Former Clemson football coach Frank Howard poses in this l990 file photo with his hand on ‘Howard's Rock.’ The Rock was given to Howard by a friend who pick it up in Death Valley, Calif. Supposedly having mystical qualities, Clemson player rub the rock before running on the field at home games. Howard died in 1996.
Former Clemson football coach Frank Howard poses in this l990 file photo with his hand on ‘Howard's Rock.’ The Rock was given to Howard by a friend who pick it up in Death Valley, Calif. Supposedly having mystical qualities, Clemson player rub the rock before running on the field at home games. Howard died in 1996. AP file photo provided by Clemson University
Former Clemson football coach Frank Howard poses in this l990 file photo with his hand on ‘Howard's Rock.’ The Rock was given to Howard by a friend who pick it up in Death Valley, Calif. Supposedly having mystical qualities, Clemson player rub the rock before running on the field at home games. Howard died in 1996. AP file photo provided by Clemson University

Former Clemson coach Frank Howard helped start iconic tradition

January 25, 2016 02:15 PM