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Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 10:50 AM
 

1. Anthony Simmons - stepped on campus as a true freshman and was the best player on the field.
2. Jeff Davis
3. Levon Kirkland
4. Keith Adams
5. Stephone Anthony
6. Ben Boulware
7. Ed McDaniel
8. LeRoy Hill
9. Bubba Brown
10. Kendall Joseph (could move up after this year)

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Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 11:10 AM
 

Wayne Simmons, John Johnson, Doug Brewster, Jesse Hatcher can't be left off the list and Arthur Bussie would have been one of the all best had Danny never been ousted.


In place of who though? Hatcher was great but was a Jr.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 11:25 AM
 

College guy who was only there a couple of years, I think.

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Anthony really only had one good year...Herky Walls had a

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:35 PM
 

good year too, where is he?


Anthony had 2 good years...


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 1:07 PM
 

1st round pick. I'd have him in my top 10 no doubt

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He's not the 5th best LB to play at Clemson since 70***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 2:55 PM
 




Yeah, a list without Wayne is incomplete***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:39 PM
 




Over who?***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 1:34 PM
 



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Anthony, Boulware or KJ, probably Hill too...Wayne was a


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 2:59 PM
 

beast, closer to Simmons and Davis than the 4 I mentioned in terms of dominance


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 4:03 PM
 

Those are good ones too......what happen to the days when Clemson was LBU.


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Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 11:12 AM
 

Randy Scott was pretty good.


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 11:42 AM
 

Kirkland and Adams are 1a and 1b IMO... Everybody else is a distant 2nd.

Ashley Sheppard was a good one too.


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 11:50 AM
 

I was gonna say Ashley Sheppard also,I was very fond of all those late 80's linebacker units.


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:35 PM
 

Where does Johnny Rembert fit in ? He still holds the most career int's by a linebacker I think. Had a 10 yr career with the Pats - all pro bowler. Guess the only downside is he was a juco (I think)...

Good Post!!!

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:37 PM
 




Re: How does this work? Do I owe you a coke?***

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:42 PM
 

Nah, just a tough call not putting Jeff Davis as number 1... Actually not sure I can even rank them because they were all the Best of the Best!!!!! Just good people too. other teams through the years have had some really great players but you look at the Tigers through the years at all positions - They're just "Good People". Wow, we are fortunate to be Tiger fans.

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Johnny Rembert & Jessie Hatcher = good as any we've had


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 1:29 PM
 

Both were JUCOs, but they gave us two full years, and I believe they probably played about as many snaps at starting LB as Stephone Anthony and some others.

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Rembert was a good pro also at NE.***

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 1:35 PM
 



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Good call on Rembert. Love Boulware, but not Top 10.***


Posted: Jun 14, 2018 8:18 AM
 



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Johnny Rembert? Ringo was a player***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:35 PM
 




Where is BJ? If Ben made it, BJ should too***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:38 PM
 




Who is BJ?***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 12:54 PM
 



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Goodson***

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 1:22 PM
 



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wow***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 2:53 PM
 




Yea, how soon we forget. Starting for Giants.***


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Overshadowed because Steward and Anthony were higher


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 3:04 PM
 

rated, but out produced them when he got his opportunity and will have a longer pro career than either.


Hey, aren't lists illegal over here?

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 3:13 PM
 

Also, just incomplete without Leake.

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Andy Headen


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 3:37 PM
 

I thought Andy was pretty dog-gone good too. Had to play behind LT for the giants though.


Andy played bandit at Clemson***


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 3:56 PM
 




Did Simmons play bandit also? Did John Johson or


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 4:39 PM
 

Ashley Sheppard play bandit?

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All-American QB coming out of HS.***


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Yeah, where is BJ Goodson


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 3:58 PM
 

Boulware gets all the attention, and nothing against him.. but Goodson was better.

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Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 4:01 PM
 

Good list, not much to argue with that.

My fav.s are...
Kirkland, A Simmons, Adams

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Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 5:15 PM
 

There were several not mentioned---The Freak, Abdullugh, Chad Carson, Henry Walls, and many more----JD was the best with the Termite a step away.


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 5:46 PM
 

If you go back to 1970 you have to mention Larry Hefner. He went on to play for the Packers at a time when few Clemson players went pro.


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:


Posted: Jun 13, 2018 7:03 PM
 

Also going back to the 70's you have to mention Jimmy Williamson as well. He was drafted by the Falcons but got hurt in training camp.


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 8:18 PM
 

Rahim Abdullah deserves to be on that list


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 9:28 PM
 

Moral of this question is you just can’t pick 10. Too many good players.


Re: Top 10 LBs at Clemson since 1970:


Posted: Jun 14, 2018 7:55 AM
 

All great players and deserve to be on an expanded list. My all time favorite pairing were 1. Randy Scott and Bubba Brown. They were keys to the re-emergence of Tiger Football.
2. Jeff Davis and Danny Tripplett
3. Boulware, Anthony and Goodson (although probably a better unit in 2016)
4. Johnny Rembert and Ed McDaniel


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