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GAME 12 • SOUTH CAROLINA • SOLID ORANGE DAY • NOV. 26, 2016 • 7:30 P.M. • MEMORIAL STADIUM • CLEMSON, S.C.

WHAT’S INSIDE 2 TODAY’S GAME 4 STATISTICAL MATCHUP 7 DESHAUN WATSON - TIGER SPOTLIGHT

News and notes from today’s game between Clemson and South Carolina.

Team stats, individual stats and schedules for Clemson and South Carolina.

The star quarterback has used his life lessons to give back as a Tiger.

11 MIKE WILLIAMS - TIGER SPOTLIGHT 15 Q&A WITH TYRONE CROWDER

The wideout has used his neck injury as a motivator for his stellar 2016 season.

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Get to know the junior offensive guard and some of his favorites.

121 TIGER BAND 123 JOHN BOETSCH - MEN’S TENNIS SPOTLIGHT 125 DANIELA RUIZ - WOMEN’S TENNIS SPOTLIGHT

Read what “The Band That Shakes The Southland” has in store today.

The former Tiger tennis standout takes over as the program’s ninth head coach.

The Dean’s List student has the respect of her teammates and coaches.

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127 JERRY BUTLER - BRIAN DAWKINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 129 BROOKS SPORTS SCIENCE INSTITUTE The former Tiger wide receiver is assisting with NFL player engagement.

Clemson University’s motorsports program is setting a new standard.

130 OPERATIONS COMPLEX 133 THAD TURNIPSEED - BEHIND THE SCENES

The state-of-the-art player facility will soon house operations for Tiger football.

The director of recruiting operations is in his fourth year at Clemson.

130 CREDITS CO-EDITORS

Tim Bourret, Brian Hennessy

LAYOUT & DESIGN Brian Hennessy

COVER DESIGN Jeff Kallin

COVER PHOTOS

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Two of the greatest offensive players in Clemson history, Deshaun Watson (QB) and Mike Williams (WR).

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136 THE LAST WORD - 2016 SENIOR CLASS

The 2016 seniors have 45 victories and three bowl wins the last four years.

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COACHES & PLAYERS Dabo Swinney, Head Coach Clemson Assistant Coaches Clemson Football Support Staff Clemson Football Staff Families Meet the Tigers Clemson Alphabetical Roster South Carolina Alphabetical Roster & Profile Numerical Rosters & Starting Lineups

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TIGER TRADITIONS First-Team All-Americans 65 First-Round Draft Picks 67 Super Bowl Champions 69 Pro Bowl Players 71 Memorial Stadium (“Death Valley”) 74 Running Down The Hill & Howard’s Rock 80 Football Facilities 84 Alma Mater 121

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TODAY'S GAME SOUTH CAROLINA VS. CLEMSON

BY TIM BOURRET SOUTH CAROLINA UPDATE

ANOTHER PERFECT ROAD RECORD

South Carolina enters today’s rivalry game with a 6-5 overall record, but the Gamecocks have won four of their last five contests. They are one of the most improved teams in the nation under head coach Will Muschamp, who is in first year at the SEC school. The Gamecocks have made strong improvement thanks to quarterback Jake Bentley, who should be a senior in high school this season. He came to South Carolina a year early and has led the squad on a strong run during the second half of the season. He has completed 86-130 passes for 989 yards and six touchdowns against just one interception. South Carolina’s top receiver is Deebo Samuel, who has 41 catches for 579 yards. Those are impressive numbers considering he missed three games due to injury. Hayden Hurst has 39 catches and Bryan Edwards has 37 to lead a balanced receiving group. Rico Dowdle leads the team with 684 rushing yards and six scores. He has played just seven games, so he averages 97.7 yards per game. He is coming off a 221yard rushing performance against Western Carolina. The defense has many outstanding young players as well. Bryson Allen-Williams is the top tackler with 61, including eight tackles for loss, while D.J. Smith has 60. Darius English leads the team in tackles for loss (11.5). He also has nine of the team’s 20 sacks. T.J. Holloman is another outstanding player with 59 tackles and three interceptions.

Clemson has won a school-record 10 straight road games, the third-longest active streak in the nation. Alabama and Oklahoma have the longest active streaks with 11 apiece. The Tigers clinched a perfect road record last Saturday with a 35-13 win at Wake Forest. It is the second straight year Clemson finished the season 5-0 on opponents’ home fields. That is a first in school history.

TIGER CLINCH ACCCG SPOT Clemson clinched a spot in the ACC Championship Game last Saturday with a 35-13 win over Wake Forest on the road. The win gave the Tigers a 7-1 record in the ACC, the same as Louisville. Clemson won the head-tohead meeting in October, and that gave Clemson the tiebreaker and trip to Orlando for a meeting with either Virginia Tech or North Carolina on December 3.

ANOTHER 10-WIN SEASON Clemson clinched its sixth straight season with double-digit wins with the victory at Wake Forest. It is the longest streak of consecutive 10-win seasons in school history. The Tigers were 10-4 in 2011, 11-2 in 2012, 11-2 in 2013, 10-3 in 2014 and 14-1 in 2015. Clemson is 10-1 this season, giving the Tigers a 66-13 mark over the last six years. Clemson is just the 11th different school with a streak of double-digit-win seasons.

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Clemson has had a perfect record on the road seven times. Those years are 1900 (3-0), 1917 (3-0), 1948 (5-0), 1981 (5-0), 1995 (5-0), 2015 (5-0) and 2016 (5-0).

TOP 25 ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL One of the reasons Clemson is in the top four of all the polls entering this week has been the level of play on both sides of the ball. Clemson is in the top 25 in

TODAY’S HONOREES

HONORARY CAPTAINS

Two of Clemson’s greatest players and former teammates who helped the Tigers to three straight wins over South Carolina are serving as honorary captains today. Steve Fuller is the only two-time ACC Player-ofthe-Year in Clemson history, as he won the award in 1977 and 1978. He was a two-time Academic All-American and AP Third-Team All-American on the field in 1978, when he was sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. He became the first Tiger football player to have his number retired. That #4 was placed in service with his permission two years ago when Deshaun Watson came to Clemson. Now, Fuller and Watson will be on the same field today. Jeff Bostic was an All-ACC center for the Tigers from 1976-79. He was a big reason Clemson finished in the top 20 in 1977 and 1978. Bostic was Fuller’s center and teamed with his brother, Joe, to lead Clemson to many important victories. Bostic went on to a 14-year NFL career with the Redskins. He was a member of three Super Bowl championship teams during his career, the only former Tiger to do that.

PROFESSOR-OF-THE-GAME In addition to her role as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Dr. Yeu “Sophie” Wang, Ph.D., is director of the Interdisciplinary & Intelligence Research Lab and has been awarded the Warren H. Owen-Duke Energy Assistant Professorship of Engineering. Wang is leading a team that is finding new ways of helping humans better interact with robots and unmanned aerial vehicles. Wang has won major grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Sci-

ence Foundation. Her team will be exploring ways to overcome some of the challenges the Air Force faces in using teams of unmanned vehicles and other robots to carry out intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance missions under human supervision. For the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program, Wang is focusing on the human attributes of trust and regret to help humans and robots work together to be more productive. She is also editing three books on recent trends in human-robot collaboration.

STAFF MEMBER-OF-THE-GAME Janeen Putman is the student services program coordinator in mechanical engineering, but her relationship with Clemson University began as an undergraduate. She completed her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1999 and followed that with a master’s degree in human resource development in 2001. Putman’s tremendous commitment to and her ability to care for students is second to none. Putman generally knows everything about her students’ progress levels off the top of her head, which is remarkable since she is responsible for some 950 students. Her exceptional sense of service, ownership and pride in her work led to her being recognized with the Hattie B. Wagener Award, the top administrative staff award in the College of Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS 1. 3. 4. 5. 7.

Team Clemson* Louisville Florida State Wake Forest NC State Syracuse Boston College

ACC Overall Home 7-1 10-1 5-1 7-1 9-2 5-0 5-3 8-3 3-2 3-4 6-5 4-2 2-5 5-6 4-3 2-5 4-7 2-4 1-6 5-6 3-3

Away Neutral 5-0 0-0 4-2 0-0 4-1 1-0 2-3 0-0 1-3 0-0 2-2 0-1 2-2 0-1

COASTAL DIVISION STANDINGS 1. 3. 5. 6.

Team Virginia Tech* North Carolina Miami (Fla.) Pittsburgh Georgia Tech Virginia Duke

ACC Overall Home 5-2 8-3 4-1 5-2 8-3 4-1 4-3 7-4 3-2 4-3 7-4 5-1 4-4 7-4 5-2 1-6 2-9 1-5 1-6 4-7 3-3

Away Neutral 4-1 0-1 4-1 0-1 4-2 0-0 2-3 0-0 1-2 1-0 1-4 0-0 1-4 0-0

* - controls its own destiny to win the ACC title; Note: Standings and stats are through games of November 19.

MIKE WILLIAMS IS THE THIRD TIGER IN HISTORY WITH MULTIPLE 1,000-YARD RECEIVING SEASONS.

the nation on both sides of the ball in a number of statistical categories. For instance, Clemson is ninth in the nation in completion percentage offense and completion percentage defense. The Tigers are 18th in total offense and 13th in total defense. The most important stat is scoring, and Clemson is 18th in the nation in scoring offense and 10th in scoring defense. As a result, Clemson is seventh in the nation in scoring margin.

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS With the presence of Deshaun Watson and his ability to spread the ball around, it is no surprise that four of the top 13 receivers in Clemson history in terms of receiving touchdowns are on this 2016 team. Wideout Artavis Scott has 18 in his career, including four this year, and is fourth in school history. Mike Williams has 17 and is in a tie for sixth with all-time great Perry Tuttle, while tight end Jordan Leggett has 15 to stand in a tie for 11th, but first among Tiger tight ends. Sophomore Deon Cain leads the 2016 team with nine receiving touchdowns and has 14 in just two years. Cain has those 14 touchdown catches on just 62 career receptions. He scores a touchdown every 4.43 receptions, ahead of the record pace of one every 4.89 catches by Glenn Smith (1949-51).

SACK STREAK Clemson had four sacks in the Wake Forest game and has at least one sack in 41 straight games. The last time Clemson did not record a sack was 2013 against The Citadel, a game in which the Bulldogs passed just five times. Clemson has 39 sacks in 2016. Carlos Watkins leads the Tigers with 7.5 sacks. That is the most sacks in a season by a Tiger defensive tackle since Trevor Pryce had 7.5 in 1996. Helping Watkins this year have been Clelin Ferrell and Dexter Lawrence, who have four sacks apiece. Fifteen different Tigers have recorded a sack this year, one more than the different number of players who had one last season. Over the 41-game streak, Clemson has had 139 sacks for 1,022 yards. That is an average of 3.4 sacks for 25 lost yards in the 41 games.

GALLMAN SETS SCHOOL RECORD Wayne Gallman led Clemson with 161 rushing yards last Saturday at Wake Forest. It was his 16th career 100-yard rushing game, as he set a school record in that category. The previous mark for 100-yard rushing games in a career was 15 by Raymond Priester from 1994-97.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Gallman got off to a great start with a 42-yard touchdown run on Clemson’s first drive. On that touchdown run, he went over the 3,000-yard rushing mark for his career, becoming just the sixth Tiger in history to reach that number. He joined the likes of Priester, Travis Zachery, James Davis, C.J. Spiller and Andre Ellington in that exclusive club.

WILKINS A NAGURSKI AWARD FINALIST Sophomore defensive lineman Christian Wilkins is one of five finalists for the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The award is presented each year to the nation’s top defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club in conjunction with the Football Writers Association. Wilkins has 49 tackles, a team-high 12 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, five pass breakups and 16 quarterback pressures. He was a big reason Clemson has won some of its most important games this year. He had seven tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss at Auburn, seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss against Louisville and 1.5 tackles for loss at Florida State. He had a season-high eight tackles at Boston College as well. Wilkins has also been a contributor on special teams and offense. He had a one-yard receiving touchdown against Troy and had a 10-yard run on a fake punt in a win over NC State. He is also a part of Clemson’s shortyardage “Jumbo Package” on offense.

WILLIAMS REACHES 1,000 YARDS Mike Williams had six catches for 58 yards and a touchdown against Wake Forest last Saturday and went over the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the season. He has 73 receptions for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns this season. What is noteworthy is that Williams is now one of just three Tigers in history to have two 1,000-yard seasons. The only other Tigers to do it are Rod Gardner (1999,00) and Sammy Watkins (2011,13). Both of them were first-round NFL draft picks. Gardner was the first to do it and witnessed Williams’ 202-yard receiving game against Pittsburgh two weeks ago, as he was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame that weekend. Watkins has two of the top-three seasons with 1,464 in 2013 and 1,219 in 2011. Williams had 15 receptions for 202 yards against Pittsburgh and was named ACC Receiver-of-the-Week. His 15 catches are second most in a game in Tiger history to Watkins’ 16 against Ohio State in the 2013 season, while his 202 receiving yards are tied for second most. Watkins has that record with 227 against Ohio State in Clemson is 3-5-3 (.409) alltime on November 26. The last his last game.

ON THIS DATE

game on this date was South Carolina’s 34-13 victory over the Tigers in Columbia in 2011.

Connecticut 0 at Boston College 30 Clemson 35 at Wake Forest 13 Duke 14 at Pittsburgh 56 Florida State 45 at Syracuse 14 Virginia 17 at Georgia Tech 31 Louisville 10 at Houston 36 Miami (Fla.) 27 at NC State 13 The Citadel 7 at North Carolina 41 Virginia Tech 34 at Notre Dame 31

TODAY’S GAME

ACC TIDBITS

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE NC State at North Carolina Georgia Tech at Georgia Kentucky at Louisville Virginia at Virginia Tech Syracuse at Pittsburgh Boston College at Wake Forest Duke at Miami (Fla.) South Carolina at Clemson Florida at Florida State ^ - Friday; Note: All times are EST.

ESPN SECN ESPN ESPN2 ACCN RSN ESPN2 ESPN ABC

^Noon Noon Noon Noon 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

TEAM STATS Yards Off. Def. 299.3 312.7 498.1 316.1 393.2 400.7 482.3 370.8 388.5 408.6 558.5 292.2 418.7 350.0 445.1 411.8 413.5 350.8 429.6 432.4 420.2 488.1 362.5 434.5 441.5 339.9 308.5 388.5

Team Boston College Clemson Duke Florida State Georgia Tech Louisville Miami (Fla.) North Carolina NC State Pittsburgh Syracuse Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest

Points Off. Def. 19.3 25.5 38.5 17.9 23.5 27.1 35.6 25.5 27.8 24.8 46.0 21.7 34.1 18.7 34.2 24.6 25.6 23.5 39.3 33.3 22.5 35.2 23.6 32.1 33.5 22.1 19.7 22.3

RUSHING LEADERS Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Player Dalvin Cook Lamar Jackson Matthew Dayes Mark Walton James Conner Elijah Hood Wayne Gallman Taquan Mizzell

Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Player Deshaun Watson Eric Dungey Mitch Trubisky Lamar Jackson Deondre Francois Brad Kaaya Jerod Evans

Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Player Amba Etta-Tawo Mike Williams Isaiah Ford Ryan Switzer Ahmmon Richards Travis Rudolph Ervin Philips

Team FSU LOU NCS MIA PIT UNC CU UVA

Car. 242 209 214 179 189 134 160 165

Yards 1467 1367 1015 1005 945 802 831 827

TD 17 19 8 14 14 8 13 5

Y/G 133.4 124.3 92.3 91.4 85.9 80.2 75.5 75.2

PASSING LEADERS Team CU SYR UNC LOU FSU MIA VAT

Cm. 279 230 258 204 211 215 210

Att. 420 355 370 357 347 352 327

Yards 3279 2679 3188 3109 2990 2854 2786

TD 28 15 25 28 17 19 24

Y/G 298.1 297.7 289.8 282.6 271.8 259.5 253.3

RECEIVING LEADERS Team SYR CU VAT UNC MIA FSU SYR

Rec. 81 73 65 78 43 49 79

Yards 1304 1014 881 856 849 744 715

TD 9 7 7 4 2 6 6

Y/G 118.5 92.2 80.1 77.8 77.2 67.6 65.0

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STATISTICAL MATCHUP CLEMSON Category Total Offense Plays Yards/Play Yards/Game Rushing Yards/Game Passing Yards/Game Passing Efficiency First Downs/Game Points/Game Touchdowns Field Goals Punting Average Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Penalties Turnovers Third-Down Conversion % Time of Possession/Game Interceptions By Defense Sacks

POLLS

Clemson 5479 873 6.3 498.1 165.0 333.1 149.8 25.3 38.5 55 13-16 38.2 28-232 27-573 72-635 22 50.0 29:18 15-205 39-263

Opp. 3477 757 4.6 316.1 129.3 186.8 101.6 17.9 17.9 24 11-17 40.5 7-42 37-691 88-715 21 28.0 30:09 13-169 14-65

SCORING BY QUARTERS Team Clemson Opponents

1st 131 20

2nd 122 60

3rd 69 54

4th 95 63

OT 7 0

Tot 424 197

RUSHING LEADERS # 9 4 28 26 27

Player Wayne Gallman Deshaun Watson Tavien Feaster Adam Choice C.J. Fuller Clemson Opponents

Car. 160 108 28 37 33 408 404

Yards 831 422 173 134 119 1815 1422

Avg. 5.2 3.9 6.2 3.6 3.6 4.4 3.5

TD 13 4 2 0 0 20 13

LG 59 23 45 16 10 59 70

PASSING LEADERS # Player 4 Deshaun Watson 12 Nick Schuessler Clemson Opponents

Cm. Att. 279 420 19 29 309 465 183 353

Yards Int. 3279 13 303 0 3664 13 2055 15

TD 28 3 32 10

LG 65 45 65 55

RECEIVING LEADERS # 7 3 34 16 8

Player Mike Williams Artavis Scott Ray-Ray McCloud Jordan Leggett Deon Cain Clemson Opponents

# 10 34 23 90 94 6 25 42

Player Ben Boulware Kendall Joseph Van Smith Dexter Lawrence Carlos Watkins Dorian O’Daniel Cordrea Tankersley Christian Wilkins

Rec. 73 55 41 31 28 309 183

Yards 1014 467 402 530 514 3664 2055

Avg. 13.9 8.5 9.8 17.1 18.4 11.9 11.2

TD 7 4 2 4 9 32 10

ASSOCIATED PRESS Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

(Nov. 20, 2016) Team Alabama (61) Ohio State Michigan CLEMSON Wisconsin Washington Oklahoma Penn State Colorado Oklahoma State Louisville Southern California Florida Western Michigan Florida State Auburn Nebraska Houston West Virginia Boise State Utah Texas A&M Washington State Tennessee Louisiana State

SOUTH CAROLINA USA TODAY

Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

(Nov. 20, 2016) Team Alabama (63) Ohio State CLEMSON Michigan Washington Wisconsin Oklahoma Penn State Colorado Oklahoma State Louisville Southern California Florida Florida State Nebraska Auburn West Virginia Western Michigan Boise State Utah Houston Texas A&M Washington State Tennessee North Carolina

LAST 10 GAMES IN THE SERIES CLEMSON LEADS 67-42-4 OVERALL

Year CU USC Rank Site W-L CU USC 2006 8-3 6-5 24/H L 28 31 2007 8-3 6-5 21/A W 23 21 2008 6-5 7-4 H W 31 14 2009 8-3 6-5 15/A L 17 34 2010 6-5 8-3 -/18 H L 7 29 2011 9-2 9-2 18/14 A L 13 34 2012 10-1 9-2 12/13 H L 17 27 2013 10-1 9-2 6/10 A L 17 31 2014 8-3 6-5 23/H W 35 17 2015 11-0 3-8 1/A W 37 32 Totals 2218 1597 Note: Rankings are by AP; Clemson’s ranking is listed first, followed by South Carolina’s ranking; Clemson home games in bold.

Category Total Offense Plays Yards/Play Yards/Game Rushing Yards/Game Passing Yards/Game Passing Efficiency First Downs/Game Points/Game Touchdowns Field Goals Punting Average Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Penalties Turnovers Third-Down Conversion % Time of Possession/Game Interceptions By Defense Sacks

TFL 6.5-23 9-42 5-16 6.5-34 8-43 8.5-31 6-13 12-50

Opponent at Auburn Troy SC State * at Georgia Tech * Louisville * at Boston College * NC State * at Florida State * Syracuse * Pittsburgh * at Wake Forest

Date 11-26 12-3

Opponent South Carolina # TBA

W-L W W W W W W W W W L W TV ESPN ABC

2nd 55 75

3rd 43 42

4th 53 70

OT ---

Tot 224 242

RUSHING LEADERS # 21 25 33 11 1

Player Rico Dowdle A.J. Turner David Williams Brandon McIlwain Deebo Samuel South Carolina Opponents

Car. 116 98 56 58 14 412 449

Yards 684 433 239 114 94 1545 2184

Avg. 5.9 4.4 4.3 2.0 6.7 3.8 4.9

TD 6 2 3 2 5 18 15

LG 44 75 33 11 23 75 74

PASSING LEADERS # Player 4 Jake Bentley 10 Perry Orth South Carolina Opponents

Cm. Att. 86 130 57 90 202 330 190 335

Yards Int. 989 1 661 2 2274 4 2080 13

TD 6 0 8 12

LG 47 39 47 74

RECEIVING LEADERS # 1 81 89 3 25

Player Deebo Samuel Hayden Hurst Bryan Edwards K.C. Crosby A.J. Turner South Carolina Opponents

Int. 1-0 1-0 1-8

# 4 24 11 28 5 7 3 6 8 93

Player Bryson Allen-Williams D.J. Smith T.J. Holloman Jonathan Walton Darius English Jamarcus King Chris Lammons Chris Moody Marquavius Lewis Ulric Jones

Rec. 41 39 37 21 16 202 190

Yards 579 504 486 197 102 2274 2080

Avg. 14.1 12.9 13.1 9.4 6.4 11.3 10.9

TD 0 0 2 4 1 8 12

LG 47 47 42 35 18 47 74

TACKLE LEADERS Sacks 2-15 3.5-31 4-23 7.5-42 3-15

1-1 1-4

3.5-23

Score 19-13 30-24 59-0 26-7 42-36 56-10 ^24-17 37-34 54-0 42-43 35-13

Tac. TFL 61 8-37 60 3-7 59 3-7 55 4.5-24 52 11.5-75 47 3-10 43 4-20 43 40 3-11 35 0.5-1

Sacks 2-20

Int. 1-0 3-30

1.5-19 9-70 1-10

3-0 3-6 1-0

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RESULTS & SCHEDULE Date 9-1 9-10 9-17 9-24 10-1 10-9 10-22 10-29 11-5 11-12 11-19

Time 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

* - ACC regular-season game; # - ACC Championship Game (Orlando, Fla.); ^ - one overtime; Note: All times are EST; home games in bold.

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1st 73 55

LG 50 28 36 56 65 65 55

RESULTS & SCHEDULE Date 9-3 9-10 9-17 9-22 10-1 10-7 10-15 10-29 11-5 11-12 11-19

Opp. 4264 784 5.4 387.6 198.5 189.1 112.9 21.3 22.0 30 11-18 43.2 23-215 31-910 71-605 24 40.5 29:51 4-0 33-213

SCORING BY QUARTERS Team South Carolina Opponents

TACKLE LEADERS Tac. 93 91 90 66 58 50 50 49

South Carolina 3819 742 5.1 347.2 140.5 206.7 124.7 18.2 20.4 27 12-16 42.4 11-41 21-589 57-517 14 34.8 30:09 13-37 20-160

WAYNE GALLMAN HAD HIS 16TH CAREER 100-YARD RUSHING GAME AT WAKE FOREST TO SET A CLEMSON RECORD.

Date 11-26

Opponent * at Vanderbilt * at Mississippi State East Carolina * at Kentucky * Texas A&M * Georgia Massachusetts * Tennessee * Missouri * at Florida Western Carolina Opponent at Clemson

W-L W L W L L L W W W L W TV ESPN

Score 13-10 14-27 20-15 10-17 13-24 14-28 34-28 24-21 31-21 7-20 44-31 Time 7:30 p.m.

* - SEC regular-season game; Note: All times are EST; home games in bold.


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reparation is key. Doing the right thing will lead you down a positive road. Work hard and the rest will follow. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson grew up on these principles. While they weren’t the only mantras he used, the Gainesville, Ga., native remembers those words being instilled in him by his mother at a young age. “My mom has always been there giving me great advice. She would never tell me anything that would lead me down the wrong path.” From a young age, Watson also understood the importance of family. A majority of his time was spent with his siblings, two brothers, a sister, his mom, his aunt and uncles in a home that was built by Habitat for Humanity. Since becoming a Tiger, Watson has given back, helping other families in need by building Habitat for Humanity houses with his teammates and coaches. That dedication is one of several reasons Watson was named to the AFCA Good Works team, which recognizes players who dedicate their time to bettering the community and the lives of others. “Growing up, we always stuck together regardless of the situation we were in,” said #4. “There is never any negativity going around. We always travel together. It is a great family atmosphere, especially at games. “My older brother was a great football player, and he is always there supporting me. It brings him great joy to see me play and produce at this level. “My younger brother and sister like getting to watch me do what I do while they are still in high school and following their own dreams.”

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TIGER SPOTLIGHT

DESHAUN WATSON Full Name Derrick Deshaun Watson Major Communication Jersey #4 Position Quarterback Height 6’3” Weight 215 Hometown Gainesville, Ga. High School Gainesville HS Date of Birth Sept. 14, 1995

Watching Watson produce at Clemson has been the ride of a lifetime for his family. The quarterback holds 43 school records, making him one of the most decorated Tigers in history. Watson showed great toughness during the 2014 season, his first as starting quarterback. Playing through an ACL injury, he led Clemson to its first victory over rival South Carolina in six years. However, high-profile games were not always a part of Watson’s tale. He began

as a humble kid who enjoyed the rush of backyard football. “I remember getting my start when I was six or seven years old,” said Watson with a smile. “I was a young kid, flying around the yard, not really knowing the techniques of the game. Back then, the only thing that mattered to us was having fun. “I still try and make my journey about having fun, because if you’re not having a good time, what is the point?”

After a few years of playing backyard ball, Watson got his shot to play quarterback in eighth grade. By the time he was a high school freshman, he was first string on the varsity squad at Gainesville (Ga.) High School. “I was 14 years old playing with guys who were 17 and 18 years old. It was very different for me, but at the same time, I knew I was ready and prepared.” He earned the title of No. 1 dualthreat quarterback in the nation by


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ESPN. This accolade gave him the opportunity to be recruited by a number of high-profile universities. But in his mind, there was only one perfect fit. “Clemson is the place that fit me, especially with the coaching staff. I knew that I wanted to come here and help take the program to an elite level. “It is also close to home, and I fell in love with the Clemson staff and the environment they create here.” Create he did, leading Clemson to its first national championship game since 1981. He became the first Tiger to be selected a Heisman Trophy finalist and finished third in the voting. On the field, he became the first player in FBS history to total 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season. He also became the first Tiger to win the Manning Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Archie Griffin Award. While the game did not have the outcome many Tiger faithful hoped, Watson stated he still has work to do before he leaves. “I think I have done pretty well so far, but I still have a lot to accomplish in my time here. It will all take care of itself if we keep putting in work and having fun with it day-by-day.” One thing that Watson has enjoyed in his time at Clemson is the chemistry of his teammates. Without them, his experience would not have been the same. “Before I got to Clemson, the team was in good shape with a lot of great leaders who are playing in the NFL right now. They made sure everyone was doing right on and off the field. “Now in my third year, the atmosphere has been great. We have no problems off the field and all the guys are awesome.” His teammates often remind Watson of the advice his mother gave him as a kid.

“She would always say, ‘Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.’ This meant that the people you surround yourself with are going to lead you to your future. “If you surround yourself with negative people doing bad things, your future will go in that bad direction. Luckily, the guys on the team do positive and good things, so our future is pretty bright.”

Watson also holds close ties to a friend who he grew up with in Georgia. Their lasting friendship allows him to push himself to be the best person he can be. “Fred Payne (defensive back for Western Carolina) has been a big influence in my life. We grew up together. He is always there for me through good and bad times.”

Watson’s future is bright, as his dreams of entering the NFL draft come closer and closer to reality. “I am excited to have a shot to go to the NFL and see where that takes me. I would love to have the opportunity to see what I could do at the next level.” When that door closes, Watson is still on the fence on where he wants his talent to take him next. “After the NFL, I don’t have a set plan of what I really want to do. I want to see where my degree and football take me. I like traveling and being able to experience different places. It all comes down to what I fall in love with.” One thing that is not up in the air is the way he wants to be remembered, not only by his teammates, but fans as well. “I want to be a guy who gave 110 percent on and off the field...a true leader who inspires others. “I love to help people at any age, and I want to show that through my life. I also want to be known as a guy who has always been thankful for the opportunity to be at this great university.” In his life, Watson has had many people reach out and influence him to be the man he is today. If all else fails, he hopes to give back in the way that people have given to him. “I have had a lot of people give to me, show me the ropes of how to be successful and be thankful for what I have. When I leave Clemson, I want to use my platform to give back and help others follow their own journey. “The kindness of people changed my life, and I want to be able to do the same for someone else.”

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WILLIAMS MIKE

TIGER SPOTLIGHT

DEFINING MOMENT

BY ELAINE DAY

MIKE WILLIAMS SUFFERED A SEASON-ENDING NECK INJURY IN THE 2015 SEASON OPENER. THE WIDEOUT USED THAT MOMENT AS A MOTIVATING FACTOR FOR HIS STELLAR 2016 CAMPAIGN.

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ike Williams originally wanted to play college basketball. As someone who grew up playing whatever sport was in season, the 6’3” wide receiver had high aspirations on the hardwood, but as he began to be recruited by football programs of such a caliber as Clemson, his dream shifted. Fast forward a few years, and Williams chose to accept his offer from Clemson over schools like Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Notre Dame among others. It was the atmosphere of Tigertown that sold him, and he has no regrets with his decision. “I felt a different vibe,” said Williams of why he picked Clemson. “I visited a few schools, but I felt like Clemson was different. It felt like a family away from my family back home. I felt comfortable here, and my family was comfortable with me coming here, so all of that influenced my decision.” During his freshman year as part of a receiving corps that included the likes of Sammy Watkins, Williams totaled 20 receptions for 316 yards and three touchdowns over 13 games and three starts. Learning from and having Watkins as a role model was an invaluable experience for Williams, and he wants to be that kind of positive influence on younger wideouts as well. “Player-wise, I was influenced by guys like Sammy Watkins,” said #7. “He did what I want to do. I try to be like him so I can get to the same point.” Also helping him reach his goal of following in Watkins’ footsteps to the NFL are the coaches, and Williams has tried to absorb as much as possible from them during his time as a Tiger.

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TIGER SPOTLIGHT

MIKE WILLIAMS Full Name Michael Kentrell Williams Major Sociology Jersey #7 Position Wide Receiver Height 6’3” Weight 225 Hometown Vance, S.C. High School Lake Marion HS Date of Birth Oct. 4, 1994

“I feel like all the coaches influence you in some type of way,” he explained. “Most of the time, it’s the little things the coaches tell you that really play a big role in your life and how you do things. I’ve taken a lot of different things from a lot of different people, and everything the coaches say can better you.” After Watkins departed for the NFL, Williams became a primary receiving target for the Tigers. He was named Second-Team All-ACC by the media and Third-Team All-ACC by the coaches dur-

ing his sophomore campaign in 2014, tallying 57 receptions for a team-high 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. The 2014 season also saw Williams finish first in school history in receiving yards by a sophomore and seventh in the nation in yards per catch (18.1). Naturally, Williams was poised to be dominant during his third-year campaign. But his 2015 final stat line included just one game, two receptions and one touchdown after a collision with the east endzone goalpost at Memorial

Stadium on the first drive of the season that left him in a neck brace and on the sidelines for the rest of the year. It was a defining moment in the Vance, S.C., native’s football career. “My injury last year was a big defining moment in my life,” he admitted. “It was tough for me to be away from football for a whole season because I had never really missed a lot of time playing the game since I started in second grade. I used practice as a way to work things out when I got mad, so not being able to play football for that period of time was stressful. “It was something bad, but I’ve gotten a lot of good things from it. I’ve grown a lot from it. Being able to take the time to focus on school more...that was one of the biggest reasons I came back this year...to graduate. I always told my mom that I would get my college degree, and I get to be at Clemson another year. It’s all working out.” His highly anticipated return came at Auburn earlier this season, and it was a game to remember, as Williams had nine receptions and 174 of the team’s 248 receiving yards. “I was so excited to get back out on the field and play the game again. I had trained during fall camp, but it’s different when you actually get in a game. When that opportunity finally came, I took advantage of it, and I think I had a pretty good game and season since then.” He has indeed had a strong 2016 season as Deshaun Watson’s favorite target. He earned ACC Receiver-ofthe-Week honors after the Tigers’ game against Pittsburgh, when he had 15 catches for 202 yards. It was just the third 200-yard receiving game in school history. He was targeted 16 times in the game and caught 15 of the passes, including nine catches that gave the Tigers a first down.


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But Williams has his mind set on more than just becoming one of the best receivers Clemson has ever seen.

“I want to go out with a national championship,” he expressed. “That’s the best way to go out. Watching from

the sideline last year as the team made the national championship game...that’s something I always wanted to do, so it

would be amazing for us to be able to get back this year. “I want to finish out strong. I want to do whatever it takes to help my team win.” The positive vibe of the team is something that has meant a lot to Williams, a feeling he believes is unique to Clemson’s program. “My favorite memory here is meeting everyone. Just getting away from where I came from and coming here to Clemson...it’s totally different. I have a lot of positive people around me who are constantly encouraging all of us to make it. Everyone wants to see you make it, and that’s been the biggest thing.” While the people that Williams has become acquainted with during his time at Clemson have changed his experience as a Tiger for the better, he hopes that his presence has also left an impact on others. “I want to be remembered as Mike Williams,” he said of the legacy he wants to leave. “A cool, laid-back dude who always kept a smile on his face, even during the tough times.” And to the people who help to create the family atmosphere that attracted Williams to Clemson in the first place, he has a special message. “I want to tell the Clemson family that I have enjoyed my four years here. I appreciate everyone who helped me get here and who I’ve had fun with here. I appreciate everyone who has put a smile on my face. “Oh, and go Tigers!”

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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

BOARD of TRUSTEES E. SMYTH McKISSICK III

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY IS GOVERNED BY A 13-MEMBER BOARD OF TRUSTEES, INCLUDING SEVEN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEES AND SIX ELECTED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE, AS PROVIDED BY THE WILL OF THOMAS GREEN CLEMSON.

Chair • Greenville, S.C.

JOHN N. McCARTER JR. Vice Chair • Columbia, S.C.

DAVID E. DUKES

LEON J. HENDRIX JR.

RONALD D. LEE

LOUIS B. LYNN

PATRICIA H. McABEE

ROBERT L. PEELER

MARK S. RICHARDSON

WILLIAM C. SMITH JR.

Columbia, S.C.

Greenville, S.C.

Kiawah Island, S.C.

Lexington, S.C.

Aiken, S.C.

Charlotte, N.C.

Columbia, S.C.

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Trustee Louis P. Batson Jr. J.J. Britton Fletcher C. Derrick Jr. Harold D. Kingsmore Thomas B. McTeer Jr. D. Leslie Tindal Allen Wood

JOSEPH D. SWANN Greenville, S.C.

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KIM WILKERSON Cayce, S.C.

DAVID H. WILKINS Greenville, S.C.

Hometown Greenville, S.C. Sumter, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Clemson, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Pinewood, S.C. Florence, S.C.


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ames P. Clements became Clemson University’s 15th president on Dec. 31, 2013. Since his arrival, the value of the Tiger Paw has never been higher, thanks to an increasing academic reputation and the national exposure from our recent success in athletics. Under Clements’ leadership, Clemson has broken records in admissions, enrollment, research, facilities development, athletics, graduation and retention rates and fundraising, including the successful completion of the $1 billion Will to Lead capital campaign. Clements is a nationally recognized leader in higher education who has served as president of a university in three different athletic conferences (Big East, Big 12, ACC), where he is also the current chair of the ACC Council of Presidents. Before he came to Clemson, Clements served as president of West Virginia University for nearly five years. During that time, WVU set significant records in private fundraising, enrollment and research funding. He was a leader in West Virginia, chairing the boards of the West Virginia United Health System, the WVU Hospitals and the WVU Research Corporation. And while he loved his time at WVU, he decided he would leave Morgantown for only one institution...Clemson University. Clements was born in Arlington, Va., but spent the majority of his life in Maryland before relocating to West Virginia and until his move to Clemson. The grandson of a coal miner and firefighter and son to parents who taught him and his three older siblings that education was the key to a better life, Clements is a first-generation college graduate. This was a key reason he pursued a life and career in higher education...to

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give others the same opportunity he was given by getting a formal education. Clements holds a B.S. degree in computer science and an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, as well as an M.S. degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins

University. He was also awarded an honorary degree as doctor of public education from his alma mater, UMBC. He has published and presented more than 75 papers in the fields of computer science, higher education, information technology, project management and strategic planning. He also

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served as principal investigator or coinvestigator on more than $15 million in research grants. Prior to his service at WVU, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs, vice president for economic & community outreach and the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor of Information Technology at Towson University, the second largest university in the University System of Maryland, where he was a four-time winner of the Faculty Member-of-the-Year award, given by Towson students. Clements’ Successful Project Management book is now in its seventh edition, is published in multiple languages and used in numerous countries. His other leadership positions include co-chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the only university president on the board; current member and past chair of the board of directors for the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities, North America’s oldest higher education association; and board positions with the American Council on Education, the Business-Higher Education Forum and the Council on Competitiveness. Clements also serves on the executive committee of APLU’s Commission of Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity. He previously chaired the ACE Commission on Leadership. Clements and his wife, Beth, have been married for 25 years and have four children, Ty, Hannah, Maggie and Grace, and a son-in-law, Tanner Coombs.

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Director of Athletics

DAN RADAKOVICH CLEMSON’S 13TH DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, IN HIS FIFTH SEASON IN TIGERTOWN, HAS OVER 28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AT PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

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y nearly every measure, Dan Radakovich led Clemson to one of the best athletic years in school history in 2015-16. With a fall semester featuring berths in the national championship games in both football and men’s soccer and spring ACC titles in men’s golf and baseball, the Tigers recorded their highest finish in the Learfield Director’s Cup in a decade. In the classroom, 78 student-athletes earned degrees and, while competing for national titles, both football and men’s soccer registered record GPAs. Clemson’s Graduation Success Rate and Academic Progress Rate continue to be among the nation’s best, as football, men’s basketball and women’s golf were recognized among the top-10 percent nationally in APR, with football earning the distinction for the sixth consecutive year. Named the 13th director of athletics in Clemson history on Dec. 1, 2012, Radakovich has continuously led the Tiger athletic department to high achievements both on the field and in the classroom while developing significant upgrades in finance and facilities. Since his arrival in December 2013, the athletic department has received approvals for $176 million in facility improvements and increased spending on direct student-athlete development programs, including nutrition, mental health and professional development by $2.4 million. His department has increased overall revenue from $69 million in fiscal year 2014 to a budgeted $99.7 million in fiscal year 2017. Radakovich came to Clemson with a wealth of experience after serving in sig-

nificant athletic administrative roles at Miami (Fla.), Long Beach State, South Carolina and Louisiana State in addition to athletic directorships at American University and Georgia Tech. His administrative career spans over 28 years. College football entered a new era in 2014 with the College Football Playoff, and he was at the forefront. He was one of 13 people, including one of only five FBS directors of athletics, to be named to the committee. Following the 2014-15 academic year, Radakovich was named a finalist for the SportsBusiness Journal Athletics Director-of-the-Year award. In 2012, he was named by NCAA president Mark Emmert as one of 10 directors of athletics to a new advisory commission charged with making recommendations for the future of NCAA rules and policies. Radakovich came to Clemson from Georgia Tech, where he served with dis-

tinction for six years (2006-12). Just Clemson’s fifth director of athletics since 1940, he replaced Terry Don Phillips, who retired after over 10 years directing the program. During his career at Georgia Tech, it had 51 teams advance to either NCAA Tourney play or bowl games in his six years. That includes five sports (football, women’s basketball, softball, women’s tennis, men’s golf) that made the postseason every year. The baseball program missed just once. A total of 11 different sports programs finished in the top 25 of at least one major poll 27 times. That includes a national championship women’s tennis program in 2007, just its second team title in history. There were 14 ACC titles celebrated in addition to nine regularseason conference or division titles. The construction of new facilities or upgrades to existing ones was a focus of Radakovich’s tenure with the Yellow

THE RADAKOVICH FAMILY - DAN AND WIFE, MARCIE, ALONG WITH SONS, CHRISTIAN (LEFT) AND GRANT (RIGHT).

Jacket program. The John & Mary Brock Football Practice Facility, which opened in 2011, and McCamish Pavilion, which opened for basketball in 2012, are two of the top facilities of their kind in college athletics. Radakovich also initiated the Athletic Director’s Initiative Fund, started in 2006, which raised cash and pledges of more than $12 million. The Aliquippa, Pa., native was first made aware of Tiger athletics through the basketball exploits of Butch Zatezalo, who was from the same town. Zatezalo was a three-time All-ACC Tiger whose legendary 25-point scoring nights received a lot of attention in Pennsylvania in the 1960s when Radakovich was a youth. Prior to his tenure at Georgia Tech, Radakovich worked as a senior associate athletic director at Louisiana State from 2001-06. He had many responsibilities that dealt with the football program and worked closely with then head coach Nick Saban, including the year (2003) the Tigers won the national title. He became a director of athletics for the first time at American University in Washington, D.C., in 2000. Between 1994 and 2000, Radakovich served as chief financial officer at South Carolina. During that time, he worked with current Clemson football administrators Woody McCorvey and Brad Scott. He gained experience on the West Coast from 1989-94, when he was a senior associate athletic director at Long Beach State. He got his start in administration at Miami (Fla.) in 1983 as the athletic business manager. Radakovich is a 1980 graduate of Indiana (Pa.), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He was also a football letterman and student coach with the Crimson Hawk program. He was enshrined into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and was recognized as a distinguished alumnus from Indiana (Pa.) in 2009. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Miami (Fla.) in 1982. Radakovich, born June 9, 1958, and his wife, Marcie, have two sons, Christian, a 2012 Georgia Tech graduate, and Grant, a 2015 Mercer graduate who joined the Clemson football program over the summer.

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DABO SWINNEY DABO SWINNEY, THE 2015 HOME DEPOT NATIONAL COACH-OF-THE-YEAR, AND HIS ALL-IN APPROACH HAS LED THE PROGRAM TO RECORD-SETTING HEIGHTS.

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here is a strong coaching heritage over the 120 years of Clemson football that dates to the early 1900s, when John Heisman led the program. Jess Neely and Frank Howard continued the winning

and joined Heisman in the College Football Hall of Fame. Danny Ford, a finalist for the hall of fame in 2017, led Clemson to the 1981 national championship. Dabo Swinney has been at Clemson for just eight years as head coach, but he

THE SWINNEY FILE PLAYING EXPERIENCE Lettered three years at Alabama (1990-92); also a member of the 1989 team ... member of the 1992 national championship team ... Academic All-SEC and SEC Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member in 1990,92.

EDUCATION B.S. degree in commerce & business administration from Alabama in 1993 ... master of business administration from Alabama in 1995.

PERSONAL DATA Born Nov. 20, 1969 in Birmingham, Ala. ... married to the former Kathleen Bassett ... the couple has three sons (Will 18, Drew 16, Clay 13).

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has cemented himself among the Tiger legends of the past. He is the first person to say that the program has not reached all of its goals just yet, but he took the 2015 Tigers to the brink of winning the program’s second national title.

Swinney guided Clemson to the No. 1 spot in every College Football Playoff poll in 2015 and led the Tigers to their first national championship game appearance under the new format after his team defeated Oklahoma 37-17 in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers led Alabama in the fourth quarter of the championship game, but came up just short in an epic game in Glendale, Ariz. Following the team’s 14-1 record and No. 2 final ranking, Swinney was the recipient of 10 national and two ACC coach-of-the-year honors. The win over Oklahoma made him just the second coach in college football history (joining Alabama’s Bear Bryant) to beat the Sooners in two bowl games. Clemson’s 13th win, which came against North Carolina in the ACC Championship Game, established a school record. It was the Tigers’ 15th ACC title, matching Florida State for most in history. All told, the Tigers defeated four teams that finished the season in the top 15 of both polls, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Florida State. Swinney coached Deshaun Watson to a record-setting sophomore season in


2015. Watson became Clemson’s first Heisman Trophy finalist after becoming the first player in FBS history to total 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Watson was the ACC Player-of-theYear and MVP of both the ACC Championship Game and Orange Bowl. He won the Davey O’Brien Award and Manning Award and was Clemson’s second ACC Athlete-of-the-Year in history. From 2011-15, Clemson compiled a 56-12 record, the most wins in a fiveyear period in school history. Thirty-six of the victories came against ACC teams. The 2015 seniors finished their careers with a 46-8 record, including a 29-4 ACC mark. Clemson was in the top-10 percent of APR scores and the final top 25 of the AP and USA Today polls in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the only FBS program that could make that claim. In eight years (seven full seasons) as the Tigers’ head coach, Swinney has directed Clemson to a 75-27 overall record (.735) and a 47-14 ACC regularseason mark (.770). He has also led the Tigers to the ACC Championship Game three times, won two ACC titles, won or shared four ACC Atlantic Division titles and won five bowl games. With the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl win over Oklahoma and head coach Bob Stoops, Swinney became the first and only coach in history to win three bowl games in consecutive seasons over teams whose head coaches had previously won a national title. The 2015

THE SWINNEY FAMILY - DABO AND WIFE, KATHLEEN, ALONG WITH DREW, CLAY AND WILL.

Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma made it four in a row. Defense was the key to success for the 2014 Tigers, as they led the nation in total defense, pass efficiency defense, first downs allowed, third-down conver-

sion percentage defense and tackles for loss along with being in the top five in many other defensive categories. Defensive end Vic Beasley was named ACC Defensive Player-of-the-Year as well as being a finalist for multiple national

awards and a first-team All-American thanks to his 21.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. Beasley and Stephone Anthony were both first-round draft picks in 2015. Clemson capped off the 2013 season with a thrilling 40-35 victory over No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. Clemson had an 11-2 record after finishing 7-1 in ACC regular-season games for the second year in a row. It marked Clemson’s first back-to-back 11-win seasons in school history. The Tigers were No. 12 in the final BCS standings. It was the third straight year Clemson finished in the top 15 of the BCS standings, one of only six schools that could make that claim. Clemson, who was ranked No. 7 in the final USA Today poll and No. 8 in the final AP poll, was also one of only five programs in the top 20 of every BCS standing from 2011 to 2013. Tajh Boyd broke many Clemson career records for quarterbacks thanks in part to 2013, when he completed 68.5 percent of his passes for 3,851 yards and 34 touchdowns. Boyd’s 107 career passing touchdowns and 133 total touchdowns were ACC records as well. Sammy Watkins was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and was a first-team All-American, as he had 101 receptions for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns. He established Tiger career records for receptions, receiving yards and tied the receiving touchdowns mark as well. The 2012 season (11-2) was a groundbreaking year for Swinney’s Tigers when looking at the overall consistency of the program. The seven conference wins in the regular season set a school record, while Clemson was co-champion of the ACC Atlantic Division. The school record for

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consecutive wins at Memorial Stadium (13) was also established, as was the record for consecutive wins by 14+ points (7). With Clemson’s thrilling 25-24 win over No. 7 Louisiana State in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl, the Tigers finished the season ranked No. 9 in the USA Today poll. It was Clemson’s first top-10 finish in one of the two major polls since 1990. The 2012 campaign featured a record-setting offense. Clemson had six of the 11 offensive players on the All-ACC first team chosen by the media and set over 80 Tiger team and individual records. Leading the way was Boyd, the ACC Player-of-the-Year. The quarterback joined center Dalton Freeman as firstteam All-Americans by AFCA, just the third time since 1945 that the AFCA first-team All-America quarterback and center were from the same school. Boyd’s favorite wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, had 18 receiving touchdowns, second most in the nation, and was a second-team All-American. He was a big reason Clemson scored a then school-record 533 points. Swinney’s 2011 squad, which ended the season ranked No. 22 in the nation, captured Clemson’s first ACC title since 1991 when it beat No. 3 Virginia Tech 38-10 in the ACC Championship Game. It tied for the highest-ranked team the Tigers defeated in history. The win, the Tigers’ second over the Hokies in 2011, gave Clemson its first 10-win season since 1990. The Tigers’ four wins over top-25 ranked teams established a school record.

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Swinney was named Bobby Dodd National Coach-of-the-Year in 2011 to become the first Tiger head coach to win a national coach-of-the-year award since 1981, when Ford directed Clemson to the national title. Dwayne Allen received the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end and totaled 50 receptions for 598 yards and eight touchdowns. Boyd set the school record for total yards (4,046), passing yards (3,828) and passing touchdowns (33), all marks he eclipsed

in subsequent seasons. Andre Branch, a finalist for the Hendricks Award, had an ACC-high 17 tackles for loss and an ACC-high 10.5 sacks. Watkins was one of the most dynamic freshmen in the nation. The ACC Rookie-of-the-Year totaled 82 receptions for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns despite missing one game due to injury. Watkins was also an AP First-Team All-American. Swinney became just the second Tiger coach to lead Clemson’s program to a bowl game in his first two full years

as head coach, joining his predecessor, Tommy Bowden. The 2010 season included wins over bowl teams Georgia Tech, Maryland and NC State. The team excelled defensively in 2010 and was 13th in the nation in scoring defense and in the top 25 in total defense and passing defense. C.J. Spiller was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2009 and Da’Quan Bowers duplicated the feat on the defense a year later. Bowers won the 2010 Nagurski Award as the nation’s


SWINNEY’S COACHING RECORD Year School Position(s) W-L Bowl 1993 Alabama GA 9-3-1 Gator 1994 Alabama GA 12-1 Citrus 1995 Alabama GA 8-3 1996 Alabama WR,TE 10-3 Outback 1997 Alabama TE 4-7 1998 Alabama WR 7-5 Music City 1999 Alabama WR 10-3 Orange 2000 Alabama WR 3-8 2003 Clemson WR 9-4 Peach 2004 Clemson WR 6-5 2005 Clemson WR 8-4 Champs Sports 2006 Clemson WR 8-5 Music City 2007 Clemson AHC,WR 9-4 Chick-fil-A 2008 Clemson AHC,WR 3-3 Clemson IHC 4-2 Clemson HC 0-1 Gator 2009 Clemson HC 9-5 Music City 2010 Clemson HC 6-7 Meineke Car Care 2011 Clemson HC 10-4 Orange 2012 Clemson HC 11-2 Chick-fil-A 2013 Clemson HC 11-2 Orange 2014 Clemson HC 10-3 Russell Athletic 2015 Clemson HC 14-1 Orange/CFPNCG Years as a full-time college coach:............................. 22nd Winning seasons:.........................................................18 Bowl seasons:.............................................................17 Record as an assistant coach:.................. 106-58-1 (.645) Record as a head coach:...............................75-27 (.735) Record at Clemson:.....................................118-52 (.694)

top defensive player and he received the Hendricks Award as the country’s top defensive end. He led the nation in sacks (15.5) and tied for the national lead in tackles for loss (26). In 2009, Swinney’s first full year as head coach, he led the Tigers to their first championship of the ACC’s Atlantic Division. Swinney was named ACC coach-of-the-year by Sporting News. He totaled nine wins, second most among FBS coaches in their first full year. They also tied for fourth most in ACC history for a first-year head coach. The main reason Clemson was so outstanding on special teams was the play of college football’s most dynamic player (Spiller) in 2009. The Tiger running back was named MVP of the ACC in 2009 and was a consensus All-American. He had five kick returns for touchdowns during the 2009 season, an all-time Clemson record, and established the NCAA record for kickoff returns for touchdowns in a career (7). In October 2008, Swinney was named Clemson interim head coach, replacing Bowden, who had been his position coach as a player at Alabama and was Clemson’s head coach since 1999. He led the Tigers to a 4-2 record over the remainder of the 2008 regular season, including a win over South Carolina in the regular-season finale. On Dec. 1, 2008, the interim tag was removed from the title and he was named the program’s head coach. At the time, there had been 28 interim head coaches at the FBS level since 1970 and those coaches had combined for a record of 26-86-2. Only one of those 28 interim coaches posted a winning record, and that was Swinney.

The 1993 Alabama graduate joined the Clemson staff prior to the 2003 season. In his 13 years as an assistant or head coach, the Tigers have finished in the top 25 of the polls nine times and have 24 wins over top-25 teams, including victories over Florida State (6), Auburn (2), Miami (Fla.) (2), Oklahoma (2), Virginia Tech (2), Georgia (1), Louisiana State (1), Ohio State (1) and Tennessee (1) during his tenure in Tigertown. Swinney coached his wide receiver position to a level of consistency that had not been seen previously at Clemson. He had a wideout finish first or second in the ACC in catches in five of his six years as an assistant coach. In his first year, he had three of the top-10 receivers in the ACC, a first in Tiger history. He has coached a First or Second-Team

All-ACC wideout in 12 of his 13 seasons in Tigertown, also an unprecedented feat at Clemson. The Alabama native has a reputation as one of the top recruiters in the nation. In 2006, he was listed as the No. 5 recruiter in the nation by Rivals. It marked the second straight year that he was lauded by the website as a top-25 national recruiter. Swinney received a commerce & business administration degree from Alabama in 1993 after lettering three times (1990-92). A walk-on who went on to earn a scholarship, Swinney was a wide receiver on Alabama’s 1992 national championship team. He was also named Academic All-SEC along with being an SEC Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member in 1990 and 1992.

After his playing career, Swinney served as a graduate assistant from 1993-95 at Alabama, where he coached in the 1994 Gator Bowl and 1995 Citrus Bowl. In December 1995, he received a master’s degree in business administration from Alabama. He became a full-time assistant coach at Alabama in February 1996 under head coach Gene Stallings and coached five seasons there on a full-time basis. Swinney was assigned to coach the Crimson Tide’s wide receivers and tight ends in 1996. The following year, he solely coached the tight ends. From April 2001 to February 2003, Swinney was in private business in Alabama. He married the former Kathleen Bassett in 1994. They have three sons, Will (18), Drew (16) and Clay (13).

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• 8th Season at Clemson • 33rd Season Overall • Western Carolina ‘76 • Born June 25, 1951

• 9th Season at Clemson • 26th Season Overall • Clemson ‘87 • Born Feb. 17, 1965

• 5th Season at Clemson • 21st Season Overall • Kansas State ‘92 • Born Dec. 18, 1970

• Coached First-Team All-ACC defensive tackle Carlos Watkins in 2015, his fourth All-ACC pick. The defensive tackles were major contributors on a team that played in the national title game and had a No. 2 final ranking. • Coached First-Team All-ACC defensive tackle Grady Jarrett in 2014, a fifth-round NFL draft pick. • His defensive tackles were a big reason Clemson led the nation in total defense (260.8) and tackles for loss in 2013 (122) and 2014 (131). • Played a big role in Clemson winning the 2011 and 2015 ACC titles. He has been on the staff of four ACC Atlantic Division titles in the last seven years. Clemson is 71-24 with him on staff. • Finalist for defensive line coach-of-the-year according to Football Scoop in 2010. • Has coached 397 games as a full-time assistant coach, second most on the Tiger coaching staff. He will coach his 400th game on September 17 against SC State. • Coached on the 1998 Tennessee staff that won the national title with a 13-0 record. • Coached former Clemson star and NFL All-Pro running back Kevin Mack in high school in the 1970s.

Began his football career at Appalachian State in 1969 ... after serving in the Army for three years, he transferred to Western Carolina and played in 1973.

• Has coached in a national championship game with three different schools, including Clemson in the 2015 season. • Coached second-team All-Americans in tight end Jordan Leggett, a John Mackey Award finalist, and freshman placekicker Greg Huegel, in 2015. • Coached Bradley Pinion, who averaged 42.6 yards per punt with 28 punts inside the 20 against only two touchbacks in 2014. Pinion was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft by the 49ers. • Has coached the Tiger special teams since 2011, including Chandler Catanzaro, who was a three-time All-ACC placekicker. Catanzaro is Clemson’s career scoring leader (404) and made 81.7 percent of his field goals. • Coached Dwayne Allen in 2011. He won the John Mackey Award and was a first-team All-American. Allen set school records for receptions (50), receiving yards (598) and receiving touchdowns (8) by a tight end. • Played tight end on Clemson’s 1986 and 1987 ACC title teams, then he served as a graduate assistant on the Tigers’ 1988 ACC championship team. • In his second year at Alabama, he directed the offensive tackles and served as special teams coordinator on its 1992 national title team. • Served on the same Alabama staff with current Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney from 1993-97.

• In his 20 years as a full-time assistant coach, his teams have 20 winning seasons, have been to 20 bowl games and have won 10+ games 15 times. • Clemson has averaged 9.31 tackles for loss per game and a 28.7 third-down conversion percentage defense over the last three years, best in the nation in both categories. • His 2015 defense was fourth in the nation in thirddown conversion percentage defense (27.7), fourth in sacks per game (3.2) and fifth in tackles for loss per game (8.4). He coached Second-Team All-ACC linebackers Ben Boulware and B.J. Goodson. • One of five finalists for the 2015 Frank Broyles Award, which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. • Named one of the top-10 recruiters in the ACC in 2015 by Rivals. • National defensive coordinator-of-the-year by Football Scoop in 2014 and national recruiter-of-the-year by Rivals in 2015. • His 2014 defense led the nation in total defense (260.8), pass efficiency defense (98.3), first downs allowed (185), third-down conversion percentage defense (27.4) and tackles for loss (131). • Served as co-defensive coordinator at Oklahoma (1999-03) and defensive coordinator at Oklahoma (2004-11).

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Earned an undergraduate degree from Western Carolina in 1976 ... master’s degree from Florida in 1984.

Lettered three times (1985-87) as a tight end at Clemson ... strength & conditioning All-American (1987).

Played two seasons (1989,90) at Garden City (Kan.) Community College ... lettered two times as a linebacker at Kansas State (1991,92).

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Born June 25, 1951 in Sparta, N.C. ... he and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Tara and Rhett; Tara is an assistant athletic director at Tennessee; Rhett was an offensive player development assistant on the 2013 and 2014 Clemson staffs, and is currently an assistant coach at Southern Methodist.

Bachelor’s degree in finance from Clemson in 1987 ... master of business administration from Clemson in 1989.

Born Feb. 17, 1965 ... he and his wife, Kristy, have one daughter, Taylor, and two sons, Tanner and Trent.

Born Dec. 18, 1970 ... he and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Jake and Tyler, and two daughters, Laney and Addie.

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• 7th Season at Clemson • 18th Season Overall • Tennessee ‘95 • Born Nov. 7, 1966

• 9th Season at Clemson • 10th Season Overall • Clemson ‘03 • Born Dec. 28, 1980

• 6th Season at Clemson • 11th Season Overall • Clemson ‘02 • Born Nov. 26, 1979

• Clemson has finished in the top 25 all six years as an assistant coach, including a No. 2 ranking in 2015 after helping the Tigers to the national title game. • Coached first-team All-American Shaq Lawson, a finalist for several national awards who had 25.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks, in 2015. He also coached Honorable Mention All-ACC performer Kevin Dodd, who had 23.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. The duo finished first and second nationally in tackles for loss. • His defensive ends were a big reason the 2014 defense led the nation in total defense (260.8) and tackles for loss (131). He also coached Vic Beasley, who was a first-team All-American and the ACC Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Beasley set the school record with 33 career sacks. • His defensive ends were a big reason Clemson led the nation in tackles for loss (122) in 2013. • In 2011, he coached second-team All-American and First-Team All-ACC defensive end Andre Branch, who was a finalist for the Hendricks Award. • Returned to Clemson after spending three years (2008-10) at Duke. • This is his second tour of duty at Clemson. He served as defensive line coach in 2005. • Has NFL experience, as he was an assistant coach with the Saints in 2006 and 2007.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Lettered four times (1986-89) as a defensive end at Tennessee ... three-year starter ... played three seasons (42 games) in the NFL with the New England Patriots.

EDUCATION B.S. degree from Tennessee in 1995.

• Clemson has been to a bowl game each of his eight years as a full-time assistant coach. The Tigers finished No. 2 after their 14-1 record in 2015. • Named one of the top-25 recruiters in the nation and ACC recruiter-of-the-year in 2015 by Rivals. • Named co-offensive coordinator prior to the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. • Coached First-Team All-ACC wide receiver Artavis Scott in 2015 after a Second-Team All-ACC season in 2014. • Named one of the top-10 recruiters in the nation by ESPN in 2014, one of the top-14 recruiters in the country by NFL.com in 2014 and one of the top-25 recruiters by Rivals in 2012 and 2014. • Coached First-Team All-ACC and first-team All-America wide receiver Sammy Watkins in 2013. He had a school-record 101 receptions for a school-record 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also set or tied school career records for receptions (240), receiving yards (3,391) and receiving touchdowns (27). • In 2012, he coached first-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins to a second-team All-America season. Hopkins had 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and an ACC-record 18 touchdowns, second most in the nation. Hopkins was a Pro Bowl pick with the Houston Texans in 2015. • A member of three bowl teams as a player at Clemson from 2000-02. He played in the 2001 Gator Bowl, 2001 Humanitarian Bowl and 2002 Tangerine Bowl.

• Clemson has a 56-12 record and four top-25 final rankings in his five years on staff. He has also coached a 1,000-yard rusher four times. • A big reason Clemson won the 2011 and 2015 ACC titles, and a major factor in leading the 2015 team to a No. 2 final ranking. • Named one of the top-25 recruiters in the nation and a top-10 recruiter in the ACC by Rivals in 2015. • Has coached First-Team All-ACC running back Wayne Gallman, who broke the Clemson single-season rushing mark with 1,527 yards in 2015. • Coached First-Team All-ACC running back Andre Ellington in 2012. • Has played on and coached Clemson teams that have been in the final AP top 25. He played on the 2003 team that finished No. 23. • Entered the business world after his playing days were over at Clemson and worked with Michelin North America for two years. • Earned an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering in 2002, was a First-Team Academic All-ACC selection and a CoSIDA Academic District III member. • Was a co-captain of Clemson’s 2003 team that had a 9-4 record and a No. 22 final ranking. He was also a recipient of an ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship.

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Lettered three years (2000-02) as a wide receiver and holder at Clemson.

Lettered four times (2000-03) as a wide receiver at Clemson.

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Degree in secondary education from Clemson in 2003.

Degree in industrial engineering from Clemson in 2002 with a team-high 3.55 GPA.

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Born Nov. 7, 1966 in Irondale, Ala. ... he and his wife, Constance, have three daughters, Maria, Mariah and Camille.

Born Dec. 28, 1980 in Arcadia, Fla. ... he and his wife, Sara, have a daughter, Savannah ... son of former Clemson assistant coach Brad Scott (1999-10).

Born Nov. 26, 1979 in Watsonville, Calif. ... he and his wife, Tamika, have two sons, A.J. and Ace.

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• 6th Season at Clemson • 39th Season Overall • Furman ‘77 • Born Jan. 26, 1954

• 4th Season at Clemson • 12th Season Overall • Boston College ‘94 • Born Aug. 16, 1972

• 3rd Season at Clemson • 11th Season Overall • Clemson ‘99 • Born Jan. 1, 1977

• Has a staff-high 38 years of experience in college coaching and a staff-high 446 college games as a coach. • Clemson has a 56-12 record and five top-25 final rankings in his five seasons. He also has two ACC titles and a national championship game appearance in 2015. • Coached five All-ACC selections in 2015, Clemson’s entire starting five on the offensive line. It was the first time in program history that occurred. Tackle Mitch Hyatt was a unanimous freshman All-American. • Coached offensive tackle Brandon Thomas, a thirdround draft pick, to his second-straight All-ACC season in 2013. Guard Tyler Shatley also earned All-ACC honors in 2013 and played in the NFL in 2014. • In 2012, he coached first-team All-American Dalton Freeman (C) and Thomas, a First-Team All-ACC pick. Freeman was a Rimington Trophy finalist for the second year in a row. • A big reason Clemson won the 2011 and 2015 ACC titles. • Served as Vanderbilt’s head coach in 2010 after eight years as offensive line coach at the school. • Started his coaching career as a student assistant at Furman under Art Baker in 1976 and became a full-time offensive line coach with the Paladins under Dick Sheridan in 1978.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Lettered three years at Furman under Art Baker, including his senior season (1975) when he was named team MVP and offensive captain.

EDUCATION Degree from Furman in 1977.

• Coached first-team All-American Deshaun Watson, Clemson’s first Heisman Trophy finalist, in 2015. Watson became the first player in FBS history with 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season. • Watson was Clemson’s first recipient of the Davey O’Brien Award and Manning Award. • Helped the 2015 Tigers to 11 straight games with 500 yards of total offense, a school record, and an appearance in the national championship game. • As recruiting coordinator, he spearheaded Clemson’s consensus top-10 class in February 2016. • Came to Clemson as recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach in December 2014 after serving three seasons (2012-14) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Richmond. • Six of the seven teams he worked with as an offensive coordinator from 2008-14 finished the season in the top 25 of the FCS poll. That included the 2014 Richmond team that entered the FCS playoffs ranked No. 16. Five of the last eight teams were conference champions or co-champions. • Served as a graduate assistant at Clemson in 2004 and 2005, when Dabo Swinney was an assistant coach. Streeter worked with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst during those two seasons.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

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Played at Boston College from 1991-94 ... All-ECAC selection and a Second-Team All-Big East Conference pick in 1993 ... one of four co-captains on the 1994 team.

Played quarterback at Clemson from 1996-99 ... received the inaugural Brandon Streeter Award in 1999.

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Degree in health science from Clemson in 1999 and a master’s degree in human resource development from Clemson in 2001.

Degree in communications with a minor in secondary education from Boston College in 1994.

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Born Jan. 26, 1954 in Pageland, S.C. ... he and his wife, Nora Lynn, have a daughter, Emsley.

Born Aug. 16, 1972 in Wilmington, Del. ... he and his wife, Kimberly, have two daughters, Michaela Rae and Milan Skye.

Born Jan. 1, 1977 ... he and his wife, Ashleigh, have three children, Chamberlin Brooke, Foard Michael and Mason Morgan.

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• Helped the Tigers to the 2015 ACC title and an appearance in the national championship game. • His defensive backs were a big reason the 2015 Tigers were fourth in the nation in third-down conversion percentage defense. • Coached First-Team All-ACC cornerback Mackensie Alexander, Second-Team All-ACC safety Jayron Kearse and Third-Team All-ACC cornerback Cordrea Tankersley in 2015. Alexander and Kearse were also AllAmericans, while that duo and T.J. Green are all on NFL rosters in 2016. • His defensive backs were a big reason the 2014 defense led the nation in total defense (260.8). He also coached cornerback Garry Peters, who was a FirstTeam All-ACC selection. • Was the defensive backs coach at NC State for six seasons (2007-12) and played four bowl games. • Has been an assistant coach at the college level for 10 years and at the NFL level for five seasons. He coached NC State All-American David Amerson, who is third in ACC history in career interceptions (18). As an NFL coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, he worked with former Clemson All-American and ninetime Pro Bowl selection Brian Dawkins. • Played two years in the NFL with the Panthers.

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Joey Batson is in his 31st year as a strength & conditioning coach at the college level and 20th year as the director of football strength & conditioning at Clemson. He has served as a head strength & conditioning coach 27 of his 31 years of service. Batson was named master strength & conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) in 2009. He was also named to the CSCCA board of directors in May 2016. He has had a strong impact on the program since he became director in 1997. He has had much to do with the success of the football program, helping the Tigers to 18 bowl games and 10 top-25 finishes, including top-15 finishes each of the last four years. Not only does Batson bring professional experience to the position at Clemson, he brings experience as a football player at the college level. The Travelers Rest, S.C., native was a tight end at The Citadel in 1979 before transferring to Newberry, where he was a two-year letterman and co-captain as a senior. Batson earned his bachelor of arts degree in physical education from Newberry in 1985 and his master’s degree in education from Clemson in 1988. He is married to the former Susan Malone of Greenville, S.C. They have two sons, Michael and Benjamin. Michael is a freshman on the 2016 Clemson football team.

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AUSTIN JACKSON

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Atlanta, Ga. (Mays HS)

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LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange HS)

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Fort Myers, Fla. (Island Coast HS)

Asheville, N.C. (A.C. Reynolds HS)

Foley, Ala. (Foley HS)

Conway, S.C. (Conway HS)

Union City, Ga. (Banneker HS)

Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern HS)

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Cooper City, Fla. (University HS)

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Columbia, S.C. 33,724 Dr. Harris Pastides Ray Tanner Gamecocks Garnet & Black Southeastern Conference Williams-Brice (80,250) 1892 Clemson leads 67-42-4 GamecocksOnline.com

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COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH Head Coach Will Muschamp (Georgia ‘94) Record at South Carolina (Seasons) 6-5 (1st) Career Record (Seasons) 34-26 (5th)

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Coach Bobby Bentley Shawn Elliott Coleman Hutzler Bryan McClendon Mike Peterson Travaris Robinson Kurt Roper Lance Thompson Pat Washington

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Player Trayvon Mullen Trevion Thompson Mark Fields Kelly Bryant Artavis Scott Deshaun Watson Shaq Smith Dorian O’Daniel Zerrick Cooper Mike Williams Lasamuel Davis Deon Cain Wayne Gallman Brian Dawkins Jr. Ben Boulware Tucker Israel Shadell Bell Isaiah Simmons K’Von Wallace Nick Schuessler Hunter Renfrow Denzel Johnson Diondre Overton Korrin Wiggins Jordan Leggett Cornell Powell Jadar Johnson T.J. Chase Tanner Muse Adrian Baker Tyshon Dye Xavier Kelly Van Smith Nolan Turner Cordrea Tankersley J.C. Chalk Adam Choice C.J. Fuller Tavien Feaster Marcus Edmond Jalen Williams Ryan Carter Andy Teasdall J.D. Davis Kendall Joseph Ray-Ray McCloud Judah Davis Amir Trapp Jaquarius Brice Grant Radakovich Christian Wilkins Chad Smith Garrett Williams Chris Register James Skalski Alex Spence Richard Yeargin Jabril Robinson Justin Falcinelli Taylor Hearn Austin Spence Tyrone Crowder Scott Pagano Tre Lamar Jay Guillermo Gage Cervenka Bradley Tatko David Estes Cade Stewart Jake Fruhmorgen Albert Huggins Maverick Morris Noah Green Tremayne Anchrum John Simpson Mitch Hyatt Sean Pollard Zach Giella Chandler Reeves Milan Richard Adrien Dunn Cannon Smith Seth Ryan D.J. Greenlee Sean Mac Lain Dexter Lawrence Austin Bryant Greg Huegel Nyles Pinckney Sterling Johnson Carlos Watkins Clelin Ferrell

Pos. CB WR CB QB WR QB LB LB QB WR DE WR RB CB LB QB TE S DB QB WR/P S WR S TE WR S WR S CB RB DE S S CB TE RB RB RB CB LB DB P LB LB WR LB CB DE TE DL LB TE DE LB PK DE DL OL OL LS OG DT LB OL OL LS LS OL OT DT OL OL OT OG OT OT OL OT TE WR TE WR TE WR DT DE PK DT DT DT DE

Hgt. 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-2 5-9 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-9 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-8 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-3 5-7 6-5 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-5

Wgt. 185 200 180 215 190 215 240 215 205 225 210 210 210 175 235 180 220 220 190 200 180 195 200 200 260 200 210 175 220 180 220 265 195 195 200 235 210 215 210 175 215 180 190 225 230 180 235 160 215 255 310 235 245 255 235 195 260 265 315 325 195 340 295 240 310 305 225 200 290 290 305 305 290 290 315 295 315 300 280 260 180 265 180 245 200 340 265 195 295 305 305 265

SOUTH CAROLINA Cl. Fr. *So. So. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. *Jr. Fr. *Jr. Fr. So. *Jr. Fr. Sr. *Fr. *Fr. Fr. Fr. *Gr. *So. *Fr. Fr. *Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. *Fr. *Jr. *Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. *So. *So. Fr. *Jr. So. *Jr. *Gr. So. *So. So. So. *Fr. Sr. *Gr. So. *Fr. So. *So. Fr. *So. *So. *So. *So. *So. *Fr. *Jr. *Jr. Fr. *Sr. *Fr. Sr. *Sr. Fr. So. So. *Jr. *Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. *Fr. Fr. *So. Sr. *So. *Jr. *Jr. Sr. Fr. So. *So. Fr. *Fr. *Sr. *Fr.

TIGERS vs. GAMECOCKS

STARTING LINEUPS WHEN CLEMSON HAS THE BALL CLEMSON OFFENSE Pos. LT LG C RG RT TE WR QB RB WR WR PK

# 75 51 57 55 76 16 7 4 9 13 3 92

Player Mitch Hyatt Taylor Hearn Jay Guillermo Tyrone Crowder Sean Pollard Jordan Leggett Mike Williams Deshaun Watson Wayne Gallman Hunter Renfrow Artavis Scott Greg Huegel

Hgt. 6-5 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-11

Pos. DE DT DT DE LB LB LB CB S S CB P

# Player Hgt. 8 Marquavius Lewis 6-3 90 Taylor Stallworth 6-2 93 Ulric Jones 6-5 5 Darius English 6-6 28 Jonathan Walton 6-0 11 T.J. Holloman 6-2 4 Bryson Allen-Williams 6-0 3 Chris Lammons 5-10 22 Steven Montac 5-11 6 Chris Moody 6-1 7 Jamarcus King 6-2 13 Sean Kelly 5-10

Wgt. 295 325 310 340 315 260 225 215 210 180 190 195

Cl. So. *So. *Sr. *Jr. Fr. Sr. *Jr. Jr. *Jr. *So. Jr. *So.

SOUTH CAROLINA DEFENSE Wgt. 270 310 300 245 230 230 230 190 190 220 180 190

Cl. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr.

WHEN SOUTH CAROLINA HAS THE BALL SOUTH CAROLINA OFFENSE Pos. LT LG C RG RT TE TE WR QB RB WR PK

# 74 78 70 51 77 81 3 1 4 21 89 29

Player Mason Zandi Zack Bailey Alan Knott Cory Helms Malik Young Hayden Hurst K.C. Crosby Deebo Samuel Jake Bentley Rico Dowdle Bryan Edwards Elliott Fry

Pos. DE DT DT DE SLB MLB WLB CB SS FS CB P

# 42 94 90 99 6 34 10 31 18 23 25 32

Player Christian Wilkins Carlos Watkins Dexter Lawrence Clelin Ferrell Dorian O’Daniel Kendall Joseph Ben Boulware Ryan Carter Jadar Johnson Van Smith Cordrea Tankersley Andy Teasdall

Hgt. 6-9 6-6 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-0

Wgt. 315 315 290 310 300 250 227 205 223 211 210 170

Cl. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr.

Wgt. 310 305 340 265 215 230 235 180 210 195 200 190

Cl. So. *Sr. Fr. *Fr. *Jr. *So. Sr. *Jr. Sr. So. Sr. *Gr.

CLEMSON DEFENSE Hgt. 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-11

OFFICIALS Referee Marc Curles Center Judge Brian Davis Umpire Brent Sowell Head Linesman Randall Kizer Line Judge Chris Conway Side Judge Richard Rooker

# 1 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 35 36 39 40 41 42 44 47 48 48 49 50 51 52 55 60 63 65 66 69 70 72 74 77 78 79 81 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 99

Player Deebo Samuel K.C. Crosby Chris Lammons Bryson Allen-Williams Jake Bentley Darius English Terry Googer Chris Moody Jamarcus King Randrecous Davis Marquavius Lewis Sherrod Pittman Jerad Washington Skai Moore Perry Orth T.J. Holloman Brandon McIlwain Korey Banks Jalen Dread Sean Kelly Jamari Smith Matrick Belton Rashad Fenton Chaz Elder Danny Gordon Keir Thomas Lorenzo Nunez Joseph Charlton Rico Dowdle Antoine Wilder Steven Montac Larenz Bryant D.J. Smith A.J. Turner Jasper Sasser Jonathan Walton Elliott Fry Darius Paulk Rod Talley David Williams Mon Denson Daniel Fennell Shannon James C.J. Freeman Rivers Bedenbaugh Jacob August Tyler Ragsdale Jordan Diggs T.J. Brunson Drew Williams Nick McGriff Dexter Wideman Boosie Whitlow Sadarius Hutcherson Cory Helms Jajuan Blankenship Christian Pellage Chandler Farrell Blake Camper Pika Leota Will Putnam D.J. Park Alan Knott Donell Stanley Mason Zandi Malik Young Zack Bailey Trey Derouen Hayden Hurst Chavis Dawkins Kyle Markway Michael Almond Kiel Pollard Javon Charleston Bryan Edwards Taylor Stallworth Shameik Blackshear D.J. Wonnum Ulric Jones Kelsey Griffin Dante Sawyer Aaron Thompson Kobe Smith Abu Lamin

Pos. WR TE DB LB QB DL WR DB DB WR DL LB WR LB QB LB QB WR LB P WR WR DB DB QB DL WR PK/P RB DB DB LB DB RB DB LB PK RB RB RB RB DL DB RB TE TE LB DB LB LS LS DL DL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL TE WR TE PK/P TE WR WR DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL

Hgt. 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-0 5-8 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-5 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-3 5-7 5-11 6-2 6-6 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-6 6-2 6-8 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-9 6-3 6-6 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4

Wgt. 205 227 190 230 223 245 220 220 180 181 270 225 175 220 200 230 205 180 220 190 210 215 190 200 210 265 205 185 211 185 190 225 195 195 210 230 170 205 205 220 215 235 160 200 256 248 220 205 225 215 225 280 240 273 310 265 305 280 300 315 282 330 290 325 315 300 315 310 250 200 245 222 230 195 210 310 265 240 300 295 275 271 305 310

Cl. So. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr.

Field Judge Wes Booker Back Judge Scott Vaughan Alternate Jay Vines TV Liaison Rick Walton Replay Official Jack Cramer Communicator Bruce Palmer

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2016 OPPONENT RESULTS & SCHEDULES AUBURN (8-3) Opponent Clemson Arkansas State * Texas A&M * Louisiana State Louisiana-Monroe * at Mississippi State * Arkansas * at Mississippi * Vanderbilt * at Georgia Alabama A&M Date Opponent 11-26 * at Alabama

W-L L W L W W W W W W L W

TROY (8-2) Score 13-19 51-14 16-29 18-13 58-7 38-14 56-3 40-29 23-16 7-13 55-0

Time 3:30 p.m.

NC STATE (5-6) Opponent William & Mary at East Carolina Old Dominion * Wake Forest Notre Dame * at Clemson * at Louisville * Boston College * Florida State * at Syracuse * Miami (Fla.)

W-L W L W W W L(OT) L L L W L

Date Opponent 11-25 * at North Carolina

Opponent Austin Peay at Clemson at Southern Mississippi * New Mexico State * at Idaho * Georgia State * at South Alabama Massachusetts * Appalachian State * Arkansas State

W-L W L W W W W W W W L

Date Opponent 11-26 * at Texas State 12-3 * at Georgia Southern

SC STATE (4-6) Score 57-17 24-30 37-31 52-6 34-13 31-21 28-21 52-31 28-24 3-35

Opponent at Central Florida at Louisiana Tech at Clemson * at Florida A&M * at Howard * Delaware State * at Hampton * at North Carolina A&T * Norfolk State * Savannah State

Time 4 p.m. 1 p.m.

Date Opponent 11-26 * Bethune-Cookman

FLORIDA STATE (8-3) Score 48-14 30-33 49-22 33-16 10-3 17-24 13-54 14-21 20-24 35-20 13-27 Time Noon

Opponent Mississippi Charleston Southern * at Louisville at South Florida * North Carolina * at Miami (Fla.) * Wake Forest * Clemson * at NC State * Boston College * at Syracuse Date 11-26

Opponent Florida

W-L W W L W L W W L W W W

W-L L L L W W W L L L W

GEORGIA TECH (7-4) Score 0-38 24-53 0-59 48-14 14-9 30-3 26-28 20-30 10-13 32-0

Time 1:30 p.m.

SYRACUSE (4-7) W-L W L L W L L W W L L L

Opponent * Boston College Mercer Vanderbilt * Clemson * Miami (Fla.) * at Pittsburgh Georgia Southern * Duke * at North Carolina * at Virginia Tech * Virginia Date 11-26

W-L W W W L L L W W L W W

Score 17-14 35-10 38-7 7-26 21-35 34-37 35-24 38-35 20-48 30-20 31-17

Opponent at Georgia

Time Noon

PITTSBURGH (7-4)

Score 45-34 52-8 20-63 55-35 35-37 20-19 17-6 34-37 24-20 45-7 45-14

Opponent Colgate * Louisville South Florida at Connecticut Notre Dame * at Wake Forest * Virginia Tech * at Boston College * at Clemson * NC State * Florida State

Score 33-7 28-62 20-45 31-24 33-50 9-28 31-17 28-20 0-54 20-35 14-45

Time 8 p.m.

Date Opponent Time 11-26 * at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m.

Opponent Villanova Penn State at Oklahoma State * at North Carolina Marshall * Georgia Tech * at Virginia * Virginia Tech * at Miami (Fla.) * at Clemson * Duke Date Opponent 11-26 * Syracuse

W-L W W L L W W W L L W W

Score 28-7 42-39 38-45 36-37 43-27 37-34 45-31 36-39 28-51 43-42 56-14

Time 12:30 p.m.

* - conference regular-season game; Note: All times are EST; home games in bold.

LOUISVILLE (9-2) Opponent Charlotte * at Syracuse * Florida State at Marshall * at Clemson * Duke * NC State * at Virginia * at Boston College * Wake Forest at Houston Date 11-26

W-L W W W W L W W W W W L

Opponent Kentucky

BOSTON COLLEGE (5-6) Score 70-14 62-28 63-20 59-28 36-42 24-14 54-13 32-25 52-7 44-12 10-36 Time Noon

WAKE FOREST (6-5) Opponent Tulane * at Duke Delaware at Indiana * at NC State * Syracuse * at Florida State Army * Virginia * at Louisville * Clemson

W-L W W W W L W L L W L L

Date Opponent 11-26 * Boston College

Opponent * Georgia Tech at Massachusetts * at Virginia Tech Wagner Buffalo * Clemson * Syracuse * at NC State * Louisville * at Florida State Connecticut

W-L L W L W W L L W L L W

Date Opponent 11-26 * at Wake Forest

Score 14-17 26-7 0-49 42-10 35-3 10-56 20-28 21-14 7-52 7-45 30-0 Time 3 p.m.

SOUTH CAROLINA (6-5)

Score 7-3 24-14 38-21 33-28 16-33 28-9 6-17 13-21 27-20 12-44 13-35

Opponent * at Vanderbilt * at Mississippi State East Carolina * at Kentucky * Texas A&M * Georgia Massachusetts * Tennessee * Missouri * at Florida Western Carolina

Time 3 p.m.

Date 11-26

Opponent at Clemson

W-L W L W L L L W W W L W

Score 13-10 14-27 20-15 10-17 13-24 14-28 34-28 24-21 31-21 7-20 44-31

Time 7:30 p.m.


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FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Year Player Pos. 1939 Banks McFadden B 1940 Joe Blalock E 1941 Joe Blalock E 1945 Ralph Jenkins C 1948 Bobby Gage B 1950 Jackie Calvert S 1959 Lou Cordileone OL 1966 Wayne Mass OL 1967 Harry Olszewski OG 1970 Dave Thompson OG 1974 Bennie Cunningham TE 1975 Bennie Cunningham TE 1977 Joe Bostic OG 1978 Joe Bostic OG Jerry Butler WR 1979 Jim Stuckey DT 1981 Jeff Davis LB Terry Kinard FS Perry Tuttle WR 1982 * Terry Kinard FS 1983 William Perry MG 1984 William Perry MG 1986 Terrence Flagler RB John Phillips OG 1987 Michael Dean Perry DT David Treadwell PK Donnell Woolford CB 1988 Donnell Woolford CB 1989 Stacy Long OT 1990 Stacy Long OT 1991 Rob Bodine MG Jeb Flesch OG Levon Kirkland LB Ed McDaniel LB 1993 Stacy Seegars OG 1996 Anthony Simmons LB 1997 Anthony Simmons LB 1998 Antwan Edwards CB 1999 Keith Adams LB 2000 Keith Adams LB Rod Gardner WR 2004 Leroy Hill LB 2005 Tye Hill CB 2006 * Gaines Adams DE 2007 Barry Richardson OT 2009 DeAndre McDaniel S * C.J. Spiller RB 2010 * Da’Quan Bowers DE 2011 Dwayne Allen TE Sammy Watkins WR 2012 Tajh Boyd QB Dalton Freeman C Sammy Watkins WR 2013 Vic Beasley DE Sammy Watkins WR 2014 Vic Beasley DE 2015 Jayron Kearse S Shaq Lawson DE Deshaun Watson QB * - unanimous first-team All-American

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Pos. Pick Team B 4 Dodgers RB 6 Steelers L 12 Giants TE 28 Steelers WR 5 Bills QB 23 Chiefs DT 20 49ers DT 6 Seahawks WR 19 Bills FS 10 Giants MG 22 Bears TB 25 49ers CB 11 Bears DT 16 Raiders OLB 15 Packers DE 28 Broncos ILB 15 Seahawks CB 25 Packers WR 15 Redskins CB 15 Rams DE 4 Buccaneers RB 9 Bills WR 27 Texans WR 4 Bills DE 8 Falcons LB 31 Saints DE 19 Bills

FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS

Year Player 1939 Banks McFadden 1949 Bobby Gage 1960 Lou Cordileone 1976 Bennie Cunningham 1979 Jerry Butler Steve Fuller 1980 Jim Stuckey 1982 Jeff Bryant Perry Tuttle 1983 Terry Kinard 1985 William Perry 1987 Terrence Flagler 1989 Donnell Woolford 1992 Chester McGlockton 1993 Wayne Simmons 1997 Trevor Pryce 1998 Anthony Simmons 1999 Antwan Edwards 2001 Rod Gardner 2006 Tye Hill 2007 Gaines Adams 2010 C.J. Spiller 2013 DeAndre Hopkins 2014 Sammy Watkins 2015 Vic Beasley Stephone Anthony 2016 Shaq Lawson

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$1,062,528,346 We broke every record, surpassed every goal. Thousands of Clemson alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, parents, organizations and corporations helped us surpass our $1 billion goal — the largest goal ever achieved by a public university with an alumni base our size — you helped to make this the largest fundraising effort in the state of South Carolina. Clemson Tigers are All In and it shows. Every gift — from coins in a bucket to milliondollar endowments — is transforming lives and impacting the future of our University, our state, our nation and our world. Your support will allow current and future generations of students the opportunity for a quality education and ensure a strong Clemson today, tomorrow and forever.

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SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

Player Pos. Year(s) Team Dan Benish DT 1987 Redskins Jeff Bostic C 1982,87,91 Redskins Dwight Clark WR 1981,84 49ers Bennie Cunningham TE 1978,79 Steelers Ty Davis CB 1986 Giants Nick Eason DT 2008 Steelers Terrence Flagler RB 1988,89 49ers Steve Fuller QB 1985 Bears Chris Gardocki P 2005 Steelers Andy Headen LB 1986 Giants Tony Horne WR 1999 Rams Terry Kinard FS 1986 Giants Bill Mathis RB 1968 Jets Byron Maxwell CB 2013 Seahawks Dexter McCleon CB 1999 Rams John McMakin TE 1974 Steelers William Perry MG 1985 Bears Trevor Pryce DT 1997,98 Broncos Archie Reese DT 1981 49ers Wayne Simmons LB 1996 Packers Jim Stuckey DT 1981,84 49ers James Trapp DB 2000 Ravens Anthony Waters LB 2009 Saints Charlie Waters S 1971,77 Cowboys Note: Years reflect regular seasons.

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Year Player Pos. Team 1952 Ray Mathews HB Steelers 1955 Ray Mathews HB Steelers 1961 Bill Hudson DT Chargers Bill Mathis RB Jets Harold Olson OT Bills 1963 Bill Mathis RB Jets 1976 Charlie Waters S Cowboys 1977 Charlie Waters S Cowboys 1978 Charlie Waters S Cowboys 1980 Jerry Butler WR Bills 1981 Dwight Clark WR 49ers 1982 Dwight Clark WR 49ers 1983 Jeff Bostic C Redskins 1985 Dale Hatcher P Rams Kevin Mack RB Browns 1987 Kevin Mack RB Browns 1988 Terry Kinard S Giants Johnny Rembert LB Patriots 1989 Michael Dean Perry DT Browns Johnny Rembert LB Patriots David Treadwell PK Broncos 1990 Michael Dean Perry DT Browns 1991 Michael Dean Perry DT Browns 1993 Michael Dean Perry DT Browns Donnell Woolford CB Bears 1994 Chester McGlockton DT Raiders Michael Dean Perry DT Browns 1995 Chester McGlockton DT Raiders 1996 Terry Allen TB Redskins Chris Gardocki P Colts Levon Kirkland LB Steelers Chester McGlockton DT Raiders Michael Dean Perry DT Broncos 1997 Levon Kirkland LB Steelers Chester McGlockton DT Raiders 1998 Ed McDaniel LB Vikings 1999 Brian Dawkins S Eagles Trevor Pryce DT Broncos 2000 Trevor Pryce DT Broncos 2001 Brian Dawkins S Eagles Trevor Pryce DT Broncos 2002 Brian Dawkins S Eagles Trevor Pryce DT Broncos 2004 Brian Dawkins S Eagles 2005 Brian Dawkins S Eagles 2006 Brian Dawkins S Eagles Justin Miller KR Jets 2008 Brian Dawkins S Eagles 2009 Brian Dawkins S Broncos 2011 Brian Dawkins S Broncos 2012 C.J. Spiller RB Bills 2015 DeAndre Hopkins WR Texans Note: Years reflect regular seasons.

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FROM “THE MOST EXCITING 25 SECONDS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL,” TO 85,000 SCREAMING TIGER FANS, DEATH VALLEY HAS GIVEN CLEMSON ONE OF THE BEST HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGES IN THE COUNTRY.

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lemson’s Memorial Stadium has been held in high esteem for many years. Whether it be players from the 1940s and 1950s, opposing players from the 1970s and 1980s or even professional players in the 1990s, the ambiance of this special setting is what college football is all about. And in 2013, Bleacher Report rated Memorial Stadium as the third-best stadium in the nation. The storied edifice added to its legend when the first meeting of father-and-son head coaches (Bowden Bowl I) took place before a record crowd of 86,092 fans in 1999. Clemson has been in the top 20 in the nation in average attendance 34 straight seasons. A crowd has exceeded 80,000 fans 70 times since the 1983 season. In 2015, Clemson was 14th in the nation in average home attendance. The legend was further enhanced in 2014 and 2015 when the Tigers had perfect 7-0 home records. Defending national champions are 0-3 all-time at Memorial Stadium. Clemson had a 13game winning streak at home from 2011 to 2012, setting a record for the facility. The Tigers entered the 2016 season with 33 wins in their last 35 home games and a school-record 16-game winning streak. The facility’s mystique is derived from its many traditions, which date to its opening in 1942, the legendary games and players, and Clemson’s corresponding rate of success. The Tigers have won 282 games in 74 years and have won over 73 percent of the contests (282-101-7). The stadium has definitely been good to the Tigers, but it was constructed against the advice of at least one coach. Before head coach Jess Neely left for Rice after the 1939 season, he gave Clemson a message.

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“Don’t ever let them talk you into building a big stadium,” he said. “Put about 10,000 seats behind the YMCA. That’s all you’ll ever need.” Instead of following Neely’s advice, Clemson officials decided to build the new stadium in a valley on the western part of campus. The place took some clearing, as there were many trees, but luckily there were no hedges. The crews went to work, clearing, cutting, pouring and forming. On Sept. 19, 1942, Memorial Stadium opened with Clemson defeating Presbyterian College 32-13. Those 20,000 seats installed for the opener would soon grow. When the original part of the stadium was built in the early 1940s, much of the work was done by scholarship athletes, including football players. The first staking out of the stadium was done by two members of the football team, A.N. Cameron and Hugh Webb. Webb returned to Clemson years later to be an architecture professor and Cameron went on to become a civil engineer in Louisiana. The construction of Memorial Stadium did not proceed without problems. One afternoon during the clearing of the land, a young player proudly announced that he was not allergic to poison oak. He then proceeded to attack the poison oak with a swing blade, throwing the plants to and fro. The next day, the boy was swollen twice his size and was hospitalized. There are many other stories about the stadium, including one that Frank Howard put a chew of tobacco in each corner as the concrete poured. Howard said that the seeding of the grass caused a few problems. “About 40 people and I laid sod on the field,” he said. “After three weeks on July 15, we had only gotten halfway through.

“I told them that it had taken us three weeks to get that far and I would give them three more weeks’ pay for however long it took. I also told them we would have 50 gallons of ice cream when we got through. After that, it took them three days to do

the rest of the field. Then we sat down in the middle of the field and ate up that whole 50 gallons.” Howard said that on the day of the first game in the stadium, “the gates were hung at 1 p.m., and we played at 2 p.m.” But that


would be all of the construction for awhile. Then in 1958, 18,000 sideline seats were added, and in 1960, 5,658 West endzone seats were added in response to increasing attendance. With the large East endzone (“Green Grass” section), this expansion increased capacity to 53,000. Later, upper decks were added to each side of Memorial Stadium as crowds swelled, the first in 1978 and the second in 1983. It increased capacity to over 80,000, which makes it one of the largest on-campus stadiums in the country. In 2006, the WestZone was added, an area that contains locker rooms, offices, a weight room and luxury club level that holds over 1,000 seats. The effect that inflation has had can be dramatically seen in the differences in stadium construction. The original part of Memorial Stadium was built at a cost of only $125,000, or $6.25 per seat. Memorial Stadium’s newest upper deck was finished in 1983 at a cost of $13.5 million, or $866 per seat. Through the years, Memorial Stadium has become known as “Death Valley” across the country. It was tagged by Presbyterian College head coach Lonnie McMillian during the late 1940s. After bringing his teams to Clemson for many years and getting whipped, he said the place was like “Death Valley.” A few years later, the name stuck. In 1974, the playing surface was named Frank Howard Field for the legendary coach because of his long service and dedication to Clemson University. Luckily, it wasn’t built behind the YMCA.

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THE HILL A CLEMSON TRADITION SINCE 1942, THE TIGERS HAVE RUN DOWN THE HILL HUNDREDS OF TIMES IN FRONT OF RAUCOUS DEATH VALLEY CROWDS.

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hat has been described as “the most exciting 25 seconds in college football” from a color and pageantry standpoint actually started out as a matter-of-fact entrance, mainly because of necessity. The first 20,000 seats in Memorial Stadium were built and ready for use before the 1942 season, less than a year after Pearl Harbor was bombed and the U.S., was drawn into World War II. The shortest entry into Memorial Stadium was a short walk down Williamson Road from Fike Fieldhouse’s dressing rooms to a gate at the top of the Hill, located behind the East endzone. There

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were no dressing facilities inside the West endzone of Memorial Stadium...there was only a giant clock, where the hands turned, and a scoreboard that was operated by hand. The team would dress in Fike Fieldhouse, walk down Williamson Road, come in the gate underneath where the scoreboard now stands and jog down the Hill for its warmup exercises. There was no fanfare, no cannon shot fired, no Tiger Paw flag, no “Tiger Rag” played...just the team making its entrance and lining up to do the side-straddle hop. That is the way things went for the next 25 years. Either in 1964 or 1965, Sam Jones, a member of the class of 1919, made a

trip to California. He stopped at a spot in Death Valley, Calif., and picked up a white flint rock. He presented it to head coach Frank Howard as being from Death Valley, California to Death Valley, South Carolina. The rock laid on the floor in Howard’s office in Fike Fieldhouse for years. One day, he was cleaning up his office and told Gene Willimon, who was executive secretary of IPTAY, to “take this rock and throw it over the fence or out in the ditch...do something with it, but get it out of my office!” Willimon did not think that was the way a rock should be treated. After all, it had been brought over 1,900 miles by a very sincere Tiger fan.

By the mid 1960s, Memorial Stadium was living up to its moniker (“Death Valley”) because of the number of Tiger wins that had been recorded there. Actually, the name was first used by Lonnie McMillian, head coach at Presbyterian College during the 1940s. McMillian and the other Blue Hose coaches before him opened each season by playing at Clemson. Seldom scoring (24 shutouts in 39 games) and with only three wins and four ties, his teams were getting “killed” by the Tigers regularly. In 1948, McMillian made the remark to the press that he was taking his team to play Clemson in “Death Valley.” An occasional reference to Memorial Stadium


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by that name could be heard the next four years, but when Howard started calling it “Death Valley” in the 1950s, the name took off like wildfire. Clemson celebrated its 74th year in the “Valley” in 2015 with a 7-0 home record, one of 12 FBS schools with a perfect home record. But getting back to Howard’s Rock. It was mounted on a pedestal at the top of the Hill on the East side of the stadium. It was unveiled Sept. 24, 1966, when Clemson played Virginia. The Tigers trailed by 18 points with 17 minutes left and came back to win 40-35 on a 75yard pass from Jimmy Addison to Jacky Jackson in the fourth quarter. That was quite a debut for Howard’s Rock.

The team members started rubbing Howard’s Rock prior to running down the Hill on Sept. 23, 1967, a day when Clemson defeated Wake Forest 23-6. Prior to running down the Hill, Howard told his players, “If you’re going to give me 110 percent, you can rub that rock. If you’re not, keep your filthy hands off it!” Howard told of the incident the following day on his television show, and the story became legend. When Hootie Ingram succeeded Howard as head coach in 1970, he made the logical decision that the team would make its final entrance out of the new dressing room in the West endzone. In all home games during the 1970 and 1971

seasons and the first four games of 1972 when the Tigers did not run down the Hill, their combined record was 6-9. The seniors, led by Ben Anderson, decided they wanted to come down the Hill prior to the South Carolina contest, the finale of the 1972 season. The result, in a cold, freezing rain, was a 7-6 victory when Jimmy Williamson knocked down a two-point conversion attempt, which preserved the narrow win. Clemson has made the entrance before every home game since 1942, except for the years mentioned and the first game of 1973 (381 times entering 2016). After final warmups, the team gathers back in its dressing room under the West

endzone stands for its final game instructions. Approximately 10 minutes prior to kickoff, the team boards three buses, rides around behind the North stands to the East endzone and disembarks to the top of the Hill behind Howard’s Rock. At the appointed time, the cannon booms, and led by a giant Tiger Paw flag carried by cheerleaders and Rally Cats, the band forms two lines for the team to run between and strikes up “Tiger Rag.” The frenzy starts in all sincerity and usually lasts three hours. It is a tradition that has inspired Clemson players for many years. Yahoo! Sports agrees, as it rated it the best entrance in the nation in 2014.

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new era of Clemson football is officially underway. Head coach Dabo Swinney and director of athletics Dan Radakovich held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new football operations complex adjacent to the indoor practice facility in December 2015. In only a few short months, the 140,000 square foot facility has taken root on the west side of the indoor practice area, springing to life one of the nation’s premier complexes for football operations. The targeted completion for the $55 million project is early 2017. The complex will include all the elements needed to run the day-to-day operations - locker room, training room, equipment room, weight room, meeting rooms, dining hall, recruiting center and coaches offices. The plans for the new facility include a dedicated space for player development, which is currently housed in a small area where associate athletic director Jeff Davis works in the WestZone. The uniqueness of the facility does not end there. Inside, the main lobby of the operations complex will house a replica of the Hill, complete with a “Rock” at the top, that will provide a significant boost in terms of recruiting visits. The complex will also utilize plenty of outdoor space, by incorporating the geography from the Seneca River and the surrounding area. One of the biggest advantages the new facility offers is the chance to bring all of the program facets together in close proximity. “We’ve put our guys on trams yearround across the street, and there’s always a little bit of a disconnect when they’re over there and we’re in the WestZone in the summer,” said Swinney. “This allows us to have a football operations center where it all happens - the practice, the indoor facility, everything. You’re with players and interacting with them all the time. “Then on gameday, when you walk in that locker room, it’s special...seven days a year.”

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hen fans envision an indoor practice facility like the one that was completed for the Tiger football team in 2013, certain stereotypes come to mind. Common perceptions are largely simplistic in nature, and the idea that a facility that is solely for game preparation, out of the gaze of onlookers and carries a large amount of importance seems crazy. But the facility was never about football alone. In fact, the

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a long coaches platform so that practice can be viewed from above. In addition, by way of a short corridor, the platform extends to the back side of the building, so that any drills taking place outside on the other two fields can be seen from the building. The indoor facility, which includes more than 5,000 square feet of support, will adjoin the new football operations complex, specifically the new weight room, when the project is completed.

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he WestZone at Memorial Stadium, completed in 2009, has 150,000 square feet of space, among the nation’s largest facilities dedicated solely for football. The equipment room was expanded to include, among other items, new offices and a new laundry room that encompasses approximately 6,000 square feet of space. The football staff offices and meeting rooms are composed of approximately 4,000 square feet of existing space and more than 18,000 square feet of new space. The facility includes offices for the head coach, assistant coaches and support staff along with position meeting rooms and a 150-seat auditorium with a sloped floor and theater seating. The training room, located on the north side of the home team’s locker room, was expanded to include a hydrotherapy room, offices and examination rooms. The training room is 6,200 square feet as well. Prior to the 2012 season, over 8,000 square feet of enclosed space was added on the second level, which houses “The Paw,” Clemson’s training table. In the summer of 2014, WestZone underwent further renovations, including refurbishing of the recruiting areas and added graphics. Moving all football operations to the WestZone opened up space in the Jervey and McFadden Buildings for the other 18 Clemson sports to improve their facilities for recruiting and have more office, training, conditioning and sports medicine space. This has enhanced the performance of Tiger athletics and the 19 programs, both on and off the field of competition.

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Architects, Engineers & Business Friends Working For The Future Of Clemson

800 associates

at our Spartanburg, SC global headquarters EMPLOYING TIGERS FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS

www.AFLglobal.com

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Andrea Hartranft, IALD Principal

Lighting Design

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More than 50% of Clemson students who partcipate in AFL’s

intern/co-op program are

hired full-time


VICKERY Hall CLEMSON’S INNOVATIVE AND IMITATED VICKERY HALL WAS THE NATION’S FIRST STAND-ALONE FACILITY BUILT SOLELY TO PROVIDE ACADEMIC SUPPORT TO STUDENT-ATHLETES. IT HAS HELPED THE TIGER FOOTBALL PROGRAM SET NEW STANDARDS FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM AND GRADUATION RATES.

S

ince its inception in 1991, the department of athletic academic services, located in Vickery Hall, has provided Clemson student-athletes a continued commitment to excellence in its pursuit of an elite college education. Vickery Hall has a staff of 18 fulltime members, one graduate assistant and over 100 tutors, mentors and strategic tutors. Our mission is to address the total student-athlete by coaching our student-athletes to success in the academic, athletic and career arenas. Clemson University has a long-standing vision and commitment to the personal and academic growth and development of its student-athletes. That vision established Vickery Hall, which was the first stand-alone facility in the country constructed solely to provide academic support to student-athletes. The 27,000 square-foot, two-story, $3 million structure is an aesthetically impressive structure that provides premier academic support and services.

Vickery Hall and its dedicated to providing a cational experience by environment of respect,

programs are holistic, eduinspiring an integrity and

excellence. Under the direction of the associate athletic director for athletic academic services, Steve Duzan, the staff guides and encourages each indi-

vidual to reach his or her full potential as a student, athlete and citizen. As an original member of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, Vickery Hall, in conjunction with the department of student-athlete development, provides opportunities and services to address the changing needs and skills of student-athletes during college, as well as after graduation. The program has a strong tradition of success and was selected for the FBS Athletic Director’s Association “Program of Excellence” award, recognizing CHAMPS/Life Skills excellence. The Vickery Hall staff is a major reason the Clemson football team is the only program in the nation to finish in the top 25 of both polls on the field and in the top-10 percent in terms of APR scores in the classroom each of the last five seasons. Clemson is also one of only three FBS programs in the top-10 percent each of the last six years in terms of APR scores, joining Duke and Northwestern.

A TOTAL OF 129 OF THE 135 SENIOR LETTERMEN (96 PERCENT) IN DABO SWINNEY’S SEVEN FULL YEARS AS HEAD COACH HAVE GRADUATED, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO VICKERY HALL. THE OTHER SIX WHO HAVE NOT GRADUATED ARE EITHER IN SCHOOL OR ON NFL ROSTERS.

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Jeffrey S. Brown Newberry Sand Inc.

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Phone: 864 304 4614 Cell Office: 864-969-2329 Fax: 864-969-6215

OAKWAY TRACTOR, INC. 5671 West Oak Hwy. Westminster, SC 29693 Andy Myers Sales

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uzts & Associates, Inc. Debra Ouzts, MPH, CPC President & CEO

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COMPLIANCE T

Ask Before You Act!

his brief NCAA rules education is aimed at outlining basic rules to help potential students-athletes, parents and boosters better understand the regulations. Clemson University is committed to recruiting and conducting our athletic program with the highest level of integrity. If you have any questions, contact our compliance services office at 864-6561580, compliance-L@clemson.edu or visit our website (ClemsonTigers.com) for more information.

ARE YOU A BOOSTER? The NCAA definition of a “representative of athletics interest” generally encompasses most individuals who regularly attend Clemson sporting events (reminder - once a representative, always a representative). Specifically, a booster, or “representative of athletics interests,” is any individual, independent agency, corporate entity or other organization that is presently or has ever: • Participated in promoting the institution’s athletic program (such as buying season tickets to sporting events). • Assisted in providing benefits (such as summer employment) to enrolled student-athletes. • Assisted or been requested by the department of athletics staff to assist in the recruitment of prospective studentathletes.

CUAD MISSION STATEMENT The department of athletics offers nationally prominent athletic programs. Through a dedicated commitment to educational interests, a competitive athletic program and integrity in all areas, the student-athletes, coaches and staff strive to bring credit and recognition to Clemson University. The mission of the athletic department is to sponsor a broad-based athletic program that provides educational and athletic opportunities for young men and women to grow, develop and serve the interests of Clemson University by complementing and enhancing its diversity and quality of life. Furthermore, the athletic department seeks to be a source of pride for the citizens of the state of South Carolina and to be recognized as a nationally prominent program, through consistently high levels of performance and accomplishment in athletic competitions. The athletic department strives to develop student-athletes academically and athletically with the total commitment of aiding their efforts to graduate from Clemson University and advance to careers that will enable them to be productive members of society. The athletic department will act in an ethical and honest manner, dedicated to compliance with all federal, state, NCAA, conference and university rules and regulations.

• Attended Clemson University. • Contributed to the department of athletics or IPTAY. • Participated in or been a member of IPTAY. • Been otherwise involved in the Clemson University athletics program.

ASK BEFORE YOU ACT Prospective student-athletes may... • Identify outstanding potential studentathletes in your area and forward information, such as newspaper articles, to the coach of that sport at Clemson. • Continue to establish friendships with friends and neighbors, even those with prospect-aged children. However, contact with those for recruiting purposes is prohibited. • Attend, on your own initiative, events such as games and banquets where prospective student-athletes are present as long as you do not contact the prospect(s) or their family for recruiting purposes. • Answer a call from a prospective student-athlete (you may not initiate the call) regarding only Clemson University in general, but not about Tiger athletics. Please promptly inform compliance services or the coach should this situation arise. • Make donations to a high school if it is located in your community, the donation is not made at the request of Clemson or Clemson coaches and the funds are distributed through established channels and not directed towards a specific student-athlete. Current student-athletes may... • Continue to come out and support student-athletes at Clemson athletic events. • Provide summer employment to student-athletes, but only if you contact Clemson’s office of compliance servic-

es (compliance-L@clemson.edu) first and the student-athlete is compensated for work actually performed at a rate commensurate with the going rate in the locality for similar services.

ACTIVITIES THAT HARM PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES You may not... • Contact (including phone calls, texts, email) or interact with a prospective student-athlete or family members for the purpose of persuading them to attend Clemson University. • Contact coaches, teachers, guidance counselors or other school administrators in order to gain information on prospective student-athletes. • Make contact with a prospective student-athlete or the prospect’s family during official or unofficial visits. • Provide any other extra benefits to a prospective student-athlete, family, friends or their coaches. • Provide prospective student-athletes or their family and friends transportation or financial assistance.

ACTIVITIES THAT HARM CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETES You may not... • Generally provide benefits that are not available to other members of the Clemson student body. • Provide extra benefits to student-athletes or their family and friends. Examples of prohibited benefits include (but not limited to): • Gifts of money, awards, food/drinks, occasional meals or other tangible items. • Free or reduced housing agreements. • Loans of money or automobiles. • Providing transportation for the student-athlete or their family and friends.

CONTACT INFORMATION Email compliance-L@clemson.edu Phone 864-656‑1580 Fax 864-656‑1243 Mailing Address P.O. Box 31; Clemson, S.C. 29633 Overnight Address Jervey Athletic Center; 100 Perimeter Road; Clemson, S.C. 29633 Website ClemsonTigers.com

• Professional services without charge or at a discount. • Promises of employment or loans following college graduation. • Sending student-athletes items to be autographed and returned or using autographed items to raise funds for high schools. • Use of ATM, credit or other types of gift cards. • Use the name/image of a current student-athlete to advertise, recommend or promote products and services.

CONSEQUENCES Violations of these NCAA, ACC and University policies can result in severe penalties, including: • Disassociation - Clemson University may permanently disassociate itself with an athletic booster. You could lose the privilege of purchasing season tickets, the privilege of being an IPTAY member or any other Clemson athleticrelated benefit deemed appropriate. • Harm to Enrolled Student-Athlete - Violations can also result in the enrolled student-athlete or entire team being unable to compete for Clemson University.

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING Please notify compliance services immediately of any potential violations involving Clemson University.

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Thanks for teaming with us on your coliseum renova ons! We hope you have a fabulous season.

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ELECTRIC

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Marina John Lambrou

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Boston Pizzeria Class of 1986

FROST TRAINING & CONSULTING, LLC

Leading the Evolution of Communications since 1920

OSHA-COMPLIANT SERVICES DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS!

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THE LIGHTING COMPANY and ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION, LLC

President/Dir. of Operations

P.O. Box 111 • Chesnee, SC 29323 Office (864) 461-3132 Fax (864) 703-3492 Design • Installation • Maintenance • Sports Lighting • Parking Lots

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JACOB ADDISON Trades Specialist, Athletic Grounds

ROBERTA BALLIET

JON ALLEN

JAMES ALLISON

Assistant Athletic Director, Event Management

Director of Aviation Operations & Chief Pilot

K.C. BELL

IDA BENSON

Administrative Coordinator, Olympic Sports

Assistant Supervisor of Athletic Grounds

Human Resource Partner

DR. LARRY BOWMAN

DONNA BULLOCK

NICK CANTRELL

Team Orthopedic Surgeon

NIK CONKLIN

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate Director of Ticket Operations & Systems

WESLEY CRIBB

CASEY CRISP

DANNY EARNHARDT

MIKE ECHOLS

STEPHANIE ELLISON

SHELLY GEER

CHANDLER GELLER

Administrative Coordinator, Athletic Academic Services

Supervisor of Athletic Grounds

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

GRACE AMMONS Assistant to the Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Associate Director of Educational Services

Associate Athletic Director, Compliance Services

ERIC GEORGE

Assistant Athletic Director, Business Operations

DAN ARBLASTER

Pilot & Maintenance Manager

MIKE BEWLEY

Director of Basketball Strength & Conditioning

Assistant Supervisor of Athletic Facilities

Coordinator of Digital Content

Assistant Director of Equipment, Olympic Sports

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JEFF CAREY

Associate Director of Educational Services

SAM BLACKMAN

Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Football Communications

LISA CHAN

STEVE COLEMAN

Director of Sports Nutrition

KAITLYN CUNNINGHAM

LUKE FIESER

RICK FRANZBLAU

Associate Director of Football Academic Services

MATT GLENN

Assistant Director of Athletic Video Services

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Director of Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning

OWEN GODFREY

TIM BOURRET

Senior Associate Director of Athletic Communications

BRAD CROWE

Assistant Athletic Trainer

RICK BAGBY

Assistant Athletic Director, Video & Technology

Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Ticket Operations & Sales

ABBY DeDECKER

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STEVE DUZAN

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate Athletic Director, Athletic Academic Services

JOE GALBRAITH

JONATHAN GANTT

Associate Athletic Director, Athletic Communications

AMANDA GRAY

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance Services

Director of New & Creative Media

JEFF HALEY

Senior Assistant Supervisor of Athletic Facilities


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KESHANA HAM

BRAD HENDERSON

DR. LORETO JACKSON

TRAVIS JOHNSTON

BRETT KEY

MELISSA KING

Administrative Coordinator, Olympic Sports

Associate Athletic Director, StudentAthlete Wellness & Development

Assistant Director of Athletic Video Services

Associate Director of Educational Services

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Business Operations Coordinator

KYRA LOBBINS

MATT LOMBARDI

TINA MIDDLETON

STEPHANIE MOCK

TORI POLSINELLO

ROBBIE PHILLIPS

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Assistant Ticket Operations Manager

Spirit Squad Coordinator, Head Cheerleading Coach

Director of Football Academic Services

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Supervisor of Athletic Facilities

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MARIA HERBST

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JEFF KALLIN

Director of Educational Services

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Associate Director of Athletic Communications

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Associate Director of Athletic Communications

LIBBY KEHN

BARBARA KENNEDY-DIXON

RYAN KING

SARAH-JO LAWRENCE

JASON LAZAR

SHARON LITTLEJOHN

Assistant Ticket Operations Manager

DR. MILT LOWDER

YIANNA KAPPAS

Associate Director of Athletic Academic Advising

YASHICA MARTIN

TIM MATCH

Sports Psychologist

Associate Director of Athletic Academic Advising

Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs

MIKE MONEY

ERIC MORABITO

LESLIE MORELAND-BISHOP

ROZ PITTS

JORDAN PLUMBLEE

Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing & Game Management

Associate Director of Educational Services

Assistant Ticket Operations Manager

Assistant Director of Marketing

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GINTY PORTER

Associate Director of Athletic Academic Advising

Director of Littlejohn Coliseum

HANNON MAYLEE Assistant Tutor Coordinator & Learning Specialist

DON MUNSON

Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Academic Services

Business Manager

JANET MERRIFIELD Accounts Payable Specialist

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Director of Broadcasting

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SUSAN RUARK

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MATTHEW THOMSON Business Operations Coordinator

JEROME RAZAYESKI Assistant Athletic Trainer

SUNNY RUSSELL

Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development

GARY WADE

Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities

DR. LEN REEVES Team Physician

LINDSEY RICKETTS Associate Director of Athletic Academic Advising

JAYSON SANTOS

PHILIP SIKES

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance Services

SHARON WEAVER Athletic Insurance Coordinator

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

JASON WILLIAMS Pilot & Hangar Manager

MIKE WILSON

Director of Equipment, Olympic Sports

CHRIS ROBERTS

KATIE ROVTAR

Associate Director of Football Academic Services

Assistant Athletic Trainer

JOE SIMON

LYNN SPARKS

Associate Athletic Director, Facilities Management

BRAD WOODY

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance Services

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KELLEY HESTER Women’s Golf

BRAD BROWNELL Men’s Basketball

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DAVIS BABB Chief Executive Officer

ince 1934, IPTAY has been a leader in intercollegiate athletics fundraising, and our brand has been built by grassroots efforts and representatives spread throughout the Southeast who work in their communities to build support. We have had many people contribute their time and resources and who have been tremendously supportive of the university. That has manifested itself in large seasonticket bases, incredible passion and a great deal of people being involved. Over the past year, we have grown the brand even further by expanding the scope of what IPTAY does. In the last 20 years, college athletics has seen significant growth in facilities. The process of recruiting student-athletes is critical to the success of Clemson athletics. As we recruit against top high school prospects with schools from around the country, we need to be prepared to offer them the best possible student-athlete experience. Because of generous IPTAY donors, the “One IPTAY” enterprise was able to raise a total of $56.6 million in 2016. These dollars contributed by our 16,320 members directly impact the lives of our nearly 500 studentathletes in our 19 sport athletic program through scholarships, facilities and academic support. From the Tiger Cub Club to the annual fund, major gifts and everything in between, your gifts matter. As I have mentioned above, we are truly “One IPTAY.” This is to say that IPTAY includes all components - annual fundraising, major gifts and planned giving. Since 2015, we have taken on the management and oversight of Clemson athletics’ premium seating, the IPTAY Dealer Program and the Block C Club. The future is bright for both IPTAY and Clemson athletics because of our very important members! If you are not currently a member, I urge you to join and support the “One IPTAY” enterprise. The IPTAY board and our staff are dedicated to doing everything possible to ensure funding for Clemson athletics will be on solid footing for years to come. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for IPTAY, our student-athletes and athletic program. You are important members of the team, and I appreciate all of your support.

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JANICE CANTINIERI

GAY COPELAND

BOBBY COUCH Director of Major Gifts

Administrative Specialist

TRAVIS FURBEE

LAUREN GAULIN

CONNIE GILREATH

BERT HENDERSON

REED KRAMER

LINDSEY LEONARD

BOB MAHONY

ROBYN MASSEY

JILL RICHARD

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Director of Stewardship

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Executive Director of Block C Club

Administrative Coordinator

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Administrative Specialist

Director of Planned Giving

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LINDA DAVIS

AARON DUNHAM Associate Director of Major Gifts

ROBIN LAY

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KYLE SHIELDS

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County Chairperson Mason Speer Brandon Cox Charles Watts Sammy Dickson Terry Long

DISTRICT II

JOE TODD

PRESIDENT District X Director

DR. EDDIE ROBINSON PRESIDENT-ELECT District III Director

RICK GRIFFIN SECRETARY District V Director

BOB RIGGINS TREASURER District VII Director

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JAN CHILDRESS District I Director

JEAN DESDUNES District IX Director

SANDY EDGE

Alumni Association President

STEVE HAWLEY District VI Director

DR. JANIE HODGE NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative

County (S.C.) Chester Chesterfield Darlington Fairfield Kershaw Lancaster Lee Marlboro York

County Chairperson Samuel Stone Bill Tillman Tommy Usher Philip Wilkins John Shell Larry Wolfe Green Deschamps Mark Avent Jack Cox

DISTRICT V County (S.C.) Allendale Bamberg Charleston Colleton Hampton Jasper

County Chairperson Frank Young Joseph Ott Al Byrd Samuel Hazel Henry Foy Roy Pryor

DISTRICT VI

JOHN N. McCARTER JR. University Trustee Representative

BILLY MILAM District VIII Director

MARK MUSSMAN District II Director

ROBERT L. PEELER University Trustee Representative

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County Chairperson John Ducworth Douglas Lynn Charles Grace Reed Barker Laurence Bolchoz T.C. Atkinson Tracy Pender Sam Drucker

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DON MUNSON, RODNEY WILLIAMS, MICHAEL PALMER AND THE REST OF THE CTSN TEAM BRING LIVE BROADCASTS OF ALL TIGER FOOTBALL GAMES TO THE AIRWAVES IN 2016.

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he Clemson Tiger completions (333) Sports Network while also setting (CTSN) supplies the Clemson career Tiger fans with a record for starts full day of broad(44). A member of cast every football Saturthe Clemson Hall day. Each broadcast day of Fame, he led the has five programs, Tiger Tigers to four conTailgate Show, pregame secutive bowls. show, game broadcast, Michael Palmer, DON MUNSON RODNEY WILLIAMS MICHAEL PALMER postgame show and Fifth who was a tight Play-By-Play Announcer Color Commentator Sideline Commentator Quarter Show. end at Clemson 3rd Season 11th Season 2nd Season A Clemson tradition from 2006-09 and since the 1970s, the played five years in Tiger Tailgate Show is a two-hour enterthe NFL, is in his second season as sideTiger Tailgate Show and Fifth Quarter tainment and interactive program. It is line commentator. Show. When the longtime “Voice of the produced on the lawn of Littlejohn Coli After the game is the 45-minute Tigers,” Jim Phillips, passed away in seum at the corner closest to Memorial postgame show from the stadium. Tiger 2003, he assumed the duties as host of Stadium. fans can then tune in to the Fifth Quarter Tiger Calls and play-by-play announcer The Tiger Tailgate Show, hosted by Show, hosted by Jimmy Watt. Interviews for women’s basketball and baseball. William Qualkinbush and David Stein, from the locker room with Swinney and Joining Munson in the broadcast booth begins three hours prior to kickoff and Clemson’s top players are included. A is former Clemson quarterback Rodney is a popular gathering place. Interviews complete rundown of stats and audio Williams, who is in his fourth season as with former players, games, display items highlights are provided. color commentator. In 2002, he was the and other exciting action are all part of CTSN also produces the Dabo Swincolor commentator alongside Phillips the show. ney TV Show. Munson is the host of this after serving as sideline commentator for After the Tiger Tailgate show is a oneweekly program that gives insight into seven years (1995-01). hour pregame show leading up to kickoff. coaches’ decisions from the previous Williams completed his Tiger career Highlighting the show is head coach Dabo game and looks at your favorite players (1985-88) as the winningest starting Swinney meeting with director of football and coaches. quarterback in ACC history with a 32-10communications Tim Bourret to provide For more information on CTSN, con2 record. He established then-Tiger career fans with the latest lineup and strategy tact general manager Gerry Dickey at records for passing yards (4,647) and information. The game broadcast is anchored by Don Munson, who is in his seventh year with the Clemson athletic department in a full-time capacity and his third year as director of broadcasting. Munson is a familiar name to Tiger fans because of his involvement with the Clemson radio network the last 22 seasons. Munson has covered Clemson athletics since 1994, when he first joined as the network’s football pregame, halftime and Fifth Quarter Show host. In 2003, he rejoined the network as host of the

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DON MUNSON, DAVID STEIN (LEFT) AND WILLIAM QUALKINBUSH (RIGHT) ON THE TIGER TAILGATE SHOW PRIOR TO THE 2015 BOSTON COLLEGE GAME.

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The Band That Shakes The Southland

TIGER BAND GRADUATING SENIORS

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oday marks the last home game for 57 Tiger Band seniors who have faithfully served the university during their undergraduate careers at Clemson. Included in this group are students graduating with degrees in secondary education, bioengineering, business, psychology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, agriculture, biochemistry, biology, English, nursing, electrical engineering, math, justice, marketing, computer science, special education, management, art, industrial engineering, kinesiology, performing arts and material science. These students have had the opportunity to travel far and wide with the band,

including bowl games in Atlanta, Orlando, Miami and Phoenix, plus trips to most other ACC campuses. History has shown that these travels open students’ eyes to the country outside of South Carolina. Some students choose to attend graduate school at other ACC schools or to relocate to cities they have visited with Tiger Band. Whatever the future holds for these bright and talented students, we thank them for their service to Clemson and

wish them well as they pursue the next chapter of their lives. Below is a list of the 2016 Tiger Band graduating seniors (pictured above). Front row (left to right) - Haleigh Chappell, Virginia Ellis, Stephen Platt, Sean Stewart, Charlotte Colt, Kyle Manley, Scot Gilbert, Maegan Thompson. Second row - Christopher Lance, Zachary Arms, Dalton McKinley, Amanda McLaine, Tyler Wiseman, Mallory Mullen, Sarah Ann Hutto, Jenna Kinard, Monique Mack, Kimberly Fralix.

BY DR. MARK SPEDE

CLEMSON ALMA MATER Where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness Where the Tigers play Here the sons of dear old Clemson Reign supreme alway.

CHORUS Dear old Clemson, we will triumph And with all our might That the Tiger’s roar may echo O’er the mountain height.

Likowski, Edward Tafel, Tamara Weedon, Kelsey Bennett. Sixth row - Chandler White, Craig Houghton, Yolanda Howard, Matthew Miller, Seth Lyons, Cody Hosek, Beau Bennett. Back Row - Dean Millare, Dakota Gray, Emily Schaub.

Third row - Michaela Myers, Megan Earnest, Kady Culbertson, Katie Ferguson, Asia Johnson, Josh Orara, Heather Redd, Kaitlyn Barringer, Ashley Campbell, Becca Day, Stephanie Walker. Fourth row - Anna Ragin, Antonio Ayala, Tim Moss, Ashley Orrell-Jones, Ethan Lupinek, Traivon McNair, Ryan Greco, Sarah Blessing, Eliot Teal, Elizabeth Qualls. Fifth row - Kimberly Breland, Kenneth Sims, Zach Bishop, Mitchell Grant, Ryan

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fter nearly 100 years of Clemson men’s tennis, John Boetsch is taking over as the program’s ninth head coach. Boetsch, a native of Fort Mill, S.C., became a captain in his two years playing for the Tiger tennis program, competing in singles and doubles during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. He spent his first two seasons at Erskine before transferring to Clemson for his final two years of eligibility. Boetsch earned First-Team All-ACC honors as a junior in 2003 and helped lead the Tigers to the Elite Eight in 2004. Boetsch is the first men’s tennis head coach in the history of the program to have played for and graduated from Clemson, and therefore, he brings a different perspective to the program than most coaches around the country. He has literally walked the same halls as his current players, played on the same courts, lifted the same weights and worn the same uniform. The personal experience he has as a former Tiger tennis player and Clemson graduate will be invaluable as he steps into his new role of head coach. “The years I played at Clemson were some of the best years of my life,” said Boetsch. “My teammates, coaches and the family atmosphere made it a special time. We had a group of guys who enjoyed working hard and fought for each

other on gameday. My last year, we saw our hard work pay off by making it to the Elite Eight.” Boetsch will not only always stay true to his roots in this state, but he is also very loyal to fellow members of the Clemson family. In his first hire as head coach, Boetsch brought in a fellow Tiger and his former teammate, Ryan Young, as an assistant coach. Boetsch was a senior on the Clemson tennis team when Young was a freshman in the 2004 season, and the two

have been friends ever since. During his playing career, Young helped the Tigers to four straight NCAA Tournaments from 2004-07 and earned All-ACC honors twice. He played five years of professional tennis before becoming an assistant coach at Michigan State and South Carolina. “We are thrilled to have Ryan back in Tigertown,” said Boetsch. “He is going to bring great energy, passion and fun to our program. He also brings a wealth of experience as a standout player, both at

JOHN BOETSCH WITH HIS WIFE, CATHERINE.

Clemson and on the pro circuit, and as an assistant coach in the Big Ten Conference and SEC.” Boetsch also sees the addition of Young as a formidable recruiting advantage, as the two coaches can emphasize their playing experiences at Clemson when visiting with recruits. “We’re going to instill an environment where you come out and work hard on a daily basis. We will be disciplined, accountable and train with intensity. That will give us an edge in our matches.” Spoken like a man who thoroughly enjoyed his time playing tennis for Clemson, Boetsch emphasized the need for his players to have fun while also enjoying the process of improving every day on the court. As a Clemson graduate, former tennis player and assistant coach, no one wants the men’s tennis program to succeed more than Boetsch. As someone who has tasted success as both a player and coach for the program, there are very few out there as suited for the job as Boetsch. “We are excited and ready to get this season started,” added Boetsch. “Having had such a memorable experience as student-athletes at Clemson, it is important to us that our guys graduate feeling the same way and prepared for life’s next journey. We can’t wait to get the team back on the court.”

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aniela Ruiz has led by example since the moment she stepped on the Clemson campus in the fall of 2014. When she returned this fall as the lone junior and only upperclassman on a team with five sophomores and two freshmen, that role of leader by example expanded to something much greater. After hearing Nancy Harris, now in her 20th season leading the program, speak to Ruiz’s abilities as a team leader, it is easy to understand why the native of Beni, Bolivia was entrusted with the role of team captain in 2016-17. “‘Dani’ defines the word ‘leadership’ with her character,” said Harris. “When she speaks, her teammates listen. They

value and trust her words. She speaks from her heart and her message is always unselfish and focused on what is best for the team. “She has a great love and respect for Clemson and for working hard on the tennis court and in the classroom as an industrial engineering student. She is drawn to commitment and understands the rewards of giving her all despite daily pain and sacrifice. I have such great admiration for her remarkable goodness. She leads by the greatest example.” Right away, Ruiz embraced her new role on the team, taking the responsibility seriously and to heart. “Being a captain allowed me to learn a lot more about my teammates and work

DANIELA RUIZ, WINNER OF THE TEAM’S MOST IMPROVED AWARD LAST SEASON, WITH HEAD COACH NANCY HARRIS (RIGHT) AND ASSISTANT COACH MARIA BRITO (LEFT).

together with them to grow stronger as a family. We needed a solid base, someone with experience and understanding of the big picture. This made me feel responsible to help my teammates with academics and athletics, to advise and support them. I wanted to lead by example and develop better people, which will make us better teammates and a better team, on and off the court.” Ruiz, her teammates and her coaches were not satisfied with last year’s results. The squad played a tough schedule, with five foes ranked among the top eight in the nation, seven in the top 25 and 15 in the top 50. The team was chosen for the NCAA Tournament, but it finished 10-11 overall and 8-6 in the difficult ACC. “Last year, we had a young team, made up of mostly freshmen, with little experience. This year, we understand the big picture. We have a different mindset and are willing to work for everything. We are ready to deal with challenges and take advantage of every opportunity. “I’m very motivated by the way we have been working together as a team, and it makes me excited for our future. Every day is not going to be perfect, but we will always be there for each other. “We also have a great group of people around us, with a lot of support and commitment, especially from the staff. They make us love our team and what we do every day.”

While she also saw action in the singles lineup in her first two seasons, Ruiz has been a standout in doubles. In 2014-15, she was 24-9 overall in doubles, 15-6 in dual matches and 8-4 in ACC play. In 2015-16, she was 1512 overall, which included a 10-2 dual record (7-2 ACC) with Joana Eidukonyte. In addition to her success on the court, Ruiz is impressive in the classroom. She has been on Clemson’s Dean’s List (3.50-3.99 GPA) all four semesters. Her work ethic obviously extends from the court to the classroom. “I’m a hard worker and a person who is not afraid of a challenge. I want to know that I’ve given everything every time I do something. Engineering is a difficult major, so I have to be organized with school in order to perform well in the classroom, and also to perform on the court. The opportunity I have as a student-athlete here means a lot to me. Not a lot of people have this opportunity, so I want to take advantage of it.” While she still has the rest of her junior and senior seasons ahead, Ruiz has already thought about her future. “I want to go to graduate school, and eventually, I want to create my own company. I will use all of the values Clemson has taught me. I want to be the kind of woman my family can be proud of.” It seems as though she’s already well on her way.

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Leadership is one word that U.S. Army Officers take very seriously, like Captain Francisco Martínez. Growing up with his grandfather’s example as an officer inspired him, and now at 28, he is living his dream in the Army as a Signal Officer in charge of tactical communications. There’s strong. Then there’s Army Strong. See more at goarmy.com/officer To contact Army ROTC, call (864)656-2578 or email MSAMUE2@clemson.edu Visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/Clemson-University-Army-ROTCFightin-Tigers-58469551997/ or online at www.clemson.edu/cbbs/departments/army-rotc/

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JERRY BUTLER THE FORMER TIGER WIDEOUT HAD A SUCCESSFUL NFL CAREER ON THE FIELD AND HAS TURNED HIS ATTENTION TO ASSISTING WITH NFL PLAYER ENGAGEMENT. BY TIM BOURRET

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our years ago, head coach Dabo Swinney wanted to start an award that honored a former Tiger for his success in his post-Clemson career. The award was not about success in the NFL as a player, but more importantly about a person who had a great impact in the community and in his chosen profession. Last year’s winner, Warren Forney, never played in the NFL, but he has had great success in business. The first recipient was Brian Dawkins, a former Clemson All-American and a nine-time NFL Pro Bowler who had a tremendous impact in the communities of Philadelphia and Denver, where he played over his 16 years in the league. Swinney was so impressed with Dawkins that he named the honor the Brian Dawkins Lifetime Achievement Award. “Brian Dawkins epitomizes everything you strive to be on and off the field when it comes to being a Clemson football player,” said Swinney in 2013. “He is the ultimate professional and has represented this university with distinction in every way. He has set a standard of excellence in every way.” The committee hit a home run in its selection this year. “ Jerry Butler’s career at Clemson spanned from 1975-78. He originally was coming to Clemson on a track schol-

arship. He excelled in a summer all-star game attended by some Clemson coaches and was running up and down the field. One of the Tiger assistant coaches asked, “Who is that guy?” A coach from a different school JERRY BUTLER answered, “He is goEPITOMIZES THE ing to your school to QUALITIES THAT run track.” BRIAN DAWKINS Soon after, TiEXHIBITED AS A PRO ATHLETE. ger coaches asked Butler if he wanted to play football, and his scholarship was changed to the gridiron sport. He still exceeded in track for Clemson, setting a record in the 60m indoors that stood for many years. Butler was a two-time All-ACC performer at Clemson and an AllAmerican in the 1978 season, when he amassed 58 re-

In April 1979, the native of Ware Shoals, S.C., was the No. 5 pick of the NFL draft by the Bills. He was named AFC Rookie-of-the-Year in 1979 and went on to make the Pro Bowl in 1980. Since his retirement, he has continued to work in the NFL, as a coach and in the front office. Today, he is director of player engagement with the Bears. He has worked in this area of team management with the Bills, Browns, Broncos and Bears for nearly 20 years. It is a rewarding job, because he helps young NFL players with off-thefield tasks, from finances to counseling. “From the start, with rookies, I tell them I’m here to help,” said Butler. “They have to believe that and know they can pick up the phone and call me at any time. And trust me, they do.” He works mostly with rookies entering the NFL dealing with pressures and situations they’ve never faced before. However, he is there as a resource for everyone, whether they are a 12th-year veteran preparing for life after football or a first-year player on the practice squad. “It’s a passion for impact,” added Butler. “I like to feel I made some type of significant contribution to a player’s life. I understand the inside of the business and what role the athletes play in it. Not only that, I also understand the responsibilities they have to their family and their community.”

ceptions for 908 yards, school records in both categories at the time. He had over half of the receptions and receiving yards for the Tigers that season. It is most fitting that Butler is honored today, because JERRY BUTLER HAULED he had perhaps the IN “THE CATCH” TO most famous recepLIFT CLEMSON TO A tion in Clemson his31-27 WIN AT SOUTH tory against South CAROLINA IN 1977. Carolina in 1977. Trailing 27-24 in the final minute, Steve Fuller took the Tigers down the field, and with 49 seconds left, he completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Butler, who made a backwards diving catch that is an iconic play in Tiger history. The 31-27 win gave Clemson a Gator Bowl bid, the program’s first bowl game since 1959.

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lemson University has a rich history in terms of setting the standard, and the groundbreaking Brooks Sports Science Institute is no exception. Founded by the late Bob Brooks, a notable Clemson alumnus and donor, the program formerly known as the Brooks Institute for Motorsports was the first of its kind as a motorsports science research facility. Now, the revamped Brooks Sports Science Institute is well on its way to being solidified as one of the nation’s premier sports science research programs. The Brooks Institute for Motorsports was instrumental in progressing the field of sports science and also helped promote the mission of the CU-ICAR program. With its new focus, which ranges from sports marketing to sports medicine to several other aspects of sports science, including a continued commitment to motorsports research, the Brooks Sports

BY COLE LITTLE Science Institute is revitalizing the original investment made by Brooks. Inspired by his connection to the sport of auto racing, Brooks founded the motorsports institute with the vision of Clemson becoming the preeminent university for sports-related scientific research. While that vision has been a vivid reality thus far, it will become even more clear in the near future as a result of the inaugural seed-grants program, which serves as a vital catalyst for the Brooks Sports Science Institute. The seed-grants program provides substantial funding to Clemson faculty members, with the ultimate goal being a significant increase in the level of research conducted on the scientific and societal effects of sports. The seed grants cover the costs of graduate stipends, travel expenses, journal submission fees and many other categories of academic-related fees, thus promoting a successful research initia-

tive that adequately incorporates the Clemson Forward Plan, as well as the Research, Engagement, Academic Core & Living (R.E.A.L.) goals. The Brooks Sports Science Institute should flourish with the influx of funding brought on by the seed-grants program, paving the way for the one-of-a-kind institute to become a leading force in the sports science research field. Considering that sports have such a conspicuous impact on today’s society, naturally, sports-related issues have become major talking points in recent years. Through the work performed at the Brooks Institute, these issues are addressed in a research capacity, and the promotion of a healthy relationship between people and sports is nurtured. The new research-heavy focus unifies Clemson faculty members and students from multiple disciplines and enables them to work together in a way that ultimately leads to the improvement

of the human condition as it relates to sports. Under the guidance of a board of directors that features a diverse array of professional interests, the Brooks Sports Science Institute is intended to be a well-rounded fixture of Clemson University’s already prominent role in the sports science field. Composed of Anand Gramopadhye, dean of the College of Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences, Bobby McCormick, dean of the College of Business, Dan Radakovich, director of athletics, and Brett Wright, dean of the College of Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences, the institute’s board of directors is a perfect reflection of the broadbased direction of the program. The Brooks Sports Science Institute is yet another shining example of the cohesive relationship between academics and athletics that Clemson boasts, and because of that, it could very well set a new standard for sports science research in the academic realm.

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had Turnipseed distinctly remembers the conversation he had with his wife, Melissa, upon leaving Clemson following a job interview with head coach Dabo Swinney in 2013. “I was driving to an event in Atlanta, and the first thing out of her mouth was, ‘We’re going to Clemson, aren’t we?’ All I could say was, ‘Honey, all I can tell you is it feels real here.’ Sometimes, your first impression is not the right one. In this case, it was 100 percent the right impression.” Turnipseed left behind a job with the top program in all of college football, Alabama, the same school that just so happened to be his alma mater. But the pull of Swinney, a former teammate when the two played for the Crimson Tide, ended up being the difference. Swinney brought his old friend on board, first as the director of high school relations. But Turnipseed quickly assumed a different role with the Clemson staff. “Dabo wanted me to come in and make us better,” explained Turnipseed. “Jeff Scott was our recruiting coordinator at the time and did a great job. But we needed more of a machine in place, with what we were competing against. The first thing we did was upgrade the recruiting center and players lounge.” Turnipseed was now the head of Clemson football’s recruiting department and external affairs. A man who had worn many different hats at Alabama suddenly tried on another one, and the fit turned out to be just right. He hired Jordan Sorrells to coordinate the “war room” efforts, and in three recruiting cycles with the two on staff, Clemson has been no worse than No. 12 nationally in ESPN’s recruiting rankings. Turnipseed’s focus changed yet again when it was announced the Tigers would be adding a brand-new operations complex, slated to be completed in late January 2017. As a former construction company owner, he was a natural choice to help spearhead the intricacies of the complex that Swinney said will be the “forever home of the Tigers.” Turnipseed said the new operations complex has been a team effort. “Nothing would’ve started without the vision of Dan Radakovich and the support of president (Jim) Clements,” said Turnipseed. “They bought into Dabo’s vision. We’re building this facility for our players and for their quality of life. There is no doubt in my mind that this will be the best college football facility in the country.” The $55 million facility will house all operational areas of the program and will include player amenities, such as an outdoor pavilion, movie theater, bowling alley, basketball court, whiffle ball field and miniature golf area. But beyond entertaining the players and ensuring they have a fun experience, Turnipseed takes the most pride in the fact that the player development area will be an elite, one-of-a-kind experience unmatched across the landscape of college football. “The Paw Journey area with Jeff Davis and his staff will pay more dividends than anything we’ve ever done at Clemson,” said Turnipseed. “We’re building better people, and it starts when you walk in the front door where coach Swinney wanted it.” Swinney convinced Turnipseed he had exhausted his time at Alabama, and that a move to Clemson would grow his career unlike any of his previous jobs. Now in his fourth year on the job, Turnipseed said everything Swinney told him has proven to be true. “He told me that I had to leave Alabama to grow,” admitted Turnipseed, who said his goal has always been to become a college athletic director. “I don’t have any regrets coming here. It’s my favorite job I’ve ever had. “It doesn’t get any better than working for coach Swinney.”

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t seems every year I write about Clemson’s senior class in the final gameday program, when I talk about a record-setting, four-year period. The streak continues today. And that is testimony to the recruiting ability and the winning culture head coach Dabo Swinney and his staff have established. Clemson’s seniors were honored individually two weeks ago, but today is the final home game for 20 Tigers. Many have had record-setting careers, and some of those have established the marks in just three seasons. Deshaun Watson became just the sixth player in ACC history with 10,000 career total yards and has established 43 Clemson records, but the one accomplishment he takes the biggest pride in is a 90.3-percent winning mark as a starting quarterback thanks to a 28-3 record. Those 28 victories include six over top-25 teams and four against top10 teams. He can add to his legend with

a third win over South Carolina today. Steve Fuller, Homer Jordan and Charlie Whitehurst are the only Tiger signalcallers to post three wins as a starting quarterback over Clemson’s top rival in the last 50 years. Wayne Gallman became just the sixth Tiger in history to total 3,000 rushing yards in a career, and he did that in just three years as an active player. Mike Williams and Artavis Scott are both in the top 10 in Tiger history in career receiving yards, and Scott is in the top 10 in ACC history in career receptions. Jordan Leggett will leave Clemson with almost every school record for a tight end. Jay Guillermo has been ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week four times in his career, just one short of a record for a Tiger offensive lineman. Defensively, Ben Boulware has gone over the 200-tackle mark for his career and has provided countless big plays against ranked teams. Jadar Johnson, Cordrea Tankersley and Carlos Watkins

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have also been important factors in Clemson finishing in the top 15 in # Player Pos. Hometown 10 Ben Boulware LB Anderson, S.C. scoring defense and total 40 Jaquarius Brice DE Lancaster, S.C. defense each of the last 82 Adrien Dunn WR Clemson, S.C. three years. 62 * David Estes LS Mauldin, S.C. However, the most im9 Wayne Gallman RB Loganville, Ga. portant accomplishments 57 * Jay Guillermo OL Maryville, Tenn. have been at the team 18 Jadar Johnson S Orangeburg, S.C. 16 Jordan Leggett TE Navarre, Fla. level. This group has 88 Sean Mac Lain WR Hope Mills, N.C. been a part of a 44-game 52 Connor Prevost LB Raleigh, N.C. winning streak against 41 * Grant Radakovich TE Marietta, Ga. unranked opponents, a 85 Seth Ryan WR Summit, N.J. school-record 17-game 12 * Nick Schuessler QB Grayson, Ga. winning streak against 3 Artavis Scott WR Clearwater, Fla. 25 Cordrea Tankersley CB Beech Island, S.C. all opponents, a record 59 Bradley Tatko LS Greenwood, S.C. 21-game winning streak 32 * Andy Teasdall P Winston-Salem, N.C. at home and a 15-game 94 * Carlos Watkins DT Mooresboro, N.C. winning streak against 4 Deshaun Watson QB Gainesville, Ga. ACC foes, the second7 Mike Williams WR Vance, S.C. longest streak in school * - redshirt senior; Note: Orange denotes player who has already graduated; juniors who have declared 2016 as their history. final season and will graduate this academic year also listed. Last week’s win at Wake Forest was Clemson’s 10th straight road victory, the lonrently has a streak of 21 straight polls in gest streak in Tiger history. the top five, the longest active streak in Last Saturday, Clemson won its 10th the nation. game of the season, giving the program Last Saturday’s victory at Wake Forest six straight seasons with double-digit clinched a second straight ACC Atlantic wins. Clemson is just the 11th differDivision title, and next week, the Tigers ent school in history to have at least six can win the ACC championship for a straight 10-win seasons. That has led to second straight year, something the pro45 wins over the last four years. A win gram has not done since the 1986-88 today can tie the Tiger mark for a fourteams of the Danny Ford era. year period. The best thing this group has done, When it comes to season goals posted however, is to set a great example for in the team room, this group has hit the young Tigers when it comes to conmany of them multiple times. Today, tinuing this Clemson culture that was this class can record a third straight established from the first day Swinney win over rival South Carolina. It already became interim head coach in 2008. has three final top-15 national rankings, And that means I will probably write three bowl wins and a trip to the national about other record-setting senior classes championship game. The program curfor years to come.

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