O. K. Pressley

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O. K. Pressley, a native of Chester, South Carolina, was a stand-out football player in 1926 and for Coach Josh Cody's 1927 and 1928 teams. He was team captain in 1928. He was Clemson's first All-American when he was named to the 1928 National Third Team by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.

On October 1, 1930, The Tiger published the following item on page 2:

Phila. PA. - September 30 - Lt. O.K. Pressley, former Clemson College gridder, is one of the All-Marine team located here, which is scheduled to play a number of college teams this year. The team is composed of selected players from the entire Marine Corps, and is considered one of the best service elevens in the country. This is Pressley's first year in the Marines.

Pressley was born in Chester, and formerly made his home with his father, T. J. Pressley. Lt. Pressley captained the Tigers in the 1928 season, and was rated as one of if not the greatest center that ever played on a Clemson team.

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