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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

60 Days: Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day-Don King

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Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day

Don King


(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

(This blog is dedicated to Don King, who passed away this past February)

Don King played for the Clemson Tigers as QB between 1952 and 1955.

During his time at Clemson, King set the record for most rushing yards in a single contest when he gained 234 against Fordham in 1952, which is a freshman record. That was the only game he was a starting tailback.

King led the team in passing all four years at Clemson and even led the team in rushing in 1953. He paced the team in rushing, passing, punting, and punt returns in 1953.

He was given the "Swede" Nelson Sportsmanship Award by the Boston Gridiron Club in 1953. This award is given to the player who most exemplifies sportsmanship in college athletics for the United States. King was the team captain in 1955 and was named second-team All-ACC in 1953.

He was named ACC "Sophomore Back of the Year" in 1953 as well. He was a two time All-ACC honoree and scored a touchdown on his first rushing attempt in 1952. King was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1992.

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