Joe BlalockToday’s photo is of Joe Blalock, who lettered for Clemson at left end from 1939-1941.
Blalock was Clemson's first two-time All-American and was the leading Tiger receiver for three consecutive years. Blalock also averaged 20.34 yards per catch in his career.
Blalock was the 5th round draft choice of the Detroit Lions after the 1941 season.
Blalock is a Charter member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, being inducted in 1973. In 1999, Blalock was ranked as Clemson's #16 football player of all-time by a panel of Clemson historians.
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