Originally created 09/15/99

Tigers' Streeter honored

Clemson Quarterback Brandon Streeter was recognized for his efforts against the Cavaliers. The senior was named National Player of the Week by USA Today for completing 24-of-32 passes for a school-record 343 yards.

North Augusta product T.J. Watkins was on the field for 80 plays against Virginia. A sprained ankle limited him to 12 plays at his left tackle position in the season opener against Marshall. Coach Tommy Bowden expects Watkins to continue developing.

"He made some mistakes, but he showed improvement," Bowden said Tuesday.

Clemson's rich tradition of great defenses has spawned a confidence not seen in its offense. Bowden said the offense must possess a similar personality when it steps on the field.

"There's an attitude and a personality about defense here at Clemson, these players exude that," Bowden said. "Offensively, we don't walk with that swagger yet. We flinch a little bit. Our defense doesn't flinch."


Captain Larry Foster was arrested on a purse-snatching charge after being chased down and identified by several students. The starting wide receiver was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. Bail was set at $10,000.


DeAngelo Evans, thought to be Nebraska's next great running back before he was slowed by numerous injuries, shocked teammates and coaches by quitting the fourth-ranked Cornhuskers just two games into his junior season.

Injuries which kept Evans out of all but three games last year, and a slow start this season, frustrated him to the point where he no longer wanted to play, coach Frank Solich said.

"It's certainly difficult for this football team," Solich said during his weekly news conference. "You never want to have a player, for whatever reason, not be able to finish out the season or finish out his career at your school."


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