May 10, 2007
Clemson, SC - Current prominent professional athletes Lucas Glover and Khalil Greene highlight the 2007 Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame induction class. The eight-person class was announced Thursday by Charlie Bussey, the executive director of the Clemson Letterwinners Association. The formal induction ceremonies will take place September 7-8, the weekend of Clemson's home football game against Louisiana Monroe.
In addition to Glover, one of the top professionals on the PGA Tour, and Greene, the starting shortstop for the San Diego Padres, the 2007 inductees include former Clemson All-ACC basketball guard Terrell McIntyre, former All-ACC women's basketball player Amy Geren, and former All-America track athlete Kerry Robinson.
Three former Clemson football players are also in the class. The list includes former All-ACC running back Lester Brown, former All-America place kicker Nelson Welch and former All-ACC quarterback Woody Dantzler.
It is a young class considering that Greene, Dantzler and Glover all competed at Clemson at the same time during the 2000-01 academic year. All eight are prominent on the career lists in their respective sports. Greene is first in Clemson baseball history in career hits and RBIs, Dantzler is second in Clemson history in career total offense on the football field, Brown is second in Clemson history in career touchdowns, Welch is first in school history in field goals and second in career scoring, McIntrye is second in career scoring on the hardwood, and Glover is third in school history in career stroke average. Geren is Clemson's career leader in free throw percentage and Robinson still holds the women's track records in the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters.
Clemson's 2007 Hall of Fame Class Bios
|Lester Brown scored 32 touchdowns during his Clemson career that spanned 1976-79, still second on the school's career list. The Clemson graduate from Myrtle Beach, SC was a first-team All-ACC running back on Clemson's 1978 team that finished the season 11-1 and a #6 ranking in the nation. He scored 17 rushing touchdowns that season, a record that was tied in 2006 by James Davis. Brown went on to a seven year career in the Canadian Football league. His son, Corey Brown, is one of the top sprinters on Clemson's current men's track team.|
|Nelson Welch is first in Clemson history in field goals with 72 and is second in career scoring with 301 points. The Clemson graduate was named first or second team All-ACC four consecutive years, the first football player in Clemson history to be a four-time all-conference selection. He was a third-team All-American as a sophomore in 1992, the second sophomore in Clemson history to be named to an AP All-America team. He ranked in the top 15 in the nation in field goals per game all four years of his Clemson career (1991-94), the only player in Clemson history to accomplish that feat.|
|Woody Dantzler became the first quarterback in college football history to rush for over 1000 yards and pass for 2000 yards in the same season. He accomplished that feat in 2001 when he was a first-team All-ACC quarterback. For his career, Dantzler threw for 6,037 yards and rushed for 2,761, just the third quarterback in NCAA history to throw for 5,000 yards and rush for 2,500 in a career. The Clemson graduate was a finalist for the Walter Camp Award and the Davey O'Brien Award in 2001. His 517-yard total offense performance against NC State in 2001 is regarded by many as the top individual performance in Clemson football history. He currently plays for the Chicago franchise in the Arena Football League.|
|Terrell McIntrye was a starter on three Clemson NCAA tournament teams in the 1990s, joining Greg Buckner (also a Clemson Hall of Fame selection) as the only men's basketball players in school history to start on three NCAA tournament teams. The native of Raiford, NC scored 1839 points, still second in school history, and had 577 assists, still third in Clemson history. The popular point guard averaged 17.9 points per game in 1998-99, his senior year, the best average in the ACC. He was MVP or co-MVP of the Clemson team all four years of his career, the only player in Clemson basketball history to be a four-time team MVP. McIntyre is currently playing professionally in Italy.|
|Khalil Greene was the unanimous national player of the year of college baseball in 2002 when he hit a Clemson record .470 and hit a school record 25 home runs. He joins Kris Benson as the only baseball players in Clemson history to be named National Player of the Year. Greene had arguable the greatest individual season in school history when he led the Tigers to the Final Four of the College World Series in 2002. He was a first-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 2002 and he is now the team's starting shortstop.|
Lucas Glover was a three-time All-American between 1998-2001, including a first-team selection as a junior and senior. He helped the Clemson program to four top 10 national finishes, including a second-place finish in 1998 and a third-place finish in 2001. Glover still ranks third in Clemson history in career stroke average with a 71.95 average and he is third in rounds at par or better (86). Glover was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002. A member of the United States Walker Cup team in 2001, the Clemson graduate is in his fourth full season on the PGA Tour and ranked 21st on the final money list in 2006.Glover is the grandson of Dick Hendley, Clemson Hall of Fame inductee in 1984. Hendley played football and baseball at Clemson between 1946-51. This is the first grandfather and grandson hall of fame combination in Clemson athletic history.
|Amy Geren was one of the great shooters in Clemson women's basketball history. Still the school's career free throw percentage shooter with nearly an 85 percent mark, Geren was a two-time first-team All-ACC selection and was a common denominator on Clemson's ACC Championship teams of 1996 and 1999. The native of Cleveland, TN is still second in Clemson history in career three-point goals with 199. The Clemson graduate was the national three-point shooting champion in 1999, defeating male champion Jason Terry of Arizona in the championship. Terry is still playing in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks. Geren is a high school basketball coach in Cleveland, TN.|
|Kerry Robinson was one of the first All-Americans in Clemson athletic history in a women's sport. She joined Cindy Duarte as Clemson's first women's cross country All-American in 1981 and helped the Lady Tigers to a sixth-place national finish. Robinson was a first-team All-ACC selection in cross country three consecutive years (1981-83). Robinson was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary cross country team in 2002. Over 25 years later she still holds the Clemson outdoor track records in the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters. Robinson, who has a doctorate degree, is a technical specialist for Mead/Westvaco Corporation in Charleston, SC.|