Rev Melton Clark, football captain


The University of South Carolina will officially honor 1892 football team's forgotten captain - Melton Clark. Rev Melton Clark was the quarterback and elected captain of the first Gamecock football team in 1892. Clark has long been recognized with portraits on church walls and in parochial history references. He was a professor and acting president at the Columbia Theological Seminary and was a prominent pastor at Second Presbyterian from 1916-1920. But his 1892 contribution as the University of South Carolina’s first football captain has been overlooked in school record books and the Gamecocks’ Hall of Captains inside Williams-Brice Stadium - until now.

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