day
23 Tavaghn Monts DB 6-2 183 Fr. HS Jacksonville, FL Ribault
64 Chip Myrick OL 6-4 240 Fr. HS Atlanta, GA Lovett
49 Roosevelt Nelson LB 6-2 205 Fr. HS Rembert, SC Crestwood
76 Grant Oliver OL 6-5 300 Fr. HS Lexington, SC Lexington
29 Travis Pugh DB 6-1 180 Fr. HS Manning, SC Manning
38 Eric Sampson LB 6-3 205 Fr. HS Jacksonville, FL White
92 Trey Tate DL 6-4 250 Fr. HS Gaffney, SC Gaffney
90 Rod Whipple DE 6-5 220 Fr. HS Toomsboro, GA Wilkinson County
6 Charlie Whitehurst QB 6-4 195 Fr. HS Duluth, GA Chattahoochee
81 Bobby Williamson TE 6-3 240 Fr. HS Tarpon Springs, FL East Lake