Clemson hires new football color analyst


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CLEMSON, S.C. -Clemson's football radio broadcast will feature a familiar voice this fall, as former quarterback Rodney Williams joins play-by-play voice Don Munson as the color analyst, Clemson Athletics and its multimedia rights holder Learfield Sports' Clemson Tigers Sports Properties announced today.

"I'm excited to be a part of the Clemson football broadcast and be around the program again," Williams said. "This is a great opportunity, and I can't wait to get started this fall."

Inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame this past spring, Williams completed his Clemson career (1985-88) as the winningest starting quarterback in ACC history with a 32-10-2 overall record. He established then-Clemson career records for passing yards (4,647), pass completions (333) and pass attempts (717) while setting career record for most starts regardless of position (44).

"It's great to welcome Rodney back to the Clemson broadcast," director of athletics Dan Radakovich said. "He and Don will do a great job for us in the booth this fall and our fans will enjoy listening to them call games."

"We're happy to bring Rodney on board as the color analyst," said Gerry Dickey, general manager of Clemson Tigers Sports Properties. "His experience and knowledge of Clemson football will be great for the broadcast."

Williams was named most valuable player of the 1986 Gator Bowl and the 1988 Citrus Bowl, becoming the first player in Clemson history to be MVP of two bowl games. A member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, he led the Tigers to four consecutive bowls and three straight bowl wins.

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RODNEY WILLIAMS: Rodney Williams completed his Clemson career (1985-88) as the winningest starting quarterback in ACC history with a 32-10-2 overall record. He established Clemson career records for passing yards (4,647), pass completions (333) and pass attempts (717) while setting career record for most starts regardless of position (44). Williams finished his Clemson career in second place in total offense with 5,510 career yards and was a standout in bowl games as he was 41-of-79 for 564 yards in four bowl games. Williams was named most valuable player of the 1986 Gator Bowl and the 1988 Citrus Bowl, and became the first player in Clemson history to be MVP of two bowl games. He was the Clemson signal caller for 3,028 plays in his career and led the Tigers to four consecutive Bowl Games and three consecutive victories: 1986 Gator Bowl vs. Stanford, the1988 Citrus Bowl vs. Penn State and 1989 Citrus Bowl vs Oklahoma. He was enshrined in the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.

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spacer IMO that is a very good hire!***
AThomas®
spacer Love it!***
TigerScott88®
spacer Nice.***
Francis Marion®
spacer you mean replacing Merritt, not Yanity
scooter
spacer thanks******
TigerNet Recruiting®
spacer Wouldn't he be replacing Will Merritt?
cutigerbob®
spacer he will be asked to hand off the mic rather than pass it***
sparklecity_tiger
spacer Lose - Win Outcome.
Xander5000
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Topher
spacer I thought that was Patrick Sapp, but may be wrong***
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armsb
spacer Can he replace Munson instead?***
Sandy Springs Tiger
spacer So he leads the Orange/ White chant right?***
tatertot3®
spacer WRONG... He's an analyst not a cheerleader!
elwyn07®
spacer Then again, maybe I misread it.
elwyn07®
spacer Rodney had one of the classic digs at SCAR of all time when
apextiger®
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armsb
spacer Not sure who was in the booth at the time, but
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8992Tiger
spacer Fellow Irmo Alum...I like it.***
ColaTownTiger
spacer Re: Gotta Love our IRMO-Clemson
Ricochet Rabbit
spacer Well, this is pretty awesome news
camcgee®
spacer He looks white to me***
Murica®
spacer Who is the winningest QB in ACC history now?
WolfMan2
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fretiger
spacer Think Rodney played more games. Ward was starter for 2
WolfMan2
spacer Some ###### with a kid.
ClemsonPoker489®
spacer Slightly Different Game
White_Tiger
spacer Rod-Nee Rod-Nee Rod-Nee
Neal in NC®
spacer Great choice!***
wyletigr
spacer Re: One of my all time favorite Tigers!
ohiotiger
spacer Maybe one day he'll be the head guy***
El Tigre 1
spacer He's no Todd Ellis.......
clmsntgr1®
spacer Miss Mike Eppley and Jim Phillips***
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spacer So I guess beer sales in Death Valley is a done deal
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spacer Rod knew how to win, beat Coots & did this radio stuff b/4..
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