Boulware writes letter "Thank, you Clemson"


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Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware finished up the 2016 season as the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year and helped lead his team to their first National Championship since 1981.

Boulware wrote a very honest letter, "Thank you Clemson" to the Players' Tribune that was published on Thursday and here a small segment below:

So, just like the 2016 runner-up team was a part of our foundation … and just like the 1981 championship team was a part of our foundation … and just like every team that has ever put on that Tigers uniform, whether they won four games or fourteen, was a part of our foundation: We are now a part of that same foundation, for every Clemson team to come.

And if I can leave just one message for those teams before I graduate, it’s this: Never stop building. Every workout you take part in, every practice you show up for, every loss you learn from and every win you grind out — you’re a part of something now. And it’s on you now to put down your own layer of foundation before you leave.

A house with no roof … yeah, O.K., I admit it. That’s a weird-ass house. But maybe that was always the wrong analogy. Maybe this — this city, this school, this program, this team — was never really a house to begin with. Because a house: That’s just bricks and cement. That, you can finish. And this: This is Clemson.

This is home.

BEN BOULWARE / CONTRIBUTOR

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