CLEMSON, SC - Tajh Boyd and Brianna Rollins, two of the more celebrated Clemson student-athletes in recent history, earned their respective undergraduate degrees on Thursday during graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. They were among 25 Clemson student-athletes who earned degrees.
Boyd was among seven current or former Clemson football players who graduated. Fourteen Clemson players on the roster for the Discover Orange Bowl game with Ohio State will have graduated when the two teams meet on January 3.
Boyd has led Clemson to a 10-2 record and a second bid to a BCS bowl in the last three years. He has quarterbacked Clemson to an ACC Championship, three top 25 seasons and has been named the ACC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American over his career.
Josh Watson and Quandon Christian were two other starters on the Clemson football team who graduated on Thursday. Additionally, active team members David Fulmer, C.J. Jones and Julian Patton also earned degrees. Former Tiger Jamie Cumbie also received his diploma this day.
Rollins earned her degree just one day after she was named the recipient of the Bowerman Trophy. That honor goes to the top female track athlete in the nation each year, the Heisman Trophy of women's track.
Rollins put together a season for the history books in 2013. She was the NCAA Champion in both the 60 hurdles and 100 hurdles, and established collegiate records in both events.
Former Clemson baseball players Kevin Brady, John Hinson and Scott Weisman also earned their degrees on Thursday. All were members of Clemson's 2010 College World Series team.