By: Madison Elliott
On November 6th at 83 years of age, the legendary Clemson quarterback, Harvey White, passed away from lung cancer. Remembered by many for his athletic accomplishments, White was also a very dedicated student who sported a humble persona which merits remembrance.
Prior to graduating in 1960, Harvey White led the Tigers to a 24-8 record during the 1957-1959 seasons under the winningest coach in Clemson history, Frank Howard. In 1957, White was named first-team All-ACC; the first Clemson quarterback to be given this recognition in the history of the program. Later that year, he was named a second-team Academic All-American; one of four players in Clemson history to be named an Academic All-American.
He also saw two bowl appearances in both the 1958 Sugar Bowl and the 1959 Bluebonnet Bowl, leading to a back-to-back ACC Championship win by the Tigers in both of those years.
After his senior year, White was drafted by the Boston Patriots during the 1960 season, the first year of the Patriots franchise. He played a total nine NFL games and started in two of them.
“Legends never die,” and former Clemson starting quarterback, Harvey White, has earned every right to be labeled as such. He will forever be remembered by loyal Tiger fans for his athletic and academic contributions to the university.