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The best short yardage runner in Clemson history is.......

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:49 PM
 

Tajh Boyd.

With Boyd taking the snaps it was amazing how frequently we converted 3rd and 4th and short with him even though we didn't have dominant OLines. We really didn't have many RBs with any size when he played QB so he was always used as our power back. We never did anything cute. We'd just run that QB power out of the shotgun up the middle. The fans, opposing players and coaches knew it was coming, but they still couldn't stop it. He'd get 2 to 3 yds practically every time. I don't know the official stats, but I'd bet he converted 80-90% of them.

I don't believe we've ever had a RB or FB as efficient as him in short yardage situations.


The best short yardage runner in Clemson history is.......

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:51 PM
 

Travis Zachery

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Tracy Johnson***

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:55 PM
 




Beat me to it man...***

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:56 PM
 



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All previous posters were idiots. No offense intended.***

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:32 PM
 




3rd and 2 or less was basically 1st and 10 .............***


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:32 PM
 




I second that emotion***

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:54 PM
 




Tracy Johnson

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:55 PM
 

From when we used a fullback in the triple option. That was a power running game.

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Marvin Sims.***

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:56 PM
 



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Re: Marvin Sims is correct

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:01 PM
 

Starting fullback in the '80s who never lost a yard when playing for Clemson


Played in the late 70s***

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:38 PM
 



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Yes, he was a beast.***


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:02 PM
 




Re: Yes, he was a beast.- Huge for that era


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:02 PM
 

bigger than most OL then

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Marvin for sure***


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:39 PM
 




Re: The best short yardage runner in Clemson history is.......

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:58 PM
 

Woody was a good short yardage guy ...but my vote goes to Kevin Mack .

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:00 PM
 

Duane Coleman or Terry allen


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:03 PM
 




Raymond Priester

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:03 PM
 

If he had run behind a good OL all 4 years, he would still be the leading rusher at Clemson.


Re: Raymond Priester

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:07 PM
 

Ditto Marvin Simms---never talked for loss...unbelievable


Doh!...


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:19 PM
 

He still is the leading rusher in yardage... I thought Davis had passed him.

In my research (after the fact), I noticed Priester was not even Top 10 in rushing TDs... that's crazy given all the carries and positive yardage he had. Goes to show what the HUNH offense has done for us the last 10-15 years.


Raymond Priester***

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:08 PM
 



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Though I never got to see them play....


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:10 PM
 

but I JUST missed....all the "old-timers" when I was growing up always spoke very highly of

Ray Matthews

Fred Cone

And as one who now qualifies as an old-timer, I always enjoyed watching Lester "The Rubber Duck" Brown

But watching James Davis, CJ Spiller and the Wayne Train has has been unsurpassed.

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marvin sims, without any argument.


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:11 PM
 

I think he had one lost-yardage play in his career.


Re: marvin sims, without any argument.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:38 PM
 

Only one, and if I remember correctly, it was against usuc in a 1979 loss.


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:13 PM
 

My money is on Terry Allen.


In 2012 Boyd was 15 for 16 in converting short yardage

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:15 PM
 

That's 94%. No other Clemson RB is touching that. A lot of the fullbacks being named somewhat had the element of surprise being apart of the triple option. You didn't necessarily know they were getting the ball. With Boyd there was no element of surprise. Everybody knew play was coming and he got the yards anyway.

http://www.seldomusedreserve.com/?p=4148


it's Marvin Sims without a doubt.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:30 PM
 

as mentioned, NEVER was tackled for a loss. ZERO. NONE.





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Re: it's Marvin Sims without a doubt.


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:36 PM
 

### thats a bigggg rascal!

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Tracy Johnson***


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:32 PM
 



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Rubber Duck


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:08 PM
 

Lester Brown, aka Rubber Duck.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:11 PM
 

Hmmm..... Kevin Mack!!!!


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:11 PM
 

He is the only running back we have had with success in the NFL.


Yeah , Kevin Mack was a bulldozer .


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:33 PM
 

He ran with violence .

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no


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:14 PM
 

sims and johnson - easily

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Re: The best short yardage runner in Clemson history is.......

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:18 PM
 

Kevin Mack


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:21 PM
 

Ray Yauger


Figured someone would have said...

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:23 PM
 

Chad Jasmin by now









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Re: Figured someone would have said...

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:42 PM
 

Nice call catojune

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:24 PM
 

Tajh gets my vote too. There were times his last 2 years where the offense knew he was going to run it, the defense knew he was going to run it, the entire stadium and the sportscasters all knew he was going to run it, and still nobody could stop him. It was like watching Emmitt Smith and the Cowboys in Smith's prime...you knew exactly what the play was going to be but stopping it was almost impossible anyway.


Re: The best short yardage runner in Clemson history is.......

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:38 PM
 

Chris Lancaster!

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:53 PM
 

Rudy Harris from Brockton, Mass.

If you need to get a first down, give to Rudy up the gut.


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:09 PM
 

Bo Rufner


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:22 PM
 

Every back named was a Clemson great. I do specifically remember Ray Yauger in his time he was a beast. Hardly ever did he go down on the first hit. I can see him coming to the side lines with blood running out of his helmet. He was tough and had what you call guts! He had remarkable stats for someone who never played on a winning team at Clemson from 68-70. Tracy Johnson and Chris Lancaster played together from 1985-1989. These guys ran like bulls. Chris had to give up football in 1989 as I remember due to a serious neck injury.

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Now Bo Ruffner really is a blast from the past for us


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:59 PM
 

oldsters. He and the '66 and '67 teams are where I cut my teeth on Clemson football.


Re:history is.......Dum Dum Wyndham - he literally knocked d


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:24 PM
 

players out...

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:43 PM
 

Of the one's I got see play, my vote wold have go with Tracy Johnson although the Fridge showed he was an incredible short yardage back when he got to NFL.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:52 PM
 

Harvey White, a QB in the late 1950's, was good at getting the short yardage first down. He was about 6'-2"- or 3" and about 200#. That was pretty good size for a QB at that time. He could fall forward and gain three yards.


Don Testerman, Marvin Sims, Kevin Mack and from way back Rudy Hayes


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 8:59 PM
 

Mm.


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:27 PM
 

Good grief. All these names and I do NOT see the best short yardage guy anywhere.

WILLIAM "THE FRIDGE" PERRRY.


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:27 PM
 

*PERRY

:)

Got carried away. LOL


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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:28 PM
 

And he took a beating. LSU, O State was pounding him but Ol Tajh would get that yardage!

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you guys are crazy


Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:31 PM
 

Clearly it's Raymond Priester

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:55 PM
 

Emory Smith. Try tackling him. He took a coot for a ride in 95 like I'd ever seen

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 9:55 PM
 

Emory Smith. Try tackling him. He took a coot for a ride in 95 like I'd ever seen

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 11:25 PM
 

All good choices.

Another to consider....Reggie Merriweather .


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