Beyond The Trophy: Get to know Clemson Chapter leader and wide receiver Blackmon Huckabee
Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Get To Know Blackmon Huckabee from Clemson University: The redshirt sophomore wide receiver is a native of South Carolina his first collegiate at Furman in 2020 before transferring to Clemson as a walk-on. … Blackmon made his Tigers debut last season on special teams against South Carolina State. An ACC Honor Roll selection in 2021, Blackmon completed a micro internship earlier this year with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert … When the Clemson Chapter transitioned from long-time veteran leadership, Blackmon stepped up to become a chapter leader, attended the 2022 Leadership Development Conference and Young Investigator Draft and over the summer helped guide the chapter through its Lift For Life to support the rare disease community.
What is your most memorable experience as a college athlete?
HUCKABEE: Running down the hill before the game at Clemson for the first time.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
HUCKABEE: My teammate Brannon Spector introduced me to Uplifting Athletes, and from this experience I am learning that the rare disease community and the athletic community share a common mindset.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know?
HUCKABEE: My father passed away when I was 11 years old and wasn’t in my life very much before then, so I grew up mostly with my mother and sister.
What is the one piece of advice you would give a high school player with aspirations to play college sports?
HUCKABEE: Bet on yourself, play free and with confidence, and continue to dream big.
If you could play another sport, what would it be and why?
HUCKABEE: Track. I could have ran track in college as well.
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
HUCKABEE: My favorite athlete is (former Clemson, current Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver) Hunter Renfrow. He was an under recruited guy who walked on at Clemson and proved that size doesn’t define a player.
HOT SEAT QUESTIONS
What one word best describes you?
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
HUCKABEE: Clemson Tigers
What is your perfect pizza?
HUCKABEE: Hot sauce, mushrooms, chicken, jalapeno, red and banana peppers and spinach
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
HUCKABEE: Popeye’s or Moe’s
What interests or hobbies do you have outside of sports?
HUCKABEE: Working out, playing hoops, four-wheeling