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Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bob Bradley In 1949

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are of Bob Bradley from 1949. Bradley worked 502 consecutive football games during his career at Clemson.

Bradley was presented the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor's office and after his death was inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame.

Bradley was inducted into the State of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, served as President of CoSIDA in 1975, received the Arch Ward Award as CoSIDA Man-of-the-Year in 1976, and inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame in 1972.

Bradley redefined the field of sports information in 1979 when, under his direction, the Clemson Sports Information Department won nine national awards for its brochures and press guides.

The former Clemson sports information director Bob Bradley was known as The Legend II. For many years he and Frank Howard were quite a pair, telling stories and contributing to the tradition and legend of Clemson athletics. Bradley passed away on October 30, 2000 after a long battle with cancer.

These photos were of Bradley as a Clemson student during his senior year. The top photo is Bradley "working" at a football game and the above photo a celebration (I beleive it was in recognition of Bradley's graduation from Clemson in 1949).

The class of 1949 got a special treat, a perfect 11-0-0 football season in the fall of 1948.

Originally from Greenville, Bob Bradley majored in Textile Manufacturing. He also was the editor of the Tiger newspaper his senior year.

(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson related and you would like to share them, send them to me in an email with as much information about the picture as you can give and I will use it for a future “Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day”).

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