Monday, February 06, 2006

Gardocki gets Super Bowl ring

Former Clemson punter Chris Gardocki, who now plays with the Pittsburgh Steelers, earned the ring with Sunday's victory against the Seattle Seahawks. Congratulations, Chris. Do you have any college eligibility left?

Meanwhile, Seattle's Leroy Hill, another former Tiger, is getting some publicity, too, but not the kind he'll put in a scrapbook. From USA TODAY's "Bests and Worsts from Super Bowl XL":

Best run: Willie Parker rushed for just 11 yards in the first half, but the Steelers running back blasted through a huge hole for a Super Bowl-record 75-yard touchdown run on his second carry of the second half. All-pro left guard Alan Faneca sprung Parker by pulling to his right and swallowing linebacker LeRoy Hill to open the lane.

Actually, that's a little unfair to Hill. He was the game's leading tackler with 8 stops, and he had a great season.

* Recruiting never ends: The State looks ahead to the next crop of top prep football players. Zzzzzzzzz.

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