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Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Joe Blalock


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’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. He was a starter on the Cotton Bowl team of 1940. For three consecutive years, he was the Tigers' leading receiver, and he averaged 20.3 yards per catch for his career. He also played basketball at Clemson from 1940-41.

He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions after the 1941 season. Blalock was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1973 and is also a member of the South Carolina Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was named to Clemson's Centennial team.

A panel of historians ranked him as Clemson's #16 football player of all-time in 1999.

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