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Today’s photo is of Bennie Cunningham, who played tight end for Clemson in the 1970’s.
Cunningham was a consensus first-team All-American his junior year and was also chosen to some first teams as a senior. Cunningham was l2th on Clemson's all-time receptions list and was a two-time first-team All-ACC. He was selected to play in Hula Bowl, Japan Bowl and East-West Shrine Bowl.
Cunningham played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and won two Super Bowl Rings (1978 and 1979 seasons). Cunningham played for the Steelers between 1976-85.
In 1974 Clemson's season long slogan was "Excitement Galore in '74". Cunningham did his part in the 7-4 season that included a perfect 6-0 home record, with seven touchdown receptions among his 24 catches, the most touchdown receptions ever by a Clemson tight end and one of the top five totals nationally that season for tight ends.
Cunningham was named a first-team AP All-American that season. Cunningham currently resides in Westminster, South Carolina and works as a career counselor at the West-Oak High School in Westminster.
Credit to http://www.shrine-bowl.com/oldsite/SC%20Players/bennie_cunningham.htm
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