The eight-person class was announced Thursday by Charlie Bussey, the executive director of the Clemson Letterwinners Association. The formal induction ceremonies will take place September 7-8, the weekend of Clemson's home football game against Louisiana Monroe.
In addition to Glover, one of the top professionals on the
PGA Tour, and Greene, the starting shortstop for the San Diego
Padres, the 2007 inductees include former Clemson All-ACC basketball
guard Terrell McIntyre, former All-ACC women's basketball player Amy
Geren, and former All-America track athlete Kerry Robinson.
Three former Clemson football players are also in the class.
The list includes former All-ACC running back Lester Brown, former
All-America place kicker Nelson Welch and former All-ACC quarterback
It is a young class considering that Greene, Dantzler and
Glover all competed at Clemson at the same time during the 2000-01
academic year. All eight are prominent on the career lists in their
respective sports. Greene is first in Clemson baseball history in
career hits and RBIs, Dantzler is second in Clemson history in career
total offense on the football field, Brown is second in Clemson
history in career touchdowns, Welch is first in school history in
field goals and second in career scoring, McIntrye is second in
career scoring on the hardwood, and Glover is third in school history
in career stroke average. Geren is Clemson's career leader in free
throw percentage and Robinson still holds the women's track records
in the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters.
Lester Brown scored 32 touchdowns during his Clemson career
that spanned 1976-79, still second on the school's career list. The
Clemson graduate from Myrtle Beach, SC was a first-team All-ACC
running back on Clemson's 1978 team that finished the season 11-1 and
a #6 ranking in the nation. He scored 17 rushing touchdowns that
season, a record that was tied in 2006 by James Davis. Brown went on
to a seven year career in the Canadian Football league. His son,
Corey Brown, is one of the top sprinters on Clemson's current men's
Nelson Welch is first in Clemson history in field goals with
72 and is second in career scoring with 301 points. The Clemson
graduate was named first or second team All-ACC four consecutive
years, the first football player in Clemson history to be a four-time
all-conference selection. He was a third-team All-American as a
sophomore in 1992, the second sophomore in Clemson history to be
named to an AP All-America team. He ranked in the top 15 in the
nation in field goals per game all four years of his Clemson career
(1991-94), the only player in Clemson history to accomplish that feat.
Woody Dantzler became the first quarterback in college
football history to rush for over 1000 yards and pass for 2000 yards
in the same season. He accomplished that feat in 2001 when he was a
first-team All-ACC quarterback. For his career, Dantzler threw for
6,037 yards and rushed for 2,761, just the third quarterback in NCAA
history to throw for 5,000 yards and rush for 2,500 in a career.
The Clemson graduate was a finalist for the Walter Camp Award and the
Davey O'Brien Award in 2001. His 517-yard total offense performance
against NC State in 2001 is regarded by many as the top individual
performance in Clemson football history. He currently plays for the
Chicago franchise in the Arena Football League.
Terrell McIntrye was a starter on three Clemson NCAA
tournament teams in the 1990s, joining Greg Buckner (also a Clemson
Hall of Fame selection) as the only men's basketball players in
school history to start on three NCAA tournament teams. The native
of Raiford, NC scored 1839 points, still second in school history,
and had 577 assists, still third in Clemson history. The popular
point guard averaged 17.9 points per game in 1998-99, his senior
year, the best average in the ACC. He was MVP or co-MVP of the
Clemson team all four years of his career, the only player in Clemson
basketball history to be a four-time team MVP. McIntyre is currently
playing professionally in Italy.
Khalil Greene was the unanimous national player of the year
of college baseball in 2002 when he hit a Clemson record .470 and hit
a school record 25 home runs. He joins Kris Benson as the only
baseball players in Clemson history to be named National Player of
the Year. Greene had arguable the greatest individual season in
school history when he led the Tigers to the Final Four of the
College World Series in 2002. He was a first-round draft pick of the
San Diego Padres in 2002 and he is now the team's starting shortstop.
Lucas Glover was a three-time All-American between 1998-2001,
including a first-team selection as a junior and senior. He helped
the Clemson program to four top 10 national finishes, including a
second-place finish in 1998 and a third-place finish in 2001. Glover
still ranks third in Clemson history in career stroke average with a
71.95 average and he is third in rounds at par or better (86).
Glover was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002. A
member of the United States Walker Cup team in 2001, the Clemson
graduate is in his fourth full season on the PGA Tour and ranked 21st
on the final money list in 2006.
Glover is the grandson of Dick Hendley, Clemson Hall of Fame
inductee in 1984. Hendley played football and baseball at Clemson
between 1946-51. This is the first grandfather and grandson hall of
fame combination in Clemson athletic history.
Amy Geren was one of the great shooters in Clemson women's
basketball history. Still the school's career free throw percentage
shooter with nearly an 85 percent mark, Geren was a two-time
first-team All-ACC selection and was a common denominator on
Clemson's ACC Championship teams of 1996 and 1999. The native of
Cleveland, TN is still second in Clemson history in career
three-point goals with 199. The Clemson graduate was the national
three-point shooting champion in 1999, defeating male champion Jason
Terry of Arizona in the championship. Terry is still playing in the
NBA with the Dallas Mavericks. Geren is a high school basketball
coach in Cleveland, TN.
Kerry Robinson was one of the first All-Americans in Clemson
athletic history in a women's sport. She joined Cindy Duarte as
Clemson's first women's cross country All-American in 1981 and
helped the Lady Tigers to a sixth-place national finish. Robinson
was a first-team All-ACC selection in cross country three consecutive
years (1981-83). Robinson was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary
cross country team in 2002. Over 25 years later she still holds the
Clemson outdoor track records in the 3,000 meters and the 5,000
meters. Robinson, who has a doctorate degree, is a technical
specialist for Mead/Westvaco Corporation in Charleston, SC.
Clemson to Induct Eight into Hall of Fame
CUTigers.com Top Stories
GRADES AND ANALYSIS: NC State#3 Clemson committed 4 turnovers, including 3 in the red zone and a pick-six, in its 24-17 overtime win over NC State in Death Valley.
CUTigers.comThursday at 2:52 PM
Clemson Basketball Media DayWatch Head Coach Brad Brownell and his assistant coaches discuss the upcoming basketball season at Clemson Media Day!
CUTigers.comThursday at 1:30 PM
PHOTO GALLERY: #3 Clemson vs NC StateEnjoy these images from Clemson's thrilling overtime victory versus NC State in Death Valley, courtesy of CUTigers Photographer John Bolton!
CUTigers.comThursday at 11:12 AM
College coaches who could get hired awayWhy these highly sought college football coaches would leave (and why they could stay)
ScoutThursday at 10:00 AM