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Thursday, June 27, 2013

65 Days!: Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day-B.C. Inabinet

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Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day

B.C. Inabinet


(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is of B.C. Inabinet, who lettered for Clemson at right tackle from 1953-1955.

Benjamin Claude Inabinet was born in Columbia, S.C. in 1934. Inabinet was an All-State football player at Dreher High School in Columbia, S.C. and led his team to a State AA Championship his senior year.

Inabinet played football at Clemson for Coach Frank Howard from 1953-1955. Standing nearly 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighing over 260 pounds, Inabinet was believed to be the largest football player ever to attend Clemson at that time.

As a senior Inabinet earned an honorable mention All-American recognition and was chosen to play in the North vs. South College All-Star Game held at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. on December 26, 1955.

Inabinet was a fourth round draft choice of the Baltimore Colts but opted to sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. His career was abbreviated by injuries.

Inabinet was an active community leader. He was a member of the Clemson Alumni Association; Chairman of the Richland County IPTAY Club; President of the Greater Columbia Clemson Club, founded in 1958; member of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce; and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

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