Joe Earl Bostic
Joe Bostic, a graduate of Ben L. Smith High School, played football for the Clemson Tigers from 1975-78. Bostic was part of the era that put Clemson back on the college football map, helping them to three bowl appearances. Bostic was the cornerstone of the offensive line and was a two-time All-American in 1977 and ‘78. Bostic was selected to the first-team All-ACC both those years and won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the state of South Carolina in 1977 and 1978 and for the ACC in 1977. After his Clemson career, Bostic was drafted by St. Louis and played 10 seasons for the Cardinals. In his first year, Bostic was named to the NFL All-Rookie team. Bostic was selected to Clemson’s Centennial Team in 1996 and was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame that same year.