Saying Goodbye

Our staff is saying goodbye to our assistant, Peyton Finley. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing on May 11, 2017. She is following in the footsteps of our founder and headed to Tampa Bay, FL to work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the Fall 2017 Community Relations Intern. We are so excited for her as she continues her Journey!


Kyndall Ellis is a sophomore Communications major with a minor in Athletic Leadership. She is from Columbus, GA, but feels like Clemson is her home away from home. Kyndall is extremely committed to the mission of P.A.W. Journey and is ecstatic to see what adventures are in store for her as a part of this team!

P.A.W. Journey stands for Passionate About Winning

WHAT WE DO: Our mission is to cultivate leadership in our student-athletes through personal growth, life skills, and professional development. This journey prepares each young man to be the example by sustaining a lifestyle of winning.

WHO WE ARE: The P.A.W. Journey is a program-wide initiative for Clemson Football in which all coaches, staff and student-athletes participate. The program is led by:

  • Jeff Davis – Founder, P.A.W. Journey and Assistant Athletic Director of Player Relations and External Affairs
  • Allison Waymyers – Director, Career and Professional Development
  • Jessie Carroll – Coordinator, Life Skills and Community Service
  • Peyton Finley – Assistant, Jeff Davis and the P.A.W. Journey Team
  • Kyndall Ellis - Inaugural Intern, P.A.W. Journey Team

Contact P.A.W. Journey

Mailing Address: Jervey Athletic Center (Football) P.O. Box 31 Clemson, SC 29633

Physical Address: 100 Allen Reeves Dr. Clemson, SC 29631


P.A.W. Journey in the News


STRIPED is P.A.W. Journey's Personal Growth pillar. Tigers are not born; tigers are made. Becoming a Tiger is about building character, facing adversity, becoming better and ultimately stronger. Personal growth is the continuous effort to become the best you. STRIPED is the process we utilize to inspire our student-athlete towards maturity. The Tiger is known by its stripes. Each stripe represents a lesson learned, a victory earned, or a battle fought. These words embody this pillar: character, confidence, conviction.

Striped categories

CHARACTER: earned by Tigers whose actions honor our standard

FIELD/WEIGHT ROOM: earned by Tigers who grow/dominate during game time

VICKERY: earned by Tigers who achieve academic success

COMMUNITY: earned by Tigers who voluntarily serve in their community

MAN: earned by Tigers who demonstrate growth on their journey to manhood

LEADERSHIP: earned by Tigers who show leadership on and off the field

Since July of 2016, Clemson Football is in the Top 2 of all Clemson sports for most team Community Service Hours, and Top 5 of all Clemson sports for highest average service hours per student-athlete.

The 5th QUARTER is P.A.W. Journey's Career and Professional Development pillar. The 5th QUARTER inspires each athlete to catapult into the marketplace. Whether the focus is on pursuing purposeful employment, or entering the N.F.L., 5th QUARTER ensures each young man remains the example in their community. These words embody this pillar: principle, preparation, purpose.


  • June 28 — Summer II Classes Begin (Exams: Aug. 4 & 7)
  • August 11 — Graduation
  • August 23 — Fall Classes Begin

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