Former Clemson great passes away


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Gillespie was one of the all-time great Tigers

Clemson, S.C—Dr. Frank Gillespie, one of the greatest all-around athletes in Clemson history, died Wednesday morning. The 1948 Clemson graduate was 94 years old.

Gillespie won the McKelvin Award as the top all-around athlete in the Southern Conference for the 1947-48 academic year. Gillespie, former Tiger pitcher Kris Benson and former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson are the only Clemson athletes named a conference athlete of the year in school history.

Gillespie was the last Clemson athlete to letter in the three major sports of football basketball and baseball. The native of West Virginia lettered in baseball in 1943 before spending three years in the Army. After returning to Clemson, he was a starting guard on the Tiger football team for three years. He was also a starting guard in basketball for three years, and played three more years of baseball, where he made the All-State team as a senior.

Gillespie double-majored in electrical engineering and textile engineering and served as president of his senior class. An honor student, he was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1977.

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Sorry to hear of his passing. Clemson lost a great one but
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thank you for your prayers***
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many blessings franc***
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It is not goodbye...
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Prayers for you and your family***
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Talk about an overachiever
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Condolences to the family..Clemson lost a legendary alum.***
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franc... I never met the man nor even knew who he was until
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thank you. The best is what he did off the field***
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this is so wonderful....
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So sorry
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Thoughts and prayers with you and your family Franc.***
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