Former Clemson basketball player Bill Ross died Monday in an automobile accident in Sebring, Fla..
Ross, 52, was a four-year letterman under coach Bill Foster A four-year letterman under coach Bill Foster from 1978-82.
Police say Ross was stopped at a red light at 8 a.m. when he was hit from behind by another car that triggered a five-car accident. He was wearing a seat belt and was on his way to work at Progress Energy, the company he had worked for the last 20 years.
Ross, a 1982 graduate, was a part of the first senior class in school history to play in four postseason tournaments, including the 1979-80 team that reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, the only time a Clemson team has been one game away from the Final Four.
Ross, a 6-foot-10 center, played in 106 games, 29 as a starter. He scored 513 points, had 303 rebounds and shot 49 percent from the field, including 53 percent as a senior in the 1981-82 season.