Thursday December 18th, 2014

Clemson is calling in a favor from a high-profile alumnus to impress recruits this holiday season: Santa Claus.

That is right, not only is Clemson sending 18-year-olds a letter from Santa Claus in an effort to impress them, they are also claiming St. Nick is a graduate of the class of 1896.

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The carefully handwritten note lets recruits know that coach Dabo Swinney has been monitoring their position on the naughty or nice list and that Clemson is a fine place for them to play football.

Santa spelled Rudolph with an "f" instead of a "ph" in the letter, which could be a mistake, although who would know better than Santa what the reindeer's preferred spelling is.

Brendan Maloy

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