March 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Stuckey Pounces On Fumble In 1976 Win

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Today’s photos are from the 1976 game in Clemson between the Gamecocks and the Tigers.

Above, Jim Stuckey is recovering a fumble in the game. This is one of the most recognizable photos of the era, and it appeared in Clemson football programs for many years afterwards.

The next photo shows Death Valley prior to the Tigers coming down the hill in the game. The view is from the top of the press box before the South Upper Deck was built. You can also notice the Block C on the 50 yard line.

Red Parker was trying to save his job this day against the Gameocks. At this point in the season, a season that could only be described as “grueling,” the Tigers were 2–6–2. The good news is that the Tigers won that day 28–9 over the Gamecocks.

Some felt that Parker may have saved his job, but on December 1, 1976, Parker got the news that he was being terminated. Below is a flyer that appeared during this time showing the discontent of the student body and fan base with the athletic administration at Clemson.

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Originally published at on March 20, 2015.

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