Orange-White pre-game to feature star-studded 'Sons Bowl' game

Woody Dantzler, Brian Dawkins, Homer Jordan, Dexter McCleon, Rad Gardner, Tye Hill among participants

Michael Allen, right, a former Clemson player from 1995 to 1998, gives a high-five to Nathan Hall, left, 11, of Anderson, after scoring a touchdown for the white team in the fifth annual Clemson Sons Bowl in Memorial Stadium in Clemson. The game, which preceded the Orange and White spring game with current players, had former players as far back as 1964.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Michael Allen, right, a former Clemson player from 1995 to 1998, gives a high-five to Nathan Hall, left, 11, of Anderson, after scoring a touchdown for the white team in the fifth annual Clemson Sons Bowl in Memorial Stadium in Clemson. The game, which preceded the Orange and White spring game with current players, had former players as far back as 1964.

The sixth annual Clemson Sons Bowl will begin at Memorial Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The flag football game is a competition between former Clemson players of the past and it precedes the Clemson Spring Football Game, which starts at 4 p.m.

This year’s roster of former Tigers has the best collection of former NFL and All-ACC players in the five-year history of the game. The list of former Tigers scheduled to play include recently retired nine-time All-Pro Brian Dawkins, former Super Bowl Champion Dexter McCleon, 2001 first-round draft choice Rod Gardner, 2006 first-round draft choice Tye Hill, All-ACC quarterbacks Woody Dantzler and Homer Jordan. Jordan quarterbacked Clemson to the 1981 National Championship.

Overall, 10 former NFL players, 12 former All-ACC players, three former first-round draft choices and four former All-Americans are scheduled to play.

Many other former Clemson Tigers will be on hand to serve as coaches, including current Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller.

All players will be available for autographs and photos on the concourse of Death Valley from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM.

Admission is free.

Players Scheduled To Play In 'Sons Bowl'

(In alphabetical order)

Michael Allen, Fletcher Anderson, Matt Bailey, William Bell, Mitch Belton, Frank Bethea, Tommy Boozer, Kyle Browning, Dwayne Bryant, Chris Chancellor, OJ Childress, Harold Coleman, Leighton Cubbage, Airese Currie, Woody Dantzler, David Davis, Brian Dawkins, Tony DeSue, Alex Dial, Bruce Dixon

Nick Eason, Antwan Edwards, Jon Foster, Joel Gardner, Rod Gardner , Fred Gillens, Jason Greene, Vance Hammond, John Hart, Ed Hausgen, Tyrone Hill, Tye Hill, Greg Hood, Trey Howell, Chad Jasmin, Donnie Jewell, Homer Jordan

Yusef Kelly, Gene Koon, Kevin Kreis, Kevin Laird, Jeff Loyd, Chuck Lynch, Dexter McCleon, Andye McCrorey, DeAndre McDaniel, Jock McKissic, Eric Meekins, Will Merritt, Reggie Merriweather, Richard Moncrief, Reid Murdock

Jimmy Ness, Tim Parr, Jamie Pleasant, John Price, Lane Price, Joe Don Reames, David Richardson, Geoff Rigsby, Patrick Sapp, Sonny Sealy, Eddie Seigler, LaMarick Simpson, Cardell Thurman, Brian Tillotson, Mike Webber, Durward White, Chris Wiksell, Jimmy Williamson, Rick Wyatt, Kevin Youngblood

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rsb8931#286014 writes:

What did Clemson do, go to the old folks home to get some of these guys. If Jimmy Williamson is who I think he is, he's my age and I'm 60. From Walterboro and played in the early 70's. Maybe '72 or '73. God bless him. Have fun while I watch1

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