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May 2nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Field Goal Vs. Wake Forest In 1973


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Today’s photo is from the 1973 season and shows the Tigers in action against Wake Forest on a perfect weather day for football. The 1973 season was Red Parker's first season and the Tigers won the game 35-8.

I like this picture for a variety of reasons. First, it is a great action photo of the game. I also like the fact that the kicker is a “straight on” kicker, like most were in that day and age. I remember the first “soccer style” kicker at Clemson was Eddie Seigler and then Obed Ariri in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

I also like this picture because you can see the “U” on top of the hill. Clemson was promoting the newly minted University stature and you would see “CU” promoted everywhere, even on the hill at football games!

The final thing I like about this picture is the orange tarp that was the “fence” at the bottom of the hill. It does look cheap compared to the nice fence we have down there now, but I have fond memories as a kid hanging out at the bottom of the hill on that tarp for many a game.

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