Clemson Football: Throwback Thursday – Brian Wofford

Clemson cheerleaders waves flags after Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers (3) scored.Clemson Pregame Bc
Clemson cheerleaders waves flags after Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers (3) scored.Clemson Pregame Bc /

This Throwback Thursday remembers Clemson Football wide receiver Brian Wofford.

Brian Wofford – Wide Receiver, 1996-99

  • 138 receptions
  • 1,857 receiving yards
  • 13 touchdowns

Wofford graduated from Spartanburg High School. He was the only player on the Vikings squad in 1995 to start both ways as a wide receiver and a defensive back. SuperPrep ranked him as the 15th-best receiver nationally in his class. He also ran track in high school, being named to the 1996 American Track & Field Magazine All-American Team. He committed to play football for Clemson and head coach Tommy West.

Wofford made an impact as a freshman, playing in all twelve games. He was named a starter as a sophomore, eventually becoming a three-year starter for Clemson. He ranks 16th all-time in career receptions, 17th in receiving touchdowns, and 18th in career receiving yards. He led the Tigers in those three categories in 1998.

When Tommy Bowden was hired as the Tigers’ head coach before the 1999 season, he said Wofford was excited to hear about his offensive philosophy.

"“When you come to a new program you look to players who will set a standard of excellence and will bind your team together. Brian was one of those players in my first year. He was top-notch in every area. He was a terrific student, a hard worker during practice, a leader…he was everything college athletics is all about from a positive standpoint. He represented our football program, our university, and his family with great distinction. One thing I remember about Brian was how happy he was when he heard what our offense was all about. He knew he would get a lot of opportunities as a receiver in our offense and he made the most of it.”"

Brian Wofford was a four-year contributor to Clemson Football

Wofford had 60 receptions, three touchdowns, and 793 years in his single season playing for Coach Bowden.

Wofford tragically passed in 2012. At the time, he was the leader of the Spartanburg city parks system.

The video below has some of Wofford’s best catches, including some thrown by current OC Brandon Streeter.

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