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Clemson impact players from the rivalry

Clemson players who have made an impact in the series at positions other than quarterback.

Jerry Butler, receiver (1977)

He made The Catch. Enough said.

Willie Underwood, safety (1980)

He made the only two interceptions of his career, setting up the go-ahead touchdown with a long return on the first and scoring a touchdown on the second.

Chester McGlockton, defensive tackle (1990)

The Tigers collected six sacks, and McGlockton had three of them.

Andre Humphrey, cornerback (1993)

He goes into the memory bank for one play - a 53-yard punt return to set up Clemson's winning field goal.

Charlie Robinson, halfback (1922-23)

He ran, passed, caught, punted, and kicked a field goal for the game's only points in 1922. A year later, his extra point provided the difference in Clemson's victory.

James Davis, running back (2005)

He rushed for 111 of his 145 yards in the second half and scored the winning touchdown.

Rod McSwain, cornerback (1981)

After the Gamecocks struck for a quick touchdown, Clemson's national title chances looked to be in trouble. That changed when Rod McSwain blocked a USC punt that Johnny Rembert recovered for a touchdown, and momentum shifted to the Tigers.

Chuck McSwain, tailback (1981)

Chuck McSwain brother hammered the Gamecocks for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries.

Antwan Edwards, cornerback (1997)

His first third-quarter interception set up the go-ahead touchdown, and he returned the second for a score that increased the Tigers' lead to 19.

Howard Bartley, linebacker (1998)

Clemson led 14-7 in the third quarter before Bartley returned an interception 48 yards for the game-turning touchdown.

Rod Gardner, wide receiver (1999, 2000)

He made The Catch II in 2000, outmuscling a defender for a completion to set up the Tigers' winning field goal. A year earlier, his circus catch in the fourth quarter wrapped up the win.

Willie Anderson, middle guard (1974)

In a game dominated by offense, Anderson made a statement for defense with 21 tackles.

Todd Schonhar, holder (1986)

Clemson can credit its 21-21 tie to the holder for place-kicks, who turned a low snap on an extra-point attempt into a 2-point conversion pass.

David Dunham, linebacker (2004)

In a game that will be remembered for the brawl, he hammered Cory Boyd on the opening kickoff to force a fumble that the Tigers recovered. They scored two plays later to launch a runaway.

Antwuan Wyatt, wide receiver (1995)

With the Tigers trailing 17-10 in the third quarter, Nealon Greene flipped a short pass to Wyatt. Three broken tackles and 56 yards later, Clemson had tied the game and then rolled to three more second-half touchdowns.

Phil Prince, tackle (1948)

The Tigers' undefeated record was in jeopardy in the final minutes. But Prince blocked a punt, and teammate Oscar Thompson grabbed the ball and ran 28 yards for the winning points.

Buster Hunter, halfback (1900)

He scored to start a touchdown stampede early in the game and added a TD on a 55-yard run in the first half.

Kenny Flowers, tailback (1985)

With a bowl berth going to the winner, Flowers led the Tigers with 136 yards and two touchdowns rushing.

Clare (Tanny) Webb, fullback (1911,'14)

He stole the show twice, scoring two touchdowns his freshman season and, three years later, had three touchdowns, one on a 65-yard run.

C.S. (Dopey) Major, halfback (1914, '16)

The forward pass became a factor with Major's throwing for a pair of touchdowns in 1916. Two years earlier, he kicked three field goals and scored a touchdown to power the Tigers.

O.K. Pressley, center (1928)

He recorded tackles for losses on four consecutive plays.

Jonnie Logan, halfback (1913)

Logan scored twice from 25 yards, once on a fumble return and once from scrimmage to power the Tigers.

Mac (Rip) Folger, halfback (1936)

He scored two touchdowns to keep the Tigers' winning streak in the series alive.

Banks McFadden, tailback (1939)

He passed for 85 yards, rushed for 76 and a touchdown and punted for a 35-yard average.

Cliff Austin, tailback (1982)

Austin supplied the power with 117 yards and two touchdowns.

F.E. (Boo) Armstrong, halfback (1918)

Armstrong scored four touchdowns.

Sid Tinsley, running back (1944)

He scored on a 41-yard run and led a Clemson ground attack that racked up 302 yards.

A.S. (Shack) Shealy, halfback (1898-99)

He scored twice in the game his junior and senior seasons.

Stacey Driver, tailback (1983,'85)

He ripped off 110 yards in 1983 and had 114 two years later.

Don Willis, fullback (1937-38)

He scored two touchdown his junior season and added another his final year.

Ted Bunton, center (1962)

He picked up a punt that USC players thought was dead and trotted toward the goal line, setting up the Tigers' first touchdown.

R.T. Vogel, fullback (1897)

He scored twice in sparking the Tigers to their first victory in the series.

Butch Butler, tailback (1942)

He had two touchdown passes and scored on a 64-yard run.

Rodney Rogers, kicker (1962)

He booted two field goals, the second providing the decisive points in the final minutes.

Buddy Gore, halfback (1966-67)

He rushed for 130 yards his first season and 189 yards the next.

Witt Hankle, end (1909)

Heavily favored Clemson escaped with a close victory, thanks to Hankle's 40-yard run to set up the game's only touchdown.

Jimmy Williamson, linebacker (1972)

Williams knocked down a 2-point pass attempt to preserve a 7-6 victory.

Perry Williams, cornerback (1985)

Two plays after he committed a key penalty, Williams intercepted a Mike Hold pass to secure the victory.

Ken Callicutt, running back (1974)

He rushed for 197 yards and scored a touchdown in an offensive battle.

Claude Douthit, fullback (1900)

He scored three touchdowns.

Ronald Williams, tailback (1990)

Their lead chopped to two, the Tigers needed a time-consuming drive, and Williams helped them deliver. He ripped off a 31-yard run to launch an 86-yard march and finished with 124 yards on 20 carries.

Warren Ratchford, running back (1976)

He led the Tigers' upset victory with 127 yards rushing.

Lester Brown, running back (1978)

He rushed for 121 yards and scored three touchdowns.

Paul Bissell, halfback (1910)

He broke a 65-yard run and scored two touchdowns.

- Compiled by Bob Spear

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