|Born||January 24, 1873
Orangeburg, South Carolina
|Died||January 22, 1924
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College Football Data Warehouse
Walter Merritt Riggs was the president of Clemson University from 1910 to 1924 and the "father of Clemson football" coaching the first football team for what was then Clemson College. Riggs graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's of science in engineering in 1892 and was a member of Auburn's first football team. He was also president of his class, director of the glee club, and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity while at Auburn.
Riggs Hall, which is the home of Clemson's College of Engineering and Science, is named in his honor.
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