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How many of y’all remember Donnell Woolford?

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:08 PM
 

Maybe the best DB during his time at Clemson, all-time? I’m surprised Clemson fans don’t bring his name up more often. There was an old poster that Clemson produced way back where he’s laid out making a play on a pass and can’t ever find that pic. He’s like 8 feet in the air. Anybody have one of those?


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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:12 PM
 

Used to play basketball with him at Fike. He could jump out of the gym but not real tall. Cut up. A good guy too. Had a good career with da Bears.


Donnell loved his jumpshot... LOL

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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 12:22 AM
 

he was stronger than he looked too... but the one football player that I hated to be on his team was Vince Robinson, passing the ball to him was not EVER going to be reciprocated... LOL

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:18 PM
 

Agreed. Woolford was a great player.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:59 PM
 

As a starting lineup? He was a stud


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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:24 PM
 

Douglas Bryd high school Fayetteville NC. I played with him my freshman year at Clemson in 88. Best athlete I have ever been around. The bowl game you are talking about was 87 against Penn State. He use to have one hanging in his room at mauldin hall


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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:49 PM
 

Great Citrus Bowl victory over Penn State...35-17.


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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:51 PM
 

Correction 35-10.


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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 11:04 PM
 

Is kpt Kingsport?


He still comes around. Spent some

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:28 PM
 

time at a tailgate I was at for 2 games this past season. Nice guy.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:36 PM
 

Remember well. Introduced himself to a fellow freshman within all of our first couple days and informed correctly informed he’d make an impact. Up there w Dawkins, Kinard and Waters. Your described play was likely the one-handed pick in the thrashing of Paterno and Penn State. Just like Dabo, Danny usually faired well against the “great” coaches. Would have been interesting to see the heights he/we could’ve reached if all had been on same page and had better leadership. Oh well, Dabo and staff righting any and all wrongs. Perhaps Donnell will re-surface around T Town soon


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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:47 PM
 

Donnell Woolford was a great cornerback, and I well remember him. Since football season ended, I have been watching a lot of the old games on youtube. IMO Woolford was the best CB to ever play at Clemson. Few teams risked testing him, and those who did mostly regretted their mistakes.


He was pretty good on punt returns as well...

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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 12:30 AM
 

He and Deion Sanders had some jawing going on during the game in '87... Deion was jawing at our sideline, and I would imagine specifically at Donnell, about taking the punt back for a TD, and then proceeded to do it...

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Terry Kinard says HI!***


Posted: Jan 29, 2019 7:39 AM
 




Terry Kinard was a safety.***


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I saw him after the homecoming game this past season...


Posted: Jan 29, 2019 12:26 AM
 

he's not a fixture but he comes around

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:42 PM
 

I agree that he doesn't get mentioned enough with former Tigers. I'd say he was the best during his time at Clemson in the late 80's. He was a shut down corner because he battled you at 5'9". Unbelievable athlete. And had a great pro career as well.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:49 PM
 

Thanks for posting. Know the one you’re referring to but not sure where it is. Shoot, he’d be a good one even today.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 10:56 PM
 

I hardly ever post but could not resist this one. I was a freshman in high school when Donnell Woolford was a Senior. Back during those times you could still go into Frank Howard's office on game day, as a kid, and chat with him and security was so lax or rather absent that you could walk right in the practice locker rooms too. Anyway, a couple friends and I had done our usual routine and seen Coach Howard and made our way into the practice locker room where we tried on pads, helmets, jerseys, etc. Lockers were unlocked and I ended up in Donnell's locker. I will say that he sacrificed a pair of orange practice shorts with his number and a paw on them. I wore those until I was in my early 30's before they finally gave up the ghost. I also held his ACC defensive player of the week plaques (2 of them that were in his locker). I hope he still has those somewhere but it was pretty cool to see and do all of that as a kid. Great memories!!


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 5:45 AM
 

That reminds me of the time I was traveling with the Clemson basketball team. We were playing Illinois in late 97 and practicing at the Bulls practice facility. After practice we got to check out their lockers and I snagged a pair of Jordan's socks that were balled up in the corner.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 2:21 AM
 

If my thinking is correct he believe healso returned punts. One awesome player with great speed and instincts.

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That he did...

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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 7:06 AM
 

vs GT in ‘87




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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 7:45 AM
 

That’s a blocking clinic right there


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 8:21 AM
 

I was thinking the same thing, 2 guys were knocked out of their shoes and another was flattened. He did a great job of making half the cover team knock each other over.


Great player. Probably my favorite corner of


Posted: Jan 29, 2019 3:02 AM
 

all time at Clemson. Nice career with the Bears too. We've had a few player connections with the Bears with him, Perry, Fuller, and I can't remember his name but a TE that played for them also.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 4:51 AM
 

Keith Jennings?

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Yep. That was him.**


Posted: Jan 29, 2019 5:39 AM
 

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I remember Keith Jennings getting hyped up after


Posted: Jan 29, 2019 9:42 AM
 

Mike Williams caught that sidelines catch on that final drive against bama in the first clemson bama championship win.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 7:48 AM
 

He will forever hold a special place in my heart because of a play he made in one of the most infamous Clemson games of my lifetime. The '87 puntrooskie game. Leroy Butler would have scored on that play had not Woolford run the length of the field and made the tackle inside the 5. Still lost the game, but it was one of those guts plays that just made me proud.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 7:50 AM
 

He also belongs in our top ten list for cool sounding names, along with Eldridge Milton.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 7:57 AM
 

I would say he is our best CB all time in the NFL. Who would be 2nd? Tye Hill?

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McCLeon and probably Henderson in that order. After that


Posted: Jan 29, 2019 10:42 AM
 

I'd say Sensabaugh and Breeland have passed or Breeland maybe on his way to passing Hill. There are a few others you could say were as good or better that Hill in the pros. JMO.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2019 8:50 AM
 

Hard to forget the best CB we had for a long time (Mid 80's - 2000), from what I remember as a boy - young man.

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I think he was the best all time.***


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