Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm tickled...ORANGE AND PURPLE!

So, I know this my second post of the day. But, I'm absolutely ecstatic after coming across this on Clemson's athletic website. Clemson is hands down my favorite college football team. And Terrance "T.A." Ashe is from my hometown, so imagine my excitement when I came across this and it mentioned my hometown so many times in the first paragraph. It sounds lame, but it just makes me proud to be a Clemson fan. Check out some tidbits from the article:

 "Growing up in the small town of Cheraw, SC, Terrance Ashe, also known as "T.A." to his friends and teammates, was a multi-sport star. He excelled not only on the football field, but also on the baseball diamond at Cheraw High School. In fact as a junior, he helped lead the Cheraw High baseball squad to the state championship after an all-region season on the gridiron.
Ashe had a breakout season on the football field as a senior, when he scored 10 touchdowns, made the all-state team, and helped Cheraw High School win its first lowerstate title in 17 years. But even after this breakout senior season, Ashe still did not receive any scholarship offers. He had some contact with Coastal Carolina, Newberry, and Tusculum, who thought he would make a good walk-on, while a few Division II schools contacted him for baseball.
Knowing that he was going to have to walk on at any school he chose, Ashe decided to follow in the footsteps of his older brother and walk on at Clemson. Phillip was a walk-on defensive back for the Tigers when Terrance was in his youth. It was not only his older brother that led Ashe to Clemson" 

For the complete article, go here: Clemson Football Game Program Feature: Terrance Ashe

Cliff Matthews, senior defensive end for the University of South Carolina (yes I know, how funny, Terrance and Cliff on rival teams), is also from my hometown. To read more about him, go here: Player Bio: Cliff Matthews

So I guess after this post, it's no surprise that I absolutely love college football. What's your favorite college football team? Are any of its players from your town? Why are you a fan of the team you like?



  1. I'm a clemson girl but sadly no one plays from my hometown. :( My house is actually divided! Dad is carolina alum and mom is clemson alum which led me to a confused child but i quickly decided who i wanted , clemson! hope you have a safe halloween!

  2. My aunt and dad are both Clemson alum! So it was pretty easy for me(: But I must say, I love the USC colors! My halloween was very safe, thank you! Actually our town's trick-or-treating hours were yesterday because we don't really do the whole Halloween on a Sunday thing. But most people do trunk or treating at churches here, much safer, but so sad to not see a traditional trick-or-treating on Halloween anymore.

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