Ring Of Honor
On September 3, 1994, during ceremonies prior to the Clemson-Furman football game, Frank Howard, Steve Fuller, and Banks McFadden were inducted as the original members of the Clemson Ring of Honor. On September 2, 1995, Jeff Davis was added to the Clemson Ring of Honor. On September 6, 1997, Fred Cone was added. Jerry Butler was inducted in 1999 and Terry Kinard was inducted on November 3, 2001 as the latest football great to receive the honor.
Greats from other sports have been inducted into the Ring of Honor also. Rusty Adkins joined Cone as 1997 inductees. Basketball greats Barbara Kennedy-Dixon and Dale Davis were inducted in 1999. Women’s track and cross country star Tina Krebs was inducted into the Ring of Honor September 6, 2003 and Bob Bradley was inducted September 17, 2005.
In 2006, The Ring of Honor Committee inducted the entire 1981 National Championship Football team. The ceremony took place at halftime of the Clemson vs. North Carolina game. Every player, coach, student trainer and student manager is considered a part of that team induction.
The committee also announced that Clemson’s national championship teams in other sports also will be inducted in future anniversary years. Those teams that will be inducted in the future are Clemson’s national championship soccer teams of 1984 and 1987 and the national championship golf team of 2003.
The Ring of Honor is the highest honor a Clemson student-athlete can receive. A recipient must first be a member of the Clemson Hall of Fame, earn at least an undergraduate degree, and make a significant contribution to the heritage of Clemson athletics. Honorees will have their jersey retired.