2017 SCFHOF Inductee First Round Ballot

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Voting Open September 1st-December 11th

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Nominees

  • John Abraham (Timmonsville SC, South Carolina ’96-’99, New York Jets ’00-’05 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), Atlanta Falcons ’06-’12, Arizona Cardinals ’13-’14, Pro Bowl ’01, ’02, ’04, ’10, ’13, First-team All-Pro ’01, ’10, 100 Sacks Club)
  • Terry Allen (Commerce GA, Clemson ’86-’89, Minnesota Vikings ’91-’94 (9th Rnd Draft Pick), Washington Redskins ’95-’98, New England Patriots ’99, New Orleans Saints ’00, Baltimore Ravens ’01)
  • Art Baker (Sumter SC, Presbyterian College ’50-’53, Head Coach: Furman ’73-77, Citadel ’78-’82, East Carolina ’85-88/Assistant Coach: Clemson ’65-’69, Texas Tech ’70-’72, East Carolina ’83, Florida State ’84)
  • Brandon Bennett (Greenville SC, South Carolina ’91-’94, South Carolina’s second all-time leading rusher, SEC Legend, Cincinnati Bengals “’98-’03, Carolina Panthers ’04)
  • Felix “Doc” Blanchard (McColl SC, North Carolina ’43, Army ’44-’46, Consensus All-American ’44-’46, National Champion ’44-’46, Heisman Trophy winner ’45, College Football Hall of Fame ‘59)
  • Jeff Bostic (Greensboro NC, Clemson ’76-‘79, Washington Redskins ’80-’93. 3x Super Bowl Champion, All Pro ’83, Pro Bowl ’83, Washington Redskins Ring of Fame, made 70 Greatest Redskins list)
  • Joe Bostic (Greensboro NC, Clemson ’75-’78, St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals ’79-’88 (3rd Rnd Draft Pick), Older brother of Jeff Bostic)
  • Peter Boulware (Columbia, SC; Florida State ’93-’96, Baltimore Ravens ’97-’05 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), Pro Bowl ’98, ’99, ’02, ’03, All-Pro ’99, NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award ’97, Super Bowl XXXV Champion, AFC Sacks Leader ‘01)
  • Robert Brooks (Greenwood SC, South Carolina ’88-’91, Green Bay Packers ’92-’98 (3rd Rnd Draft Pick), Denver Broncos ’00, Super Bowl XXXI Champion)
  • Charlie Brown (Charleston SC, SC State ’77-’80, Washington Redskins ’82-’84 (8th Rnd Draft Pick), Atlanta Falcons ’85-’87, Pro Bowl ’82, ’83, Super Bowl XVII Champion)
  • Bobby Bryant (Macon GA, South Carolina ’64-’67, Minnesota Vikings ’68-’80 (7th Rnd Draft Pick), Pro Bowl ’75 & ’76, Played in four Super Bowls in the 1970s, recorded 51 career INTs which is 2nd on Vikings All-Time INT list, USC Athletic Hall of Fame ’79, SC Athletic Hall of Fame)
  • Brentson Buckner (Columbus GA, Clemson ’91-’93, Pittsburgh Steelers ’94-’96 (2nd Rnd Draft Pick), Cincinnati Bengals ’97, San Francisco 49ers ’98-’00, Carolina Panthers ’01-’05)
  • Dwight Clark (Kinston NC, Clemson ’75-’78, San Francisco 49ers ’79-’87 (10th Rnd Draft Pick), Pro Bowl/All-Pro ’81-’82, Super Bowl Champion XVI, XIX, 49ers retired his jersey #87, Clemson Hall of Fame ’88)
  • Woody Dantzler (Orangeburg SC, Clemson ’97-’01, Dallas Cowboys ’02, ’05, Atlanta Falcons ’02, First QB in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in same season, holds 53 Clemson football records, Clemson football Hall of Fame ’07)
  • Stephen Davis (Spartanburg SC, Auburn ’92-’95, Washington Redskins ’96-’02 (4th Rnd Draft Pick), Carolina Panthers ’03-’05, St. Louis Rams ’06, Pro Bowl ’99, ’00, ’03, All-Pro ’99, NFC Rushing leader ’99, ‘01)
  • Fisher Deberry (Cheraw SC, Wofford ’56-’60, Assistant Coach: Wofford ’69-‘70, Appalachian State ’71-‘79, Air Force ’80-’83 Head Coach: Air Force ’84-’06, went to 12 bowl games as a Head Coach)
  • Brad Edwards (Lumberton NC, South Carolina ’84-’87, Minnesota Vikings ’88-’89 (2nd Rnd Draft Pick), Washington Redskins ’90-’93, Atlanta Falcons ’94-’96, Super Bowl XXVI Champion Athletic Director (AD): Newberry College, Jacksonville University Current: AD for George Mason University)
  • Bobby Engram (Camden SC, Penn St. ’92-’95, Chicago Bears ’96-’00 (2nd Rnd Draft Pick), Seattle Seahawks ’01-’08, Kansas City Chiefs ’09, Cleveland Browns ’10 (player)/Assistant Coach: San Francisco 49ers ’11, Pittsburgh Panthers ’12-’14, Baltimore Ravens (current))
  • Todd Ellis (South Carolina ’86-’89, Denver Broncos ’90 (9th Rnd Draft Pick), “Voice of the Gamecocks”, play by play man for football since 2003, USC Athletic Hall of Fame, all-time leading passer in Gamecock history and school’s winningest QB, set 26 Gamecock records)
  • Steve Fuller (Enid OK/Spartanburg, Clemson ’75-’78, Kansas City Chiefs ’79-’82 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), Los Angeles Rams ’83, Chicago Bears ’84-’86, Super Bowl XX Champion)
  • Rod Gardner (Jacksonville FL, Clemson ’97-’00, 2x All-ACC, First Team All-American ’00, Washington Redskins ’01-’04 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), Carolina Panthers ’05, Green Bay Packers ’05, Kansas City Chiefs ’06)
  • James “Jumpy” Geathers (Georgetown SC, Wichita St ’80-’83, New Orleans Saints ’84-’89 (2nd Rnd Draft Pick), Washington Redskins ’90-’92, Atlanta Falcons ’93-95, Denver Broncos ’96-’97, Super Bowl XXVI Champion)
  • John Gilliam (Greenwood SC, SC State ’63-66, New Orleans Saints ’67-’68 (2nd Rnd Draft Pick), St. Louis Cardinals ’69-’71, Minnesota Vikings ’72-’74, ’75, Atlanta Falcons ’76, Chicago Bears ’77, New Orleans Saints ’77, 4 x Pro Bowl selection ’72-’75)
  • Jeff Grantz (Columbia SC, South Carolina ’72-’75, Known as a two sport athlete at UofSC (football and baseball) known for his Clemson prediction in which he went on to throw for 5 Touchdowns in a 56-20 victory over the rival, which is a single game USC record)
  • Shawn Graves (Marion SC, Wofford ’89-‘92, NCAA record holder for all-time career rushing yards by a QB (5,128) for 23 years, NCAA record holder for most career rushing TDs for a QB (72) for 23 years, owns NCAA DII record for rushing yards by QB in a game (323), tied for most rushing TDs in a season by QB record in NCAA DII (24)
  • Dwayne Harper (Orangeburg SC, SC State ’84-’87, Seattle Seahawks ’88-’93 (11th Rnd Draft Pick), San Diego Chargers ’94-’98, Detroit Lions ’99, 24 career INTs, and 10 forced fumbles)
  • Vonnie Holliday (Camden SC, North Carolina ’94-’97, Green Bay Packers ’98-’02 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), Kansas City Chiefs ’03-’04, Miami Dolphins ’05-’08, Denver Broncos ’09, Washington Redskins ’10, Arizona Cardinals ’11-’12)
  • Stanford Jennings (Summerville SC, Furman ’80-’83, Cincinnati Bengals ’84-’90 (3rd Rnd Draft Pick), New Orleans Saints ’91, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ’92, 1981 SoCon Player of the Year)
  • Bobby Johnson (Columbia SC, Clemson ’69-’72, Asst Coach: Furman ’76-’92, Clemson ’93 Head Coach: Furman ’94-’01, Vanderbilt ’02-’10, SoCon Championships ’99, ’01, SEC Coach of the Year ’08, led first bowl victory since 1955 and second in school history in 2008 at Vanderbilt, current member of the College Football Playoff selection committee.
  • Levon Kirkland (Lamar SC, Clemson ’88-’91, Pittsburgh Steelers ’92-’00 (2nd Rnd Draft Pick), Seattle Seahawks ’01, Philadelphia Eagles ’02, Pro Bowl ’96, ’97, All-Pro ’96, ’97, NFL ‘90s All-Decade Team, Assistant Coach: FAMU ’13-’14, Arizona Cardinals (current))
  • Paul Maguire (Youngstown OH, Citadel ’56-’59, LA/San Diego Chargers-AFL ’60-’63, Buffalo Bills-AFL ’64-’70, AFL Champion ’63-’65, football commentator for NBC & ESPN for over 40 years)
  • George Martin (Greenville SC, Oregon ’71-’74, New York Giants ’75-’88 (11th Rnd Draft Pick), Super Bowl XXI Champion, scored 7 touchdowns (one lined up as a tight end) as a defensive lineman which is second to Jason Taylor in NFL history)
  • Clay Matthews Sr. (Charleston SC, Georgia Tech ’45-’48, San Francisco 49ers ’50, ’53-’55/Father of Clay Matthews Jr. and Pro Football HOF Bruce Matthews, Grandfather of current NFL players Clay Matthews III, Kevin Matthews, Jake Matthews, and Casey Matthews)
  • Bob McNair (Tampa FL, South Carolina, brought Houston, TX the NFL franchise the Houston Texans in 1999, In 1998 established the McNair Scholar Program at UofSC. In 1989 established the Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation to help Rutherford County High School graduates attend college. Listed in Forbes 400 Richest Americans.
  • Corey Miller (Pageland SC, South Carolina ’87-’90, New York Giants ’91-’98 (6th Rnd Draft Pick), Minnesota Vikings ’99, Super Bowl XXV Champion Current: Sports Reporter at WACH-TV in Columbia, SC)
  • Stump Mitchell (Kingsland GA, The Citadel ’77-’80, St. Louis Cardinals ’81-’87 (9th Rnd Draft Pick), Phoenix Cardinals ’88-’89, Kansas City Chiefs ’90 (player)/Head Coach: Morgan State ’96-’98, Southern ’10-‘12/Assistant: San Antonio Riders ’92, Morgan State ’95, Seattle Seahawks ’99-’07, Washington Redskins ’08-’09, Arizona Cardinals RB coach ’13- present)
  • Joe Morrison (Lima OH, Cincinnatti ’55-’58, New York Giants ’59-’72 (3rd Rnd Draft Pick, player)/Tennessee-Chattanooga ’73-’79, New Mexico ’80-’82, South Carolina ’83-’88 (Head Coach))
  • Robert Porcher (Wando SC, SC State ’88-‘91, Detroit Lions ’92-’04 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), Pro Bowl & All Pro ’97, ’99, ’01, First-team All-NFC ’99, Name on Lions annual “Man of the Year” Award)
  • Jim Riggs (Fort Knox KY, Clemson ’83-’86, Cincinnati Bengals ’87-’92 (4th Rnd Draft Pick), Washington Redskins ’93, All-ACC ’85, ’86, played in Super Bowl XXIII)
  • Willie Scott (Newberry SC, South Carolina ’77-’80, Kansas City Chiefs ’81-’85 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), New England Patriots ’86-’88)
  • Dick Sheridan (South Carolina ’61-’64, Head Coach: Furman ’78-’85, NC State ’86-’92, AD: Furman ’83-’85, SoCon championships (’78, ’80-’83, ’85), ACC Coach of the Year ’86, Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year ’86, 3 NCAA D1AA Playoff wins, 2 NCAA D1 Bowl wins)
  • Sanders Shiver (Gadsden SC, Carson-Newman ’72-’75, Baltimore Colts ’76-’83 (5th Rnd Draft Pick), Miami Dolphins ’84-’85, Pro Bowl ’84)
  • Anthony Simmons (Spartanburg SC, Clemson ’94-’97, Seattle Seahawks ’’98-’04 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), 3x 1st Team All-ACC ’95-’97, recorded 595 tackles in just 7 active NFL seasons)
  • Clyde Simmons Jr. (Lane SC, Western Carolina ’82-’85, Philadelphia Eagles ’86-’93 (9th Rnd Draft Pick), Arizona Cardinals ’94-’95, Jacksonville ’96-’97, Cincinnati Bengals ’98, Chicago Bears ’99-’00, 100 sack Club, 2x Pro Bowl/All-Pro ’91, ’92, Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team, (coaching)LA Rams Asst. Def. Line Coach ’12-current)
  • Steve Spurrier (Miami Beach FL, Florida ’63-’66, won Heisman Trophy ’66. Player: San Francisco 49ers ’67-’75, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ’76 Head Coach: Tampa Bay Bandits ’83-’85, Duke ’87-’89, Florida ’90-’01, Washington Redskins ’02-’03, South Carolina ’05-’15. 4-time SEC Coach of the Year at Florida, 2-time SEC Coach of the Year at South Carolina, claims 3 of the 4 10 win seasons in program history, 3-straight 11 win seasons, program’s only SEC Championship game appearance.)
  • Travelle Wharton (Greenville SC, South Carolina ’00-’03, Carolina Panthers ’04-’11, ’13 (3rd Rnd Draft Pick), Cincinnati Bengals ’12, started 111 games in the NFL. Didn’t allow a sack in college in a 45 game span.
  • Rodney Williams (Columbia SC, Clemson ’85-’88, tied with Tajh Boyd as the most successful QB in Clemson football history (32 wins), 4-year starter, led Clemson to 3 ACC Championships and 3 bowl victories, Color Analyst for Clemson Sports Radio Network and successful business man)
  • Donnell Woolford (Baltimore MD, Clemson ’85-’88, Chicago Bears ’89-’97 (1st Rnd Draft Pick), Pittsburgh Steelers ’97-’98, Carolina Panthers ’98-’99, Pro Bowl ’93, All-Pro ’94)
  • Clyde Wrenn (Chester SC, NC State ’61-’65, High School coach for 7 years, Recruiting Coordinator for Danny Ford’s staff at Clemson for 11 seasons, NFL scout for Denver Broncos for 2 years, worked in South Carolina Athletic Department for 16 of the last 23 years, currently the Director of High School Relations for South Carolina Football)

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