This is the sixth time a Clemson player has won the award, which dates to the 1993 season. The award is named after former Clemson All-American Banks McFadden, who was led Clemson to a 9-1 record and a Cotton Bowl victory over Boston College in 1939. Also an All-American in basketball at Clemson, McFadden is considered Clemson's finest athlete of the 20th Century.
Whitehurst led Clemson to a 9-4 record on the gridiron in 2003. He completed 288-465 passes for 3561 yards and 21 touchdowns. He established 29 Clemson records during the season, including most yards passing and most completions in a season.
He was especially effective at the end of the season when he led Clemson to consecutive victories over Florida State, Duke, South Carolina and Tennessee. Florida State and Tennessee were both ranked in the top six in the nation at the time of those Clemson victories. He threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns in three quarters in Clemson's win over South Carolina.
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Clemson's Banks McFadden Award Winners
1993 Terry Smith WR 1996 Anthony Simmons LB 1997 Anthony Simmons LB 1999 Keith Adams LB 2001 Woodrow Dantzler QB 2003 Charlie Whitehurst QB