Jim Bundren

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Jim Bundren was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer at Clemson University and played offensive guard for three National Football League teams from 1998 through 2002 before his career was
cut short by a knee injury. Jim was a 1998 draft pick of the Miami Dolphins, but was claimed on waivers by the New York Jets, who went to the AFC title game that year against the Denver Broncos. He
was then selected in the NFL expansion draft by the Cleveland Browns, and was later re-signed by the Dolphins before injuring his knee. At Clemson, Bundren was a four-year starter at left tackle for
47 games, a Tigers’ record. He was a second-team All-America pick by the Football News and a third-team All-America selection by the Associated Press and Sporting News. Jim was named to the 1996 and
1997 All-ACC football/academic teams, a distinction achieved by only one other Clemson football player. He was a four-time ACC Lineman of the Week selection, and started in three bowl games for the
Tigers. Jim also was selected to play in the 1997 Blue-Gray All-Star football game. Before attending Clemson, Jim played football for one season at Valley Forge Military Academy, where he led the
team in sacks, tackles and fumble recoveries. Bundren was a first-team All-Stater at A.I. DuPont High School and two-way starter in the Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game. In addition, he has
been active in numerous community and volunteer efforts such as the Delaware Autism Society, Habitat for Humanity and NFL charity work.



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