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Monday, December 12, 2016

December 12th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard In Color-1940’s


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is a classic picture of Frank Howard in the 1940’s. I love this picture because, to me, it personifies Coach Howard as the coach.

Under Frank Howard's command, the Tigers remained nationally-recognized contenders throughout the 1950's in college football. In the sterling 1948 season, Clemson won a Southern Conference championship (Howard's first of eight), won our second bowl game, and finished eleventh in the national rankings. For the rest of his life, Howard credited the 1948 team with saving his job.

On November 16, 1974, the grass playing surface in Clemson Memorial Stadium was dedicated as Frank Howard Field.

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