CLEMSON, SC -- A record number of former Clemson greats will be inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in September. The announcement was made Monday by Clemson Lettermen's Association President Laurie Haughey. The class, which represents six different sports, includes three individuals, two athletes and one coach, who led Clemson to national championships.
The group of 10 former athletes, administrators and coaches will be inducted during ceremonies before and at halftime of the Clemson vs. Missouri football game on September 9 at Clemson Memorial Stadium. The group also will be honored on Friday evening September 8 at a dinner at the Madren Center.
Two former Tiger football greats, plus a third athlete who starred in track and also was a starter on the gridiron, will be honored. Michael Dean Perry, a first-team All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 1987, will be among the list of Hall of Fame Inductees. He will be joined by his teammate Rodney Williams, the winningest quarterback in ACC history.
James Trapp, a starter on Clemson's 1992 and 1993 football teams, is also in the class. However, Trapp's induction is the result of his extradinary career in track as a sprinter. Still playing in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, Trapp was a 10-time All-American in track at Clemson between 1990-93. Trapp won the 1992 National Championship in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor track meet.
Elden Campbell is another 2000 Hall of Famer who is also still active as a professional athlete. Campbell, now with the Charlotte Hornets, was the top scorer on Clemson's 1990 ACC Championship team that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Clemson's career scoring leader just finished his 10th year in the NBA.
Dr. I.M. Ibrahim is the only coach going into the Clemson Hall of Fame this year. He led Clemson to two of the three National Championships in the school's history. Ibrahim, who coached the Clemson team from 1967-94, led the Tigers to the 1984 and 1987 NCAA Championships. He had a 388-100-31 career record and coached the Tigers to the NCAA Final Four six times, more than any other Clemson coach in any sport. Dr. Jud Hair is the only administrator in the group. He served as Clemson team physician for 28 years.
Sam Henson is the third National Champion in this Hall of Fame class. Henson won the 118-pound NCAA Wrestling Championship in 1993 and 1994 and had an incredible 71-0 record in his two years at Clemson on the mats. Chris Patton did not win an NCAA Championship, but he is the only Clemson golfer to win the US Amateur. He also was the low amateur at the 1990 Master's and won a record five tournaments as a Tiger between 1986-90.
Two former women athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall. Jessica Barr was a first-team All-American for Jim Davis's Lady Tigers in 1994. She was also the ACC Player of the Year and league's top scorer that year. Ute Jamrozy was one of the top women's track stars for Clemson in the 1980s. She finished fourth in the nation at the NCAA Cross country championship and fourth in the 10,000 meters at the outdoor championships in 1986.
JESSICA BARR, Women's Basketball
*1993-94 Kodak All-American
*1993-94 Basketball-America All-American
*ACC Player-of-the-Year, (First Player in Clemson history to win this honor)
*ACC All-Tourmament team 1993-1994
*District III Kodak All-American Team
*State of South Carolina's Female Amateur Athlete-of-the-Year
*Led the team and the ACC in scoring (19.8 ppg.), second in field goal percentage, in 1994.
ELDEN CAMPBELL, Men's Basketball, 1986-90
*Clemson's career scoring leader with 1880 points
*Winningest player in Clemson history, he played in 84 Clemson victories
*First-team All-ACC in 1989-90, 2nd-team All-ACC in 1988-89, third team in 1987-88
*Only common denominator between Clemson's winningest teams in history.
25-6 team of 1986-87 and 24-8 team of 1989-90.
*Honorable Mention All-American by AP. UPI and Sporting News in 1989-90.
*Leading scorer on Clemson's ACC regular season championship team of 1989-90, the only ACC championship team in Clemson history.
*First-round draft choice of the Los Angeles, Lakers. He is now with the Charlotte
DR. JUD HAIR, Team Physician, 1957-85
*Joined the Clemson staff in May, 1957.
*Retired in 1985.
*In charge of student health services at Clemson.
*Served as team physician for all athletic teams.
SAM HENSON, Wrestling, 1992-94
*NCAA Champion in 118 pound category in 1993 and 1994
*Winner of Clemson's Frank Howard Award in 1994
*Had incredible 71-0 career record on the mats, 34-0 in 1993 and 37-0 in 1994
*ACC Wrestling MVP in 1994
*1993 and 1994 ACC Champion at 118 pounds
*World Champion in 1998 at 119-pound category
Dr. I.M. IBRAHIM, Soccer Coach 1967-1994
*Coached Clemson to two of the school's three National Championships in any sport in history.
His soccer team won National Championship in 1984 and 1987.
*Career Record of 388-100-31
*Coached 16 Tigers earned 24 All-America honors
*51 Tigers named to the All-ACC first-team 92 times
*Coached Three U.S. Olympians
*Coached Eight Clemson Players who were named ACC Players-of-the-Year 12 times
*Coached Clemson team to 17 NCAA Appearances
*Led team to Six NCAA Final Four Appearances, more than any other Clemson coach
*Finished in the top 20 for 18 seasons
*Coached school to 11 ACC Championships, 13 regular season titles
*Retired as the nation's fifth winningest coach
UTE JAMROZY, Women's Track and Field
*An All-Amorican in outdoor track and cross country in the same year (1986)
*Finished fourth in the nation in the 10,000 maters outdoors in 1986, she was fourth in the NCAA Cross country championships that same year. The cross country finish is the best ever by a Clemson Lady Tiger
*First Lady Tiger to win an ACC Indoor Championship in a distance event, she won the 2-mile at the 1987 indoor moot.
*Won the ACC Championship in the outdoor 10,000 meters in 1986.
CHRIS PATTON, Men's Golf, 1987-90
*Won 1989 United States Amateur, only Clemson golfer to win that tournament.
*Finished 39th in the 1990 Master's. He was low amateur
*Won five tournaments as a Clemson golfer, more than any other golfer in Clemson history.
*Three-time All-American, 198$-89-90
*Three-time first-team All-ACC
*Currently ranked fourth in Clemson history in career stroke average.
MICHAEL DEAN PERRY, Football, 1984-87
*First-team All-American in 19$7, he was first-team All-ACC In 1986 and 1987.
*ACC Player of the Year in 1987, a. rare distinction for a defensive player.
*Set ACC record for career tackles for loss and sacks, still Clemson records today.
*One of three finalists for the Outland Trophy in 1987.
*Five-time Pro Bowl selection for the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos.
*Named to Clemson Centennial Team in 1996
*Ranked as 10th greatest Clemson football player of the 20th century.
JAMES TRAPP, Track & Field, Football, 1990-93
*A 10-time All-American
*Won 12 ACC titles, six in individual events and six as a part of a relay team
*ACC Outdoor Meet MVP in 1990 and 1992
*1992 200m Indoor National Champion
*1992 U.S. and World, Champion in the 200m indoor
*Competed on the U.S. 4X100m relay team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona
*Holds Clemson record in the 200m indoors
*A member of the mile relay team that holds the Clemson indoor record
*Four-year letterman in football, he was a starter in 1992
*Still playing in the NFL, now with the Baltimore Ravens.
RODNEY WILLIAMS, Football, 1985-88
*Still holds the school record for most games won by a Quarterback (32).
*Set the Clemson career records for most pass completions (333),most yards passing (4,647)
most consecutive passes without interception (122), consecutive games completing a pass (46), most
games started by a quarterback (44)
*Most Valuable Player in both the 1988 Citrus Bowl and 19$6 Gator Gowl.
*As a starter, led Clemson to four straight bowl games, three ACC Championships, and three bowl victories.
Only Tiger QB to do that.
*Now color commentator with the Clemson Tiger Network.