South Carolina has decided to pay further tribute to one of its legendary quarterbacks.
Andy Shain of the Free Times (Columbia, S.C.) tweeted Friday that the school will name the central promenade of Gamecock Park after former QB Tommy Suggs, who led South Carolina to its only conference championship that wasn’t shared with another school. Suggs quarterbacked the Gamecocks in their 1969 ACC championship season.
— Andy Shain (@AndyShain) June 24, 2016
Suggs is likely more known to Gamecocks fans as the color analyst for South Carolina’s radio broadcast for the last 40-plus years. He was inducted into the South Carolina State Hall of Fame in 1983, and the university’s athletic hall of fame in ’89.
Apart from Suggs’ exploits on the field and in the radio booth, he is also credited for devising South Carolina’s “2001” entrance onto the field, and has an endowed quarterback scholarship named after him at the school.