CHARACTER: earned by Tigers whose actions honor our standard
FIELD/WEIGHT ROOM: earned by Tigers who grow/dominate during game time
NIERI: 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
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 included a values summit where each player was challenged to articulate their top individual values, as well as decide the team’s top values as a collective. The team also engaged in an appreciation for the learning process of any skill through the practicing and patience of juggling.
P.A.T. Man of The Year
The P.A.T. Award began 5 years ago to celebrate young men who exemplify and personify manhood through leadership, ethics, demeanor, and community involvement. The 2017 P.A.T. Man of the Year was Milan Richard. Milan graduated from Clemson University in December of 2017 with a degree in Communication Studies. Milan truly has a servant's heart and his favorite service project thus far has been helping the young men and women of Golden Harvest Food Bank distribute groceries to families in need. Milan's micro-internship with Adobe allowed him to cultivate his love for collaboration with others, while also giving him the opportunity to strengthen his own personal business skills. Milan leads by example daily and impacts everyone that he comes in contact with.
P.A.W. JOURNEY WORLDWIDE: Las Palmas, Costa Rica May 8-14, 2018
P.A.W. Journey worldwide: Port-au-Prince, Haiti May 7-12, 2017
2018 fall team community service
Kicks, Cleats, and Kids
Kicks, Cleats, and Kids is our annual service project that is partnered with Clemson's Call Me MISTER Program. Call Me MISTER serves socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities, Call Me MISTER identifies mentors for these children and actively seeks to enrich their everyday lives. By coupling this program with Kicks, Cleats, and Kids children are invited to spend a day with the team as they tour the facility, interact with our young men through games and activities, and receive a pair of new Nike shoes.
Bunty LLC, Cisco, RaceTrac, White Trucking
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.