Twenty-Seven First-Year Players Report at Clemson

Twenty-Seven first year players reported to the Clemson campus Sunday afternoon to mark the official beginning of football season. Two practices will be held Monday, one in the morning at 10:00 AM and one in the afternoon at 4:45 PM. In all, twenty-three scholarship players and four walk-ons were present.

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

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

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

2001 Clemson Signees who reported, Sunday, August 5th

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

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