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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Ed McDaniel

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is of Ed McDaniel, who lettered at linebacker for Clemson from 1988-1991.

McDaniel, from Batesburg Leesville, was a first-team All-American according to College and Pro Football Weekly and an honorable mention choice according to Football News. McDaniel also earned third•team AP All American and a first-team All-ACC choice by AP/ACSWA.

McDaniel was the #1 tackler on the Tiger defense that led the nation in rushing defense in 1991. McDaniel had 114 tackles that season and he also lead the Tigers in tackles 3 of his 4 years. McDaniel ranks third in Clemson history in total tackles with 389and was one of four semifinalists for the 1991 Butkus Award.

McDaniel was a fifth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1992.

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