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NEWBERRY — Former Clemson linebacker Jeff Davis is scheduled to speak at Newberry College at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 inside Wiles Chapel on the topic of realizing the true meaning and wealth of four-year degree and education.


Davis, captain of the 1981 National Championship team at Clemson, was inducted into the Clemson Ring of Honor in 1995. A first-team All-American in 1981, Davis was a fifth-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


In 1989 the Clemson Hall of Fame inducted Davis, while the S.C. Hall of Fame followed suit in 2001. Davis’ recognition on the field also includes being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2007.


Currently the director of Player Relations and External Affairs, Davis was honored by Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network in 2001 with the “Use Your Life” Award for his work with Clemson’s Call Me Mister program.


The presentation will feature topics including being a first generation student, not being afraid to ask for help, building self-confidence, having pride in one’s work, overcoming adversity and preparing for life’s next steps.


The presentation will serve as a Fine Arts and Lectures Series Program.

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