P.A.W. Journey ambassadors
P.A.W. Journey Ambassadors are comprised of leaders within the team that show their commitment to the development of others, as well as to themselves. During their monthly meetings, one Ambassador leads a facilitated discussion on the teams needs and new initiatives within Clemson Football. Ambassadors are representatives of P.A.W. Journey, demonstrating advanced understanding of maturity, service, professionalism, and leadership.
P.A.W. Journey hosts a yearly Player Symposium, a time set aside before Fall Camp to prepare our student-athletes for the upcoming season. This year featured speaker Inky Johnson, followed by a breakout activity that allowed position groups to identify what they do best! After presenting their group rankings to the entire team, each individual reflected their own top ten intangibles and how they maximize their strengths.
P.A.T. Man of The Year
The P.A.T. Award annually celebrates young men who exemplify and personify manhood through leadership, ethics, demeanor, and community involvement. The 2018 P.A.T. Man of the Year was Clelin Ferrell. A true team leader, Clelin anchored the defensive end position for Clemson this season and finishing 7th in the nation for sacks. Away from the field, he excelled in the classroom, graduating in December 2018 in Communications. Clelin has a heart for service, regularly volunteering in the community, participating in the Abroad Service Trip to Costa Rica, and aspiring to start his own non-profit. He was also an inaugural P.A.W. Journey Ambassador, representing his team, University, and community by contributing to changing the narrative of college football scholar-athletes nationwide.
Educate – Provide opportunities for learning through content experts in various environments
Empower– Promote curiosity in skill development and provide tools for increased competency
Engage– Create personal connections to civic engagement in communities worldwide
P.A.W. JOURNEY WORLDWIDE: Abroad Service Trips
Each year, P.A.W. Journey creates an opportunity for football scholar-athletes to expand their world view and serve others in another country during our Abroad Service Trips. From the location to the work performed, student leaders determine the details of the experience throughout the year and continue to utilize their influence to positively impact others!
2019 fall team community service
The 2018 Hire A Tiger event showcased our young men as future businessmen and allowed them to come prepared for a job opportunity. Employers set up tables with their information, and allowed the student-athletes to approach them and ask any questions that they may have concerning upcoming job opportunities. This event specifically highlighted the 2018 Senior Class, so that they were given the greatest opportunity for securing a position as soon as they graduated.
looking good, on & off the field
Not only our Clemson Football student-athletes learning the skills to navigate professional settings, but they are also learning the tools of the trade when networking. Each tiger is fitted and regularly appears in business attire, complete with personalized business cards and an eagerness to make meaningful exchanges with corporate leaders and mentors.