After Clemson’s morning practice on August 17, which was held in shorts and helmets, Head Coach Dabo Swinney announced to the team that fifth-year graduate Jim Brown had been awarded a scholarship. The grant became available when Korie Rogers announced earlier in the week that he had decided to retire from football. Brown stood up and hugged Swinney in front of the team.
“Jim has been behind other snappers throughout his career, but this is a year he has been waiting for,” said Swinney. “He has been a consistent worker and we are proud to award him a scholarship.”
Brown, a native of Walterboro, S.C. and Pinewood Prep, has played in just four games in his career, but he is slated to be Clemson’s starting snapper this year. Ironically, Brown did not take part in either practice as he recovers from a concussion suffered in Saturday’s scrimmage.