30 Things Every Clemson Football Fan Should Do Before They Die

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Apr 9, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (25) and Clemson Tigers linebacker Dorian O

Apr 9, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (25) and Clemson Tigers linebacker Dorian O

30. Rub the Rock and Run down the hill

We’ll begin this list with one of the most obvious. Every Clemson football fan should- at one point- rub the rock and run down the hill.

After every single home game, the stadium remains open and Tiger fans flood to the rock and the field to take pictures and hang out with friends. This is your chance.

Make sure that you have a picture- that is easily accessible- of you, your family, your friends, and anyone else you’d like to include with the rock.

Before each and every home game, the Tigers rub the rock and run down the hill. This should be- by far- the first bucket list item for anyone proclaiming to be a Clemson football fan.

The rock is the sacred anchor that holds Death Valley together. Check out this insert about Howard’s Rock from ClemsonTigers.com:

The rock, originally from Death Valley, Calif., was first placed on a pedestal at the top of “The Hill” in 1966, but it did not become tradition until just before a game against Wake Forest on Sept. 23, 1967. Legendary football coach Frank Howard told his players if they gave 110 percent, they could receive the privilege of rubbing the rock. The team won, and now football players rub it for luck as they run down the hill to the cheers of thousands of orange-clad fans.

Rubbing the Rock may be the greatest tradition of Clemson football and this a great place to start our bucket list.

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