While they have been the Tigers since 1896, a Tiger mascot did not cheer on Clemson at games until 1973. Before then, they were represented by The Country Gentleman, a man in a top-hat and purple tailcoat. The phrase “A Clemson man needs no introduction” originates from this time period. We’ve honored this tradition with this vintage top-hat tiger.
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