Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The 1981 Clemson football season was, and still is, the most memory filled in school history as the Tigers posted a perfect 12-0 season capped by a win over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl that gave Clemson its first and only national championship. Readers are taken back to that memorable season through the eyes of the coaches and players involved. Along with Coach Danny Ford, players featured include wide receiver Perry Tuttle, quarterback Homer Jordan, and All-American defensive back Jeff Davis. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: In 1981, a team from a school nestled in the rural foothills of the Appalachians in South Carolina captured the fancy of college football fans everywhere. Coach Danny Ford’s Clemson Tigers struggled early against Wofford and edged Tulane before finding their groove to defeat national powers Georgia, North Carolina, and Nebraska to go 12-0, and eventually win the national title.
In Tales from Clemson’s 1981 Championship Season, veteran ACC sports writer Ken Tysiac tells the story of Clemson’s greatest team from the perspective of the players and coaches who made it happen.
The team’s cast of characters is almost as impressive as its accomplishments. Long before he became a national icon as "The Fridge" with the Chicago Bears, William Perry was a giant Clemson freshman and went toe to toe with the greatest center in college football—Nebraska’s Dave Rimington—in the Orange Bowl. During the days leading up to the Orange Bowl, Perry exhibited his charm on a national stage for the first time in Miami, gleefully jumping to dunk a football through the goal posts for the television cameras.
Perry Tuttle was a wide receiver with the gift of gab whose celebration of a touchdown catch in the Orange Bowl was immortalized in the only Sports Illustrated cover ever to feature Clemson. His roommate, bruising linebacker Jeff Davis, would talk with Tuttle before they went to sleep at night about their dreams of winning a national title.
Danny Ford was a tobacco-chewing country boy much smarter than he let on with the "Aw, shucks" demeanor that made him a local hero. On the field, his fiery countenance instilled the toughness that made Clemson’s defense nearly impregnable in a season that changed the stature of the entire community forever.
Once supported almost exclusively by its loyal alumni, Clemson became the darling of a new legion of fans as well as corporate donors looking for tickets to impress their clients. A school with humble agricultural roots became nationally known due to the accomplishments of an unforgettable team.
A quarter-century later, members of that team remain proud that they dared to dream.
About the Author: Ken Tysiac spent some of the best years of his life covering Clemson for The State Newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, and the Anderson Independent-Mail (SC). Now the ACC beat reporter for The Charlotte Observer, based in the Raleigh area, Tysiac covered Clemson from 1995 to 2003. He has won numerous awards; including second place in 1999 and third in 2000 among news and sports-beat reporters from the South Carolina Press Association. He also wrote the memoirs of the late, great Clemson broadcaster Jim Phillips in Still Roaring, also available through Sports Publishing LLC. Tysiac resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Lura; daughter, Ashley; and son, Ken III.
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Descrizione libro Sports Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. The cover image and date may vary. This is a used book. Potential defects may exist (folds, creases, highlighting, writing/markings, staining, stickers and/or sticker residue, ETC.) COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000775001
Descrizione libro Sports Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021596700610
Descrizione libro Sports Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P011596700610
Descrizione libro Sports Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111596700610